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EU Approves Retaliatory Tariffs Against US Amid Trade Row – Reports

The move comes in response to trade tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump, a measure that has slammed by Brussels as a "step toward protectionism."
Source: | 2018/6/15 17:14:56

London Refuses to Cooperate With Moscow on Glushkov's Death Probe - Embassy

The UK authorities continue to deny Russian investigators access to the probe into the murder of Nikolai Glushkov, the former top manager of the Aeroflot carrier, who was killed in the United Kingdom three months ago, a representative of the Russian Embassy in London told Sputnik on Tuesday.
Source: | 2018/6/15 17:12:26

Ukraine-China cultural and educational forum kicks off in Kiev

The International Cultural and Educational Forum "Silk Road 2018: Ukraine-China" kicked off on Thursday, bringing together hundreds of participants.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/15 11:29:42

One year on, London remembers victims of Grenfell Tower fire

London fell silent on Thursday as the British capital paid tribute to the victims of one of the biggest fire tragedies in Britain since World War II -- the fire that engulfed the Grenfell Tower high-rise apartment block.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/15 11:23:56

Merkel struggles to avoid crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel struggled on Thursday to find a compromise on migrant policy with her rebelling Bavarian allies, hoping to avert a crisis in her coalition just three months after it took power.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/14 22:48:42

Grenfell remembered

A woman looks at tributes placed outside the Methodist church near Grenfell Tower on the anniversary of the Grenfell fire in west London on Thursday. Commemorations are taking place to honor the 71 people who died when a fire ripped through the Grenfell Tower block in London one year ago.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/14 22:48:42

Hungary jails men for migrant lorry deaths

A Hungarian court sentenced four members of a people-smuggling gang to 25 years in prison on Thursday for letting 71 men, women and children suffocate inside a truck in 2015 and dumping the truck with corpses at the side of an Austrian motorway.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/14 22:48:41

Macron 'never meant to offend' Italy

French President Emmanuel Macron attempted to resolve tensions with Italy on Thursday, saying he never meant to cause offense by criticizing its rejection of a migrant ship in remarks that sparked fury in Rome.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/14 22:13:41

Rename reclamation

People demonstrate against the change of the country's constitutional name in front of the Parliament building in Skopje, Macedonia or Republic of Macedonia on Wednesday. A historic deal ending a decades-long dispute between neighbors Greece and Macedonia over the latter's name met with mixed reactions in both countries Wednesday.
Source: IC | 2018/6/14 22:13:40

Macron speaks with Italian PM to defuse migrant boat row: Elysee

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte about the Aquarius migrant boat that had raised tension between Europe's main powers, his office said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/14 20:48:17

Russia develops space laser cannon to evaporate space junk

Russian scientists are developing a new space laser cannon that could shoot down potentially harmful space debris, according to local media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/14 13:20:43

City Corporation puts London on Belt and Road map

The City of London Corporation said Wednesday it would launch a publication to promote London as the "natural western hub" of the Belt and Road Initiative, which could add up to 1.8 billion British pounds (2.4 billion US dollars) annually to UK gross domestic product (GDP).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/14 9:50:42

British PM beats further challenges to critical Brexit bill

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government successfully fought off three attempts Wednesday to tie Britain's hands to a customs union or the European Economic Area (EEA) as part of its Brexit deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/14 9:12:54

Italy minister cancels Paris meeting over migrant row

Italy's Economy Minister Giovanni Tria cancelled a meeting with his French counterpart in Paris on Wednesday as a diplomatic row spiralled over Rome's refusal to take in an overcrowded migrant ship.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/13 22:53:41

Hardline EU ministers unite to fight 'illegal immigration'

The hardline interior ministers of Austria, Germany and Italy have formed an “axis of the willing” to combat illegal immigration, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Wednesday, escalating a Europe-wide row over the issue.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/13 22:53:40

Court orders Spanish king's brother-in-law to jail within five days

A Spanish court has given the king's brother-in-law, Inaki Urdangarin, five days to report to jail after he lost his appeal against a graft conviction and prison sentence, a judicial source said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/13 22:48:41

Tense scene

A woman and a young girl are evacuated by police forces during a hostage taking situation in Rue des Petites Ecuries, in Paris, France, on Tuesday. An armed man carrying a bomb and handgun was allegedly holding two hostages, according to some reports. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/6/13 22:23:40

UK, Europe face transition challenges

European business federation BusinessEurope called on Wednesday for Britain to maintain as many EU regulations as possible after Brexit to limit disruption to trade and supply chains.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/13 22:18:40