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EU states misunderstand migration phenomenon: Maltese PM

The recent stand-off that left a rescue boat carrying migrants from Libya stranded at sea was symptomatic of a lack of understanding between the European Union member states, according to Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/11 13:25:18

Greek university shuts down after envelope with suspicious substance sends 7 to hospital

The University of the Aegean on Greece's Lesvos island remained closed on Thursday, after seven persons were transferred to hospital on Wednesday evening with health problems after the opening of an envelope which contained a suspicious substance.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/11 13:20:52

Ukrainian army to meet NATO standards by next year: president

The Ukrainian army will meet standards of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) by the next year, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/11 10:46:13

Europe to have better future through cooperation, Merkel says during Athens visit

The European spirit has been strengthened through the management of common challenges and Europe will have a better future through cooperation and not nationalism, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday at the start of a two- day visit to Athens.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/11 10:33:07

Plane missing

French firemen and rescue team members set up a command post on Wednesday outside the city hall in Mignovillard, central eastern France, after an Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter and its two pilots went missing. A search was underway for the fighter and its pilots who went missing in a mountainous region of eastern France, officials said.
Source: VCG | 2019/1/10 21:48:40

Dutch PM: EU, Japan working hard to prevent no-deal Brexit

Japan and EU powers are working "very hard" to prevent Britain leaving the bloc without a deal, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Wednesday with his visiting Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/10 21:43:43

Trial in Berlin over stolen coin

Four Berlin men went on trial on Thursday charged over the spectacular museum theft of a giant commemorative gold coin called the “Big Maple Leaf” and valued at 3.75 million euros ($4.3 million).
Source: AFP | 2019/1/10 19:08:41

MPs start 5 days' Brexit debate

British MPs will on Wednesday begin five days of debate ahead of a historic delayed vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, a day after giving her a stinging blow aimed at preventing Britain from crashing out of the bloc with no agreement.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/9 20:28:40

Will UK isolate itself after Brexit?

What does Brexit mean for the UK?
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/9 13:33:39

UK, EU discuss Brexit extension

British and European officials are discussing the possibility of extending the formal exit process from the EU amid fears a Brexit deal will not be approved by March 29, The Daily Telegraph reported, citing unidentified sources.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/8 21:03:40

German MP badly hurt in Bremen attack

German Chancellor Angela Merkel led condemnations Tuesday of a "politically motivated" gang attack against a far-right German MP, an assault that underlined the increasingly tense political landscape in the country.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/8 21:03:40

Syrian refugees arrive on Cyprus shores in stormy seas

A small boat carrying 31 Syrian immigrants arrived Tuesday dawn on the northwestern shores of Cyprus after a perilous journey across the stormy sea from Turkey amid strong winds, Cypriot authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/8 20:10:36

Six killed in avalanches in Austria

At least six people have died as a result of avalanches in Austria since Saturday, and more snow is expected to arrive during the course of the week.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/8 20:09:14

China on right path, moving toward domestic demand-driven growth: Greek expert

Four decades after it launched the reform and opening-up drive, China is on the right path to sustained economic development as its growth is now increasingly driven by domestic demand, a Greek expert has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/8 17:40:47

US warship stopover in Black Sea port amid latest Russia-Ukraine tensions

The dock landing ship Fort McHenry of the United States Navy pulled into the Romanian port of Constanta on Monday for a three-day stopover, the Romanian Navy Staff (SMFN) informed in a press release.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/8 16:26:00

British MPs to resume debate on Brexit bill Wednesday

Demonstrators hold placards outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, on Jan. 7. 2019. MPs returned to Westminster Monday after the festive and new year break, and will resume debate on the Brexit bill on Wednesday, with the crucial vote expected in the early part of the following week. (Xinhua/Tim Ireland)
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/8 11:00:56

Facing the music

Lyon archbishop, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, gestures as he arrives at a Lyon court for his trial on Monday. He is being charged with failing to report a priest who abused boy scouts in the 1980s and 1990s. Barbarin is the highest-profile Catholic cleric to be caught up in a pedophile scandal in France.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/7 23:38:39

French cardinal goes on trial over child abuse cover up

The highest-profile Catholic cleric to be caught up in a pedophile scandal in France went on trial on Monday charged with failing to report a priest who abused boy scouts in the 1980s and 90s.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/7 21:08:39