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Businesses test 'airbag' plans ahead of Brexit

With just 40 days until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, businesses are testing their emergency Brexit preparations to ensure they have enough cash and staff in the event of a disorderly exit, global audit and consultancy firm KPMG said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/17 18:08:40

Turkey to press on with Russian S-400 missile deal: Erdogan

Turkey will not turn back from its deal to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia despite U.S. opposition, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/17 12:44:36

Merkel advocates cooperation, multilateralism in Munich

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday warned off the collapse of the global political structure and hailed multilateralism and cooperation in dealing with global challenges.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/17 12:18:58

University building in Russia's St. Petersburg collapses -- media

Walls collapsed inside a university building in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, and 60 people were evacuated from the scene, Tass news agency cited the Russian Emergencies Ministry as saying on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/17 0:24:41

German Defence Minister calls for partnership in times of major changes

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen called here on Friday for partnership in times of major changes.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 9:55:36

May suffers another damaging defeat in Brexit saga

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday suffered another defeat in parliament over her Brexit strategy, just 43 days before Britain is due to leave the European Union.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/15 22:13:40

NASA invited Russia to develop radiation alert system - researcher

NASA's Johnson Space Center has invited Russian scientists to jointly develop a system of forecasting radiation hazards during solar flares to protect crew of NASA' s prospective lunar-orbit space station Gateway, Mikhail Panasyuk, the head of the Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics at Lomonosov Moscow State University, said.
Source: | 2019/2/15 16:44:22

Putin reveals what he may do after his presidential term expires

In an interview with US filmmaker Oliver Stone in 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is now 65, acknowledged that he had begun to learn to skate at the age of 60 so he could play hockey.
Source: | 2019/2/15 16:41:57

Russia says ready to mediate Venezuelan crisis

Russia is ready to join mediation efforts to help end the Venezuelan crisis, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/15 15:49:32

Russia, Turkey, Iran pledge to enhance joint work on Syrian peace process

Russia, Turkey and Iran on Thursday agreed on several key directions of future interaction in the settlement of the Syrian crisis after a trilateral summit of their presidents in the Russian city of Sochi.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/15 10:32:20

British teen runaway who joined IS in Syria 'wants to come home'

A British teenager who fled to join the Islamic State group in Syria is living in a refugee camp and wants to return home, The Times reported on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/14 21:33:41

China, EU setting good example in tackling climate change

China and the EU, important partners in combating global climate change, face similar opportunities and challenges in decarburization and have much to learn from each other in designing their long-term strategies.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 17:45:37

London denies plotting last-minute Brexit vote

The British government denied Wednesday it was secretly plotting to force MPs into a last-minute choice on Brexit between a rejigged deal or a lengthy delay.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/13 21:38:42

Flights stop as Belgian airport workers stage national strike

Belgian airports canceled almost all flights on Wednesday due to a national strike over pay and working conditions that halted activity at ports, hit public transport and led to blockades outside factories.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/13 19:53:41

Russia asks Twitter, Facebook to localize user databases

Russian telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor said Tuesday it will punish Twitter and Facebook if they decline to move the databases of Russian users to Russia.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/13 10:17:16

British FM asks EU leaders for Brexit compromise to protect Irish peace

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday asked Europe Union (EU) leaders to compromise on Brexit in order to secure "friendly relations" between Britain and its neighboring Republic of Ireland and to protect peace in Northern Ireland.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/13 10:06:13

Tensions high as Catalan separatists' long-awaited trial begins in Madrid

Twelve Catalan separatist leaders involved in an attempt to break from Spain went on trial on Tuesday under intense scrutiny, as tensions over the future of the region flare again.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/12 21:53:43