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Over 100 arrested in central London in violent protests against anti-racism

Over 100 people were arrested during Saturday's far-right protests in central London, which turned violent later and left six police officers with minor injuries, Scotland Yard said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/14 13:51:36

Health safety is top priority for Greece as tourism season starts: PM

Greece is ready to welcome visitors again with health safety as the top priority in the new COVID-19 era, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday during a visit to the Santorini Island.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/14 9:18:25

Italy's active COVID-19 infections drop below 30,000, as recovery efforts increase

Italy registered a total of 236,305 coronavirus cases on Friday, as the number of active infections dropped below 30,000 for the first time since March 18, according to the latest official data.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/13 12:27:28

Poland to reopen borders for EU citizens

Poland will reopen its borders to other European Union (EU) countries on June 13, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/12 11:49:36

British Museum's Black Lives Matter posts mocked by global netizens

The British Museum might not have expected its “Black Lives Matter” tweets to be greeted with derision by global netizens, who asked the museum to return the exhibits that the UK illegally took from other countries over the centuries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/11 21:47:55

France seeks killer of bear shot in Pyrenees

An autopsy was carried out Wednesday on a young brown bear discovered dead in the Pyrenees mountains with gunshot wounds, in a bid to identify its killer, local authorities said.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/11 18:08:40

Russia says 'years' needed to clean up Arctic spill

Russian investigators on Wednesday detained three staffers of a power plant over a huge fuel spill in the Arctic, as response teams warned a full cleanup would take years.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/11 18:03:40

US fighter jets intercept Russian warplanes

US fighter jets intercepted Russian bombers twice on Wednesday off the coast of Alaska, US air defense command said in a statement.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/11 16:28:40

EU executive to propose lifting entry bans gradually starting July

The European Commission will later this week put forward an approach for the gradual and partial lifting of the Schengen zone's external travel restrictions as of July 1 with certain third countries, the bloc's top diplomat said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/11 15:26:19

EU countries move to further reopen borders

Some European Union member states have announced new steps to reopen their borders with the improvement of the COVID-19 situation inside their countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/11 12:26:01

Russia's MiG-35 to Be Equipped With Voice Assistant Helping Pilot in Tough Situations

Russia's next-generation fighter jet, the MiG-35 will be equipped with a new expert system capable of providing pilots with recommendations in various difficult situations, Dmitry Selivanov, a test pilot at the MiG aircraft corporation (part of Rostec), has said in an interview with Sputnik.
Source: Sputnik News | 2020/6/10 21:59:55

Greece signs maritime border accord with Italy under UN rules

Greece on Tuesday signed a maritime border accord with Italy on the Ionian Sea, settling sovereign rights under UN rules and aiming to bolster its hand in a territorial dispute with Turkey.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/10 18:03:41

Anglers in Istanbul flock to old bridge for fishing, raising concerns amid COVID-19

The old bridge at the historical heart of Turkey's biggest city Istanbul on Tuesday is filled with anglers, raising concerns of the Turkish government and local authorities over the spread of COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/10 10:19:10

Technology, innovation top COVID-19 precautions in Istanbul Airport

Technology and innovation will top the precautions of Turkey's biggest airport Istanbul Airport against the COVID-19 in the post-pandemic era, according to the management of the airport.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/10 9:49:37

Briton jailed on 5G arson charges for three years

A man was jailed for three years on Monday in northwest England for setting fire to a 5G mast following fears that the technology was dangerous and spreading the coronavirus.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/9 16:28:40

North Macedonia unveils measures to support tourism amid COVID-19 pandemic

North Macedonia's Minister of Economy Kreshnik Bekteshi unveiled here on Monday a set of measures to support tourism as part of the third set of measures introduced by the government amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/9 14:19:44

Scientists prove efficacy of face masks in preventing virus transmission in Germany

"Wearing face masks is a very cost-efficient measure for fighting COVID-19," according to the paper drafted by scientists from the German universities of Mainz, Darmstadt and Kassel, and from Sonderborg University in Denmark.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/9 11:18:06

More COVID-19 restrictions lifted in Ireland

More businesses and public amenities in Ireland reopened on Monday as the country entered the first day of what the government called Phase 2 in reopening society and business.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/9 10:11:09