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British teen runaway who joined IS in Syria 'wants to come home'

A British teenager who fled to join the Islamic State group in Syria is living in a refugee camp and wants to return home, The Times reported on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/14 21:33:41

China, EU setting good example in tackling climate change

China and the EU, important partners in combating global climate change, face similar opportunities and challenges in decarburization and have much to learn from each other in designing their long-term strategies.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 17:45:37

London denies plotting last-minute Brexit vote

The British government denied Wednesday it was secretly plotting to force MPs into a last-minute choice on Brexit between a rejigged deal or a lengthy delay.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/13 21:38:42

Flights stop as Belgian airport workers stage national strike

Belgian airports canceled almost all flights on Wednesday due to a national strike over pay and working conditions that halted activity at ports, hit public transport and led to blockades outside factories.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/13 19:53:41

Russia asks Twitter, Facebook to localize user databases

Russian telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor said Tuesday it will punish Twitter and Facebook if they decline to move the databases of Russian users to Russia.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/13 10:17:16

British FM asks EU leaders for Brexit compromise to protect Irish peace

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday asked Europe Union (EU) leaders to compromise on Brexit in order to secure "friendly relations" between Britain and its neighboring Republic of Ireland and to protect peace in Northern Ireland.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/13 10:06:13

Tensions high as Catalan separatists' long-awaited trial begins in Madrid

Twelve Catalan separatist leaders involved in an attempt to break from Spain went on trial on Tuesday under intense scrutiny, as tensions over the future of the region flare again.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/12 21:53:43

Force EU to accept changes to Brexit: May

Prime Minister Theresa May will tell British lawmakers on Tuesday they must hold their nerve over Brexit to force the EU to accept changes to the divorce deal that would pave the way for an orderly exit.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/12 21:53:42

Russia to spend 391 bln USD on strategic development projects

Russia plans to spend over 25.7 trillion rubles (391 billion U.S. dollars) on projects in a dozen national strategic development areas in 2019-2024, the Russian government said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/12 11:02:51

Orban offers incentives to boost birth rate

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced new tax and loan benefits for families on Sunday as part of his government's efforts to increase the birth rate while holding a hard line against immigration.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/11 18:13:39

Chinese ice sculptures amaze Markham Ice and Snow Festival

"We are thrilled to welcome these talented artists to Markham and we thank them for creating mesmerizing works of art," said Frank Scarpitti, mayor of Canadian city of Markham.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/11 9:05:45

Demonstrator loses hand at Paris 'yellow vest' march

A “yellow vest” demonstrator lost his hand during clashes with police outside the main parliament building in Paris on Saturday, witnesses told AFP, during a 13th weekend of anti-government protests across France.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/10 20:23:40

China's EU mission denies groundless reports about Chinese espionage in Brussels

The Mission of China to the European Union (EU) on Saturday denied groundless allegations about Chinese espionage in Brussels.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/10 15:21:32

"Yellow Vest" protests continue for 13th weekend in France

Thousands of "Yellow Vest" protesters marched through Paris and other French cities on Saturday for the 13th consecutive weekend in a row, although their number was lower than those of previous weeks.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/10 9:34:28

"No breakthrough" on Brexit during May's Brussels visit, talks to continue

Talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May were constructive and robust, but the European Union (EU) will not reopen negotiations on the Brexit deal, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday in a joint statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/8 14:14:44

Juncker tells May EU won't reopen talks on Brexit deal

Talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May were constructive and robust, but the European Union (EU) will not reopen negotiations on the Brexit deal, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday in a joint statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/7 21:34:16

Russian diplomat warns US against use of force in Venezuela

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov warned on Thursday the United States against using force to topple the legitimate government of Venezuela.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/7 21:21:59

Russia has no plans to deploy missiles in Belarus: ambassador

Russia is not going to deploy its missiles in Belarus, Russian ambassador to Belarus Mikhail Babich told journalists on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/7 17:04:33