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France's Macron wants "regular and frank" dialogue with Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin France's commitment to hold "direct, regular and frank dialogue," with Moscow, his office said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 10:02:58

Italy public debt reaches 2.3 trillion euros

Italy's public debt rose to 2.3 trillion euros (2.75 trillion dollars) in July, the Bank of Italy reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 10:02:33

IS claims responsibility for London underground station bombing: Sky News

Islamic State said the group carried out the bombing at Parsons Green underground station in west London on Friday, Sky News reported quoting Amaq News Agency.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 6:25:50

Britain raises terror threat level to critical

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday that the terror threat level is raised to critical, which means a further terrorist attack in Britain may be imminent.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 6:25:05

Madrid tightens control over spending in separatist Catalonia

Spain's central government launched its latest salvo against Catalonia on Friday, tightening control over regional spending and brushing aside a last-ditch separatist demand for dialogue to allow a banned referendum.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/15 23:53:39

IED explodes on packed London subway

A home-made bomb exploded on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London injuring 22 people on Friday, police said, in what was being treated as the fifth terrorism attack in Britain this year.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/15 23:48:39

Official terror threat level mains at "severe" in Britain: British PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday that official terror threat level mains at "severe" in the country, which experienced the fifth terror attack this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 22:45:05

London "will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism," mayor says

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Friday that the British capital "will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism" as hundreds of police officers are on the scene following an explosion at a subway station in west London earlier in the day.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 19:58:38

Explosion reported in subway station in west London

An explosion was reported Friday morning in a subway station in west London, and police opened a probe into the incident.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 16:21:21

French soldier attacked by man with knife at Paris metro station: report

A French soldier was attacked by a man with a knife at a metro station in central Paris early Friday morning, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 15:24:40

Kremlin slams massive bomb threat calls across Russia as "telephone terrorism"

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been informed of the ongoing wave of bomb threat phone calls that plagued across the country, which can only be perceived as "telephone terrorism," the Kremlin said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 7:00:54

Greece botched oil spill response: NGOs

Greek officials botched their response to a minor oil spill that is now threatening beaches near Athens five days after the suspicious sinking of a tanker, environmental groups said Thursday as calls mounted for the competent minister to resign.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/14 23:28:40

Russia launches war games

Russia on Thursday began major joint military exercises with Belarus along the European Union's eastern flank - a show of strength that has rattled nervous NATO members.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/14 23:28:40

UK terrorism arrests soar to record level after attacks

The number of people arrested in Britain on suspicion of terrorism offences rocketed by 68 percent in the last year to the highest figure on record during a period when the country suffered four deadly attacks, figures showed on Thursday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/14 23:23:40

Who will tango with Merkel?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the clear frontrunner in the general election to be held in just 10 days, but a sleepy campaign is now waking up as other parties jostle to rule with her.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/14 20:23:39

Russia records budget deficit of 1 pct in 2017 H1

Russia's budget deficit in the first half of 2017 was reduced to 1 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) and amounted to 400 billion rubles (6.94 billion U.S. dollars), Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/14 9:55:29

3 convicted of terrorist conspiracy in Italy

Three foreign nationals have been sentenced to prison on terrorism charges in the northwestern Italian city of Genoa, local media reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/14 6:28:19

Paris celebrates the finalization of Olympic Games in 2024

Continuous rain on Wednesday didn't spoil Paris' celebration for being the 2024 Olympic Games host city after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach announced the double award of 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games to Paris and Los Angeles respectively in Lima, capital of Peru.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/14 6:27:42