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Vicar slaps fine on brides running late

Fed up with repeated delays to wedding services because of brides arriving late, an English vicar is imposing 100 pounds fines for a delay of more than 10 minutes, The Times reported on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/5 23:18:39

7 Chinese citizens killed in Russian shoe factory fire

Chinese citizens are among those killed in a fire at a shoe factory in Russia's Novosibirsk region Thursday, the Chinese Consulate General in Yekaterinburg has confirmed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:35:18

2 Russian soldiers killed in mortar attack in Syria

Two Russian soldiers were killed in a mortar attack on the Hmeymim airbase in Syria last month, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:34:14

Istanbul's district mayor removed over failed coup, alleged corruption

Turkey's Interior Ministry on Thursday dismissed the mayor of Istanbul's Besiktas district from his post over a failed coup in 2016 and allegations of corruption, sparking an outcry from the main opposition.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:31:00

Former Catalan vice president in court to seek bail after over two months in prison

Former Catalan deputy leader Oriol Junqueras, who is also the leader of the pro-independence Esquerra Republicana (ERC), appeared in the Spanish Supreme Court on Thursday to appeal against the decision to maintain him in preventive custody without bail.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:30:44

German medium-sized companies plan more investments, new jobs: study

About one third of medium-sized companies in Germany wants to invest more money and to recruit new employees in the coming months, a study showed on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:30:05

Hamburg-Berlin rail route blocked after collision with deer

The rail route between Hamburg and Berlin was blocked Thursday evening after an ICE train with about 320 passengers collided with a deer, with no injuries, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:29:06

Turkey sees sharp rise in femicide cases after failed coup attempt in 2016

The femicide cases in Turkey increased sharply by 25 percent and reached 409 in 2017, causing a public outcry for more effective measures against the major social problem.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:07:50

British PM apologizes for delays, cancellations hitting NHS hospitals

Prime Minister Theresa May apologized Thursday for mounting problems in Britain's National Health Service (NHS).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:06:15

US court verdict against Turkish banker to worsen bilateral ties

The US court verdict that convicted a Turkish banker of evading Iran sanctions will further aggravate the already trouble-plagued ties between Washington and Ankara.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:05:07

'Eleanor' slams into Europe

Winter storm Eleanor swept across Europe on Wednesday, bringing death, damage and disruption, snarling transport networks and cutting power to tens of thousands of people.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/4 22:03:39

EU stands with Cuba despite US policy changes, says foreign relations chief

The European Union (EU)'s representative for foreign affairs and security policy on Wednesday said the bloc stands with Cuba in its reform process regardless of recent US policy changes which seek to isolate the island nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 11:37:16

At least 9 injured in storm Eleanor in Paris

Photo taken on Jan. 3, 2018 shows scaffoldings damaged by the storm Eleanor in Paris, France. The storm Eleanor invaded the northern and eastern part of France from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, causing at least nine injured, including four seriously injured.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 10:20:47

Special park created for New Year celebration in central Greece

People visit a special park created for New Year celebration at the outskirts of Trikala in central Greece, Jan. 2, 2018. The celebration-related events here, which were set up in early December of 2017, will last until Jan. 8, when kids will go back to school then.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 8:29:10

10 killed in traffic accident in Russia's West Siberia

Two cars collided into each other in West Siberia, Russia on Wednesday, leaving 10 people, including four children, killed, the country's Emergencies Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 6:55:33

Britain hopes to strengthen military ties with Kuwait

Britain hopes to strengthen military ties with Kuwait, visiting British Secretary of State for Defense Gavin Williamson said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 6:53:13

Nearly 7 tonnes of cocaine intercepted at Belgium's Antwerp

The Belgian Customs seized nearly 7,000 kg of cocaine in a container with a cargo of bananas at the Port of Antwerp, on Dec. 30, 2017, the Dutch police said in a statement Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 6:51:41

French president announces new bill to combat false news to be tabled

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday announced at the Elysee Palace that a bill to combat the spread of false news during the election period would be tabled.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 6:40:41