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Prosecutors reopen rape case against Assange

Swedish prosecutors said Monday they were reopening a 2010 rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, hoping to bring him to justice before the statute of limitations expires in August 2020.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/13 22:18:40

Pompeo to stop over in Brussels: EU's top diplomat

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to arrive in Brussels late Monday morning, the top diplomat of the European Union (EU) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/13 17:11:47

Community of shared future crucial to avoiding conflicts between civilizations, tragedy of wars: UK business adviser

The community of a shared future, a concept initiated by China, is a crucial strategy to avoid conflicts between civilizations, chaos and tragedy of wars, a British business adviser and expert in public diplomacy and on China has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/13 14:32:11

Brexit Party rises ahead in polls, delivering blow on major parties in Britain

Britain's newly-formed Brexit Party has raced ahead in two separate opinion polls Sunday as the country will participate in the upcoming European Parliament election, delivering a major blow on the two main parties.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/13 8:51:22

Stevo Pendarovski sworn in as North Macedonia's new president

Stevo Pendarovski was sworn in on Sunday as North Macedonia's new president during a Parliament session, starting his five-year mandate.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/13 8:35:13

Lithuanian PM Skvernelis admits defeat, Nauseda, Simonyte head to presidential runoff

Economist Gitanas Nauseda and former Lithuania's finance minister Ingrida Simonyte head to the presidential runoff in two weeks after Sunday's ballot, preliminary results announced by the country's Central Electoral Commission (VRK) showed early morning on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/13 8:18:32

Pope Francis sees China as great country, says cardinal

As a sign of positive developments in China-Vatican relations, the recent Easter celebrations were peaceful in China and the presence of the Vatican representation at the Horticultural International Exhibition in Beijing attracted positive attention. Cardinal Pietro Parolin(Parolin), Vatican Secretary of State, granted an exclusive interview to the Global Times (GT) special correspondent Francesco Sisci and staff reporter Zhang Yu. He talked about the latest progress of the provisional agreement between China and the Holy See, his memories of negotiating with Chinese representatives, and his take on China's sinicization of religions in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 23:53:40

AKK won't seek post before 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's preferred successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, said Sunday that she would not seek the top job before Merkel's term ends in 2021.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/12 22:23:40

Inequality, poverty top agenda as Lithuanians choose new president

Lithuanians began voting on Sunday for a new president in a tight race dominated by concerns over income inequality and poverty in the Baltic state boasting some of the eurozone's strongest growth.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/12 21:23:41

Brexit Party way ahead in polls

The newly formed Brexit Party, which wants a clean break from the EU, has doubled its lead over other British parties in an opinion poll out Sunday on the European Parliament elections.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/12 21:23:40

France considers law on Notre Dame restoration

French lawmakers began deliberating on Friday a draft law aimed at outlining ways to rebuild in five years Notre Dame Cathedral which was severely damaged in a fire last month.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/12 19:53:58

Presidential election, 2 referendums kick off in Lithuania

The presidential election and two referendums kicked off in Lithuania Sunday with nine candidates running for the country's top job, including incumbent Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/12 16:56:56

Pompeo's Europe trip comes up short both on schedule and in substance

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has for the second time this week canceled part of his travel plans in Europe, cutting short a trip that was supposed to shore up US commitment and ties with traditional allies. Instead, he left a trail of disagreements that dogged the transatlantic relations.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/12 13:50:26

Albanian president calls on protesters to avoid violent acts, confrontations

Albanian President Ilir Meta called on protesters "to avoid acts of violence and confrontations" as they rallied on Saturday asking for Prime Minister Edi Rama to resign and early general elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/12 11:13:54

Russia to spend 46 mln USD on better agricultural equipment

Russia has signed a decree to allocate 3 billion rubles (46.03 million US dollars) to upgrade agricultural equipment in the country and reduce the financial burden on lessees, the Russian government said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/12 9:23:24

Global trade tensions a setback on sustainable development

Current global tensions are a major setback for sustainable development, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres said at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/11 13:07:39

London heritage campaigners criticize plan to wreck landmark building for temporary parliament

London heritage campaigners criticized Friday a plan to demolish a landmark building in London's government quarter to build a temporary parliament, calling it state sponsored vandalism.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/11 13:06:22

Italy could become Belt and Road terminal in southern Europe

A conference entitled "Italy-China Partnership in the New Silk Road" was held Friday here, at which Italian government officials and experts voiced their support for the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), discussing the possibility of Italy becoming the BRI's terminal in southern Europe.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/11 12:18:21