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Russia successfully puts major space observatory into orbit

The Spektr-RG space observatory, onboard the Russian Proton-M carrier rocket, was successfully launched into orbit on Saturday, Russia's state space corporation Roscosmos said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/14 14:00:51

Merkel urges Germans to stand up to right-wing extremists

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that Germans must stand up to right-wing extremists and honor the failed assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler 75 years ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/14 10:42:34

Macron announces to create France's space command

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Saturday that he has approved the creation of a space command within the country's air force in order to beef up its space defense policy and better protect its strategic interests.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/14 9:15:06

UK would facilitate release of Iranian oil tanker if given guarantees, says Hunt

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday that his country would facilitate the release of the Iranian oil tanker if given guarantees that the tanker "would not be going to Syria".
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/14 8:51:14

Chinese, Hungarian FMs eye closer exchanges, more cooperation

Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto held talks on Friday, pledging closer exchanges and more cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/14 8:09:59

UK police launch investigation into leaked ambassador cables

London Police said Friday they have launched an investigation into alleged leaking of official communications involving Kim Darroch, Britain's ambassador to the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/13 16:19:35

Britain to send second warship to Gulf amid rising tensions with Iran: Sky News

Britain will send a second warship to the Gulf amid rising tensions with Iran, Sky News reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/12 23:13:12

Turkey receives 1st Russian missile

Turkey received the first batch of Russia's S-400 missile defense system on Friday, sparking NATO "concern" and risking deepening tensions with the US, which has repeatedly warned against the purchase. The delivery to an air base in the Turkish capital Ankara comes after Washington warned this week that there would be "real and negative" consequences if Turkey bought the defense system.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/12 22:23:41

Russian S-400 defense system delivered in Ankara

The first batch of Russian S-400 air defense systems was delivered in Turkish capital city of Ankara on Friday, the Turkish Defense Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/12 17:11:33

Six dead, dozens injured as strong storm hits N. Greece

A strong storm hit northern Greece on Wednesday evening, leaving six people dead, dozens injured and a fisherman missing, as well as material damages, the country's fire service and the Greek national news agency AMNA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/12 8:54:54

28th Slavonic Bazaar arts festival kicks off in Belarus

The 28th Slavonic Bazaar arts festival kicked off in Vitebsk in northeastern of Belarus on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/12 7:28:55

New study suggests Europe's oldest human fossil found in Greece

A new study on two fossilized human skulls discovered in southern Greece in the late 1970s could reveal details on the human migration in Eurasia, Greek media reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/12 7:27:13

Ukraine president calls for making Chernobyl Exclusion Zone a scientific, tourist magnet

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky present at the opening ceremony Wednesday of the New Safe Confinement (NSC) of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) spoke about Exclusion Zone's potential for the economic growth of Ukraine, according to Interfax Ukraine news agency.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/11 22:36:51

Angela Merkel sits through anthems after shaking spells

Angela Merkel sat through ­national anthems on Thursday during an official ceremony, as the German chancellor sought to prevent a repeat of uncontrollable shaking with a rare change of protocol.
Source: Agencies | 2019/7/11 22:18:41

Ukraine inaugurates giant dome over destroyed Chernobyl reactor

Ukraine and its European partners on Wednesday formally inaugurated a new metal dome encasing the destroyed reactor at the infamous Chernobyl plant, wrapping up a two-decade effort.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/11 19:43:40

Russia budget surplus totals 3.1 pct of GDP in first half of 2019

Russia's federal budget in January-June was executed with a surplus of 1.561 trillion rubles (24.6 billion US dollars), or 3.1 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), the Russian Finance Ministry said Wednesday in a report of preliminary estimates.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/11 12:18:28

Strong triangular cooperation crucial for peacekeeping operations: UN official

The UN peacekeeping chief said Wednesday that strong triangular cooperation -- namely between the UN Security Council, the troop/police-contributing countries (T/PCCs) and the UN Secretariat -- is crucial for enhancing peacekeeping operations.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/11 12:06:43

British ambassador to US resigns in row over leaked anti-Trump messages

Britain's Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch resigned Wednesday as a diplomatic row continued over leaked messages critical of President Donald Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/10 22:58:46