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Greek PM pledges "growth for all", outlining program with tax cuts, reforms

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday pledged "growth for all", outlining his government's economic policy for the next 12 months, which includes tax cuts and reforms to support development in the post-bailout era.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/8 10:04:38

Ukraine swaps prisoners with Russia

Ukraine and Russia has completed the exchange of held persons, according to a statement of the Ukrainian president's office on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/8 8:04:43

British PM set to defy law rather than seek Brexit delay

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday insisted he "will not" ask the European Union to delay Brexit again, even if he is required to do so by law.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/7 22:08:21

Two Russian Su-34 jets collide during training flight

The pilots of two Russian Su-34 fighter-bombers have managed to land safely after their jets collided during a training flight, Russian media reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/7 10:48:04

Russian Central Election Commission head attacked at home

Russian Central Election Commission Chairwoman Ella Pamfilova was attacked at home by an unknown masked intruder, the Russian Interior Ministry said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/7 9:35:32

Judges reject challenge to Johnson's decision

London's High Court on Friday rejected a legal challenge against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament before Brexit, but said it could still be taken to the Supreme Court for a final appeal.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/6 22:23:41

PM Johnson to make second bid to call snap election in Britain's "Brexit Duel"

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government is to make a second bid on Monday to call a general election is what will be a duel over Brexit between Britain's two political giants.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/6 9:17:03

Johnson calls for polls to break Brexit deadlock

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Thursday for an early election after a series of votes in parliament tore up his hardline Brexit stance and left him without a majority.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/5 22:48:40

Russia finalizing 'large-scale' prisoner swap with Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir ­Putin on Thursday said Moscow was completing negotiations on a “large-scale” prisoner swap with Kiev, in what could be a step toward easing tensions between the neighbors.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/5 22:43:42

Italy's new pro-European cabinet includes anti-establishment coalition

A new Italian government was sworn into office on Thursday, with the pro-­European Democratic Party (PD) flanking the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in an unlikely alliance that has been cheered on by financial markets.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/5 22:43:41

Turkish Troops Start Training on S-400s as Ankara Mulls Buying More Air Defence Systems

Moscow has already delivered two shipments of its top air defences to Turkey, despite efforts by the US to disrupt the deal between the two countries. In a bid to prevent it, Washington froze F-35 shipments to Ankara, forcing it to consider buying fifth-generation fighters elsewhere, including from Russia.
Source: Sputnik | 2019/9/5 21:43:53

Russian firm launches huge Arctic gas project

Russia's Novatek on Thursday announced the launch of a major liquefied natural gas project in the Arctic with Chinese, French and Japanese partners.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/5 18:43:40

UK lawmakers reject PM's motion for early election on Oct. 15

British lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a motion tabled by Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for a general election on Oct. 15, dealing another blow to the prime minister, who vowed to take his country out of the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without a deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/5 11:28:28

Britain's Johnson demands Oct 15 election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday demanded an October 15 snap election after lawmakers seeking to prevent a no-deal Brexit dealt him a humiliating defeat in parliament which he cast as an attempt to surrender to the EU.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/4 22:23:40

British PM says to call general election after defeat in parliament

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Tuesday night he would be calling a general election if MPs vote for a no-deal Brexit on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/4 11:17:44

Mongolia, Russia lift ties to comprehensive strategic partnership

Mongolia and Russia on Tuesday signed a permanent treaty on friendly relations and lifted bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/4 11:02:59

Johnson faces parliament showdown over fate of Brexit

The fate of Brexit hung in the balance on Tuesday as parliament prepared for an explosive showdown with Prime Minister Boris Johnson that could end in a snap election.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/3 20:38:43

Glasgow in eye of storm as drug deaths spiral

Gary Kelly and Bruce Munro, reforming drug users from Glasgow, count themselves lucky. They have survived the kind of lethal addictions to substances that have left Scotland with the highest drug-related death rate in the European Union, according to official Scottish statistics.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/3 19:48:40