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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

Navy Day parade held in St. Petersburg, Russia

Navy Day parade held in St. Petersburg, Russia on July 28, 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/29 9:34:43

Britain ramps up preparations for no-deal Brexit: ministers

The British government is working on the assumption that the EU will not renegotiate its Brexit deal and is ramping up preparations to leave the bloc on October 31 without an agreement, senior ministers said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/28 20:48:40

Climate change hits tipping points

“Shall we all just kill ourselves?”
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/28 18:33:40

France hopes to reach universal taxation on digital activities in upcoming G7 summit: minister

France hoped leaders of G7 would bridge differences and forge a common front on a universal tax of digital activities during an upcoming summt at the end of August in the French coastal resort of Biarritz, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/28 8:28:42

Two killed in single-engine plane crash in Russia -- report

A single-engine aircraft on Saturday crashed into a reservoir and sunk in Serpukov, a city in Moscow oblast, killing two people on board, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/27 21:07:55

France to implement "national decisions" on digital tax despite Trump's threat

French Minister of the Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, said on Friday that the digital tax on internet giants was "a national decision" that the government would put on the ground, defying US threat of "a substantial reciprocal action".
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/27 9:37:10

Moscow says sailors of Russian tanker detained by Kiev to return home

Sailors on board of the Russian tanker detained in the Ukrainian port of Izmail have not been charged with anything by Kiev and will soon return to Moscow, Russian Commissioner for Human Rights Tatyana Moskalkova said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/26 8:17:08

Johnson says top team backs his 'momentous' Brexit gambit

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson met his Brexiteer-dominated team of senior ministers on Thursday and said his new government was fully committed to the "momentous task" of leading Britain out of the European Union by October 31.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/25 20:48:42

Dry heatwave

A fishbone lies on a dry part of the bed of the River Loire at -sur-Loire, western France on Wednesday, as drought conditions prevail over much of western Europe. A new heatwave blasted into northern Europe that could set records in several countries, including France.
Source: VCG | 2019/7/25 20:33:40

Alpine climbing routes crumble amid altered climate pattern

High up in the natural wonders of the French Alps, the climbers who spend their days among the rockfaces and glaciers have come to a grim conclusion: The mountains are falling down around them.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/25 18:43:40

Flying Frenchman falls into sea on Channel crossing bid

A daredevil French inventor on Thursday failed in his attempt to fly across the Channel from France to Britain standing on a jet-powered "flyboard," having to be rescued after falling into the sea, his team said.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/25 18:33:40

Boris Johnson takes office as UK PM amid Brexit uncertainties

Newly-elected Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson took office as the British prime minister on Wednesday amid the rising uncertainties of Brexit.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/25 7:12:24

Russia's Avangard missile does not breach New START treaty: officer

Russia's newest Avangard missile system with a hypersonic glide vehicle does not go beyond the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with the United States, a senior Russian military officer said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/25 9:59:55

Putin congratulates new British PM Johnson

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message of congratulations to new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday, the Kremlin said in a press release.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/25 9:57:56

UN nuclear watchdog searches for new chief

The UN's nuclear watchdog has announced it will meet Thursday to start the hunt for a new director general to replace Yukiya Amano, who died last week.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/24 21:23:39

UK's Johnson seeks more diverse cabinet

Taking over as Britain's prime minister on Wednesday, Boris Johnson is expected unveil a more diverse top team in a government to be tasked with delivering Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/24 21:18:40

Boris Johnson set to become UK PM

Former British Foreign Secretary and ex-mayor of London Boris Johnson was elected the leader of the ruling Conservative party on Tuesday and set to become the country's prime minister.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/24 7:18:31