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France to send humanitarian aid to flood-hit regions in Iran

In the coming days, France will send a humanitarian aid shipment to flood-hit regions in Iran, the French Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/6 10:30:44

Central, eastern European defense ministers meet in Poland

A two-day meeting of defense ministers from nine central and eastern European countries finished here on Friday, during which the ministers held high-level discussions on common defense problems and the strengthening of NATO's eastern flank.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/6 10:09:36

May under fire for seeking another Brexit extension

Prime Minister Theresa May's plea Friday to European Council President Donald Tusk to delay Britain's departure from the EU until June 30 came as talks between the ruling Conservative government and Labour opposition entered their third day.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/6 10:08:56

German chancellor expresses strong solidarity with Ireland over Brexit issue

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said here on Thursday that her country will stand together with the other European Union (EU) member states and do everything they can to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/5 23:13:19

Russian diplomat denies NATO accusations of deploying nuclear missiles in Europe

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko denied Thursday NATO's accusations that Moscow has deployed nuclear-capable missiles in Europe in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/5 18:09:08

British PM asks EU to postpone Brexit date until June 30

British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to the European Union (EU) on Friday to request a further delay of Brexit date until June 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/5 17:05:10

NATO ministerial-level talks focus on Russia, anti-terrorism

Foreign ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) wrapped up their two-day meeting here on Thursday, focusing their discussions on Russia and counter-terrorism.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/5 15:28:48

Putin lauds Russia-Belarus cooperation, integration

Russia and Belarus have advanced significantly in the last 20 years along the path of mutually beneficial cooperation and integration, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/5 1:11:30

British PM, opposition leader to continue talks on Brexit deadlock

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, will continue to talk on Brexit to avoid a no-deal departure of Britain from the European Union (EU) as options to find a negotiated agreement on Brexit are running out.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/4 21:10:30

More Brexit talks between political foes as rage, anger continues at Westminster

Negotiating teams from British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative government and the main opposition Labour Party met Thursday in their mission to find a deal to pave the way for Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/4 21:08:00

Portugal, Netherlands say 'no' to EU protectionism against Chinese investment

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and his visiting Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte said here on Wednesday that their countries will insist on their long-standing open market policies and will not exclude Chinese investments based on nationality considerations.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/4 14:19:21

EU leaders cold on Brexit extensions as no-deal scenario increasingly likely

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appeared to close the door on Wednesday before British Prime Minister Theresa May's request for a second short extension of Brexit, saying it would not be possible if the withdrawal agreement was not approved by the British House of Commons by April 12.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/4 14:17:31

NATO chief says not seeking "new arms race" with Russia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that the military alliance does not want a "new arms race" with Russia while urging Moscow to keep compliance with a landmark arms control treaty.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/4 14:15:27

Putin, Kazakh president agree to boost Russian-Kazakh ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday agreed to further develop the strategic partnership of the two countries and enhance their comprehensive cooperation in various fields.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/4 14:14:53

Pence warns Turkey over Russian air defense purchase

US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned Turkey against purchasing the S-400 air defense system from Russia, despite Ankara's firm stance on the deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/4 13:37:49

May seeks last-minute Brexit tie-breaker

UK Prime Minister Theresa May was to meet on Wednesday with the leader of Britain's main opposition party in a bid to thrash out a Brexit compromise just days before a deadline to leave the EU.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/3 22:18:41

Swedish Researchers Shorten MRI Scans to Nearly a Minute

Medical researchers based at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have cut the time it takes to perform a full Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan to a little over a minute. Tim Sprenger and Stefan Skare developed 5,000 lines of code and combined Echo-Planar Imaging (EPI) and MRI scans into one method (EPI-mix).
Source: sputnik | 2019/4/3 18:15:04

Pompeo to miss G7 foreign minister talks

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not attend a ministerial-level meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) later this week in France, said the State Department on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 10:09:26