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Turkish battle remembered

A drone photo shows about 3,000 people holding a giant Turkish flag attending a march at Sis Mountain to commemorate the martyrs of the WWI Battle of Sarikamis, on Sunday at Salpazari district of Trabzon, Turkey. The march marked the 104th anniversary of the battle, which claimed the lives of nearly 90,000 Ottoman Turkish soldiers due to bitter cold.
Source: VCG | 2019/1/7 17:33:39

Ukraine split

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (left) and Metropolitan Epiphanius, head of the independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, conduct an official ceremony for a “Tomos” decree at the Patriarchal Church of St George in Istanbul. The creation of an Orthodox church in Ukraine independent of Moscow ended more than 300 years of Moscow domination.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/6 22:13:40

Pope urges EU to show solidarity with migrants

Pope Francis on Sunday urged EU leaders to show "concrete solidarity" with 49 migrants stranded on NGO ships off the coast of Malta who have been refused permission to land.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/6 22:08:40

Most Britons would prefer to stay in EU: poll

More Britons want to remain a member of the EU than leave, according to a survey published on Sunday which also showed voters want to make the final decision themselves.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/6 20:03:41

Dance epiphany

A boy holds a wooden cross as men dance in the icy waters of the Tnudzha river during a celebration of Epiphany Day in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria on Sunday. Epiphany Day, also known as Three Kings' Day, is a Christian feast that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.
Source: VCG | 2019/1/6 20:03:40

'Yellow vest' protesters return to streets

France's "yellow vest" protesters were back on the streets again Saturday as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/6 20:03:40

Art's history matters

When Georges F. Keller began donating paintings by masters like Henri Matisse and Salvador Dali to the Kunstmuseum in Bern, his reputation was not in doubt.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/6 19:18:40

Louvre Museum in France breaks visitor record in 2018

The Louvre Museum broke its attendance record in 2018 with a total of 10.2 million visitors, an increase of 25 percent in comparison with 2017, the museum said in its latest press release.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/6 9:12:16

Suspect arrested over deadly stabbing on London-bound train

A man has been arrested after a father was stabbed to death in front of his son and horrified passengers on a London-bound train, said British Transport Police (BTP) on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/5 20:09:14

Russia charges US marine with spying

Russia has charged former US Marine Paul Whelan with espionage, Interfax news agency reported, citing what it described as an informed source.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/4 21:33:40

Irish PM, German Chancellor hold phone talk over Brexit issue

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that he held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday morning during which both leaders agreed that no reassurances or guarantees sought by the British side should contradict what has been agreed in the Withdrawal Agreement.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/4 11:34:02

Death toll rises to 38 in Russia gas blast

The number of people killed in a residential gas explosion in Russia has increased to 38, the country's Emergency Ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/4 9:53:23

British construction sector continues to grow despite Brexit uncertainties

The British construction sector continues to grow despite political uncertainties over Britain's relations with the European Union (EU), albeit at a slower pace according to a survey released Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/4 9:49:41

Death toll in train accident in Denmark rises to eight

Two more people have been found dead after the train accident in Denmark, Danish police told a press conference on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/4 9:46:11

German ruling party calls for state-owned infrastructure to push 5G network

Alexander Dobrindt, parliamentary group leader of one of the German ruling parties CSU, has called for direct governmental action to push the expansion of the new mobile phone network 5G, national newspaper Bild reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/4 9:40:27

Leader of France's 'yellow vests' arrested

One of the leaders of the "yellow vest" anti-government demonstrations was detained by police in Paris late Wednesday for organizing an unauthorized protest, signalling a harder line by the authorities against the movement.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/3 21:38:40

Turkey tragedy

Firefighters remove two dead bodies from a three-story building that collapsed in the Fatih district of Istanbul in Turkey on Wednesday following a fire the previous night. Officials told reporters that the bodies were found under the wreckage of the building.
Source: VCG | 2019/1/3 21:28:40

Death toll of Russia's household gas blast rises to 37

The death toll of a household gas explosion that caused a 10-story building to partially collapse in southwestern Russia has increased to 37, the emergency ministry said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/3 17:59:52