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Moscow dismisses report that names poisoning suspect

Moscow has scoffed at a report by a respected investigative group claiming that one of the suspects in the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal was a highly decorated colonel in Russian military intelligence.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/27 23:33:41

Proud to have Chinese tourists in city: Copenhagen Mayor Jensen

The mayor of Copenhagen expressed pride in a surge of Chinese tourists visiting the Danish capital and told the Global Times in an exclusive interview that "Chinese tourists behave so well."
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 23:28:40

One in 10 British firms might go bankrupt due to no-deal Brexit: survey

A no-deal Brexit might cause severe harm to British economy, risking one in 10 British firms going bankrupt, a recent report suggested.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/27 14:40:19

Globalization, rule-based international system key to world development: British PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday called on world leaders to embrace globalization and uphold a rules-based international system which are key to the world development.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/27 11:11:55

Ex-French PM Valls to campaign for Barcelona mayor

France's combative former prime minister Manuel Valls announced Tuesday that he will run for mayor of Barcelona, in what will be an ­unprecedented bid for political power in ­another European country.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/26 23:13:42

Italy populists will only vote if budget judged 'courageous'

The head of Italy's populists, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi di Maio, warned Wednesday that his party will not vote for the 2019 budget if it is not "courageous" enough.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/26 23:08:42

US to lose in wide trade war: ECB forecast

Economic activity in the United States could fall more than 2 percent within a year if Washington launched a trade war on a wide front, European Central Bank (ECB) researchers suggested Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/26 23:08:40

Russian parliament approves Putin's pension reform amendments

Russia's parliament on Wednesday unanimously approved President ­Vladimir Putin's amendments to a ­deeply unpopular pension reform plan that has led to a rare outburst of public anger in the country.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/26 22:58:41

French President Macron defends multilateralism, Paris Agreement

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, as much anticipated, strongly defended multilateralism and the Paris Agreement on climate change at the ongoing General Debate of the 73rd UN General Assembly (UNGA 73).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/26 9:17:48

EU to set up legal entity to facilitate trade with Iran

The European Union (EU) will set up a legal entity to facilitate legitimate financial transactions with Iran in light of the U.S. withdrawal from the international agreement on Tehran's nuclear program and the re-imposition of sanctions, said the EU's foreign and security policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/26 1:39:21

Swedish parliament ousts PM

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven lost a no-confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday and will step down after four years in power, but with neither major political bloc holding a majority it remained unclear who will form the next government.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/25 22:03:40

British cabinet presses ahead with PM's Brexit blueprint

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to press ahead with her so-called Chequers plan for a soft-Brexit, her advisors said after a meeting of her top ministers at Downing Street Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/25 8:37:36

Go to polls if Brexit fails: Labour

Britain's Labour Party on Monday agreed to vote on a conference motion to "support all options" on Brexit, but the leadership refused to back a second vote with the option to stay in the European Union.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/24 23:13:40

Italy adopts controversial security decree aiming to deport more migrants

The Italian government on Monday adopted a heavily-criticized security decree, which will make it easier to expel migrants and strip them of Italian citizenship.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/24 22:58:40

New US sanctions will not delay Russian arms production: official

New US sanctions on Russia's defense sector will not hinder the country's arms production, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/24 9:25:26

Britain's major supermarket to eliminate single-use plastic bags by 2023

Britain's major supermarket the Co-op announced Saturday that it will ban single-use plastics by 2023 in an effort to tackle plastic pollution.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 15:23:48

Theresa May vows to hold nerve after Brexit talks hit impasse

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain would not flinch in an impasse with the European Union about its departure from the bloc, as French and German ministers suggested the next move in the negotiations should come from London.
Source: CGTN | 2018/9/23 10:46:23

Putin says ready to boost anti-terror cooperation with Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, over a deadly terrorist attack and reaffirmed readiness to intensify counterterror cooperation, the Kremlin said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 9:30:39