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Catalan separatist parties agree to re-elect Puigdemont leader

The two main Catalan separatist parties Together for Catalonia (Junts per Catalonia - JpC) and the Republican Left (ERC) have reached an agreement that aims to see former Carles Puigdemont re-elected as leader of the region in northeast Spain.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/11 8:20:48

No casualties reported following huge fire near Dublin airport in Ireland

No casualties were reported after a huge fire broke out near the airport in the Irish capital city of Dublin on Wednesday, said local authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/11 8:18:08

Appeal for deeper economic union comes from Southern EU summit

Leaders from seven southern European countries in Rome made a joint appeal on Wednesday for further economic and financial integration in the European Union (EU), and "for more solidarity" on migration policies.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/11 8:11:05

Catalan parties back self-exiled former leader

The two main pro-independence parties in the Spanish region of Catalonia have agreed to back former leader Carles Puigdemont as candidate for regional head, raising the likelihood of a renewed push for a split from Spain this year.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/10 23:33:40

German Social Democrats wary as coalition talks enter crunch stage

German Social Democrats sounded downbeat about their coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Wednesday, a day before both camps decide whether they want to move to formal negotiations on establishing a new government.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/10 23:23:40

Germans outraged over historic church demolition

The demolition of a historic German church to clear the way for the expansion of an open-cast mine this week has outraged locals and environmentalists, as politicians moot giving up their own clean energy targets.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/10 23:13:39

UK army seeks recruits by offering emotional support

The British Army launched a campaign Wednesday highlighting the emotional support available to new recruits as it seeks to address falling soldier numbers - but drew accusations of political correctness.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/10 23:03:39

French star Deneuve defends men's 'right' to chat up women

France's most revered actress Catherine Deneuve declared Tuesday that men should be “free to hit on” women, condemning a new “puritanism” she claimed has been sparked by sexual harassment scandals.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/10 19:53:39

New railway tunnel linking Ukraine, EU to open in May: media

The Beskyd railway tunnel connecting Ukraine and the European Union countries will be put into operation this year, Ukraine's government-run Ukrinform news agency said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 7:58:18

Russia denies US statement on Syrian terrorists using easily accessible technologies

The Russian Defense Ministry denied Tuesday a US Defense Ministry statement that drones involved in a recent attempt to bomb Russian military facilities in Syria employed easily accessible technologies.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 7:53:48

88 pct of Brussels women experience some form of sexual harassment: report

Eighty-eight percent of women over the age of 15 in Brussels have been victims of sexual intimidation, Belgian press reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 7:52:32

British PM completes cabinet reshuffle amid criticism

British Prime Minister Theresa May issued her first statement Tuesday night after completing a shake-up of her team of government ministers.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 7:51:46

Commerce prevails

St. Lambertus church, built in the 19th Century in Immerath, is demolished to make way for the expansion of the nearby open-cast brown coal mine of German power supplier RWE, in Immerath, Germany on Monday.
Source: VCG | 2018/1/9 22:13:39

Britain's May keeps big-names in front bench team in cabinet reshuffle

British Prime Minister Theresa May embarked on the much trumpeted rushuffle of her team of ministers Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 8:09:25

Russia foils terrorist drone attacks on its Syria bases

Terrorists attempted last week to attack Russia's Hmeymim and Tartus military bases in Syria with drones, which were captured or destroyed by Russian servicemen, local media reported Monday, citing a defense ministry statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 8:07:31

Twenty attacks foiled in 2017 in France: French official

Twenty attacks have been foiled in France in 2017, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Monday, quoted by the French newspaper Le Progres.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 8:03:04

May shakes up govt in crunch year for Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May began a major shake-up of her ministers on Monday as she seeks to give fresh impetus to her government in a crucial year for the Brexit negotiations.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/8 23:18:40

Tax relief agreement a sign coalition possible

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed to provide income tax relief for high earners, a source said on Monday, signaling progress in their talks on forming a coalition government.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/8 23:18:40