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Small plane crashes into house

A small aircraft crashed into a house in the German State of North-Rhine Westphalia, killing three people and injuring a child, police said Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/26 15:28:41

Volunteer incarcerated over French cathedral fire

A volunteer assistant suspected of setting a French cathedral on fire was rearrested, then indicted and detained in pretrial custody by prosecutors overnight Saturday to Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/26 15:28:40

EU-UK post-Brexit trade deal "unlikely": Barnier

The European Union's (EU) chief negotiator for relations with the United Kingdom (UK), Michel Barnier, said Thursday that the UK's approach was making a post-Brexit trade deal "unlikely" as the sixth round of talks ended with little progress.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/24 12:50:02

German officials consider coronavirus testing for inbound travelers

Germany's state health ministers have decided to conduct coronavirus testing at airports for inbound travelers from high-risk countries, local media reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/23 18:00:06

Italy detains migrant rescue ship over safety

The migrant rescue ship Ocean Viking was detained on Wednesday over technical irregularities, Italy's coastguard said, a move blasted as “harassment” by the charity that runs the vessel.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/23 16:58:42

Gunman arrested, hostages freed after Ukraine president's call

Ukrainian police freed 13 hostages and arrested an armed man who held them on a bus for more than 12 hours on Tuesday, after the country's president agreed to his demand to post a movie recommendation on social media.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/22 16:03:41

Brexit Russia probe finds nothing

Britain's government failed to find out whether Russia meddled in the 2016 referendum on membership of the European Union (EU), a parliamentary report released on Tuesday said, noting that the intelligence services should investigate and make their findings public.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/22 15:58:40

EU eyes cuts to green transition fund in late bid to strike recovery deal

Cuts to climate funding were on the menu as European Union leaders sat down to negotiate over dinner, aiming to clinch a deal after four days of summit wrangling over a huge stimulus plan to help rebuild their coronavirus-hit economies.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/21 18:53:40

Landmark EU deal sealed

European Union (EU) leaders on Tuesday approved a landmark stimulus package to fight the withering aftershocks of the coronavirus outbreak that has sunk Europe into its deepest recession in history.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/21 16:58:40

Putin orders Russian navy to modernize warships

The share of modern warships in the Russian navy should exceed 70 percent by 2027, President Vladimir Putin said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/21 11:35:15

EU leaders reach 2.1-tln-USD deal for post-pandemic recovery

Leaders of the European Union reached a landmark deal on Tuesday after four days of intensive negotiations over a budget for the next seven years and a massive recovery fund amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/21 16:21:47

Erdogan visits Hagia Sofia after mosque ruling

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Hagia Sofia Sunday just days before the first Muslim prayers are due to be held at the Istanbul landmark since it was reconverted to a mosque last week.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/20 15:58:42

Man released in arson probe into French cathedral fire

French investigators on Sunday released a man who worked as a volunteer at the Gothic cathedral of Nantes which was badly damaged by fire hours after he closed it up for the night.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/20 15:58:40

EU virus deal sees progress

EU leaders were making progress on Monday after three days of haggling over a plan to revive economies throttled by the ­COVID-19 pandemic, but Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte warned the discussions could still fall apart.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/20 17:33:40

European powers threaten sanctions over Libya breaches

France, Italy and Germany are “ready to consider” sanctions on foreign powers violating an arms embargo in Libya, a joint statement by their leaders said Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/19 17:08:41

Thousands rally old case of black man's death in France

Four years after the death of a 24-year-old black man, Adama Traore, in French police custody, several thousands of people rallied in his memory on Saturday, against the backdrop of the global Black Lives Matter movement.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/19 16:28:40

Fire damages French cathedral; arson probe launched in suspicious case

A fire broke out in three places at the Gothic Cathedral of Nantes in western France Saturday, destroying stained glass windows and the grand organ and sparking an arson investigation.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/19 16:18:40

EU summit extends into Sunday as leaders split over key recovery plan

The EU summit, the first face-to-face one since the outbreak of the pandemic, failed to reach consensus on the next seven-year budget and an ambitious recovery plan designed to lift the bloc out of the crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/19 11:05:00