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Gastronomic festival opens in Istanbul to kick off Chinese New Year celebrations in Turkey

A Chinese gastronomic cultural festival kicked off in Istanbul on Thursday evening, the first in a series of events to mark the 2018 Happy Chinese New Year celebrations in Turkey.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 9:41:01

Trial of Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam to start on Feb. 5 in Brussels

The trial of Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect of the Paris terror attacks on Nov. 13, 2015, will be held on Feb. 5 at the Royal palace of Justice in Brussels, confirmed the Belgian federal prosecutor's office on Thursday in a press release.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 9:40:16

Russia ready to receive OSCE observers for presidential election

Russia is ready to receive observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to monitor the presidential election in March, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 9:30:41

Finnish president inaugurated, calls for bigger role of UN, EU

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on Thursday took his pledge in front of the Finnish parliament, beginning his second six-year term as president.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 9:28:41

Turkey successfully test-fires homemade low-altitude air defense missile

Turkey successfully test-fired its domestically made HISAR-A surface-to-air missile on Thursday, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 9:27:51

3 injured in boiler explosion in central Ankara

Three people were slightly injured in an explosion of a boiler in the building of the Tax Directorate in Ankara Thursday night, authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 9:26:06

Poland against double standards in EU: FM

Stripping Warsaw of its voting rights in the European Council (EC) is an attempt to use double standards, Poland cannot agree with this and will defend itself in case of unfair treatment, stressed visiting Polish foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 8:14:30

Poland passes Holocaust bill

Polish lawmakers approved draft legislation on Thursday penalizing suggestions of any complicity by Poland in the Nazi Holocaust on its soil during World War II, defying criticism by Israel and the United States.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/1 22:28:40

Survivor's guilt

French mountaineer Elisabeth Revol talks to journalists on Thursday at hospital in Sallanches, the French Alps, after she was rescued from the 8,125 meter “killer mountain” Nanga Parbat in the Pakistani Himalayas. She had to abandon her Polish climbing partner Tomasz “Tomek” Mackiewicz, who has been declared dead.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/1 22:23:41

Real-life art

Art student Tomas Kleiner does daily chores in a diving container in Dusseldorf, Germany on Wednesday. Under the heading “Underwater Life Design,” two art students from the Art Academy in Dusseldorf are recreating everyday life in a diving container. The artwork is part of the tour of the Academy of Fine Arts in which the students' theses are presented.
Source: IC | 2018/2/1 22:18:39

Serbia's economic parameters reveal trade, production growth in 2017

Serbia's overall trade in 2017 increased by 15.3 percent from the year before, while industrial production increased by 6.9 percent, the state statistics bureau said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 20:59:08

Britain eyes closer cooperation with China on Belt and Road

British business leaders said the UK is eyeing closer cooperation with China on the Belt and Road Initiative, especially in the finance and professional services sectors.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 20:09:07

Irish PM vows to tackle gang crimes in Dublin

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Wednesday vowed to tackle gang crimes after a string of recent shooting incidents had gripped the country's capital Dublin with fear and anger.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 9:42:17

British MPs vote to quit Houses of Parliament to pave way for massive facelift

British MPs voted Wednesday night to leave the world-famous Palace of Westminster for the duration of multi-billion dollar repair works.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 9:40:59

EU ambassador optimistic on the future of China's reform and opening up

The EU ambassador to China, Hans Dietmar Schweisgut said Wednesday that he was staying optimistic on the future of China's reform and opening up, even if economic shift was hard.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 0:23:41

Oxford scholar Ramadan placed into custody in France on rape probe

Tariq Ramadan, a prominent Oxford scholar of Islamic studies, was put into custody on Wednesday by French police on rape charges, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 23:20:27

Diesel fumes tested on humans

Dutch researchers have been performing tests "for years" on humans and animals to study the effects of diesel fumes, scientists said Tuesday, amid an outcry in Germany over similar experiments.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/31 22:33:39

French gov't rules out resignation of budget minister over rape probe

French government kept confidence on Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin, who would not quit his post following a preliminary probe into alleged rape, Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 22:31:57