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16th century soccer

Men take part in a game of the “Calcio Storico Fiorentino,” a traditional soccer match played in costumes, in Florence, Italy on Sunday. This early form of soccer was created in the 16th century in Florence.
Source: IC | 2018/6/11 22:13:40

Berlin eyes tougher asylum rules

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives called on Sunday for stricter immigration rules and faster deportation of failed asylum seekers after a public outcry over a 14-year-old German girl who was allegedly raped and killed by an Iraqi man.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/11 21:58:40

After name row with Greece, Macedonia now faces revising how to teach its history in schools

From piles of toys cluttering the attic of his family home in Skopje, Nikola Cvetoski eventually extracts the Legend of Ancient Macedonia.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/11 19:03:39

Two killed in light aircraft accident in Britain

Two men have been killed in a light aircraft crash near Raglan in Monmouthshire of Britain, BBC reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/11 6:20:51

France, Germany 'determined' to reach compromise on eurozone reform

France and Germany are “determined” to reach a compromise on President Emmanuel Macron's proposals for a shake-up of the eurozone, a French government source told AFP Sunday after marathon talks between the two countries.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/10 22:48:41

Italy vows to keep euro, to focus on cutting debt levels: minister

Italy's new government has no intention of leaving the euro and plans to focus on cutting debt levels, Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Sunday, looking to reassure nervous markets.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/10 22:03:39

Rainbow flags fly throughout Europe at Gay Pride parades

Thousands of people took to the streets to support LGBT rights in cities across Europe on Saturday, with marchers waving rainbow flags and condemning discrimination in all its forms.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/10 21:53:40

Silence is golden

Prince George's cousin Savannah Phillips slaps a hand over Prince George's mouth to keep him quiet on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Saturday when the royal family celebrated Queen Elizabeth's 92nd birthday. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/6/10 21:53:40

Around 8,000 people march in Baltic Pride parade in Riga

Around 8,000 people gathered in a park in downtown Riga on Saturday to march in the Baltic Pride 2018 parade, an annual LGBT rights event each Baltic capital takes turn to host in summer.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/10 13:34:39

Annual British monarch's birthday celebrations sees latest royal Meghan Markle on parade

The annual birthday parade of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II took place in central London on Saturday, and saw the latest addition to the royal family in attendance for the first time.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/10 8:08:52

Trump says Russia should be invited back into G7

US President Donald Trump said here on Friday that Russia should be invited back into the Group of Seven (G7) meeting, which gathers a group of leading industrial nations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/9 1:19:25

My little princess

Princess Madeleine of Sweden holds her child princess Adrienne of Sweden (center) during the christening ceremony in Drottningholm Palace Chapel in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday. Princess Adrienne, born on March 9, is the third child and second daughter of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill. She is tenth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne.
Source: VCG | 2018/6/8 22:48:42

Austria plans to shut down mosques, expel foreign-funded imams

Austria's right-wing government plans to shut down seven mosques and expel up to 40 imams in what it said was "just the beginning" of a push against Islamist ideology and foreign funding of religious groups.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/8 22:48:41

Johnson warns of Brexit 'meltdown'

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been caught on tape predicting a "meltdown" in Brexit talks and musing admiringly how US President Donald Trump might handle them.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/8 22:48:41

Brexit "backstop" agreement can not be time limited: Irish PM

The temporary arrangements, or called "backstop", to avoid a hard border between Britain's Northern Ireland and Ireland after Brexit can not be time limited by a date, said Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/8 10:55:58

French lawmakers approve total ban of mobile phone use at schools

The National Assembly on Thursday approved a law to impose a total ban of mobile phone use in the country's primary and middle schools.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/8 10:15:00

As one Brexit hurdle cleared, another arrives on May's Downing Street doorstep

Fears that Britain's Brexit secretary David Davis would resign in a wrangle with Prime Minister Theresa May was averted Thursday after the two held a crisis meeting at Westminster.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/8 9:37:15

Senior British official seeks closer UK-China ties

A senior British official on Thursday night said that it is time now for Britain to look beyond Europe at the rest of world, including China, and Britain is ready to develop further relations with China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/8 9:34:14