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Russian FM says peace treaty with Japan "not easy"

It won't be easy for Russia and Japan to reach an agreement on a post-World War II peace treaty, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said here Friday following talks with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/11 9:17:49

Brexit stockpiling helps UK economy rebound in Q1

Britain's gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.5 percent in the first quarter of 2019, up from 0.2 percent in the previous quarter, according to preliminary figures released on Friday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/11 8:45:29

Greek gov't wins confidence vote

Greece's government won a confidence vote in parliament on Friday evening, Greek national broadcaster ERT reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/11 8:40:57

London to introduce world's first fleet of hydrogen double-deck buses

London is to introduce the world's first fleet of hydrogen double-deck buses to help tackle toxic air problems in the British capital, announced Transport for London (TfL) Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/11 8:39:27

Temporary Brexit bounce to fade for UK economy: think tank

A leading economics think tank revealed Friday that the prospect of Brexit had temporarily boosted the country's economy in the first part of this year, but that the Brexit bounce would wear off noticeable as the year progressed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/11 8:21:18

Views on nuclear disarmament "wide apart" among NPT signatories

A United Nations official said Friday that there is a large convergence on the peaceful use of nuclear energy among states parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), but not on nuclear disarmament.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/11 8:19:57

Russia holds military parade to celebrate Victory Day

Russia held a military parade Thursday in Moscow's Red Square to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II (WWII).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/10 12:36:43

EU leaders vow to defend "one Europe", uphold rules-based int'l order

The leaders of the European Union (EU) member states on Thursday agreed on defending "one Europe" and upholding the rules-based international order in their "10 commitments" declaration, made at an informal summit in Sibiu, central Romania.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/10 0:45:44

EU seeks united front in Romania

European Union leaders meeting in Romania on Thursday was expected to hammer home their goal of staying united "through thick and thin" after the turmoil of Brexit and will have their first go at assigning the bloc's most powerful jobs.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/9 22:28:41

Putin hails military might on WWII Victory Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to ensure Russia's military capabilities as the country on Thursday marked World War II Victory Day.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/9 22:23:42

Putin says Russia to continue boosting defense potential

Russia will continue enhancing its defense capabilities and remains open to cooperation with other countries in fighting terrorism, neo-Nazism and extremism, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/9 19:38:58

Pompeo hopes Brexit can be resolved soon

Visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that he hopes Brexit can be resolved soon "because President Trump is eager to strike a bilateral trade agreement" with Britain.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/9 14:34:42

Latvia marks defeat of Nazism in WWII

Latvia's top state officials on Wednesday took part in several events marking the Day of the Defeat of Nazism and commemoration of victims of World War II, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/9 14:20:02

Greek professionals welcome tax debts repayment plan, VAT rates reduction

Greek professionals welcomed Wednesday a government plan on the repayment of tax arrears and the reduction of VAT rates in coming months as a "long-awaited breath".
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/9 14:09:53

Slovakia Commemorates end of WWII in Europe

Slovakia on Wednesday commemorated here the 74th anniversary of the Victory in Europe Day, also known as VE Day, the end of World War II in Europe.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/9 13:59:51

Czech Republic marks 74th anniversary of end of WWII in Europe

Czech President Milos Zeman and other senior officials, including Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar, on Wednesday laid wreaths at the National Memorial in Prague to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/9 13:57:15

China, Estonia have great potential to develop bilateral cooperation: experts

China and Estonia have great potential to develop bilateral cooperation in the fields such as industry and commerce and business service, said experts and officials from both sides on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/9 9:12:33

Armenian PM to attend Asia civilization dialogue conference in China

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will travel to China to attend the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC), which will be held in Beijing later this month.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/9 8:57:18