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France's Le Pen pledges renewed her party

Injecting new breath into the divided populist National Front party (FN) and setting a "determined opposition" against "oligarchs" of Macronism are key to defending France's identity in face of globalism and market liberalism, FN leader Marine Le Pen said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 23:46:50

Hurricane Irma damages cost 1.2 bln euros in France's Caribbean islands

Damages caused by hurricane Irma in France's overseas islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy were valued at 1.2 billion euros ($1.44 billion), a government body estimated on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 21:01:25

West artificially pressures situation around Belarusian-Russian drills: Belarusian FM

Western countries are not interested in objectively evaluating the West-2017 drills, but they want to artificially inflate the situation around the drills, Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei told journalists on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 8:32:10

Hungary ‘respects’ EU migrant ruling

After days of fierce rhetoric, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday that his government "respected" an EU court's rejection of Hungary's challenge to a migrant relocation plan, but vowed to fight on against the measure.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/9 0:18:40

Italian police officers probed for raping American students

Two officers from Italy's Carabinieri military police are under investigation for the rape of two American students, judicial sources in Florence told local media on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 21:30:16

9 killed, 7 missing after hurricane Irma hits French overseas islands: minister

The death toll of hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm in a century, has climbed to nine and at least seven were reported missing in France's overseas islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb sid on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 21:29:13

Dutch King to visit Irma disaster area in Caribbean

Dutch King Willem-Alexander will fly to Curacao on Sunday, accompanied by Minister Ronald Plasterk of Interior and Kingdom Relations, to get informed on the aid for the Caribbean islands of Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius, affected by hurricane Irma, the Netherlands Government Information Service (RVD) announced on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 20:46:33

Fight to keep Queen Victoria statue in Britain announced by art's chief

Arts minister John Glen stepped in Friday to prevent a unique sculptured bust of one Britain's most famous monarchs, Queen Victoria, from being exported abroad.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 20:46:16

Erdogan slams US charges against Turkish ex-minister as political step against Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said the US charges levelled against a former Turkish economy minister and three other Turks for conspiring to violate Iran sanctions is a "political" step against the Turkish Republic.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 19:45:51

Japanese PM expects progress in concluding Japan-Russia peace treaty

Russia and Japan have agreed to continue dialogue and sign a peace treaty in the foreseeable future, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 13:49:57

EU to review ban of vegetable exports from Ghana soon: official

The European Union (EU) which placed a ban on vegetable exports from Ghana is likely to re-assess its decision by the end of this year, an official told local media in Accra Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 8:33:40

Russia, NATO military chiefs agree to continue contacts

Chairman of NATO Military Committee Petr Pavel and Chief of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff Valery Gerasimov agreed to continue contacts during the meeting in Baku on Thursday, according to the local Azerbaijan News Agency.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 8:31:05

French President calls for EU's rebirth, voices support to Greece in Athens visit

The handing of the Greek debt crisis has been a European failure underlining the need for a revival of the European Union (EU), French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday during a two-day official visit to Athens.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 8:28:28

Turkey shows ambitions via humanitarian aid diplomacy on Rohingya issue

Turkey has become a pillar in providing international support and humanitarian assistance on the plight of the Rohingya, the Muslim minority in Myanmar, forced to flee their land, a policy in line with president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ambitions of asserting his country's position as a global player, said local experts.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 8:27:39

Latest polls see Merkel's lead increasing in German election

According to poll released on Thursday by survey institute Infratest dimap, support for the German Social Democrats (SPD) dropped by two percentage points to 21 percent, compared to last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 8:26:57

1 soldier killed, 5 wounded in Russian military drills

One serviceman was killed and five others injured in an accident during military drills at a training ground in Russia's Leningrad region, Russian wires reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 1:30:52

Catalan referendum fallout

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy speaks at a press conference in La Moncloa palace in Madrid on Thursday. The Spanish government will hold an emergency meeting after Catalonia’s regional authority voted to push ahead with an independence referendum, sparking the country’s deepest political crisis in 40 years. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/9/7 23:28:39

No early decision on Turkey’s EU membership: Estonia

No decision will be made this year on whether to end Turkey's talks to join the EU, the Estonian foreign minister said Thursday, amid growing pressure from Germany to stop Ankara's membership bid.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/7 23:18:39