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Miss Russia 2019: FABULOUS Alina Sanko From Country's South Grabs Crown

The beauty is hoping to combine what she likes most - a career on the catwalk and painting, which she has been doing professionally for many years, and even one day organise an exhibition of her works.
Source: Sputnik | 2019/4/19 17:58:10

Turkey is technology partner of F-35 jets program: spokesman

Turkey is not just a buyer of U.S. F-35 fighter jets but also a technology partner in the production program, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/19 17:46:07

Morocco pledges financial contribution to rebuilding of Notre-Dame

Morocco has pledged to contribute financially to reconstruction of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, official MAP news agency reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/19 15:38:23

France pays tribute to Notre Dame firefighters

France on Thursday paid a day of tribute to hundreds of firefighters who had put their lives at risk to douse a blaze which devastated Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the country's landmark symbols.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/19 9:51:46

Fierce protests

Climate change activists block traffic on Vauxhall Bridge in London on Thursday as an environmental protest by the Extinction Rebellion group enters a fourth day. London commuters faced further disruption on Thursday as protests continued to bring parts of the British capital to a standstill, leading to over 300 arrests.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/19 0:18:40

Russia bans oil exports to Ukraine

Russia has banned exports of oil and some oil products to Ukraine and Ukrainian engineering products imports in response to recent import bans imposed by Kiev, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/18 23:44:14

Ukraine presidential candidate says ready for early parliamentary election

Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday he will consider calling an early parliamentary election if he wins the presidential runoff on April 21.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/18 22:41:13

London climate protests disrupt commuters

London commuters faced further disruption on Thursday as climate change protests continued to bring parts of the British capital to a standstill, leading to over 300 arrests.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/18 21:23:40

Time-lapse shots of Notre Dame spire may yield clues on blaze

A time-lapse camera installed just hours before Monday's devastating blaze at Notre-Dame de Paris may contain vital clues as to what caused the inferno, a French scaffolding company working at the cathedral said on Thursday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/4/18 21:18:42

Madeira mourns 29 German tourists killed

The Portuguese island of Madeira on Thursday began three days of mourning after 29 German tourists died after their bus spun off the road and tumbled down a slope before crashing into a house.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/18 21:18:41

Greek police detain 70 in new operation to clear squatters in central Athens

Greek police detained 70 persons and arrested one on Thursday during an operation to clear squatters in central Athens, Greek national news agency AMNA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/18 20:08:11

France to launch int'l competition to rebuild Notre Dame fire-ravaged spire

France will launch an international competition to re-design the spire of Notre Dame of Paris Cathedral which collapsed in a devastating fire Monday evening, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/18 15:02:47

BiH, China sign MoUs to strengthen cooperation on media, think tank

Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH's) Deputy Minister of Communication and Transport Sasa Dalipagic and Chinese Ambassador to BiH Ji Ping signed here Wednesday two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on media cooperation and the establishment of think tank cooperation between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/18 9:37:13

Ukrainian government unveils key achievements in 3 years

The Ukrainian government on Wednesday unveiled its top achievements since assuming office in April 2016, saying that macroeconomic stability was the main result of the cabinet's work.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/18 9:26:52

Disney pledges 5 million USD for rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral

The Walt Disney Company announced Wednesday that it will donate 5 million US dollars to help rebuild the fire-ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/18 9:26:08

Switzerland to launch charm initiative in China during 2022 Winter Olympics

Switzerland plans to launch a major promotion campaign in China ahead of and during the 2022 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympic Games, according to a government statement on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/18 9:25:26

Notre Dame to 'be more beautiful'

President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild Notre-Dame "even more beautifully" within five years, as all of France's cathedrals prepared to ring their bells on Wednesday to mark 48 hours since the colossal fire began.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/17 21:38:42

Indonesia's 'everyman' leader on track to beat firebrand ex-general

Indonesia's Joko Widodo was on track to be re-elected leader of the world's third-biggest democracy with pollsters giving him a wide lead over rival Prabowo Subianto, a firebrand ex-general, hours after voting closed Wednesday across the 17,000-island archipelago.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/17 21:38:41