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Irish campaigners in abortion referendum vie for online impact

Leading Irish actors have urged voters in a video posted online Sunday to legalize abortion in the country, as campaigning intensifies ahead of a referendum later this month on the issue.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/7 23:03:40

Locking horns

The cow Veielett, The Queen of the Queens (right) clashes with Ruska during the annual 'Herens national cow fighting final' in Aproz, Switzerland on Sunday. Every year, the cows test their strength and fight for the herd's leadership as they are taken to the alpine pastures. The competition continues until a new queen has forced all the other cows to retreat.
Source: IC | 2018/5/7 22:53:39

Putin sworn in for fourth term, underlines growth, technology development

Vladimir Putin took the oath of office on Monday to start his fourth term as Russian president.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/7 21:08:14

Online divorces introduced in England, Wales for first time

Couples may utter those immortal words "I Do" when they marry in churches and registry offices. But a change in the rules has for the first time enabled estranged couples in England and Wales to untie the marital knot online.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/7 6:35:25

Marx's at 200

Visitors attend a ceremony as a statue of German revolutionary thinker Karl Marx is being unveiled on Saturday in his native city Trier, southwestern Germany. The statue by Chinese artist Wu Weishan is a gift from China to the city of Trier on the occasion of Marx' 200th birthday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/5/6 22:23:39

Anger in France, Britain over Trump's pro-firearms speech to the NRA lobby

US President Donald Trump caused anger in France and Britain by suggesting looser gun laws could have helped prevent deadly attacks in Paris in 2015 and linking knife crime in London to a handgun ban.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/6 22:18:39

Rescuers search for three Polish coal miners after deadly collapse

Rescuers were struggling to locate three missing miners on Sunday after finding one crushed to death and locating another trapped after an earthquake hit a coal mine in the country's south, a mining official said.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/6 22:08:40

200 years on, Karl Marx is still relevant

In September 1999, the BBC launched an online poll to find the greatest thinker of the millennium. Karl Marx, a great German philosopher and pioneer of the international communist movement, topped the list, leading Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton and even Charles Darwin with a clear margin.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/6 7:03:09

Russian opposition leader detained at rally in Moscow: Police

Around 300 people, including Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, were detained during an unauthorized rally in central Moscow, Moscow City Police said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/6 6:36:05

China-donated statue of Karl Marx unveiled in Germany's Trier

A China-donated statue of German philosopher Karl Marx was unveiled in his hometown Trier Saturday on the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/6 6:34:53

Karl Marx House reopens as Trier celebrates thinker's anniversary

The Karl Marx House, in which the German thinker was born and later was turned into a museum, reopened after full renovation on Saturday, to mark the 200th birthday of the man whose ideas are still influencing the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/6 6:34:34

Netanyahu to meet Putin in Moscow amid rising tension over Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on May 9 to "discuss regional developments" amid rising tension over Iran.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/6 6:34:07

Europeans mark 200th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth

People in European cities paid homage to Karl Marx on Saturday, marking the 200th anniversary of the great thinker's birth.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/6 6:33:22

Karl Marx House reopens as Trier celebrates thinker's anniversary

The Karl Marx House, in which the German thinker was born and later was turned into a museum, reopened after full renovation on Saturday, to mark the 200th birthday of the man whose ideas are still influencing the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/5 20:04:50

Europeans mark 200th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth

People in European cities paid homage to Karl Marx on Saturday, marking the 200th anniversary of the great thinker's birth.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/5 19:44:02

May avoids London wipeout in local polls

Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party avoided a wipeout in London local elections and eked out gains in Brexit-supporting regions elsewhere, results on Friday showed, denting the opposition Labour Party's hopes of a big win.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/4 23:53:40

Nobel Literature Prize junked

For the first time in almost 70 years there will be no Nobel Literature Prize this year, after the Swedish Academy that selects the laureate failed to contain a deep crisis stemming from the anti-sexual harassment #MeToo campaign.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/4 23:48:41

Disturbing trade

Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen (left) and Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visit the Custom House in Heathrow Airport, to inspect seized ivory and rhino horns and other items related to the illegal wildlife trade, in London on Friday. Johnson and Pietersen have joined forces to tackle the “horrendous” illegal wildlife trade.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/4 23:48:40