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German SPD leader Schulz wants "United States of Europe" by 2025

Martin Schulz, the party leader of the German Social Democrats (SPD), on Thursday called for the transformation of the European Union into a "United States of Europe" by 2025 with a common constitution.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/8 8:23:34

Athens protest

Fireworks explode in front of riot police during clashes with protesters in central Athens on Friday. They were commorating the death of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos, who was fatally shot by a police officer in 2008.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/7 22:53:40

German SPD leader to ask members to back coalition

The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) was seeking Thursday to convince his reluctant party that it has a duty to discuss forming a government under conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel, for the sake of German and European stability.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/7 22:53:40

EU sets Sunday to see acceptable Brexit plan from British PM May

The European Commission said Thursday that there was still "no white smoke" on a Brexit deal and set a limit of Sunday for British Prime Minister Theresa May to return to Brussels with an acceptable deal.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/7 22:53:39

Erdogan ruffles Greek feathers as trip gets underway

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Greece for a two-day official visit on Thursday, a trip designed to boost relations but exposing long historical grievances between old foes.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/7 22:48:39

Putin: Russia won't stop athletes competing in Pyeongchang

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would not prevent its athletes from competing at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics if they wanted to, damping down calls from some Russians for a boycott of the Games.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/7 22:43:39

Putin declares candidacy in 2018 presidential race, widely expected to win

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Wednesday that he would seek a new term in the presidential election next year, which analysts say that he is almost certain to win easily.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/7 10:18:00

Finns celebrate 100 years of independence

The year of 2017 marks the centenary of Finnish independence and a massive series of celebrative events climaxed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/7 9:06:25

Macedonia's opposition warns of parliamentary boycott, escalation of protests

The largest opposition party in Macedonia, VMRO-DPMNE, warned on Wednesday that it would start parliamentary boycott as well as continue with protests until its six MPs were set free from any allegation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/7 8:56:14

British, Irish leaders talk over phone on Brexit border deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar on Wednesday spoke on the telephone regarding the Brexit border deal in Ireland, May's office said in a statement here.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/7 8:52:45

Armenian parliament approves military loan from Russia

The Armenian National Assembly on Wednesday approved a deal with which Armenia will buy weapons through the loan from Moscow, according to Armenpress News Agency
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/7 8:51:12

Man appears in court accused in plot to kill May

A 20-year-old man appeared in court on Wednesday accused of plotting to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May by first detonating an explosive device to get into her Downing Street office.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/6 23:48:39

Putin announces plan to seek a fourth term as president

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would seek a new six-year term in the country's March elections.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/6 23:43:39

Putin says to run for president in 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Wednesday that he would seek a new term in the presidential election next year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/6 23:39:58


Candles and flower lies next to a portrait of the late King Michael of Romania at the former royal palace, now the National Art Museum, in Bucharest on Tuesday. Romania's former king Michael, who died on Tuesday aged 96 in Switzerland where he lived, incarnated the tragic fate and political turmoil suffered by his country in the 20th century.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/6 23:23:39

Russia to closely study IOC ban: Kremlin

Russia will have to carefully analyze the International Olympic Committee's decision to ban the country from the 2018 Pyeongchang Games before taking any measures, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/6 22:13:39

Russian ban from 2018 Olympics will not kick the country out, says FM spokeswoman

Decisions made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday to ban the Russian national team from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will not knock Russia out of competition, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/6 19:57:39

Russia completes successful test of advanced engine for stealth fighter Su-57

Russia's fifth-generation stealth fighter Su-57, formerly known as T-50, completed its first test flight with a new-generation engine, Tass news agency reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/6 19:55:59