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95 illegal migrants apprehended by Slovenian police over weekend

Ninety-five illegal migrants trying to enter Slovenia from Croatia were apprehended by local police over the weekend, according to the national media. 42 people were apprehended in the area of Koper, southwest, and 53 in the area of Novo Mesto, southeast, the Slovenian Press Agency STA said on Monday, citing the national police.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 7:16:38

Britain's biggest warship sets off on maiden voyage

The biggest warship ever built for Britain's Royal Navy, the aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has left her home port of Portsmouth bound for the USA, the ministry of defence said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 7:16:18

Only 24 pct of professors in Ireland are female: minister

Only 24 percent of professors in Ireland are female, said a senior Irish official on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 7:03:25

Three injured in London tube station shooting: police

Three people were shot and injured Monday night outside an underground station in north London, London police announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 7:01:49

Worsening security in London brings about spat between two major parties

The worsening sense of safety and security in London prompted senior members of the two major British parties -- the ruling Conservative Party and opposition Labour Party -- to attack each other in a struggle to blame the policy of the other party for the rising violence in the British capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 7:01:24

Greece economy 'standing on own feet'

Greece turned a page on eight years of spending cuts and three straight international bailouts on Monday as experts warned that the country's economic challenges are far from over.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/20 22:58:40

UK government takes back control of privately run prison in 'crisis'

The British government on Monday took back control of a privately-run prison after a watchdog found "a dramatic deterioration" and "appalling" conditions.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/20 22:33:42

Turkey's Erdogan says economic attack no different from strike on flag

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the attack directed against Turkey's economy is no different from a strike against its flag or call to prayer.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/20 20:35:06

Britain to publish tips for event of no-deal Brexit on Thursday

Downing Street confirmed Sunday that the British government will this week publish a series of technical papers to prepare for leaving the European Union with no deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/20 8:37:44

Search ends in Italy bridge collapse, death toll rises to 43

The search operation for those missing after a motorway bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa ended after the last three bodies were found, bringing the official death toll to 43.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/19 21:48:41

Greece emerges from bailouts relieved, but not euphoric

The youngest Greeks may not be able to remember what life was like beforehand: the third and last of the country's international bailouts comes to an end on Monday, and while Greece is faring better, it still bears the scars of eight years of austerity.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/19 21:08:39

Italy mourns bridge collapse victims, new emergency funds approved

Thousands of people gathered in the northwest Italian city of Genoa on Saturday to mourn the victims of a dramatic bridge collapse that killed dozens of people earlier this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/19 10:08:36

London car attack suspect charged with attempted murder

Scotland Yard on Saturday said that the suspect who slammed his car into security barriers outside the British Parliament on Tuesday was charged with the attempted murder of members of the public and the attempted murder of police officers.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/19 6:59:43

Merkel, Putin hold talks on tough issues

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks in north of Berlin on Saturday, with the topics ranging from Syria, Ukraine, Iran as well as the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/19 6:58:59

Putin briefly visits Austria

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a private visit to the Austrian city of Graz Saturday on his way to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/19 6:56:33

Italy approves further 28 mln euros funds for Genoa after bridge collapse

The Italian cabinet on Saturday approved new financial aid to support the state of emergency declared in the Liguria region surrounding Genoa, after the deadly bridge collapse, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/19 6:50:22

42nd body found after Italy bridge collapse

Another body has been located in the rubble of the Genoa bridge collapse, bringing the death toll to 42, Firefighter Corps spokesman Luca Cari told RAI public broadcaster Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/19 6:49:36

Greece seeks comprehensive European solution to migrants following deal with Germany

Greece seeks a comprehensive, European solution to tackle the migration and asylum procedures challenges Greek officials stressed in Athens after the announcement on Friday that a bilateral deal with Germany was sealed on returns of asylum seekers and family reunifications.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/18 19:07:34