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Ukraine showdown

Activists of Ukrainian nationalist parties scuffle with police officers during a rally to demand an investigation into the corruption of Ukraine's armed forces officials, in Kiev, Ukraine on Saturday.
Source: VCG | 2019/3/10 20:08:39

Brexit negotiations tread water as British MPs prepare to vote

After another week of no apparent progress on Brexit negotiations, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier's latest attempts to assure London appear to have hit a wall by weekend.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/10 12:29:03

U.S. embassy employee takes empty mine to Moscow airport

An employee at the U.S. embassy to Russia attempted to bring a bomb with a fuse, but without explosives, in the luggage into the Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow on Saturday in a deliberate provocation, local media reported, citing the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/10 9:40:22

Italian PM may attend 2nd Belt and Road forum in Beijing

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Friday he is willing to attend the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in late April in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/10 9:36:27

British PM says EU action will have big impact on vote in House of Commons next week

British PM says EU action will have big impact on vote in House of Commons next week
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/9 11:36:37

UN General Assembly president asks for more women in leadership positions

Women are still vastly under-represented in leadership positions around the world, and it is high time to change it for good, said UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/9 8:26:46

Finnish govt resigns after reform fails

Finland's government resigned Friday after ditching plans to reform the healthcare system, a key policy, the Finnish president's office said, throwing the country into political limbo.
Source: Agencies | 2019/3/8 21:33:41

UK grants rare diplomatic protection

The UK said it will take the "extremely unusual" move of granting diplomatic protection to British­Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari­Ratcliffe jailed in Iran over spying allegation - in response to the "unacceptable treatment" experienced by the dual national including a lack of medical care during her three years in detention.
Source: Agencies | 2019/3/8 21:33:41

Finnish president accepts resignation of gov't

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto accepted the resignation of the government led by centrist Prime Minister Juha Sipila, national broadcaster Yle said on Friday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/8 19:47:08

China hopes Europe's China policy "independent, consistent, foreward-leaning": FM

China believes Europe will keep its fundamental long-term interests in mind and pursue a China policy that is independent, consistent and forward-leaning, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/8 14:51:41

Russia detains 4 US citizens, deports 2 of them

Russian authorities have detained four US citizens for violating immigration laws and deported two of them, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/8 12:47:37

3 more candidates withdraw from Ukraine's presidential election

Three more candidates have announced their withdrawal from Ukraine's presidential race, local media reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/8 11:32:29

Britain confirms flights protection in no-deal Brexit scenario

British government has confirmed details of measures that would ensure flights continuity in the event of no-deal Brexit, Department for Transport and Civil Aviation Authority said in an announcement on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/8 1:49:49

Crunch time for Brexit as EU gives Britain 48 hours to break deadlock in deal talks

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said Thursday a crucial vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by next Tuesday could be the last chance for Britain to leave the European Union (EU) on its planned March 29 departure date.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/8 1:41:27

UK likely to delay Brexit if May deal rejected

Britain will probably have to delay its departure from the European Union if lawmakers reject the government's proposed divorce deal in a vote next week, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Thursday.
Source: Agencies | 2019/3/7 20:13:42

Le lockdown

Prison guards block the entrance to the penitentiary center of Alencon, northwestern France, early Wednesday, a day after a prison inmate seriously wounded two guards in a knife attack before being detained in a police raid. Eighteen prisons were “blocked” early Wednesday in France, according to the French prison administration.
Source: VCG | 2019/3/7 20:13:41

UN urges French probe into use of force against 'yellow vests'

The UN rights chief on Wednesday called for a "full investigation" into the possible use of excessive force by French police during the often violent "yellow vest" protests.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/7 18:13:41

Out in the cold

Larry, the No.10 Downing Street cat and Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office of the United Kingdom, is seen seated on the steps of No.10 Downing Street, London, England on Wednesday.
Source: VCG | 2019/3/7 18:13:40