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Gems buried during war

Precious stones from Britain's crown jewels were hidden in a biscuit tin and buried at Windsor Castle during WWII, a BBC documentary reveals.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/12 23:53:39

All in the head

Czech presidential candidate Michal Horacek prepares for the last radio debate before the country's direct presidential election in Prague, the Czech Republic on Friday. Czechs started voting on Friday in the first round of a presidential contest in which eight contenders aim to defeat the veteran leader Milos Zeman.
Source: VCG | 2018/1/12 23:48:39

German parties vow to work with France on eurozone

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats pledged on Friday to work closely with France to strengthen the eurozone, in Berlin's first substantive response to President Emmanuel Macron's ambitious EU reform proposals.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/12 23:08:39

European top diplomats reassert commitments to Iran nuclear deal ahead of US decision

European top diplomats Thursday reasserted their commitments to Iran nuclear deal, sending an unflagging message to Washington, as the White House is set to decide whether to reimpose sanctions against Tehran.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 9:34:42

Russian military warns of more terror attacks with drones after assault in Syria

The Russian Armed Forces said Thursday it was concerned over the emerging threat of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) used by terrorists after recent drone attacks on Russia's military bases in Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 9:28:41

France vows to carry out more checks on tainted baby dairy products

French Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire on Thursday pledged to carry out 2,500 additional checks next week, following the scandal that French retailers continued to sell baby food tainted with salmonella in spite of a nationwide recall.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 7:14:25

"We urgently need a new government": German industries chief

The President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) Dieter Kempf n Thursday called on the CDU/CSU and SPD parties to start coalition negotiations without delay.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 7:14:02

Macron discusses Iran, DPRK with Trump over phone

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday held talks with US President Donald Trump via telephone, in which they discussed issues related to Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to the Elysee Palace.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 7:10:56

Merkel's last 'tough day' with SPD

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her conservatives still had high hurdles to clear in Thursday's talks on forming a coalition with the Social Democrats (SPD), who are pressing for accelerated European integration.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/11 23:03:40

Brexit could cost nearly 500,000 UK jobs: study

Brexit could cost the UK nearly 500,000 jobs in a worst-case scenario, according to a study published Thursday which was commissioned by the mayor of London.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/11 22:08:41

Window shopping

A view shows the scene of an incident involving an armored personnel carrier that was rammed into a shop window. The driver of the ramming vehicle climbed through rubble to steal a bottle of wine in the town of Apatity, Russia on Wednesday.
Source: VCG | 2018/1/11 22:08:39

UK's May set to pledge to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May was set to pledge on Thursday to eliminate avoidable plastic waste within 25 years, in an attempt to shift the focus away from her government's divisions over Brexit to a more wide-ranging domestic agenda.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/11 21:48:39

Revived issue

A woman with tape on her mouth holds a banner during an anti-government and pro-abortion demonstration on Wednesday outside Parliament in Warsaw. Poland's abortion debate was back on the agenda on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/11 21:43:40

Trump pressures Norway to up defense spending

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Norway to meet the 2 percent of GDP defense spending bar, something he repeatedly urged other US allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/11 13:48:56

Turkey summons US charge d'affaires over Syrian issue

The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned Philip Kosnett, the US embassy charge d'affaires, over the current situation in Syria, a source in the ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/11 8:23:33

Russia's Putin appoints heads of his election team

Russia's incumbent president and independent candidate Vladimir Putin named three co-chairs of his presidential campaign team Wednesday, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/11 8:23:11

German coalition negotiations hinging on immigration policy: media

Negotiators of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), its sister party Christian Social Union (CSU) and Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) still have to settle their different political views on many key issues, German media reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/11 8:22:57

Russia, Iran say to adhere to nuclear deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif reaffirmed their commitment to a multilateral deal on Iran's nuclear program in Moscow on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/11 8:21:39