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EU countries sign key defence pact

The EU took a step toward closer defence ties Monday, with 23 states signing a landmark pact aiming to boost cooperation after Brexit.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/13 23:23:40

Turkey denies involvement in plan to kidnap US-based cleric Gulen

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Sunday denied the report that Ankara was involved in an alleged plan to kidnap US-based cleric Fetullah Gulen.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/13 1:27:02

Trump distances himself from remarks on Putin over election meddling

US President Donald Trump on Sunday attempted to clear up confusion over whether he accepts Russian President Vladimir Putin’s denials of meddling in the US election last year.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/12 23:48:40

Chinese get London wreath for wartime contributions

For the first time, wreaths are being laid at the Cenotaph in London to commemorate the 140,000 Chinese laborers who came to support the allied effort in World War I on Saturday, the Remembrance Day, the China Global Television Network (CGTN) reported on Sunday.
Source: Agencies | 2017/11/12 23:48:40

Rajoy wants a ‘dynamic’ Catalonia

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday urged businesses not to abandon Catalonia after hundreds of firms moved their legal headquarters away as uncertainty over the region’s independence drive drags on.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/12 23:48:39

Right and left clash in Warsaw street demonstrations

Carrying Polish flags and throwing red smoke bombs, tens of thousands of people on Saturday joined a march in Warsaw organized by far-right nationalists to mark independence day, while counter-protesters rallied against fascism.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/12 23:38:40

American localities, businesses ‘remain committed’ to Paris Accord

US cities, states and businesses accounting for more than half the country’s economy remain committed to the 2015 Paris climate accord despite President Donald Trump’s plan to pull out, an anti-Trump alliance said on Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/12 23:23:39

Britain’s unheralded munitions women still awaiting official honor

They had waited patiently for 70 years, waited for some kind of recognition. Now in their 80s and 90s, no old age barriers could stop them; they were ready and raring to march.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 23:03:40

Post-quake housing in central Italy to reach 80 pct by December: reports

The housing of displaced people in central Italy's quake-hit regions would reach some 80 percent by December, local media reported on Friday citing officials.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/11 7:16:38

Three Chinese injured in car attack in south France

Three Chinese were injured Friday afternoon when a vehicle hit a crowd deliberately in the suburbs of Toulouse, south France, the head of the Chinese Consulate in Marseille told Xinhua citing a source from the local police in Toulouse.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/11 7:16:04

Spanish gov't sees recovery of constitutional order in Catalonia

The Spanish government sees constitutional order in Catalonia recovering after former speaker of the Catalan regional parliament, Carme Forcadell, accepted the application of Article 155 appearing in a Spanish court on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/11 7:15:28

Germany faces hike in EU membership fees after Brexit

Germany faces a steep hike in its annual European Union (EU) membership contributions as a consequence of Brexit, German media reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/11 7:14:51

Ukraine at risk from chemical disaster, water safety in escalating conflict: UN experts

Ukraine is facing new risks of chemical disaster and water safety after an escalation of conflict near water supply facilities in the east of the country, two UN special rapporteurs warned Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/11 7:13:16

Poland decides to join EU's PESCO defense project

Poland has decided to join the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) in the field of defense within the EU. On Monday, around 20 other EU member states will sign the declaration, Polish Press Agency (PAP) reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/11 7:12:50

Erdogan, Putin to meet in Russia's Sochi on Nov. 13: Turkish presidency

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Russia's coastal city of Sochi next Monday, Nov. 13, the Turkish presidency said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/11 7:11:50

Three students wounded in car attack in southern France: report

A car driver "deliberately" on Friday rammed into a group of students in front a business school in Balgnac, near the southern French city of Toulouse, injuring three students with one in serious situation, news channel BFMTV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/11 1:52:52

Fire in Paris injures 9 people: report

A fire in a clothing shop in Paris third district left nine people injured including a child and a firefighter, local broadcaster reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 23:45:26

Show of pride

A crowd visits the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk during a ceremony marking his death anniversary in Ankara, Turkey on Friday. Ataturk was the founder of the Republic of Turkey, serving as its first president from 1923 until his death in 1938.
Source: VCG | 2017/11/10 23:08:40