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Over 20,000 people evacuated from multiple venues in Moscow on bomb threats

Over 20,000 people were evacuated from more than 30 shopping centers, railway stations and universities here, following "almost simultaneous" bomb threats delivered by telephone, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/14 2:21:55

Juncker urges EU members to seize Brexit chance to forge tighter union

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker called on EU governments on Wednesday to seize a window of opportunity from Brexit and economic growth to forge a tighter union built around the euro currency and a pivotal role in global trade.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/13 23:23:39

French govt vows to push labor reforms

The French government will press ahead with President Emmanuel Macron's flagship labor reforms despite the first mass protests against his pro-business agenda, a leading minister said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/13 23:18:40

Prosecutors threaten to arrest Catalan mayors

Spain's state prosecutor on Wednesday ordered a criminal probe of Catalan mayors who cooperate with an October 1 independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid and threatened to arrest those who do not comply.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/13 23:18:40

Blame game in Greece as oil spill spreads to Piraeus port

Greek officials traded accusations on Wednesday after an oil spill from a sunken tanker spread to the Athens port of Piraeus.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/13 23:13:40

Russia ready to develop cooperation with US in agriculture

Russia is ready to develop cooperation with the United States in the field of agriculture, Russia's Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 16:24:52

Britain, EU announce date of next round of Brexit talks

The British government and the European Union (EU) on Tuesday afternoon announced they would start the fourth round of Brexit negotiations on September 25.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 6:45:03

False alarm as Catalan police evacuate Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona

Catalan police (Mossos d Esquarda) evacuated the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona and closed the adjacent metro station as part of an "anti-terrorist operation" which was confirmed as a false alarm on Tuesday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 6:41:17

Ukraine to initiate UN discussion on peacekeeping mission in Donbas

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Tuesday that he will initiate a discussion at the United Nations on a possible deployment of the UN peacekeeping troops in Ukraine's conflict-hit eastern region of Donbas.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 1:51:11

Police to seize ballot boxes in Catalonia

Prosecutors in Catalonia ordered police Tuesday to seize ballot boxes, election flyers or any item that could be used in a banned independence ­referendum called by the Spanish region's separatist executive.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/12 23:53:39

Young migrants abused on way to Europe: UN

More than three-quarters of children and young adults trying to migrate to Europe are victims of torture, rape and other abuse on the dangerous journey, UN officials said Tuesday, warning against "cynicism" over the repeated tragedies.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/12 23:48:40

Turkey signs weapons deal

Turkey has signed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile defense systems, its first major weapons purchase from Moscow, in an accord that could trouble Ankara's NATO allies.
Source: Agencies-Global Times | 2017/9/12 23:48:39

Bittersweet election victory for Norway PM

After clinching a narrow victory in Norway's legislative elections, Prime Minister Erna Solberg embarks on a historic but fragile second mandate, with a weaker majority and less conciliatory allies.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/12 23:44:58

Labor protests challenge Macron’s reforms

French unions launched a day of strikes and protests Tuesday against Emmanuel Macron's flagship labor reforms, a key test as he stakes his presidency on overhauling the sluggish economy.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/12 23:44:57

German court drops case on former medic at Auschwitz

A German court on Tuesday said it had dropped a case against a 96-year-old former medical orderly at the Auschwitz death camp because he suffers from dementia, ending one of the last high-profile Nazi prosecutions.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/12 23:33:40

Homage to Catalonia

This handout picture released by the Catalan National Assembly shows an aerial view of people waving a giant banner reading in Catalan “Independence now” during a pro-independence demonstration in Barcelona on Monday. Hundreds of thousands of Catalans were expected to rally to demand their region break away from Spain, in a show of strength three weeks ahead of a secession referendum banned by Madrid. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/9/12 23:13:39

Irish AIB bank loses customers' personal data

Printouts containing names, loan and deposit balances, account turnover and annual fees, were lost by a bank staff member at the end of August, according to an Irish commercial bank on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/12 23:11:00

British PM's crucial Brexit bill passes first parliament hurdle

British Prime Minister Theresa May's crucial bill to pave the way for Britain's exit from the European Union cleared its major hurdle in the House of Commons in the early hours of Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/12 17:52:14