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Going 'nude'

British supermarkets are starting to go “nude.”
Source: AFP | 2019/8/21 18:18:40

London, Brussels swap strong words over PM Johnson's Brexit demands

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacted Tuesday to the rejection by the European Union (EU) of his proposals for a new Brexit deal, amid mounting opposition from both EU and British parliament.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/21 10:51:38

Three dead in private helicopter crash off Greek island of Poros

Three persons lost their lives when a private helicopter crashed in the sea area off Poros island on Tuesday, Greek national news agency AMNA reported on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/21 7:37:38

Britain to boycott most EU meetings from Sept 1, govt says

British ministers and officials will boycott most European Union (EU) meetings from Sept 1, the British government announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/21 7:34:15

Italy's PM resigns amid political row

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Tuesday remitted his mandate in the hands of the president, officially putting an end to his populist government after only 14 months in office, and, opening the way to a phase of political talks among parties.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/21 7:31:48

China warns of new global arms race

China warned Tuesday that the testing of a medium-range cruise missile by the US would start a new "arms race," one day after the US Department of Defense announced that it tested a new ground-based cruise missile which can hit a target after more than 500 kilometers of flight.
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2019/8/20 21:38:40

Johnson Brexit letter offers no alternatives to Irish backstop: EU

The EU on Tuesday rejected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand to scrap the Irish border backstop plan to achieve a Brexit deal, saying he had offered no workable alternative.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 21:33:41

Macron, Putin see chance on Ukraine, clash on Syria

French President Emmanuel Macron and Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday agreed changes in Ukraine had bolstered the chances of peace in its east but clashed on Syria, as the Russian leader made a rare bilateral visit to the key EU power.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 21:33:40

'Environmental tragedy'

A firefighter observes flames rising from a forest near the village of Ayacata in Tejeda on the island of Gran Canaria on Tuesday. The fire raged out of control on the Spanish holiday island, forcing evacuations as flames rose so high even water-dropping planes could not operate in what was dubbed an “environmental tragedy.”
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 21:13:40

More than chums

Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes his debut on the global stage at the G7 summit this weekend, where all eyes will be on his chumminess with US President Donald Trump.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 21:08:40

Foreigners arrested over ivory bangles

A Spanish woman has become the second foreigner in a week to be arrested at Kenya's international airport for wearing an ivory bangle, the wildlife service said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 18:48:42

Tech giants decry French digital tax

American tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google joined forces on Monday to decry the French digital tax as retroactive and discriminatory.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 18:48:41

Every 14th new marriage in Germany is same-sex

Every 14th wedding celebrated in Germany between October 2017 and December 2018 was for same-sex couples, according to figures from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 10:48:02

Russian modernized MiG-31BM fighters conduct stratosphere interception drill

Russian modernized MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors based in the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula conducted a drill of intercepting an airspace intruder, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 10:44:06

Two Catholic priests kidnapped in Cameroon's troubled Anglophone region freed

Two Cameroon Catholic priests who were kidnapped on Friday by gunmen at Ibal village in the troubled Anglophone region of Northwest were freed on Monday afternoon, according to local police.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 8:13:10

Putin, Macron agree on chances of Ukraine talks but differ on Syria

The presidents of France and Russia, Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin, agreed Monday on the "Normandy format" that groups senior representatives of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany to resolve the war in Eastern Ukraine and exchanged views on Syria when jointly meeting press before their talks in Bregancon in southern France.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 8:11:58

EU allocates additional 10 mln euros to aid BiH in managing migration

The European Union (EU) allocated additional 10 million euros (11.09 million US dollars) to aid Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in managing migration, Delegation of the EU to BiH said in a statement on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 7:45:41