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Economist Nauseda tops list of potential candidates for Lithuania's president office

Lithuanian economist Gitanas Nauseda took the lead on the list of potential candidates for Lithuania's presidency in the newest poll of Spinter Tyrimai (Spinter Surveys) published on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 9:31:59

Environmental protection researches dominate Bulgaria's Best Innovative Project contest

Researches on environment protection took the first and third places on Monday in Bulgaria's annual Best Innovative Project contest.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 9:27:35

Swedish state informs citizens of how to cope with crises or war

The Swedish state plans to send out a brochure to all Swedish households titled If Crisis or War Comes, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 0:20:01

Italian parties seek backing for PM

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and League parties will seek the backing of the president on Monday for a prime minister to lead a government whose plans to jack up spending were roiling financial markets.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/21 22:53:39

Britain in bloom

A worker poses with a display as preparations take place for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain, on Sunday. The annual garden show is held for five days by the Royal Horticultural Society in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. The show has been held since 1912 and runs this year from Tuesday to Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/21 22:28:40

Ramadan fasting can be 'dangerous': Danish official

A Danish minister known for her strong anti-immigration views on Monday called for Muslims to take time off work during the fasting period of Ramadan, saying the practice can be "dangerous for all of us."
Source: AFP | 2018/5/21 22:28:39

Sweden re-opens defunct military regiment on Baltic island of Gotland

While the Swedish Armed Forces' operations have halved in size over the past three decades, on Monday the military bucked the trend by reopening the P18 regiment on the Baltic island of Gotland, Swedish television reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 22:04:22

Migrant door barely ajar as populists prepare to rule Italy

The impending arrival of an anti-establishment, far-right government in Italy heralds even more controversy over how to deal with the flow of migrants as it raises the specter of mass expulsions.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/21 19:38:39

Russia's Pacific Fleet celebrates 287th anniversary

Russia's Pacific Fleet celebrated its 287th anniversary, spokesman Nikolai Voskresensky said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 19:31:54

UAE astronaut to fly to ISS instead of US businessman – source

In April 2019, a professional cosmonaut from the United Arab Emirates may fly to the International Space Station (ISS) on board Russia's Soyuz spacecraft, instead of a US businessman who intended to become the next space tourist, a source from the space industry told Sputnik on Thursday.
Source: | 2018/5/21 17:21:19

'Touching': Norway Mulls giving away 'extra' Christian holidays to Muslims

Following complaints from Norwegian priests who have argued that there are too many Christian holidays, the Christian Student Union has proposed "donating" holidays deemed superfluous to Muslims. While representatives of the Muslim community have found this idea "touching," the Christian People's Party is against a change in Norwegian calendar.
Source: | 2018/5/21 17:19:26

'Something special': Denmark seeks to further tighten citizenship law

While an average citizenship request takes progressively more time to process, the Danish government is poised to make it still harder to obtain Danish citizenship. The previous tightening has resulted in a drop in the number of Muslim citizens.
Source: | 2018/5/21 17:13:25

'Doomsday Machine': Russia's new weapon reportedly gets nuclear warhead

During his state-of-the-nation address to the Russian Federal Assembly in March, President Vladimir Putin touted the country's newest weapons, including the Poseidon (Status-6) unmanned underwater vehicles.
Source: | 2018/5/21 17:05:13

World Bee Day celebrated at birth place in Slovenia

With waves of music and hails bursting out from a huge white meeting tent, a high-profile celebrating ceremony for the first ever World Bee Day was held here in Slovenia on Sunday, signalling a further initiative by Slovenia to raise public awareness about the vital role of bees and other pollinators for humanity.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 11:31:08

UK royal wedding attracts over 29 million viewers in US

Britain's royal wedding of Prince Harry of Wales and US actress Meghan Markle attracted over 29 million TV viewers in the United States and 6.9 million interactions on social network, according to ratings issued Sunday by US information and measurement company Nielsen Media Research.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 11:01:45

Two wheel parade

Participants in Moscow's bicycle parade ride through central Moscow on Sunday. Thousands of cycling enthusiasts took part in the annual event. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/5/20 23:28:40

French economy minister warns Rome it must keep its commitments

The stability of the eurozone will be at stake if a populist new government in Italy fails to keep its financial commitments, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire warned Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/20 23:03:39

Royal wedding a historic display of British pomp mixed with African-American culture

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday in a royal wedding like no other, mixing British pomp and African-American culture in front of a celebrity congregation and cheering crowds.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/20 22:33:39