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Greek PM faces domestic backlash over Macedonia name deal

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was accused on Wednesday of surrendering part of his nation's identity, as a deal he struck to settle a name dispute with Macedonia prompted a barrage of criticism from opposition politicians and media.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/13 22:03:42

Grenfell: One year on

Anger and impatience for justice mix with raw grief as Britain prepares to mark the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster - the deadliest domestic fire since World War II.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/13 18:43:39

Putin: Russia ready for FIFA World Cup

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprising visit to the ongoing 68th FIFA Congress here on Wednesday, giving a short speech and extending warm welcome to friends coming from all over the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/13 17:30:31

British parliament confirms Brexit date

The British House of Commons lawmakers on Tuesday confirmed March 29, 2019 as the country's Brexit date, rejecting a House of Lords move to change the date.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/13 9:56:03

UN chief calls for implementation of convention on rights of the disabled

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which he said protects the rights of some 1.5 billion people around the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/13 9:52:58

Long-delayed action on migration crisis stirs frustration among EU lawmakers

European leaders debated priorities Tuesday with the lawmakers here, and the long-delayed actions on migration crisis has stirred frustration among the European Parliamentary.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/13 9:52:05

Standing tall

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the State Prize awards ceremony marking the Day of Russia at the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow on Tuesday. Since 1992 the Day of Russia' is annually celebrated on June 12 as the Russian Federation's national holiday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/12 22:13:41

German Chancellor Merkel on tightrope over disputed migrant policy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was fighting Tuesday to stamp out the first major row within her uneasy coalition, as disputes over her refugee policy returned to haunt her while she negotiates a broad EU asylum deal.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/12 22:13:41

May faces issue of 'meaningful vote'

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced a showdown on Tuesday with lawmakers who want power to force her government to go back to the negotiating table if they reject a Brexit deal, testing her plans for leaving the EU.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/12 21:43:40

Greece, Macedonia close to deal on name dispute: Greek sources

Greece and Macedonia are very close to a deal to resolve a decades-old dispute over the ex-Yugoslav republic's name, government officials in Athens told Reuters on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/12 21:43:40

Disaster avoided

A blackened and heavily damaged cockpit area of a Star Alliance passenger aircraft is pictured at the airport in Frankfurt, western Germany, on Monday. Ten people were slightly injured when a fire broke out on a vehicle towing a Lufthansa plane at Frankfurt airport, the airline said.
Source: VCG | 2018/6/12 21:43:39

Spain to take stranded migrants

Hundreds of migrants stranded on a rescue vessel in the Mediterranean will be taken to Spain with the help of two Italian ships, a charity said Tuesday, after deteriorating weather conditions sparked fears for their safety.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/12 21:33:40

Germany recalls Dutch eggs over fipronil fears

German authorities have pulled some 73,000 Dutch eggs from supermarket shelves after they were found to be contaminated with fipronil, the same insecticide that sparked a huge food scare last year.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/12 21:33:40

French minister calls for common European defense industry to face security challenges

French Defense Minister Florence Parly called on European partners on Monday to join efforts to build a common security force and unite the bloc's military industry to face competition and overcome security challenges.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/12 8:28:19

Royal salute

Members of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery take part in a 41-gun royal salute to mark the 97th birthday of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at London's Hyde Park on Monday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/6/11 23:33:40

Italy, Malta under pressure to take in stranded migrant boat

Italy and Malta faced international pressure Monday to come to the aid of a rescue ship carrying hundreds of migrants which is stranded in the Mediterranean as the two countries refuse to allow them ashore.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/11 22:33:40

Pope accepts resignation of 3 Chilean bishops

Pope Francis accepted Monday the resignation of three Chilean bishops including the controversial Juan Barros following a child sex abuse scandal in Chile which has come to haunt his papacy.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/11 22:33:40

Swiss overwhelmingly vote to block foreign-based gambling sites

Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved Sunday blocking foreign-based betting sites in a high-stakes referendum on a new gambling law designed to prevent addiction, but which opponents said amounted to internet censorship.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/11 22:18:39