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Merkel seeks partners in fractured political landscape

Chancellor Angela Merkel got down to work Tuesday in the fractured political landscape left by Germany's "earthquake" election, seeking a ruling majority to help neutralize a newly empowered hard right.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/26 22:53:39

Brexit is all about damage limitation, says Tusk

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, held talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday, and emerged from 10 Downing Street describing Brexit as damage limitation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 22:51:34

A complementary marriage

Players in artificial intelligence (AI) from China and the United Kingdom came together at the China-Britain AI Summit on Friday in London. Organized by the China-Britain Business Fusion, the summit illuminated the AI landscape in both China and the UK and catalyzed commercial business and investment opportunities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 19:13:40

Turkey vows drastic measures against Kurdish referendum with few steps taken so far

Turkey has vowed for measures against Iraqi Kurds' independence referendum from economic pressure to military undertakings.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 10:54:30

Belarus intends to grant 30-day visa-free entry to Chinese citizens

Belarus intends to grant a 30-day visa-free entry to Chinese citizens, Belarusian Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoi told local media on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 10:24:58

French centrist gov't unveils 57-bln-euro investment plan

The French centrist government on Monday unveiled a 57-billion-euro (67.48 US dollars) investment scheme aimed to finance energy transition, create jobs and enhance innovation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 10:12:47

EU demands more clarity from Britain as Brexit talks continue

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Monday called for more "clarity" from Britain, as a fresh round of Brexit talks kicked off here.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 9:55:42

Greece, Eurogroup chief call for swift closure of next bailout review, clean exit from program

Greek leaders and visiting Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem stressed on Monday during talks here the need to swiftly conclude the third review of the third Greek bailout so as to pave the way for a successful, clean exit from the program in the summer of 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 9:54:50

Brexit talks seek ‘clarity’ after UK PM’s speech

Britain and the EU kick off a fourth round of Brexit talks Monday, in hopes of a breakthrough after a cautiously well-received speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/25 22:53:39

Food poisoning sickens 56 in western Ukraine

At least 56 people, including six children, were sickened by food poisoning in Ukraine's western city of Lviv, local authorities said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 21:43:11

Seventh man arrested over London tube blast

London police said Monday that a young man had been arrested in Cardiff in connection with the terror attack at Parsons Green subway station.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 20:41:47

Turkey president vows not to allow "terror state" established along its border

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vowed not to allow a "terror state" to be established along the border with Turkey.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 20:40:36

Solidarity from Scotland

Sympathy with Catalonia's bid to hold an independence referendum next week is running high in Scotland, where lawmakers are increasingly vocal in condemning Spain's actions.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/25 19:53:39

Official results confirm far-right AfD in German federal parliament

With all votes counted, official results on early Monday confirmed that Germany's far-right Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) was elected in the federal parliament for the first time.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 11:00:55

10th Pink Ribbon Charity Walk held in Switzerland

People participate in the Pink Ribbon Charity Walk in Zurich, Switzerland, on Sept. 24, 2017. Approximately 5,000 participants took part in the 10th Pink Ribbon Charity Walk on Sunday to raise breast cancer awareness and fund breast cancer research.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 10:16:52

Angela Merkel, a German "Mutti" figure to EU

As widely expected, Angela Merkel's Union Party again won Germany's once-in-four-year federal elections Sunday by garnering 32.5 percent of the votes.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 10:05:15

Victory of Merkel's party in election positive signal for development of China-Germany ties

Despite rising tide of populism in Europe, Black Swan shunned Germany on Sunday as German sitting Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative union defended its biggest-party title in the federal parliament after a fierce yet unsurprising campaign. The shrunken yet still commanding margin of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister Christian Socialist Union (CSU) heralds a fourth term for Merkel as Chancellor, with the support of other parties.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 10:04:43

Military plane crashes in Italy air show

A military plane of the Italian Air Force crashed while taking part in an air show in central Italy on Sunday, killing the pilot on board.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 9:05:42