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My plan or nothing, says May

British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted her Brexit plan was the only alternative to leaving the EU without an agreement - something the IMF said Monday would inflict "substantial costs" on the UK economy.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/17 23:33:39

Novichok ruled out as couple falls ill in UK poison town

There is "nothing to suggest" that Novichok caused two people to fall ill in the British town where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned by the deadly nerve agent, police said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/17 23:28:39

Macron walks back on pledge to end 'exit tax' on high earners

France will keep a less restrictive version of its "exit tax" on wealthy people who take assets out of the country, and not completely scrap it as President Emmanuel Macron pledged earlier this year.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/16 22:13:40

British Prime Minister Theresa May 'irritated' by leadership speculation

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday she was "irritated" by speculation about a leadership contest as she slammed former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, seen as her most likely challenger.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/16 21:43:40

Macedonia PM: Change name or 'hopelessness'

Macedonians must choose between a new name or a future of isolation and instability, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev told AFP ahead of a September 30 referendum on the issue.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/16 21:43:40

Demand for refuge

Migrant children take part in an anti-racist, anti-fascism demonstration in Athens on Sunday condemning the EU policy for refugees and demanding asylum and housing. With a motto “refugees welcome” – “Nazi out” hundreds of solidarity groups and migrants participated in the rally.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/16 21:33:39

Unprecedented exhibition on Chinese Emperor Qianlong opens at Athens Acropolis Museum

An unprecedented exhibition on Chinese Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799) was inaugurated on Friday evening at the Athens Acropolis Museum in the context of cultural exchanges between Greece and China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/15 23:53:55

China becomes Ireland's second largest non-EU trade partner

China is Ireland's second largest non-EU (European Union) trade partner in the world, according to a latest official statistics released here.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/15 19:27:35

Germany's population increases in 2017 due to immigration

The total population of Germany stood at 82.8 million as of the end of 2017, increased by 270,700 persons compared with the previous year, Germany's Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) published on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/15 19:26:33

Heavy lifting

Graham Barrat poses with his 319.8 kg pumpkin which won the heaviest pumpkin competition in the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show at the Great Yorkshire Showground, in Harrogate, England on Friday.
Source: VCG | 2018/9/14 23:33:40

Man drives into crowd in France

A man drove into a crowd of patrons gathered outside a bar in the southern city of Nimes early Friday, slightly wounding two before hitting a security barrier and being arrested, witnesses and local officials said.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/14 23:13:41

Chapuis says Europe needs Beijing's support to address common threats

Europe must work with China to build a stable and prosperous foundation in a “shifting global situation,” the European Union's (EU) new ambassador to China said on Friday, adding it's crucial not only to the EU and China but also to the rest of the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/14 23:08:41

Russian Armed Forces ready to withstand potential threats: Putin

The Russian Armed Forces have shown their readiness to successfully withstand potential military threats, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, after observing a series of drills involving hundreds of thousands of troops.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/14 10:00:19

Austria to maintain border protection measures: minister

Austria plans to keep its border protection measures in place until effective protection of the European Union (EU) outer borders is implemented, interior affairs minister Herbert Kickl said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/14 8:30:16

European court says Britain's mass surveillance program violates citizen rights

Europe's top rights court ruled Thursday that Britain's program of mass surveillance, revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden as part of his sensational leaks on US spying, violated people's right to privacy.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/13 22:28:43

Macron seeks to win back leftwingers with new anti-poverty plan

President Emmanuel Macron announced a slew of measures Thursday to combat stubborn poverty in France, seeking to win back support from leftwingers who say his policies have left the poorest behind.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/13 22:28:41

Ashes to ashes

An archeologist works on the site where a 6th to 18th century necropoli was found during construction work by the Saint Remi basilica of Reims, north of France, on Thursday. Some 750 tombs have been already unveiled and the site will be open to the public during the European Heritage Days on Saturday and Sunday.
Source: VCG | 2018/9/13 21:33:42

Russia will bolster army, says Putin at military drills

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday visited Russia's largest-ever military drills in eastern Siberia, where he said Moscow planned to strengthen the country's armed forces.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/13 21:33:40