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Merkel to meet Putin in Germany: spokesperson

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin near Berlin later this week, the German federal government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 20:26:49

Turkey's president calls lira plunge "plot", threatens to seek new alliances

The plunge of Turkish lira is "a plot against Turkey" and the country will seek new partners and markets if the United States does not back down on its hostile policy, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 8:19:45

Ten people hurt from pellet-type wounds in Manchester City

Ten people, including two children, were taken to hospital on Sunday with pellet-type wounds after reports of a shooting in Manchester in northern England, police said.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/12 22:28:40

Spain PM urges EU nations to confront migrant crisis as "common challenge"

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Sunday urged all members of the European Union (EU) to unite and confront the migrant crisis as a "common challenge".
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/12 10:27:18

Russia-U.S. economic war looms larger as new sanctions near

Russia-U.S. confrontation is extending to the economic and trade field as Washington is poised to slap new and powerful sanctions in a move Moscow views as the declaration of an "economic war."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/12 9:55:37

Immigration reform needed to avoid collapse of public services, crop harvesting: UK business body

Brexit could keep foreign workers away from the British economy, causing public services to fail and leaving crops unharvested, a leading UK business group warned.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 21:55:31

UK GDP growth bounces back, pointing towards bank rate rises over coming 12 months

The UK GDP growth rate doubled in the second quarter, providing firm support for the Bank of England's (BoE) rate-rise earlier this month.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 21:54:59

Trump, Macron discuss Iran, trade

US President Donald Trump on Friday discussed a broad range of trade and security issues, including the situation in Iran and the broader Middle East, with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, on the phone, the White House said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 12:36:35

Tourists brawl in Rome for selfie spot

Two groups of tourists brawled over a selfie spot at Rome's landmark Trevi Fountain on Wednesday evening, media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 12:36:19

London airport boss calls for government action to deal with long immigration queues

The boss of Heathrow Airport in London, John Holland-Kaye, on Friday called for quick actions by the British government to tackle excessive immigration queues at passport control as he warned that lengthy delays are damaging Britain's image.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:09:25

Figures cast doubt over effectiveness of German-Spanish migrant deal

German Interior ministry statistics suggest that a recent asylum policy agreement between Berlin and Madrid will have little impact on the number of migrants reaching Germany via Spain, the newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:08:59

Lavrov tells Pompeo: Russia rejects new US sanctions

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by phone that Russia categorically rejects new US sanctions over alleged Russian involvement in the Skripal case.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:06:20

Queen Elizabeth's official pays respect to forgotten Chinese workers in WWI

An official representative of Queen Elizabeth II paid tribute on Friday to the tens of thousands of Chinese men who played a key, but largely forgotten, role in the First World War.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:03:39

Will US sanctions push Turkey further towards Russia?

The rising tension in the ties between Turkey and the US has led to speculation that Turkey would further strengthen its relations with Russia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:02:22

Portuguese wildfire loss estimated at some 10 mln euros

The wildfire that raged for a week in the Monchique area, in southern Algarve region of Portugal, caused damage estimated at around 10 million euros (11.4 million US dollars), Mayor of Monchique Rui Andre said Friday in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:01:14

US, Russian FMs discuss sanctions, ties over phone

The US State Department said here on Friday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had spoken with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov over phone to discuss the recently announced US sanctions on Russia and the bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:00:26

Man kills 8 relatives in Albania

Eight persons were killed on Friday afternoon at Resulaj Village in southwest Albania, where a 24-year-old man opened fire at his relatives over a property dispute, Albanian police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 6:29:03

Russia warns of economic war

Russia warned the United States on Friday it would regard any US move to curb the activities of its banks as a declaration of economic war which it would retaliate against, stepping up a war of words with Washington over spiraling sanctions.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/10 23:23:42