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Estonian PM confident on homeland security on occasion of independence centenary

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas on Sataurday expressed his confidence on Estonia's security during an event for the centennial day of the Estonian independence.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/25 0:02:31

55th Paris International Agricultural Show opens amid Mercosur fears

The 55th Paris International Agricultural Show opened here Saturday amidst French farmers expressing fears that free trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and a South American bloc would affect them adversely.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/24 22:39:55

EU27 leaders claw back says in picking successor to Juncker

Most European leaders were on the same page at an informal summit to claw back their says in picking the successor to Jean-Claude Juncker, incumbent president of the European Commission.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/24 7:25:19

President Putin honors Russian military on Fatherland Defender's Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin paid tribute to the Russian military at a ceremony for presenting national awards on the occasion of the Defender of the Fatherland Day, the Kremlin press service said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/24 7:23:07

2 people shot dead in Zurich city center: police

Two people were killed in a shootout in an area near Zurich's main railway station on Friday, police said, with a local newspaper reporting that it stemmed from a domestic argument.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/24 7:10:05

May to set up basis of UK-EU ties after Brexit next week: spokesman

British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out the basis of the country's relationship with the European Union (EU) after Brexit in a speech next Friday, her spokesman said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/23 23:20:13

Turkey raps diplomat

Turkey on Friday summoned the Dutch charge d'affaires to condemn a vote by lawmakers in the Netherlands to recognize as "genocide" the massacre of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/23 22:58:39

Red day

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin wall to mark Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow on Friday. Defender of the Fatherland Day, celebrated in Russia on February 23, honors the nation's army and is a nationwide holiday.
Source: VCG | 2018/2/23 22:48:39

Talks on new government for Northern Ireland in 'decisive phase' -- Sinn Fein

Newly-elected leader of the Irish political party Sinn Fein Mary Lou McDonald said Thursday that talks to reinstate a new government for the province of Northern Ireland had reached a "decisive phase" and called for "positive political momentum."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/23 10:29:24

Russia pays IOC 15 million dollars to restore ROC membership

Russia has paid the International Olympic Committee (IOC) 15 million US dollars to restore membership of the Russian Olympic Committee, which it was deprived of due to a doping scandal, the ROC said in a statement Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/23 10:12:29

Putin says Russia's weapon quality reaches world top tier

Russian President Vladimir Putin said here Thursday that Russia's combat efficiency and quality of weapons can be ranked the best in the world, which ensures the country's safety.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/23 9:38:07

Merkel eyes post-Brexit overhaul of EU finances

Brexit offers the EU an opportunity for a broad rethink of its financial set-up, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday before an EU summit that will tackle the bloc's future budget.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/22 23:22:16

Olympics chief Bach meets Putin aide on Russia ban

Olympics chief Thomas Bach met an aide of Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of a decision about lifting Russia's Games ban - but mainly to wish him happy birthday, a spokesperson said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/22 22:53:39

Blast zone

Police block off an area around the US Embassy in Montenegro's capital Podgorica on Thursday. An unknown attacker blew himself or herself up after throwing a suspected grenade into the embassy compound, the Montenegrin government said Thursday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/2/22 22:53:39

Direct appeal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a speech at the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) on Thursday in Berlin. Merkel called for an end to the “massacre” in Syria, after fresh air strikes on a rebel-held enclave in the war-torn country killed another 13 people. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/2/22 22:38:40

69.5 pct of Russians support Putin in election: poll

Russian President Vladimir Putin has the support of nearly 70 percent of the public for next month's presidential election, the latest public opinion poll showed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 16:19:06

Suicide bomber attacks US embassy in Montenegro

A suicide attacker threw an explosive device in the US embassy compound in Montenegrin capital Podgorica Thursday before blowing himself up with another bomb, announced the Montenegrin government.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 14:01:58

Germans divided over diesel vehicle ban ahead of landmark court ruling

Germans are divided on the issue of urban driving bans on diesel vehicles, as the Federal Administrative Court is poised to assess the issue on Thursday, a survey has found.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 10:12:21