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Broken families

Refugee children protest outside German embassy in Athens, Greece, on Tuesday to demand faster family reunification process in Germany. Refugees have been on a hunger strike in Athens since November 1, to highlight the plight of 2,000 people wanting to rejoin families, mainly in Germany. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/8 23:53:39

New scandal for British PM over minister’s Israel visit

Britain’s aid minister faced the sack Wednesday over unauthorized meetings in Israel, as she became the latest cabinet member caught up in a whirlwind of scandals rocking Prime Minister Theresa May’s government.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/8 23:43:40

Belgium urges Spain to talk to Catalan separatists

Belgium’s prime minister, battling to contain domestic fallout from the arrival of fugitive Catalan leaders, urged Madrid on Wednesday to talk to the separatists, but said he would not interfere in any extradition to Spain.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/8 23:43:39

EU ministers focus on input for European Earth observation program

The European Space Agency (ESA) informal space ministerial meeting on Tuesday focused on the evolutions of the European Earth Observation Program Copernicus beyond 2020.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/8 7:47:16

Germany signs 276-mln-euro technical aid agreement with Jordan

Germany signed a grant and technical aid agreement with Jordan worth 276 million euros to support the Arab kingdom in various areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/8 7:46:58

Catalan entrepreneurs in Brussels warn of economic fallouts of independence

Catalan entrepreneurs gathered at the European Parliament (EP) on Tuesday to oppose the separatist movement of the ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/8 7:45:47

Finnish, US, Swedish defense chiefs hold tripartite meeting

A tripartite meeting between US, Finnish and Swedish defense officials convened on Tuesday in Helsinki, and Finnish Defense Minister Jussi Niinisto said the next tripartite meeting would take place next spring.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/8 7:44:23

Trial in Finland to define whether to plan fighting in Middle East a crime

A trial began in Helsinki on Tuesday against three Finnish men accused of preparing to go to the Middle East as foreign fighters.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/8 7:44:09

EU open to cooperation with other partners on space programs: official

The European Union (EU) is very much open to future developments and discussions of space programs with other partners, a European commissioner said in Tallinn on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/8 7:43:40

Russia's arms export to reach 15.3 bln USD in 2017: Putin

Russia's export of arms and military equipment is expected to reach 15.3 billion US dollars by the end of 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/8 7:43:00

Experts say distrust between Turkey, US jeopardizes ties

Trust in bilateral relations between Turkey and the US is so eroded that the two NATO allies could be subject to deeper diplomatic disputes although Ankara and Washington recently have taken steps to restore a visa crisis, experts said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/8 6:22:56

Marching on

Participants march during a military parade at Red Square in Moscow on Wednesday. Russia is marking the 76th anniversary of the historic 1941 parade, when Red Army soldiers marched past the Kremlin walls toward the frontline to fight Nazi Germany troops during World War II. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/7 23:33:39

Puigdemont urges unity as deadline for electoral pact nears

Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday urged the region's political forces to unite, as hours remained for him to agree terms for an electoral pact with other pro-independence parties.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/7 23:03:40

Happiness levels among British people higher following Brexit decision: survey

Figures released Tuesday spanning the first full year after Britain voted to leave the European Union show life satisfaction and happiness levels have increased.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/7 21:11:47

Paradise paper palaver

New revelations Monday from the “Paradise Papers” shed light on Apple’s tax avoidance strategy which shifted profits from one fiscal haven to another as well as loopholes employed by Nike and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/7 20:18:39

Celebration marking October Revolution of Russia held in St. Petersburg

People disguise as a soldier as they take part in a celebration marking the October Revolution of Russia in 1917, in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Nov. 5, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/7 9:02:31

Kiev to suspend water supplies to rebel-held region in E. Ukraine

The Ukrainian authorities would suspend water supplies to the area in the eastern Lugansk region controlled by pro-independence insurgents by Tuesday, a senior Ukrainian official said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/7 7:51:21

Asylum seekers share a taste of home in Brussels' "pay-what-you-can" restaurant

Housed in an abandoned building in the northern suburbs of Brussels, a small pop-up restaurant is offering a unique take on the city's Arabic food scene.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/7 7:50:04