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Serbia free to choose Russia over EU membership: president

The European Union (EU) will have to understand Serbia's relations with Russia, if it wishes to see it as its future member, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said after meeting visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday in Belgrade.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:36:24

UK PM's move on Brexit transition period not open-ended, despite fears by Brexiteers

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government was put on a potential collision course with pro-Brexiteers Wednesday after details were published of a deal Britain is seeking with Europe for a transitional period after it leaves the European Union
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:26:41

EU leaders to debate how to pick Juncker's successor, post-Brexit budget

Leaders of European Union (EU) states will gather in Brussels on Friday to debate how to pick the next president of the European Commission, and how to make up for the budget shortfall in the post-Brexit era.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:14:27

Sisi says dream comes true to build Egypt into energy hub

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said Wednesday the dream of turning Egypt into a regional energy hub is becoming a reality, referring to a number of gas deals signed, official Ahram Online website reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:13:15

Ukraine not ready for EU, NATO membership: FM

Ukraine is not ready for the membership either in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or the European Union (EU), Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 8:48:27

French gov't presents new migration, asylum rules amid criticism

French government on Wednesday unveiled a new bill to better handle migration crisis and asylum requests, saying it would balance between efficiency and humanity amid growing critics from human rights groups and even from its ranks.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 8:09:18

Chile victim of sex abuse gives testimony to Vatican probe

A Chilean man who was sexually abused by a priest said he was hopeful that the testimony he shared on Tuesday with a Vatican investigator would lead to better protection for children.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/21 23:36:30

France to unveil controversial migration law

The French government is set to unveil a tough new immigration bill Wednesday that is proving one of the most divisive of Emmanuel Macron's young presidency.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/21 22:53:40

Britain's jobless number sees sharpest rise for five years: ONS

The number of unemployed in Britain has seen its sharpest increase for five years, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 21:48:12

Carnival caricatures

A float with giant figures of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte is paraded through the crowd during the 134th Carnival parade in Nice, on Tuesday. The Nice Carnival is one of the world's major carnival events, alongside the Brazilian Carnival and Venetian Carnival. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/2/21 21:38:39

Russian reconciliation center in Syria suffers massive shelling

The Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria came under massive shelling Tuesday, the center said in a statement late Tuesday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 18:20:11

London, Birmingham, Manchester join forces to boost tourism from China, India

London and two of Britain's largest cities joined forces Tuesday to jointly promote English tourism in China, India and the Gulf region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 7:39:36

Hamburg mayor wishes closer cooperation for Chinese New Year

Hamburg's First Mayor Olaf Scholz expected another year of close ties between Hamburg and China, in a speech he delivered Tuesday at a Chinese New Year reception co-hosted by him and Consul General of China in Hamburg, Sun Congbin.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 7:25:24

Greeks Orthodox Christians celebrate start of lent

Families across Greece celebrated the end of the carnival season and the start of Lent on Monday, exchanging wishes for health and prosperity.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 16:19:19

Italian couple arrested for forcing 9-year-old daughter into prostitution

An Italian married couple were detained and put under house arrest in Italy on Monday, for forcing their 9-year-old daughter into prostitution, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 10:53:32

Russian authorities don't rule out possibiliy of terrorism behind Dagestan church shooting

Authorities in Russia said Monday they didn't rule out the possibility that Sunday's fatal shooting incident in the country's predominantly Muslim Republic of Dagestan, was a terrorist attack.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 3:32:08

Germany sharply increases soldier numbers in NATO Eastern frontier exercises

Germany will significantly increase the number of its armed forces personnel participating in NATO exercises on the military alliance's so-called "Eastern frontier", German media reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 3:30:49

EU calls for inclusive dialogue to solve Ethiopia's political crisis

The European Union (EU) mission to Ethiopia on Monday called for the Ethiopian government to conduct dialogue among all stakeholders to resolve the political crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 3:22:30