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UK Chinese Association president on opening-up

This year marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up. Global Times' London correspondent Sun Wei (GT) interviewed Shan Sheng (Shan), President of the UK Chinese Association for the Promotion of National Reunification who has been living overseas for more than 60 years, on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 21:28:40

Turkey sets rules on property sales, rent

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan ruled that property sales and rental agreements must be made in lira, putting an end to such deals in foreign currencies, in a fresh step to support the ailing local currency.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/13 21:13:41

Papal kindness

Pope Francis kisses a baby as he arrives to lead his weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/12 23:43:42

Brexit rebels in Theresa May's party discuss ousting her

About 50 Brexit-supporting lawmakers in British Prime Minister Theresa May's party have met to discuss how and when they could force her out of her job, the BBC reported on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/12 22:43:42

Putin says Russia knows real identity of men accused by UK over spy poisoning

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia knew the real identity of two men accused by British prosecutors of trying to murder former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/12 22:43:41

EU has to be a 'global player'

Europe must become a "global player" with a muscular foreign policy to match its economic strength, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday, in his annual address to the bloc's parliament.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/12 22:43:40

Cancer in Europe: more cases, but fewer deaths

The number of cancer cases has continued to rise across Europe, however mortality rates from the disease have fallen, according to the WHO's European Health Report, published Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/12 22:33:42

Social media have 1 hour to remove terror propaganda: EU's new bill

The European Union on Wednesday proposed steps to force social networks and websites to remove terrorist propaganda within an hour of receiving the order from authorities, or companies like Facebook and Twitter could face massive fines.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/12 22:33:41

Red horn rhino

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, talks to artist Gerry McGovern at “The Tusk Rhino Trail” celebration at Kensington Palace on Monday in London. The Tusk Rhino Trail is a London wide art installation celebrating the endangered animal.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/11 23:58:41

North Korea participates in the EEF

North Korea has sent a delegation consisting of seven senior officials to the 4th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, Russia, as the country hopes to encourage cooperation between Russia and South Korea to build a railway linking the three countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 23:58:40

Italy bristles after UN rights chief criticizes migrants' treatment

Italy sharply criticized new UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday after she announced she would send investigators to the country to check reports of racism and violence against migrants.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/11 22:53:41

Final days

The French navy submarine Le Tonnant launched in 1977 is shown in the Naval Group plant in Cherbourg-Octeville, France on Tuesday. From September 11, 2018 to 2027, Le Tonnant and four other submarines will be dismantled. Le Tonnant is the first nuclear submarine of the first generation “SNLE” (Sous Marins Nucleaires Lanceurs d'Engins) to be dismantled.
Source: IC | 2018/9/11 22:18:39

4th Eastern Economic Forum opens in Russia's Vladivostok

World leaders and business tycoons gathered in Russia's Far Eastern port city of Vladivostok to discuss cooperation at the fourth Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) that opened Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/11 10:50:14

French carmaker to launch five new models in Pakistan

French car manufacturing juggernaut, Renault, will launch five of its variants in Pakistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/11 1:41:39

EU faithful

A demonstrator holds a sign that reads, “Brexit: is it worth it?” while draped in European Union (EU) and Union flags, as he protests outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Monday. Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party faces a “catastrophic split” if she persists with her proposals on Brexit, which 80 or more of her lawmakers are prepared to vote against.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/10 23:28:40

Paris knife attack wounds 7, foreign tourists targeted

A man wielding a knife and an iron bar injured seven people, including three tourists, in Paris, in an attack that bystanders tried to stop by throwing petanque balls at the assailant.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/10 22:08:39

Sweden vote creates political deadlock

Sweden faced political deadlock on Monday after the far-right made gains in legislative elections that left the question of who will form the next government up in the air.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/10 22:03:40

Police tear gas protesters blocking road construction

French police used tear gas early Monday to disperse around 200 protesters blocking the construction of a ring road near the eastern city of Strasbourg, an AFP journalist said.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/10 21:43:32