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Plane with 71 on board missing after taking off from Moscow -- reports

Plane with 71 on board missing after taking off from Moscow -- reports
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/11 20:38:58

French PM calls military interventions in Middle East "mistake"

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Sunday at the opening of the 2018 World Government Summit that the idea to export democracy by force through past interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya is a mistake.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/11 17:27:21

Chinese artists give performance in Romania to celebrate lunar new year

A performance featuring special grassland culture was given by a group of artists from north China's Inner Mongolia region in the Romanian capital of Bucharest on Saturday night to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/11 17:22:26

Greeks celebrate Chinese New Year in Athens

Greeks joined their Chinese friends living in Athens on Saturday in celebrations ahead of the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, sending warm wishes to China for a prosperous and peaceful year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/11 8:41:57

London named again worst in UK for traffic jams, report says

For the tenth year in a row, London was named on Saturday the worst in the UK for traffic jams, with Londoners spending an average of 74 peak travelling hours sitting in queues every year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/11 8:41:25

Happy Spring Festival celebrated at Brussels' major int'l school

From lion dance to synchronized singing, performances in celebration of the Chinese New Year bring joy to children and adults alike at one of Brussels' major international schools.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/11 8:41:01

Putin greets Russian foreign ministry staff on Diplomats' Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday sent greetings to the current and former staff of the Russian Foreign Ministry on Diplomats' Day, noting that they are true defenders of national interests, the Kremlin's press service said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 23:10:21

Merkel under attack from CDU for 'grand coalition' concessions

German Chancellor and Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader Angela Merkel heard harsh criticism from her party on Friday for the compromises underpinning a final coalition agreement with the Christian Social Union (CSU) and German Social Democrats (SPD).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 7:14:05

UK economy continues stable growth despite Brexit uncertainties

The British economy continues to show stable growth, with the uncertainties around Brexit failing to blunt GDP expansion, according to a report issued on Friday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 7:07:23

"Juncker Plan" has mobilised over 264.3 bln euros of investment

The core of the so-called Juncker Plan has mobilised over 264.3 billion euros (323.88 billion US dollars) in investment, the European Commission said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 0:35:36

Macron accepts invitation from Putin to visit Russia in May

French President Emmanuel Macron has accepted the invitation of his counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to visit Russia in May 2018, where he will participate in the Saint Petersburg Forum, the French Presidency announced Friday in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 0:34:52

Russian Olympic Committee regrets 47 athletes and coaches dismissal from 2018 games

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) expressed Friday its regret over the decision of the Court for Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to dismiss the appeal by 47 Russian athletes and coaches who were denied participation in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/9 22:37:30

European Commissioner voices optimism over Greek debt, post-bailout era

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici voiced optimism on Thursday over the issue of the Greek debt load and Greek economy's course in the post-bailout era.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/9 9:34:48

Administrator of Nazi internet portal sentenced to jail in Germany

The Stuttgart higher regional court sentenced the administrator of the German right-wing extreme internet news portal Altermedia Germany to two-and-a-half years in prison on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/9 9:20:36

EU leaked plan "discourteous": UK Brexit minister

David Davis, Britain's Brexit Secretary and a staunch Brexiter, has criticized a leaked EU plan to cut Britain's access to the single market during a Brexit transition period, the BBC reported on Thursday
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/9 9:19:44

Merkel under fire for concessions to SPD

Chancellor Angela Merkel faced criticism from within the ranks of her own conservatives on Thursday for making concessions to her center-left Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners to seal a governing alliance a day earlier.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/8 23:28:41

European Parliament votes to reduce seats after Brexit

The European Parliament voted Wednesday to reduce its number of seats and redistribute some to under-represented countries as part of its post-Brexit restructuring.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/8 18:02:09

European leaders discuss future of work at summit in Portugal

Leaders of Spain, Italy and Portugal discussed the future of work at the COTEC Europe Summit in Mafra, near Lisbon, on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/8 9:51:21