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Russian fleet starts Arctic mission

A detachment of warships and support vessels of the Russian Northern Fleet left their main base Wednesday and headed for the eastern Arctic on a safety mission, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 7:02:39

Deported Afghan asylum seeker to return to Germany

An asylum seeker from Afghanistan who was erroneously deported to his country of origin will soon be brought back to Germany, a spokesperson for the interior ministry announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 6:59:49

US sanctions on Iran strain frayed relations with European allies

Europe appears to be on a collision course with Washington, after Brussels urged European businesses to push ahead with investment in Iran, in defiance of new US sanctions on the Middle Eastern country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 6:58:40

White House confirms Trump's "letter of introduction" sent by senator to Putin

The White House on Wednesday confirmed that US President Donald Trump's "letter of introduction" was sent by a US senator to Russia's top leader Vladimir Putin.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 6:24:22

US, Turkish senior diplomats meet amid Brunson brawl

US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan on Wednesday met with Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal as the two sides' diplomatic wrangle over an American pastor remains unsolved.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 6:24:05

US to impose new sanctions on Russia as alleged poison attack of ex-Russian spy remains unsolved

As the diplomatic brawl over Russia's alleged poison attack of an ex-spy and his daughter remains unsolved, the US State Department said on Wednesday that the country will impose new sanctions on Russia over the case.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 6:17:49

Frankfurt airport T1 reopens after evacuation

The T1 Terminal of Germany's Frankfurt Airport reopened on Tuesday afternoon after a security incident led to a partial evacuation T1 at the country's largest aviation hub.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 9:05:20

US sanctions on Iran sour fragile ties with EU

The United States President Donald Trump has intensified pressure on the Iranian government after slapping tough economic sanctions on Tehran, whilst widening a disagreement with the European Union over a landmark nuclear accord.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 8:52:28

Ukraine to hold major military parade on Independence Day

Ukraine will hold a major military parade in Kiev on Aug. 24 to mark the Independence Day, authorities said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 8:51:31

Children in Germany stick to old-school media despite advancing digitalization

Children in Germany are growing up with both analogue as well as digital media and leisure activities, according to results of a joint study by six German media companies published on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 8:50:46

Turkish, US top diplomats discuss relations over phone

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his US counterpart Mike Pompeo on Tuesday discussed bilateral relations over phone, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 6:24:32

German couple imprisoned for pimping young son online

A German court Tuesday handed down lengthy jail sentences to a couple for repeatedly sexually abusing their young son and selling him to pedophiles online for more than two years.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/7 21:53:23

NATO military capability is targeting Russia: Medvedev

NATO's military capability, including nuclear triad, is targeting Russia, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 13:49:05

EU, France, Germany, UK to keep economic ties with Iran despite looming US sanctions

With the United States set to reimpose sanctions against Iran from Monday, the European Union (EU) and three of its heavyweight members, Britain, France and Germany, said they would maintain economic ties with Tehran.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:31:13

Russia appoints Hollywood star Steven Seagal as humanitarian envoy

The Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday it had appointed Hollywood action film star Steven Seagal its special representative for Russian-US Humanitarian Relations and Common Cultural and Historical Heritage.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:29:14

IS threatens to take revenge on Georgia: reports

The Islamic State (IS) militants have threatened to take revenge for the group's members killed by Georgian law enforcers during last year's anti-terrorist operation here, according to local media reports Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:27:50

2 dead, dozens injured as oil tanker truck explodes on Bologna ring road: media

Two people were killed and dozens injured as an oil tanker truck exploded on a highway overpass on a ring road exploded on a ring road on the outskirts of Italy's northcentral city of Bologna, ANSA news agency reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:25:51

Heat wave to strike Germany again after short respite

German meteorologists predicted that heat waves will come back in full force this week after a short-lived cooling-down during the past weekend.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:24:13