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Yulia Skripal leaves hospital five weeks after nerve agent attack

Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with a nerve agent in the English city of Salisbury along with her Russian ex-spy father, has been discharged from hospital, an official said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/10 22:58:40

Hungary's Orban to seek EU of strong nations after re-election

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday his landslide re-election had given him a powerful mandate to restrict migrant rights and seek EU of independent nations rather than a "United States of Europe."
Source: AFP | 2018/4/10 22:43:40

Flying squad

An environmental protester faces French anti-riot gendarmes during an operation to clear a site of occupiers for a proposed airport in Notre Dame des Landes on Monday. Some 2,500 officers raided the decade-old camp, destroying makeshift buildings topped with corrugated iron, a giant tent, a watchtower, and a sheep shed and cheese-making area.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/10 22:43:39

Lufthansa, Air France strikes cripple traffic at several European airports

Tens of thousands of air passengers were stranded Tuesday as aviation giants Lufthansa and Air France were hit by strikes that crippled traffic at several major European airports.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/10 22:38:39

Wet and wild

Ukrainians douse each other with water on a street in downtown Lviv, Ukraine, on Monday. The custom of pouring water is an ancient spring cleansing rite that takes place on the first Monday after Orthodox Easter.
Source: IC | 2018/4/10 22:33:39

Profile: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has arrived in China for the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia annual conference and an official visit on April 8-12 at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/10 11:25:49

Russians account for one third of new Maltese citizens: official stats

One in every three citizens who became Maltese during 2016 are Russians, according to Eurostat data.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/10 8:07:51

Hungary's anti-immigrant PM basks in election walkover

Hungary's anti-immigrant prime minister Viktor Orban basked Monday in the glory of a bulldozer election triumph that delighted other nationalists but sent a chill through civil society groups.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/9 23:18:40

French rail strikes have cost 100 million euros, operator SNCF says

France's rail operator said Monday that the rolling strikes against plans to overhaul the debt-laden company had already cost it around 100 million euros ($123 million) as the standoff between unions and the government drags on.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/9 22:43:44

Fishing for a new deal

Flares are fired from the deck of fishing boats as fishermen take part in a protest against the Brexit transition deal on Sunday at Whitstable harbor, England. The group Fishing For Leave organized the protests with fishermen in ports nationwide making their opposition known to the Common Fisheries Policy, which would remain in force if the Brexit Transition deal goes ahead.
Source: VCG | 2018/4/9 22:43:40

Pope Francis warns critics of his pro-migrant policy

Pope Francis issued a warning to Catholics who criticize his calls to welcome migrants with open arms, in a much-awaited text published Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/9 22:38:40

Eviction notice

French riot police officers stand guard during the eviction of environmental protesters from the site, known as ZAD (Zone a Defendre – Zone to defend), on what had been a proposed new airport in Notre Dame des Landes, on Monday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/4/9 22:38:40

Hungarian PM Orban wins election

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz-KDNP coalition won the general elections in Hungary on Sunday, with 49.42 percent of the vote, at 81 percent of the votes counted by the National Election office.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/9 9:06:07

Orthodox event

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his wife Svetlana attend an Orthodox Easter ceremony in Moscow on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/8 23:43:39

Too young to vote

A child holds an envelope at a polling station in Gyoengyoes, Hungary on Sunday during the general election. Polls suggest that Prime Minister Viktor Orban will win a third consecutive term.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/8 23:38:40

Tributes to Munster victims

People place floral tributes and candles at the square where a man rammed his car into a crowd outside a popular restaurant, killing two and injuring several others the previous afternoon in Munster, western Germany on Sunday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/4/8 23:18:39

Hungary PM Orban expected to win third term in critical polls

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban launched a last-ditch effort to mobilize supporters on Sunday as interim turnout in the parliamentary election reached its highest since 2002, a vote that consigned him to eight years in opposition.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/8 22:58:40

Police see mental illness behind deadly German van attack

German authorities investigating a deadly van ramming attack focused Sunday on mental health problems of the driver, as the city of Muenster mourned for the two people killed on a sunny afternoon at an open-air restaurant.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/8 22:28:39