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British PM ‘will not tolerate’ lawmakers blocking Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May warned pro-EU MPs that she "will not tolerate" efforts to block Brexit through parliamentary manoeuvres, in a column in Friday's Daily Telegraph.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/10 23:08:40

Brexit in midway but breakthrough still far away

With 504 days and less than 10 hours left before the March 29, 2019 deadline, Brexit passed its midway point on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 22:24:26

German nurse responsible for murder of 100 patients

The former German nurse Niels. H was responsible for the murder of around 100 patients, a toxicological assessment published on Thursday by the Oldenburg State Prosecution Office finds.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 8:13:00

Blocking of Hamburg airport lifted after trespass

Germany's Hamburg airport was reopened Thursday evening after being closed for over one hour due to field trespassing by two persons fleeing from custody, according to local media.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 8:07:24

Former Speaker of Catalan Parliament sent to jail

Spanish judge Pablo Llarena has sent former Speaker of the Catalan Parliament Carme Forcadell to jail after her lawyer failed to pay the 150,000 euros of bail, local media reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 8:06:09

Daily life of Nenets in northern arctic Russia

A Nenets man splits reindeers in his family camp, around 200km from Salekhard, Russia, on Nov. 5, 2017. The Nenets are an indigenous people in northern arctic Russia. According to the latest census in 2010, there are around 45,000 Nenets in the Russian Federation, most of them living in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 8:03:13

Catalan parliament speaker in court over independence bid

The speaker of Catalonia's sacked parliament appeared before Spain's Supreme Court on Thursday in the latest legal case brought against separatist leaders for their role in the region's divisive independence bid.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/9 23:33:40

May names Brexit campaigner to replace ousted aid minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May's office confirmed that Penny Mordaunt has been appointed Britain's new minister for international development, replacing Priti Patel who resigned on Wednesday over undisclosed meetings with Israeli officials that breached protocol.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/9 23:33:39

EU strikes compromise deal on carbon market reform

EU negotiators agreed to a compromise on carbon market reforms on Thursday, with the bloc keen for a deal this week to show leadership at UN climate talks in Bonn.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/9 23:28:39

Remembering the Berlin Wall

A girl places a rose in a crack at the Berlin Wall Memorial on Thursday during the commemorations to mark the 28th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. As an ideological divide between the two fronts of the Cold War, and as physical divide between the two halves of Berlin, the wall stood for 28 years until November 9, 1989, when the first hammer struck.
Source: VCG | 2017/11/9 23:23:41

Say ‘cheese’

French President Emmanuel Macron poses for selfies with students at the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/9 22:58:39

Pakistan, EU to strengthen cooperation: foreign ministry

The European Union (EU) on Wednesday expressed keen desire to further broaden engagement and strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation with Pakistan, a statement from Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 8:39:19

90 percent of Swiss use internet, trust in online news declining: study

Ninety percent of Switzerland's population are internet users who rate their computer skills highly, but their trust in online news content has dropped significantly, a survey by the University of Zurich revealed Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 8:38:35

Turkey detains 2,648 illegal migrants in nationwide operation

A total of 2,648 undocumented migrants were detained in nationwide operations across Turkey, security force said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 8:36:44

17 injured in tour bus accident in western Russia

At least 17 passengers, including 15 children, were injured on Wednesday when a tour bus collided with a truck in Western Russia, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 8:35:17

Finnish PM speaks about plan of major excercise in 2020

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila on Wednesday said a large military exercise would possibly be held in Finland in 2020, but the preparation was still at an early stage.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 8:29:28

EU states agree to extend massive investment plan

The European Union (EU) member states agreed to extend the bloc's flagship massive investment plan on Wednesday, aiming to further inject impetus into its economy which only recently started to see momentum in the aftermath of the debt crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 1:48:57

Spanish Constitutional Court annuls Catalan independence declaration

The members of the Spanish Constitutional Court on Wednesday voted unanimously to definitively annul the unilateral declaration of independence for Catalonia which was approved by Catalan Parliament on Oct. 27.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 1:47:18