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Rutte and Merkel hope for more progress in Brexit talks

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met in The Hague on Wednesday ahead of the mid-October European Council meeting to discuss, among other subjects, the Brexit.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/11 11:51:04

Iran summons German envoy over extradition of diplomat to Belgium

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned German ambassador to Tehran to protest the extradition of an Iranian diplomat to Belgium over alleged bombing charges.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/11 11:38:56

Italy needs more, better-qualified migrants to face future

Migration will be increasingly essential to Italy's economy and society, considering both the financial contribution of foreign workers and the country's ageing population, according to a report presented on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/11 10:11:29

EU officials warned to plan for potential no-deal Brexit

Top EU officials were warned Wednesday to make plans to cope with the fallout from a "no-deal" Brexit as their chief negotiator said talks with Britain must make more progress before next week's crunch summit.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/10 21:53:41

Germany arrests suspect over killing of Bulgarian journalist

German police have arrested a man suspected of the rape and murder of Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova, Bulgarian officials said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/10 21:38:40

8 persons injured in big explosion in oil refinery in BiH

Eight workers were injured in a powerful explosion in an oil refinery on Tuesday night in Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) city of Bosanski Brod, located 210 kilometers north of Sarajevo, mayor Ilija Jovicic confirmed to local media.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 14:50:08

Council of Europe postpones decision on Russia sanctions

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) voted here Tuesday to postpone a controversial decision on removing sanctions lifted against Russia within the international organization.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 13:17:02

11 arrested in Paris suburbs over robbery against Chinese: police

French police arrested 11 muggers suspected of violent robbery and extortion against Chinese community in Aubervilliers, northeastern Paris, Paris police prefecture announced on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 10:21:59

Brexit in spotlight as UK parliament reopens

Britain should hold its nerve as negotiations with Brussels on its departure from the European Union reach the final stretch, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab told the House of Commons which reopens Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 10:16:13

Ukraine claims 'possible sabotage' in mass munitions fire

More than 12,000 people were evacuated after ammunition stored at an arms depot in northern Ukraine began exploding early Tuesday and set off a huge fire, authorities said.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/9 23:18:42

Scottish moment

Mike Russell, Scotland's Minister for Government Business and Constitutional Relations, speaks on the final day of the Scottish National Party (SNP) annual conference in Glasgow on Tuesday. Russell warned against “impatience” for a second vote on leaving the UK and said it can only happen at the “right moment.”
Source: AFP | 2018/10/9 23:13:40

Hungarian PM praises Turkey's role in holding back migrant influx

A stable Turkish government and a stable Turkey are necessary to prevent a threat to Hungary from migration, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at a joint press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 14:21:32

NATO secretary general praises Croatia's role in bloc

Visiting NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Croatian top leaders and praised Croatia's contributions to NATO on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 13:29:26

BiH general elections free and fair: observers

The International Election Observation Mission here on Monday assessed that Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) general elections were free and fair, and were conducted in democratic atmosphere respecting fundamental freedom.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 11:58:35

Romanian FM reiterates desire to join Schengen

Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu reiterated his country's desire to join the Schengen area as soon as possible when meeting with his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 11:33:50

Russia interested in restoring links with EU: FM

Russia needs to restore its relations with the European Union (EU) and believes that many governments want the same, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 9:24:03

Macron calls on int'l community "to act now" to curb climate deterioration

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday urged international community to take swift moves to combat global warming that triggered wave of drought, high level sea and torrential rainfall.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 8:56:20

Dutch booted agents on routine trip: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that the expulsion of four alleged Russian agents from the Netherlands in April had been a "misunderstanding," calling their visit a "routine trip."
Source: AFP | 2018/10/8 22:43:40