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German court allows parents to inherit dead daughter's FB account

Germany's top court ruled Thursday that Facebook should grant a grieving mother access to her dead daughter's account, in a landmark judgment for how social network data is treated after its owners pass away.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/12 23:08:44

Germany can extradite Puigdemont to Spain for graft: court

A German court ruled Thursday that deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont may be extradited to Spain, but only for alleged corruption and not on the more serious charge of rebellion.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/12 23:08:41

EU to set position on unilateral US tariffs

EU finance ministers are set to agree on Friday to a joint position before a meeting with their counterparts at the G20 next week, in which they criticize "unilateral" US trade measures and back a firm response.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/12 23:03:43

Czech politicians reject Trump's demand on increase of defence spending

Czech politicians on Wednesday rejected US President Donald Trump's demand on NATO member states to increase their defence spending to four percent of gross domestic product.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/12 8:38:44

PM vows UK will remain "strongest of US allies"

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that the UK will remain the strongest of US allies, as she prepares to host US President Donald Trump on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/12 8:21:02

Facebook facing UK fine over data breaches

Britain's information regulator slapped Facebook with a small but symbolic fine for breaches of data protection law after millions of users' data was improperly accessed by consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/11 23:23:41

German neo-Nazi murderer jailed for life

The only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell behind a shocking series of racist murders was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison, capping one of the longest and politically charged trials of the post-war period.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/11 23:23:40

Turkey jails five mine bosses for negligence in 2014 disaster that killed 301

A Turkish court on Wednesday handed jail terms of up to 22 years to five top managers convicted of negligence over Turkey's worst-ever mining disaster, which claimed hundreds of lives.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/11 23:18:42

Merkel hits back at Trump rebuke

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said Germany makes "independent decisions," firing back at US President Donald Trump after he accused Berlin of being a "captive" of Russia.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/11 23:18:41

Britain's Royal Air Force marks centenary with national day of celebrations

100 days after the Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF)'s official 100th birthday on April 1, the RAF on Tuesday marked its centenary in a day of national celebrations with the participation of hundreds of aircraft and thousands of people.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/11 11:41:39

Russian defense ministry refutes reports of servicemen casualties in Syria

The Russian defense ministry has denied media reports about the alleged deaths of Russian servicemen in Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/11 11:04:28

May promises orderly Brexit amid more resignations, confidence vote calls

With the number of resignations sent to Theresa May reaching five since her landmark Chequers meeting, Britain's prime minister insisted Tuesday night she can deliver an orderly departure from the European Union (EU).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/11 10:25:59

UK PM May seeks unity amid chaos over Brexit exits

British Prime Minister Theresa May holds a meeting of her cabinet on Tuesday, a day after her government was thrown into turmoil when two senior ministers quit in protest at her plans for trade ties with the European Union after Brexit.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/10 22:43:41

Beijing, Berlin agree to cooperate in trade

China and Germany have agreed to unequivocally oppose protectionism and safeguard the free trade system based on multilateral rules to promote strong, sustainable and balanced global economic growth.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/10 22:33:41

Dangerous tradition

Revelers flee from bulls and steers during the fourth running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, Spain on Tuesday. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/7/10 22:23:41

French film mogul Luc Besson hit by more sex assault claims

A second woman has accused the French movie mogul Luc Besson of sexual assault, according to reports, two months after a young actress alleged he had raped her.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/10 22:03:41

Turkey switches to new era of presidency after Erdogan sworn in

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the oath of office at parliament on Monday, marking the country's switch to a new era with the executive presidential system.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/10 11:08:39

British PM carries out cabinet mini-reshuffle

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday night carried out a mini-reshuffle of cabinet as she appointed four secretaries following the resignation of former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/10 10:03:41