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Croatian deputy PM survives no-confidence vote in parliament

Croatian parliament rejected on Friday the opposition's no-confidence vote against Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Martina Dalic.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/14 6:57:58

London Tube staff on strike amid driver row

London Tube staff on the District Line on Friday began a 24-hour strike amid a row over the treatment of a train driver who allegedly went through three red lights, sending thousands of commuters into rush-hour travel chaos in the morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/13 23:58:10

Russia says UK trying to 'distort' truth

Russia's Foreign Minister on Friday accused his British counterpart of distorting the findings of the world chemical watchdog's investigation into a spy poisoning the UK blames on Moscow.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/13 23:23:41

Disruption eases in French rail strikes

The latest wave of France's rolling rail strikes got underway Friday, but with lighter disruption than last week as President Emmanuel Macron vowed to win his high-stakes battle with unions.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/13 23:23:40

Macron vows to press through contested reform despite social roar

"We will go to the end" to put on ground "essential" reform to revamp debt-ridden rail sector, French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Thursday amid persistent public opposition and rolling strikes which risk to paralyze the country at the mid-year holiday period.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/13 10:34:47

Britain requests closure of air space around air base on Cyprus island

Britain has requested Cyprus to close air space around its Akrotiri air base on the island's southern coast, Cypriot air control officer said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/13 9:51:48

Handless Ben

The clock face of Big Ben, with the hands removed, is seen as a visitor takes photographs during ongoing renovations to the Tower and the Houses of Parliament, in central London on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/12 22:48:41

Watchdog confirms UK findings on nerve agent used on Russian ex-spy

The world's chemical arms watchdog on Thursday confirmed Britain's findings on the identity of a nerve agent used against a former Russian spy, which London has said involved the Soviet-made Novichok.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/12 22:48:40

Pope admits mistakes in Chile sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis admitted Wednesday he had made "grave mistakes" in his handling of a sexual abuse scandal in Chile as he looks to quell the latest controversy to rock the Roman Catholic Church.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/12 22:38:40

Last stand

An aerial view shows a gendarmerie helicopter hovering over as gendarmes launch tear gas canisters at protesters on Wednesday during a police operation to raze the decade-old anti-capitalist camp set up to protest a new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, and evict the last of the protesters who have refused to leave despite the government agreeing to ditch the airport project.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/12 22:33:40

Marketing stunt

Two caricatures of Prince Henry and his fiancee are seen in a set of artworks on Thursday. UK's Plenish Nut milk brand has partnered with US artist Steve Casino to give its organic nuts a Royal makeover to mark the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19.
Source: VCG | 2018/4/12 22:28:40

New freight train service linking Chengdu and Vienna launched

A new China-Europe freight train service linking southwest China's Chengdu City with Vienna, capital of Austria, was launched Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 19:06:58

Greek Air Force fighter crashes off Skyros island

A Greek Air Force fighter crashed on Thursday off the coast of Skyros island in the Aegean Sea, Greek national news agency AMNA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 18:56:10

Slovenian Pipistrel launches aircraft manufacture project in E China

Slovenian ultralight plane maker Pipistrel held the ground-breaking ceremony of its new production center in east China's Jiangsu Province Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 17:29:14

BBC admits to faking scenes in documentary series, fans shocked and angry

Fans of BBC expressed their shock and anger on social media after the broadcasting corporation admitted in a statement last week that scenes from its documentary series "Human Planet" were staged by the camera crew.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 13:26:03

Merkel remains ambiguous on possible air strikes on Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday kept an ambiguous tone on the possible airstrike on Syria after the alleged chemical attacks in the war-torn country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 9:33:50

6 killed in chopper crash in Russia

Six people were killed in a Mi-8 helicopter crash in the Russian Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/11 13:45:50

Lost leader remembered

Leader of Poland's governing PiS party Jaroslaw Kaczynski (left) stands in front of a picture of late Polish president Lech Kaczynski (right) and his wife Maria during a ceremony marking the eighth anniversary of the presidential plane crash in Smolensk that killed all 96 passengers, among them Lech Kaczynski and wife Maria, in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/10 22:58:41