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US will "no doubt" increase troops in Poland: Defense Minister Blaszczak

There is "no doubt" the presence of US troops in Poland will be increased, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said here on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/26 1:11:17

Anger as UK's Theresa May asks for yet more time to amend Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday called for still more time to renegotiate her Brexit deal, and drew outrage by suggesting parliament may not be able to vote on the text until just 17 days before Britain leaves the EU.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/25 20:53:41

Roundup: British PM May postpones Brexit vote by March 12

The vote by British lawmakers on the Brexit deal will be postponed again by March 12, Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/25 0:51:02

Pope wraps up Vatican child abuse summit

Pope Francis was set to address the Catholic Church Sunday at the close of a landmark Vatican summit on a pedophilia crisis that has devastated lives in countries across the globe.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/24 19:43:39

Finland's gas-fueled icebreaker adds to green efforts

The steel behemoth pushes ahead, crunching the ice as it navigates the northernmost tip of the Baltic, considered one of the most polluted seas in the world. But unlike other icebreakers spewing diesel, this state-of-the-art ship boasts cleaner fuel.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/24 17:53:39

Spotlight: Major retailers issue warning on price rise of food and drink in no-deal Brexit

Shoppers at Nottingham's Christmas market complained about higher prices. Britain is gripped by a cost of living crisis sparked in part by the nosedive in the value of the pound after the country voted for Brexit in June 2016, pushing up the price of imported foodstuffs. (AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF)
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/24 10:57:25

U.S. plane conducts observation over Russia under int'l treaty

A U.S. OC-135B observation aircraft flew over Russia on Feb. 18-23 under the international Treaty on Open Skies, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/24 10:38:50

Putin salutes fallen soldiers on Defender of Fatherland Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall on Saturday to honor Soviet soldiers killed during World War II.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/24 9:37:06

Macron cheered at agriculture show, but still faces "Yellow Vest" anger

French President Emmanuel Macron was cheered by local farmers on Saturday during his second presidential agricultural show that coincides with the 15th straight weekend of action against his economic reforms.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/24 9:34:41

Turkey orders 295 military personnel arrested over Muslim cleric Gulen links

Turkey ordered the arrest of 295 serving military personnel on Friday, the prosecutor's office said, accusing them of links to the network of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara says orchestrated a 2016 attempted coup.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/22 22:34:23

EU debates how and when to start trade talks with Trump administration

European ministers begin debating on Friday how and when to start trade negotiations with the United States, aware that US President Donald Trump may impose punitive tariffs on EU car imports if the bloc waits too long.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/22 22:34:21

Green youth

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, delivers a speech during a meeting at the Civil Society For rEUnaissance at the EU Charlemagne Building in Brussels on Thursday. The Swedish teenager's lone protest against climate change in September spurred a global youth movement and protests by schoolchildren around the world.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/21 22:53:42

Soul searching

Pope Francis prays during the opening of a global child protection summit on the sex abuse crisis within the Catholic Church on Thursday at the Vatican. The pontiff has set aside three and a half days to convince Catholic bishops to tackle pedophilia in a bid to contain a scandal which hit an already beleaguered Church again in 2018, from Chile to Germany and the US.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/21 22:53:41

Vatican summit opens

Pope Francis kicked off a red-letter global child protection summit on Thursday for reflections on the sex abuse crisis, while victims tired of hearing pledges for change clamor for incisive reforms.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/21 21:18:44

May hails Brexit talks 'progress' but no breakthrough

Prime Minister Theresa May said she had made “progress” in talks with the EU on Wednesday as she sought to extract concessions on the terms of Britain's divorce, but as expected there was no major breakthrough.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/21 21:18:43

Russia Completes Engine Tests of Soyuz Rocket's 2nd Stage Using New Fuel - UEC

The engine for the second stage of the Soyuz-2 rocket using the new naphthyl rocket fuel instead of kerosene was successfully tested, a spokesperson for the United Engine Corporation told Sputnik on the sidelines of the Aero India exhibition in the Indian city of Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Source: Sputnik | 2019/2/21 11:22:24

US Likely to Retain Control of Northeast Syria After Troop Pullout - Official

The US is likely to retain control over the Kurdish-populated areas in northeastern Syria by keeping its troops in neighbouring Iraqi Kurdistan and reserving the right to intervene if needed, Badran Jiakurd, an adviser to the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES), a de facto autonomous region, told Sputnik.
Source: Sputnik | 2019/2/21 11:13:55

Putin pledges to increase social spending, strengthen defense in annual address

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his annual address to the parliament Wednesday that the government will boost expenditures on national projects concerning social development and beef up its military might to protect the country against external threat.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/21 10:54:31