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Luxembourg's Grand Duke Jean dies at 98

Luxembourg's Grand Duke Jean, who reigned over his country for 36 years before abdicating in 2000, has died aged 98, his son Henri announced Tuesday. He had been admitted to hospital earlier this month for a pulmonary infection.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/23 19:23:40

Ukraine's presidential election competitive, well-organized: int'l observers

Members of international election observation missions said Monday that the recent presidential election in Ukraine has been competitive and properly organized.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 8:59:41

Iranian defense minister to visit Moscow for security conference

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami will leave Tehran for Moscow on Tuesday to attend the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security, Tehran Times daily reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 8:59:11

UK PM to face unprecedented vote of no confidence from grassroots Conservatives

Prime Minister Theresa May is to face an unprecedented vote of no confidence in her leadership, another one since December, from her grassroots supporters within the Conservative Party in an attempt to oust her over her handling of Brexit, British media reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 8:54:34

New Ukrainian leader's tough task

Ukrainians have chosen comedian Volodymyr Zelensky as the nation's next president, as the initial results showed the 41-year-old with no political experience trouncing incumbent president Petro Poroshenko by taking 73.2 percent of the vote.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/22 21:52:22

Thousands face eviction as refugees head for Greece

Abdullah Ahmadi, an Afghan living with his wife and five children in an apartment in the Athens suburbs allocated by the UN refugee agency, is about to lose his home for the past three years.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/22 17:58:42

Russia welcomes Zelensky's victory in Ukrainian presidential election

Russian officials on Sunday welcomed the results of the Ukrainian presidential election after the country's national exit poll showed the victory of Volodymyr Zelensky.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/22 10:42:48

Russia welcomes Zelensky's victory in Ukrainian presidential election

Russian officials on Sunday welcomed the results of the Ukrainian presidential election after the country's national exit poll showed the victory of Volodymyr Zelensky.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/22 9:54:01

Zelensky wins Ukraine's presidential election

The national exit poll showed on Sunday that Ukrainian actor Volodymyr Zelensky won the country's presidential election by gaining 73.2 percent of the votes in the second round as of 6 p.m. local time (1500 GMT), the Ukrainian government-run Ukrinform news agency said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/22 8:12:00

Macron popularity still weak after Notre-Dame fire: poll

The popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron remains stuck at under 30 percent as he battles a series of political troubles, with no major change reported after the Notre-Dame fire, a poll said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/21 22:03:40

Ukraine comic poised to win presidency

Ukrainians voted Sunday in an extraordinary presidential election set to see a comedian who plays the president in a TV show oust the incumbent in a ­stunning rebuke to the establishment.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/21 22:03:40

Bees on Notre Dame rooftop survive devastating fire

Some 180,000 bees in three hives installed on the rooftop of the Notre Dame Cathedral have miraculously survived Monday's infernal fire that destroyed most of the cathedral's roof and toppled its landmark spire.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/21 12:32:26

Russian oil major warns of banning Reuters in Russia over Venezuela report

Russian oil giant Rosneft said Friday it intended to ask law enforcers to ban Reuters in Russia over its report suggesting that Rosneft had helped Venezuela to bypass U.S. sanctions.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/21 10:41:37

Chinese, Ukrainian firms open major solar plant in Ukraine

China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) and Ukraine's largest private energy holding Donbas Fuel and Energy Company (DTEK) on Friday inaugurated a major solar power plant in Ukraine's central Dnipropetrovsk region.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/20 10:21:22

Turkey understands NATO's concerns on Russian missile deal: FM

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday that Turkey understands NATO's concerns over its procurement of the Russian S-400 air defense missiles.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/20 9:09:21

North Macedonia's presidential candidates wrap up election campaign

The three candidates running for president in North Macedonia are wrapping up their election campaign on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/20 9:07:45

France's 'yellow vest' protesters banned from Notre Dame: police

For their 23rd consecutive Saturday protest, France's yellow vests have been told they will be banned from the area around Paris's fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/19 22:03:41

Russian 'Putin's Kortezh' Convertibles Preparing for Parade Near Kremlin

The footage of the brand-new Russian convertible Aurus, published on Thursday, shows the vehicles preparing for traditional Victory Day parade that would be held on the Red Square in Moscow on 9 May. The military personnel behind the wheel drove their cars near the Kremlin during a practice run for next month's parade. Mass production of Aurus-brand vehicles (also known as Kortezh project vehicles) is expected to kick off in 2020, with production expected to gradually reach about 5,000 vehicles a year in 7 to 8 years' time. In the meantime, the limited run of luxury vehicles for state and civilian use has already been sold out, in spite of a hefty price tag starting at 10 million roubles (about $151,000).
Source: Sputnik | 2019/4/19 18:02:28