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Greece joins RescEu's mechanism against natural disasters with two fire-fighting aircraft

Greece joined with two fire-fighting aircraft the fleet of the new RescEU system to tackle natural disasters across Europe.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/13 19:45:49

Safe and sound

Workers put the anthropomorphic Skybot F-850 robot FEDOR in a case after its return from the International Space Station (ISS), in Moscow on Tuesday. Russia launched an unmanned rocket carrying the life-size humanoid robot for it to learn to assist astronauts on the ISS.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/11 19:38:40

8 protesters face trial for taking portraits of president

Eight protesters go on trial in Paris on Wednesday for stealing official portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron from public buildings as part of a protest over climate change.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/11 19:28:40

Italian new pro-Europe govt wins confidence vote in senate

The new cabinet of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte won a definitive confidence vote in senate on Tuesday, with 169 votes in favor, 133 against, and 5 abstentions.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/11 11:47:27

British PM vows to pursue Brexit deal after new blow

Beleaguered British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to continue his attempts to strike a new Brexit deal with Brussels, after losing yet another vote on Tuesday during a chaotic parliamentary session.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/10 22:38:42

With one suicide every 40 seconds, WHO urges action

Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide each year – more than those killed by war and homicide or breast cancer, the World Health Organization said Monday, urging action to avert the tragedies.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/10 19:58:40

Geneva Conventions: 'Humanity's bet against horror'

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, which today form the core of international humanitarian law. This branch of international law endeavors to uphold fundamental human dignity even in the midst of armed conflicts.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/10 19:48:41

British PM loses final bid for early election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost his final chance in the early hours of Tuesday to force an early general election as the British Parliament closed its doors for five weeks.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/10 18:11:30

British lawmakers vote to reject second gov't bid for snap election

British lawmakers on Monday night voted to reject Prime Minister Boris Johnson's second bid for a snap general election, dealing another heavy blow to his Brexit strategy.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/10 9:37:05

Conte urges reform of EU deficit rules

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called on Monday for reform of EU rules limiting deficits to 3 percent of gross domestic product, ahead of a parliamentary confidence vote in his new government.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/9 21:53:40

Johnson seeks Brexit breakthrough

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met his Irish counterpart in Dublin on Monday as he battles to salvage his hard-line Brexit strategy and force an early election in the face of fierce opposition in Westminster.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/9 21:48:40

Prosecutor reviewing witnesses in Assange case

The Swedish prosecutor investigating a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Monday she had interviewed seven witnesses, including two not previously heard, but had yet to determine how to proceed in the case.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/9 19:58:40

Winter, in the doghouse!

Tethered between pastel-colored wooden houses in the Greenlandic village of Kulusuk and on hills nearby, the island's famous sled dogs wait through the summer for the ice to form so their hunting season can begin.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/9 17:53:39

Next Normandy summit to be held in Paris "in the next few weeks" : Elysee

French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed on Sunday to convene a Normandy format meeting to make progress to stop hostilities in eastern Ukraine after detainees swap between Moscow and Kiev raised hope to end the year-long conflict, according to a press release issued by Macron's office.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/9 12:27:27

Paris hopes for better ties with Italy's new government

France is hoping for more constructive relations with Italy's new pro-European government, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/8 21:43:41

Russia, Ukraine swap detainees

Ukraine and Russia conducted an exchange of detainees on Saturday in a step toward easing tensions in east Ukraine's Donbass region and the thawing of bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/8 18:58:40

Top UK minister resigns, handing PM Johnson another Brexit blow

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson received a fresh blow Saturday when senior minister Amber Rudd quit her work and pensions post in protest at his handling of the Brexit crisis.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/8 18:53:40

British Work and Pensions Secretary resigns, quits Conservative party

British Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd resigned on Saturday and quitted the Conservative party, dealing one more blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is fighting an uphill battle to keep his Brexit plan intact despite strong criticism from his own party, opposition and the parliament.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/8 14:28:22