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German political parties remain divided over von der Leyen's EU candidacy

Shortly before the vote on the new European Commission President on Tuesday, former top candidate for the EU commission presidency Manfred Weber (CDU) called on members of the European Parliament to support Ursula von der Leyen's candidacy for the office.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/16 23:59:47

EU nominee von der Leyen makes her final case to lawmakers

Ursula von der Leyen's fate hung in the balance Tuesday after she gave the most important speech of her career to convince European lawmakers she is the right person for Brussels' top job.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/16 21:28:41

Italy seizes missile from fascists

Italian police seized an air-to-air missile, machine guns and rocket launchers during raids sparked by an investigation into far-right extremist groups on Monday, a huge haul of weapons that authorities said was almost without precedent.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/16 21:13:40

Famous codebreaker Turing to feature UK's new 50-pound note

Famous World War II codebreaker Alan Turing is to feature on the new 50-pound bank note, the Bank of England announced Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/16 12:59:46

German defense minister tenders resignation

German Federal Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen has announced her resignation as she prepares her future role in European Commission, according to a note presented to the German armed forces by her on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/16 12:45:54

Ukrainian, Russian ombudswomen discuss possible exchange of detainees

Ukrainian ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova has discussed with her visiting Russian counterpart Tatiana Moskalkova the prospects of the possible exchange of detained Ukrainians and Russians, the Ukrainian ombudswoman's official Facebook page said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/16 12:19:06

US, Russia to discuss arms control in Geneva: report

The United States will send a high-level delegation to discuss arms control issues with the Russian side in Geneva later this week, US media reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/16 11:40:18

France, Serbia discuss European enlargement, Kosovo dispute

Serbia needs French support in European integration, as well as engagement to relieve tensions with its unilaterally seceded province of Kosovo, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Belgrade on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/16 10:11:25

EU Foreign Affairs Council to discuss Iran nuclear deal

The European Union (EU) Foreign Affairs Council will discuss the Iranian nuclear deal at a meeting in Brussels on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/15 23:40:27

Bye-bye bulls

A reveler holds candles after singing a song “Pobre de Mi'' to close nine days of the running of the bulls, music and dance at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, on Monday. The San Fermin Festival is a historically rooted celebration held annually from July 6 to July 14 in Spain.
Source: AP | 2019/7/15 20:23:41

French inventor at Paris parade soars above Champs-Elysees on flyboard

A French inventor and entrepreneur on Sunday soared above the Champs-Elysees on a turbine engine-powered flyboard in front of President Emmanuel Macron and other EU leaders.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/15 19:08:41

Rome garbage crisis sparks health fears

Landfills in flames and rats feasting on waste in the streets have sparked health fears in Rome, as doctors warn families to steer clear of disease-ridden curbside garbage and locals launch a disgusting dumpster contest online.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/15 19:03:40

EU opens new mission in Kuwait to enhance ties

The European Union (EU) opened the headquarter of its mission in Kuwait on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/15 11:39:31

Russia says delivery of S-400 system components to Turkey continues

The Russian Defense Ministry on Sunday confirmed that it continued to deliver batches of S-400 air defense system components to Turkey.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/15 9:38:36

Paris parade

France's President Emmanuel Macron (left) stands in a military vehicle next to French Armies Chief Staff General Francois Lecointre as they review troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/14 23:38:40


Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/14 22:34:07

Macron showcases Euro military prowess

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday put European military cooperation at the heart of the Bastille Day parade at a time of growing tensions with the US.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/14 20:53:41

BBC's voice of cricket becomes Tube announcer for World Cup final

Fans heading to the World Cup final at Lord's will be greeted by announcements at the London Underground station from BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/14 19:13:40