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Will UK isolate itself after Brexit?

What does Brexit mean for the UK?
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/9 13:33:39

UK, EU discuss Brexit extension

British and European officials are discussing the possibility of extending the formal exit process from the EU amid fears a Brexit deal will not be approved by March 29, The Daily Telegraph reported, citing unidentified sources.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/8 21:03:40

German MP badly hurt in Bremen attack

German Chancellor Angela Merkel led condemnations Tuesday of a "politically motivated" gang attack against a far-right German MP, an assault that underlined the increasingly tense political landscape in the country.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/8 21:03:40

Syrian refugees arrive on Cyprus shores in stormy seas

A small boat carrying 31 Syrian immigrants arrived Tuesday dawn on the northwestern shores of Cyprus after a perilous journey across the stormy sea from Turkey amid strong winds, Cypriot authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/8 20:10:36

Six killed in avalanches in Austria

At least six people have died as a result of avalanches in Austria since Saturday, and more snow is expected to arrive during the course of the week.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/8 20:09:14

China on right path, moving toward domestic demand-driven growth: Greek expert

Four decades after it launched the reform and opening-up drive, China is on the right path to sustained economic development as its growth is now increasingly driven by domestic demand, a Greek expert has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/8 17:40:47

US warship stopover in Black Sea port amid latest Russia-Ukraine tensions

The dock landing ship Fort McHenry of the United States Navy pulled into the Romanian port of Constanta on Monday for a three-day stopover, the Romanian Navy Staff (SMFN) informed in a press release.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/8 16:26:00

British MPs to resume debate on Brexit bill Wednesday

Demonstrators hold placards outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, on Jan. 7. 2019. MPs returned to Westminster Monday after the festive and new year break, and will resume debate on the Brexit bill on Wednesday, with the crucial vote expected in the early part of the following week. (Xinhua/Tim Ireland)
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/8 11:00:56

Facing the music

Lyon archbishop, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, gestures as he arrives at a Lyon court for his trial on Monday. He is being charged with failing to report a priest who abused boy scouts in the 1980s and 1990s. Barbarin is the highest-profile Catholic cleric to be caught up in a pedophile scandal in France.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/7 23:38:39

French cardinal goes on trial over child abuse cover up

The highest-profile Catholic cleric to be caught up in a pedophile scandal in France went on trial on Monday charged with failing to report a priest who abused boy scouts in the 1980s and 90s.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/7 21:08:39

Turkish battle remembered

A drone photo shows about 3,000 people holding a giant Turkish flag attending a march at Sis Mountain to commemorate the martyrs of the WWI Battle of Sarikamis, on Sunday at Salpazari district of Trabzon, Turkey. The march marked the 104th anniversary of the battle, which claimed the lives of nearly 90,000 Ottoman Turkish soldiers due to bitter cold.
Source: VCG | 2019/1/7 17:33:39

Ukraine split

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (left) and Metropolitan Epiphanius, head of the independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, conduct an official ceremony for a “Tomos” decree at the Patriarchal Church of St George in Istanbul. The creation of an Orthodox church in Ukraine independent of Moscow ended more than 300 years of Moscow domination.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/6 22:13:40

Pope urges EU to show solidarity with migrants

Pope Francis on Sunday urged EU leaders to show "concrete solidarity" with 49 migrants stranded on NGO ships off the coast of Malta who have been refused permission to land.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/6 22:08:40

Most Britons would prefer to stay in EU: poll

More Britons want to remain a member of the EU than leave, according to a survey published on Sunday which also showed voters want to make the final decision themselves.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/6 20:03:41

Dance epiphany

A boy holds a wooden cross as men dance in the icy waters of the Tnudzha river during a celebration of Epiphany Day in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria on Sunday. Epiphany Day, also known as Three Kings' Day, is a Christian feast that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.
Source: VCG | 2019/1/6 20:03:40

'Yellow vest' protesters return to streets

France's "yellow vest" protesters were back on the streets again Saturday as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/6 20:03:40

Art's history matters

When Georges F. Keller began donating paintings by masters like Henri Matisse and Salvador Dali to the Kunstmuseum in Bern, his reputation was not in doubt.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/6 19:18:40

Louvre Museum in France breaks visitor record in 2018

The Louvre Museum broke its attendance record in 2018 with a total of 10.2 million visitors, an increase of 25 percent in comparison with 2017, the museum said in its latest press release.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/6 9:12:16