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Russia's economy set for growth: Putin

Vladimir Putin, on a drive to boost living standards at the start of a new presidential term, tried to reassure Russians about their economy on Thursday in a live TV question-and-answer marathon.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/7 22:33:42

Spain swears in cabinet with record number of 11 women

King Felipe VI on Thursday swore in Spain's new pro-EU government with a record 11 women members including in key posts such as defense and economy, and six male ministers.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/7 22:13:42

Rumors swirl as UK PM gathers ministers

British Prime Minister Theresa May gathers her ministered Thursday amid swirling rumors that Brexit secretary David Davis could quit over her plans to avoid a hard Irish border.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/7 22:13:39

Paris predator

Visitors look at a 67 million year-old skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur, named Trix, during the first day of the exhibition “A T-Rex in Paris” at the French National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France, on Wednesday.
Source: VCG | 2018/6/7 22:08:40

N.Ireland abortion law stays

Britain's Supreme Court expressed the view on Thursday that Northern Ireland's strict abortion law was incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights, but added it did not have the powers to make a formal declaration that the law should be changed.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/7 21:58:40

Preparing for the worst

Firefighters respond to a simulated fire in an aircraft at the 2018 Complex Safety, an international show and exhibition of safety and security equipment, in Noginsk, Moscow Region. The event was organized by the Russian Ministry of the Interior and the Russian Ministry of Civil Defense, Emergencies, and Disaster Relief.
Source: VCG | 2018/6/7 21:58:39

20 fire engines, 120 firefighters battling massive fire at London hotel

A total of 20 fire engines and 120 firefighters and officers are battling a massive blaze at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London's Knightsbridge, London Fire Brigade said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/7 14:42:32

Profile: Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a state visit to China and attend the 18th Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on June 8-10.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/7 10:37:15

UNSC concerned about security deterioration in eastern Ukraine

The UN Security Council on Wednesday expressed grave concern about the recent deterioration of the security situation in eastern Ukraine and its severe impact on the civilian population.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/7 10:16:00

Spain's PM prioritizes unity in new cabinet

Spain's Socialist new prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, prioritized Europe and Spain's unity in new government, whose ministers were unveiled on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/7 9:34:02

Italy's new gov't moving fast in speaking out against refugees, asylum seekers

Less than a week into the mandate of Italy's newest government, officials are already raising eyebrows for the hardline stance they are taking against refugees.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/7 9:31:52

Chinese embassy warns of telecom fraud targeting Chinese students in Britain

Chinese students in Britain are being targeted in a new, two-way scam, the Chinese embassy in Britain warned on Wednesday, cautioning the students to remain vigilant.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/7 9:21:15

Hopeful sign

A Chinese national flag is waved as Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/6 23:33:40

Royalty detector

Clare Guest (L) founder of Medical Detection Dogs speaks with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (C) and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during the 10th anniversary celebration of the charity at The Royal Mews in London on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/6/6 23:03:40

EU to hit US imports with tougher duties, ramping up dispute

The European Union expects to hit US imports with additional duties from July, ratcheting up a transatlantic trade conflict after Washington imposed its own tariffs on incoming EU steel and aluminium.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/6 22:58:41

Italian populists to begin rule after deputies vote

Italy's incoming Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte faced the second of two parliamentary votes Wednesday, the final hurdle before his populist government can officially take the reins.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/6 22:58:41

Trump holds 'Celebration of America'

US President Donald Trump's kept up his feud with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday after most team members refused to attend an event honoring their Super Bowl victory in the fallout over Trump's demand that players stand for the national anthem.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/6 20:58:43

Eastern Ukraine situation must improve before lifting sanctions on Russia: Austrian chancellor

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday at a joint press conference with visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin that the situation in eastern Ukraine should be improved before the sanctions on Russia could be lifted.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/6 11:45:48