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Norway reconfirms commitment to NATO defense spending target

Norway on Saturday reconfirmed its commitment to gradually increase defense spending to two percent of GDP in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) during a visit by US Secretary of Defense James Mattis to the Nordic country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 9:26:22

Malta says to help Italy relocate migrants aboard two ships

Malta has pledged to take in an undisclosed number of the 450 migrants that were carried by two ships stuck at sea due to a diplomatic dispute between Italy and Malta, Maltese government said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 7:50:42

Britain's new flagship polar ship launched

Britain's new flagship polar ship, capable of breaking through meter-thick ice, was launched Saturday in a ceremony on the River Mersey, the largest civilian ship to be built in the UK for 30 years.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 7:50:09

Croatian official expects China-CEEC summit to further ties

The upcoming summit of China and Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) set to be held next year in Croatia will strengthen the overall relationship between Croatia and China, Croatian news agency Hina on Saturday quoted Zdravka Busic, State Secretary of Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Ministry, as saying.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 7:12:00

Czech Republic says not to give consent to illegal migration

Czech Foreign Ministry on Saturday said in a statement that the Czech government can not and will not give consent to illegal migration.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 7:08:44

Iran's IRGC vows to help govt solve domestic issues

A senior commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said Saturday that the forces will make the utmost effort to solve current domestic problems of the country, semi-official Mehr news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 6:48:36

Ryanair confirms injuries following its flight emergency landing in Germany

Ireland-headquartered Ryanair on Saturday confirmed injuries after a Ryanair flight from Dublin to Croatia made an emergency landing in Germany late Friday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/14 23:38:32

Mammoth Discovery: Road Workers Find Remains of Woolly Creature in Crimea

Russia is well known to have been the stomping grounds of ancient herbivorous mammals, who roamed the Russian steppe before dying out thousands of years ago.
Source: | 2018/7/14 15:27:31

Legendary Nokia 3310 Gets New Design Dedicated to Putin-Trump Meeting

In 2015, the iconic Nokia 3310 "retired" after the sale of over 126 million units, and it is still regarded as the Finnish cellphone giant's biggest success. Users especially appreciated the phone's almost total indestructability along with a battery that seemed almost never-ending.
Source: | 2018/7/14 15:25:17

US Says Firms Working in Russian Energy Pipeline Sector Face Sanctions Risk

The United States has been clear that any firms working in the Russian energy export pipeline sector face sanctions risk, a US Department of State spokesperson said in statement.
Source: | 2018/7/14 15:19:28

Croatia reaffirms commitment to NATO

Croatia is a committed and responsible member of NATO, Croatian Defense Minister Damir Krsticevic said on Friday during a US-Adriatic Charter meeting attended by US Defense Secretary James Mattis.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/14 14:20:45

Iceland elected into UN Human Rights Council after US withdrawal

Iceland was elected a member of the UN Human Rights Council on Friday to fill the vacancy left by the United States, which withdrew from the Geneva-based body last month.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/14 14:17:34

'Baby Trump'

Demonstrators stand in front of a blimp mocking US President Donald Trump, in Parliament Square, during Trump's visit to London on Friday
Source: VCG | 2018/7/13 22:58:41

Soccer diplomacy

Croatian Minister of Finance Zdravko Maric (left) gives a Croatian football team jersey to Austrian Finance Minister and President of the Council Hartwig Loeger during an EU EcoFin ministers meeting at the European Union Council headquarters, on Friday in Brussels, Belgium. The EcoFin meeting brings together the finance ministers of EU member states.
Source: VCG | 2018/7/13 22:58:41

Pentagon head meets Balkan defense chiefs

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sat down on Friday in Croatia with Balkan defense chiefs who have accused Russia of trying to sow instability and division in this corner of Europe. But nobody at the meeting said the word "Russia" while the cameras were rolling.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/13 22:33:42

UK, US agree to pursue 'ambitious' trade deal: May

Britain and the US have agreed to pursue "an ambitious UK-US free trade agreement" after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday following talks with US President Donald Trump.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/13 22:28:41

Trump balloon launched close to Houses of Parliament as protesters prepare to march in Britain

A controversial balloon depicting US President Donald Trump as an angry orange baby, dressed in a diaper, was flying in Parliament Square next to the Houses of Parliament on Friday as thousands prepared to march in protest at his visit to Britain.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/13 20:50:12

Trump claims win after threatening to quit NATO during tumultuous summit

U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday claimed he had made victories over burden sharing and defense spending during the summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), though reports from inside the NATO headquarters in Brussels suggested chaos and turmoil.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/13 9:57:17