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28 injured, 600 displaced in Sicily in earthquake triggered by volcano eruption

Twenty-eight people were injured in Italy's Sicily on Wednesday in an earthquake triggered by the eruption of Mount Etna, Italian authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/27 11:29:53

Britain bans sale of puppies and kittens by pet shops to end abuse

Britain is forbidding puppies and kittens from being sold by pet shops in a bid to crack down on animal exploitation and abuse.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/26 17:48:40

Turkey to launch offensive on Kurds, IS

Turkey is determined to cross to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria as soon as possible, the Hurriyet newspaper quoted Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying on Tuesday.
Source: Agencies | 2018/12/25 20:28:40

Italy's Mount Etna volcano erupts, prompting airport shutdown

Sicily's Mount Etna volcano erupted on Monday, the National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/25 11:08:33

Queen Elizabeth II calls for Christmas calm and civility amid Brexit storm

Queen Elizabeth II will call for respect and civility in a Christmas message delivered with Britain badly divided over its impending exit from the European Union (EU).
Source: AFP | 2018/12/24 20:18:42

What awaits ahead for the EU? Signs of a deepening crisis on the horizon

The political credibility crisis affecting leaders of European democracies goes hand in hand with the diminishing role of the United States in the current world configuration.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/24 9:53:39

Body Worlds exhibition held in Poland

The Body Worlds exhibition displays dissected human bodies and animals at the Body Worlds exhibition at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland, photographed on Dec 21, 2018. It was first presented in Tokyo in 1995.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/23 23:37:22

No place like home

Sharing a studio flat in Dublin with two other people, Greek security guard Aris complains about the housing crisis that forces him to live in cramped conditions.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/23 20:43:39

"Yellow Vests" protests lose steam in sixth round of countrywide anti-Macron demonstrations

Few people gathered in Parisian streets and across French cities on Saturday to oppose French President Emamnuel Macron's leadership and policy after the movement has gradually lost steam in recent weeks.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/23 10:44:35

Germany to ban Iran's Mahan Air flights under US pressures: report

Germany will ban flights of Iran's Mahan Air to its cities under the US pressures, Tasnim news agency reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/22 22:14:22

Death toll linked to "Yellow Vest" movement in France rises to 10

A motorist was killed late on Friday in a road accident linked to "Yellow Vest" movement in southern France, bringing the death toll to 10 since protesters launched demonstrations in mid-November against fuel tax rise, local media reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/22 20:15:07

London Big Ben will ring in its 160th birthday year

London's Big Ben will chime at midnight on New Year's Eve with its iconic big bongs, British Parliament confirmed Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/22 12:39:59

Putin calls for dialogue with Trump amid worsening Russia-US relations

Amid ongoing tense frictions between Moscow and Washington, Russian President Vladimir Putin appeals to his US counterpart Donald Trump to resume direct talks so as to discuss urgent issues on bilateral and international agendas.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/22 11:08:09

Belarusian president approves appointment of CSTO's new secretary general

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday approved the appointment of Belarusian Security Council State Secretary Stanislav Zas as the new secretary general of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/22 9:52:16

Ukrainian, British defense chiefs discuss Kerch Strait tensions

Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson met on Friday and discussed the recent tensions in the Kerch Strait, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/22 8:57:56

Ukraine gets 1.4 bln USD in first tranche from IMF

Ukraine has received the first tranche of 1.4 billion US dollars from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) fresh Stand-By Arrangement (SBA), Ukraine's central bank said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/22 8:54:56

Ukraine receives first batch of multipurpose helicopters from France

Ukraine on Friday received the first batch of multipurpose helicopters under a contract with France, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/22 8:54:35

Belgian King accepts resignation of cabinet, no elections until May

King Philippe of Belgium accepted on Friday the resignation of the government of Prime Minister Charles Michel and confirmed it would stay on as a caretaker administration until the elections in May, the Royal Palace said in a communique.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/22 8:40:51