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Critical 24-hours for UK PM as her Brexit deal faces stormy reception

British Prime Minister Theresa May will face her toughest test yet in the House of Commons Thursday on the long road to Brexit.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 13:11:29

Macron admits failure, but sticks to contested reforms

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday admitted "I'm not perfect," but he recalled his determination to reform Europe's main powerhouse that may further fuel social roar and cost him his place at the Elysee Palace.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 11:35:15

France, Germany give cautious welcome to crucial progress in Brexit negotiation

French and German governments said Wednesday night that they welcomed the decisive progress made in Brexit negotiations, warning that there is still a long way to go.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 10:08:33

UK PM "firmly" believes draft deal is best result of Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that "I firmly believe the draft agreement is the best result" of the Brexit negotiations between London and Brussels, but acknowledged that "there will be difficult days ahead."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 8:25:11

UK PM gets backing from cabinet for Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Wednesday night that the cabinet has given its backing to her Brexit deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 8:21:29

Everyone is talking about a European army

Nobody knows exactly what a full-fledged European army looks like, but the talk of it has rocketed to the sky.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 8:13:54

Decisive step has been made towards concluding Brexit negotiations: Barnier

The European Union (EU) and Britain have made decisive steps to end Brexit negotiations, said the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier Wednesday, sending a clear signal for an upcoming special summit later this month.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 8:11:51

Safe on land

Migrant children are seen chatting to each other after their arrival at the Port of Malaga, Spain on Wednesday. Spain's Maritime Rescue service rescued 176 migrants aboard dinghies at the Mediterranean Sea and brought them to Malaga Harbour where they were assisted by the Spanish Red Cross.
Source: IC | 2018/11/14 22:05:15

May takes Brexit deal to cabinet

British Prime Minister Theresa May was set to seek her cabinet's approval Wednesday for a long-awaited divorce deal with the EU but hardline Brexiteer MPs warned they will seek to block it in parliament.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/14 22:05:15

Norway says Russia interfered with GPS signals during NATO exercise

Norway said on Tuesday that Russian armed forces in the Arctic region disturbed GPS signals during a recent NATO military exercise in Northern Europe, news agency NTB reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 15:00:08

Deal text agreed in Brexit breakthrough as UK PM faces uphill battle

Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was the first big-name politician to say on Tuesday night that he would vote against a so-called Brexit agreement brokered between Brussels and the British government.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 8:23:04

Unsatisfactory Brexit poses danger to peace in Northern Ireland: ambassador

The Irish ambassador to Britain warned on Tuesday that an unsatisfactory Brexit represented a danger to peace in Northern Ireland (NI).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 7:55:01

Italy declines to revise draft budget to comply with EU fiscal rules

Italy has declined to revise its 2019 draft budget to comply with European Union (EU) fiscal rules, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio of the populist Five Star Movement told reporters after a cabinet meeting held Tuesday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 7:53:06

EU publishes contingency planning for "no-deal" Brexit

The European Union (EU) on Tuesday adopted some contingency plans for "no-deal" Brexit, media quoted the European Commission deputy head as saying.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 0:52:22

Terror victims remembered

A woman touches the commemorative plaque at the entrance of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on Tuesday, during a ceremony held for the victims of the Paris attacks of November 2015, which targeted the Bataclan and a series of bars, killing 130 people.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/13 22:43:41

Libya warlord casts shadow over Italy's bid to solve crisis

Italy hosts Libyan and global leaders on Tuesday to try to kick-start a long-stalled political process and trigger elections, with eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar casting a shadow over the fresh bid to bring stability to the chaos-stricken nation.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/13 21:28:40

Vatican urges bishops to delay vote

The Vatican has told the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay a vote, set to take place at their annual meeting, on measures to halt sexual abuse by priests.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/13 21:13:39

Giving praise

Schoolchildren carrying hand-made lanterns and sing songs during the St. Martin's Day parade on Monday in Bonn, Germany. Saint Martin's Day, also known as the Feast of Saint Martin, is the feast day of Saint Martin of Tours. A widespread custom in Germany is lighting bonfires on St. Martin's eve, called “Martinsfeuer.”
Source: VCG | 2018/11/13 21:08:39