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Albania reshuffles state-run oil company to cut costs

Albania's state-owned oil and gas company Albpetrol is undergoing a process of restructuring with the aim of lifting efficiency and cutting costs, according to the company's Tuesday press release.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 22:44:46

China asks EU to reconsider supervision requirements for non-EU financial institutions

China has asked the European Union to reconsider proposed supervision rules that require non-EU financial institutions with assets of 30 billion euros or above to set up parent holding companies, a central bank statement said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 22:43:06

2nd LD Writethru: Moscow lashes at Washington for potential sanction list

Russian lawmakers and officials Tuesday slammed the United States for publishing the so-called "Kremlin report" listing 210 Russian politicians and businessmen which might become targets of possible new sanctions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 19:15:09

Irish PM announces referendum on abortion laws by May

Ireland will hold a referendum on its abortion laws by the end of May, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced here Monday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 11:24:30

Turkey detains 311 over 'terror propaganda' on social media amid Syrian operation

A total of 311 suspects have been detained so far over "terrorism propaganda" on social media after Turkey started cross-border operation into Syria's Afrin, Turkish Interior Ministry said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 9:59:25

Finnish political parties "lose grip" on presidential elections: observers

As the arctic dark morning dawned in Finland on Monday, parts of the political scene awakened to the reality they had suffered record low support the night before.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 9:58:54

Romania's new PM says to seek balance in governance

Romania's new prime minister Viorica Dancila, the first woman to hold the post in the country, said late Monday that she would demonstrate a great deal of balance in the government's leadership.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 9:43:13

German metal, electronics industry workers announce day-long "warning strikes"

Workers in the metal and electronics industry have announced the imminent start of day-long "warning strikes" across Germany on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 9:41:05

Albania one step closer to launching EU membership talks: PM

Albania is one step closer to the launch of accession talks with the European Union (EU), Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama told reporters Monday, adding the government expected a positive recommendation by European Commission.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 8:53:56

Romania's first woman PM leads third left-wing cabinet

Romania's first woman Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and her cabinet were sworn in before President Klaus Iohannis late Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 8:52:54

Greece, Israel call for steps towards peace, security

Greek leaders and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin who started a three-day visit to Greece on Monday, called for steps to promote peace and security in the wider region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/29 23:37:54

Sounding the alarm

Floodwaters rise by a statue on Mirabeau Bridge on Sunday in Paris, France. Floodwaters continue to rise and the city remains on alert as the swelling of the river Seine will peak overnight and reach 5,95 meters (see story on page 7). Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/1/29 23:08:39

Kremlin says opposition leader Navalny not a threat

The Kremlin said on Monday it did not regard opposition leader Alexei Navalny as a political threat to the upcoming presidential election and that protests he had organized on Sunday had been sparsely attended in places.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/29 22:58:40

Seine reaches peak in flood-hit Paris

The swollen Seine peaked Monday at more than four meters above its normal level, leaving a lengthy mop-up job for Parisians after days of rising waters that have put the soggy city on alert.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/29 22:58:40

Poland president to review Holocaust bill after Israeli concern

Poland's president on Sunday promised to review a bill regarding the Holocaust and the definition of Nazi death camps, after the measure sparked a diplomatic row with Israel.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/29 22:31:03

Trump blasts EU for trading with US 'very unfairly'

The EU trades with the US “very unfairly,” President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday, warning that his many problems with Brussels “may morph into something very big.”
Source: AFP | 2018/1/29 22:03:39

Finland's incumbent president Niinisto re-elected

With almost all ballots counted, Finnish incumbent president Sauli Niinisto was re-elected in Sunday's presidential election.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/29 11:49:24

1,500 evacuated in Paris, surrounding zones as Seine river keeps rising

The Seine river, which runs through Paris, kept rising on Sunday and had led to the evacuation of about 1,500 people in Ile-de-France region including the French capital and surrounding zones, according to Paris police.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/29 10:34:44