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UK govt urged to focus aid money on climate change

Britain must overhaul its aid strategy and focus on climate change if it wants to have a meaningful impact, a cross-party committee of lawmakers said in a report released on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/8 21:13:40

Train accident injures at least 20 in northern Germany

A train accident near Rendsburg in northern Germany has injured at least 20 people, local media Focus Online reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/8 14:15:27

European integration remains top priority for Ukraine: PM

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said on Tuesday that closer ties with the European Union (EU) remain a top priority for his country, the Ukrainian government press service said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/8 10:09:44

Bereaved families of Moscow plane fire victims to receive monetary compensation

Each of the families of the victims killed in Sunday's deadly plane fire will receive monetary compensation totalling 9 million rubles (135,000 U.S. dollars) per victim, Russian Transport Minister Yevgeny Dietrich said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/8 9:49:19

EU sharply cuts Germany's economic outlook for external woes

The European Commission cut its economic growth outlook for Germany from 1.1 percent to 0.5 percent on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/8 9:44:18

EU sees further slowdown in French economy

After a slowdown from 2.2 percent in 2017 to 1.6 percent in 2018, the French economy will weaken further to 1.3 percent in 2019, the European Commission said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/8 9:43:31

Pompeo cancels Berlin visit over "pressing issues"

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called off his visit to Berlin due to "pressing issues", the US Embassy in Berlin said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/8 9:42:05

EU says British economy remains subdued as uncertainty continues

The British economy slowed markedly in 2018 and is forecast to remain subdued, the European Commission said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/8 9:40:49

Poland supports Georgia's efforts to join EU, NATO: president

Poland supports Georgia in its efforts to join the European Union (EU) and NATO, Polish President Andrzej Duda said here Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/8 9:33:07

European parliament elections will go ahead in Britain: official

Prime Minister Theresa May's hopes of people in Britain avoiding having to vote in the European Parliament elections were dashed on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/8 9:08:57

Russian envoy calls for mutual respect in UN peacekeeping initiatives

First deputy permanent representative of Russia to the UN Dmitry Polyanskiy on Tuesday said that all specific peacekeeping initiatives must be developed on the basis of consensus and mutual respect.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/8 9:04:08

Erdogan backs move to re-run Istanbul polls

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday welcomed an order to re-run the recent Istanbul election.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/7 20:48:41

Holy messenger

Pope Francis coughs as he is welcomed by North Macedonia's president during a welcome ceremony in the courtyard of the presidential palace in Skopje on Tuesday. Pope called on the Western Balkans to embrace its patchwork of faiths and ethnicities on Tuesday, saying “respect for diversity” is key to the region's efforts to integrate with Europe.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/7 20:43:40

Working for purpose

Jeanett Dian Amonsen was a high-flying TV journalist with a state broadcaster when a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis at 40 derailed her career.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/7 20:33:40

Burnt fuselage of Aeroflot SSJ-100 passenger plane seen on tarmac at Moscow's airport

Burnt fuselage of an Aeroflot SSJ-100 passenger plane is seen on the tarmac at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, on May 6, 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/7 17:50:45

Cyprus minister eyes closer cooperation with China after discovery of large natural gas reserves

Recent discovery of natural gas in Cyprus paved the way for its further cooperation with China, a Cypriot official said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/7 13:03:59

Pompeo, Lavrov discuss Venezuela issue in Finland

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed the issue of Venezuela in Finland, the US State Department said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/7 12:53:02

N. Macedonia's presidential election runoff calm: Int'l observers

The second round of North Macedonia's presidential election was calm and well run, but gaps in the legal framework remain unaddressed, international observers said in a preliminary statement on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/7 9:57:03