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Russia says INF arms treaty terminated at US initiative

Russia's Foreign Ministry Friday announced the formal termination of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty at the initiative of the US side.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/2 17:21:29

Finnish PM suggests EU net payers reduce contribution if rule of law not followed in EU

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne said on Thursday the net payer countries of the European Union plan to reduce their contributions to the EU, if Hungary, Poland and Romania do not follow the basic value principles.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/2 9:26:55

Russian naval drills kick off in Baltic Sea

Russia is conducting large-scale Ocean Shield-2019 naval exercises in the Baltic Sea from Thursday to Aug. 9, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/2 8:47:24

Britain to spend an extra $2.6 billion on no-deal Brexit plan

Britain said it is ramping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit by spending an extra 2.1 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) to stockpile medicines, hire more border officials and fund one of the biggest peacetime advertising campaigns.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/1 21:38:41

Putin calls in army to fight forest fires

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called in the army to fight forest fires that have been raging across vast expanses of Siberia for days, enveloping entire cities in black smoke.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/1 18:33:42

Glimmer of hope as Italy battles 'olive tree leprosy'

Working in an arid Italian field of crumbly soil, agronomists are battling a rampant bacterium that has already infected millions of olive trees and could threaten the entire Mediterranean basin.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/1 18:33:41

Poultry plans

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson inspects poultry during his visit to rally support for his farming plans post-Brexit, at Shervington Farm, St Brides Wentlooge near Newport, Wales on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/31 22:08:40

Von der Leyen praises Croatia's EU membership

Ursula von der Leyen, the new President-elect of the European Commission, said here on Tuesday that Croatia is a success story of the European Union (EU) and role model for other countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/31 21:04:09

Melting planet

Visitors walk among free-floating ice jammed into the Ilulissat Icefjord during unseasonably warm weather on Tuesday near Ilulissat, Greenland, Denmark. The Sahara heat wave that recently sent temperatures to record levels in parts of Europe is arriving in Greenland.
Source: VCG | 2019/7/31 20:58:40

Sex workers give red light to leaving famed Dutch district

Bathed in red neon light, hundreds of prostitutes ply their trade from behind windows in the narrow canal-side streets of ­Amsterdam - and that's how they want it to stay.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/31 17:33:40

More than 160 land defenders killed in 2018

At least 164 land and environmental activists were murdered last year for defending their homes, lands and natural resources from exploitation by mining, food and logging firms, Global Witness said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/30 17:58:41

JCPOA Arbitral Commission convenes in Vienna

Arbitral Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is scheduled to convene in Vienna in presence of deputy foreign ministers and directors general of the six states parties to the JCPOA to discuss the latest developments about the status of the Agreement.
Source: IRNA | 2019/7/30 16:21:45

Boy dies after being pushed off train platform in Frankfurt

An 8-year-old boy was killed by a moving train after he and his mother were allegedly pushed by a man onto the tracks Monday morning at the Frankfurt main station.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/30 16:17:12

Mozambique pass amnesty bill eyeing lasting peace

Mozambique's parliament on Monday passed an amnesty bill that will pardon all criminal acts committed against the State as part of the government commitment to honor the deals with the main opposition party, Renamo, in the peace negotiation process.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/30 7:48:57

Spectacular sight

A member of the Guardia di Finanza alpine rescue team looks on as Mount Etna, Europe's highest and most active volcano, erupts in Sicily, Italy on Sunday. Spectacular eruptions from Etna lit up the sky on Saturday and rivers of smoking red lava streamed down the slope of the new southeast crater.
Source: VCG | 2019/7/29 21:13:42

British warship arrives in Gulf region to escort tankers

A British warship dispatched to the Gulf to escort UK-flagged ships amid heightened tensions with Iran has arrived in the region, the defence ministry said.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/29 21:13:40

UK 'turbo-charging' no-deal Brexit

Britain is turbo-charging its no-deal Brexit preparations and will be ready to leave the European Union with or without a deal on October 31, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday.
Source: Agencies | 2019/7/29 21:08:41

At least 3 dead, 1 injured in shooting in southern France

At least three people were killed and one was injured in a shooting in southern France on Sunday evening, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/29 11:03:11