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Russia pays tribute to dead nuke workers

Russia's top nuclear official promised on Monday to succeed in developing new weapons as he paid tribute to five scientists killed.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/13 19:43:43

US would enthusiastically support a UK choice for no-deal Brexit: Trump adviser

The United States would enthusiastically support a no-deal Brexit if that is what the British government decided to do, US national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday during a visit to London aimed at reassuring Britain over UK-US ties.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/13 19:43:42

Greek fire

A firetruck follows a wildfire on Mount Hymittos in the suburb of Peania near Athens on Monday. Greek firefighters brought under control a major forest fire fanned by strong winds, officials said. At least two houses were burned but there were no reports of injuries as police quickly evacuated the area and blocked roads.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/13 19:38:41

Time running out for MPs to stop no-deal Brexit: think-tank

Time is running out for "Remain"-supporting politicians to prevent an ultimate no-deal Brexit, a London-based think tank said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/13 10:58:49

Portuguese fuel-tanker drivers' national strike begins as scheduled

Portuguese fuel-tanker drivers' national strike began as scheduled since Monday for an indefinite period. Portugal's government has ordered minimum services of between 50 percent and 100 percent and has declared an energy crisis, which implies "exceptional measures" to minimize the effects of strike to ensure the provision of essential services such as security forces and medical emergencies.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/13 9:50:38

Wildfire in Athens mountain under control, no injury, two houses damaged

Greek firefighters on Monday morning put under control the wildfire which broke out during the night on Hymettus mountain in Athens, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/13 7:47:54

Two French ministers seek Epstein links

Two French government ministers called Monday for an investigation into the alleged child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, saying that a US inquiry had exposed links between the disgraced financier and France.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/12 20:33:40

'No need' for German Amazon subsidy: Brazilian President Bolsonaro

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday said his country has “no need” for German aid aimed at helping protect the Amazonian forest, after Berlin said it would suspend some payments because of surging deforestation.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/12 17:43:40

British PM announces extension of stop-and-search powers for police

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday announced the extension of stop-and-search powers for police as he was promising tougher sentences for violent criminals.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/12 7:39:14

Russian nuke company test accident kills 5, injures 3

The Russian state nuclear company Rosatom said Saturday that five of its employees had been killed during tests on a liquid-propellant system at a military site in the country's northwestern Arkhangelsk region.
Source: Xinhua-AFP | 2019/8/11 20:53:39

One hurt in Norway mosque shooting, suspect arrested: police

A gunman armed with multiple weapons opened fire in a mosque near Oslo on Saturday, injuring one person before being overpowered by an elderly worshipper and arrested, Norwegian police and witnesses said.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/11 20:03:39

Say cheese

A vendor presents cheese at the market during the Cheese Festival in Dubrovskoye, Russia on Saturday. Three hundred farmers and cheesemakers from 44 regions gathered for the biggest Russian cheese festival organized for the fourth time. Russian authorities banned European food imports as an answer to EU sanctions after the annexation of Crimea in 2014.
Source: VCG | 2019/8/11 19:53:40

Russia Vows Response Measures if US Develops and Deploys Short- and Mid-Range Missiles

Russia earlier offered the US to discard its plans for deployment of the missiles, previously banned by the now void Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, promising to respond in kind.
Source: | 2019/8/11 19:42:27

First-Ever Ancient Male Rhinoceros' Skull Found in Russian Peninsula

Taman Peninsula in the Krasnodar Region of Russia has been home to several outstanding findings by paleontologists in the last few years, including the remains of at least 120 large ancient animals and a part of stele that dates back to the 5th century BC.
Source: | 2019/8/11 19:35:47

Russia Invents Self-Destroying Satellite to Resolve Space Debris Problem

At the moment, numerous items can be found in orbit around Earth, including fuel tanks and nuclear-powered satellites launched by the US and the former Soviet Union, various bolts and tools dropped by spacewalking astronauts, and many other details, travelling at some 17,500 mph (over 28,000 km/h).
Source: | 2019/8/11 18:58:23

UK festival remembers 20th-century famous Chinese poet Xu Zhimo

The Cambridge Xu Zhimo Festival of Poetry and Arts 2019 was held on Friday in King's College, Cambridge with the participation of more than 100 poets, artists and scholars from China and Britain.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/11 15:04:04

"Engineering formula" contest of International Army games 2019 held in Tyumen, Russia

Team of Russia competes during the "Engineering formula" contest of the International Army games 2019 in Tyumen, Russia, Aug. 10, 2019. The International Army Games 2019 runs from Aug. 3 to 17.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/11 9:55:50

Dead person found after Mosque shooting near Oslo

A dead person was found after the Mosque shooting outside Oslo on Saturday, and it was being investigated in related to the shooting incident, police said late Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/11 8:32:16