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142 arrested in fresh anti-security law protest in French capital

A total of 142 protesters were arrested on Saturday in Paris after a new day of protest against a controversial security bill that would restrict filming of the police, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/13 7:36:36

UK navy boats on standby to protect British fishing waters in case of no-deal Brexit

British Royal Navy boats are being prepared to patrol Britain's fishing waters as Sunday's deadline for Brexit trade negotiations between Britain and the European Union (EU) draws near, British media reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/12 22:16:19

European Central Bank extends COVID-19 stimulus by $600bn

The European Central Bank (ECB) says it will continue its bond-buying spree into 2022 as it tries to ease the financial burden on EU countries that have been ravaged by COVID-19 lockdowns.
Source: CGTN | 2020/12/12 0:26:58

Russian navy to join drills with NATO countries for 1st time in decade

Russian warships will participate in the AMAN-2021 military exercise in February, which will also involve US and British naval forces, the Russian Black Sea Fleet announced Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/11 18:42:09

EU leaders likely to unblock budget, recovery fund, set new climate goals

European Union leaders are likely to unblock on Thursday a stalled 1.8 trillion euro ($2.1 trillion) package to help revive the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic and agree on new, more ambitious CO2 emissions reduction goals to fight climate change.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/10 19:08:40

UK signs Singapore trade deal as EU talks falter toward sharp Brexit break

The UK on Thursday signed a free-trade deal with Singapore, giving it a key foothold in Asia as it seeks to forge its own path after leaving the European Union (EU), while talks on a post-Brexit deal stumble.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/10 16:23:53

Czech Republic extends state of emergency until Dec. 23

The Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic on Wednesday approved extending the state of emergency in the country until Dec. 23.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/10 10:30:20

Venice under water as downpours and wind take city by surprise

Venice was under water on Tuesday as heavy rain and strong winds pushed into the lagoon city, catching the authorities off guard before they could activate the huge flood barriers that were rolled out just two months ago.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/9 18:23:42

Johnson jets in to Brussels in bid to save Brexit deal over dinner with Von der Leyen

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was Brussels-bound on Wednesday, with Britain's fading hopes for a post-Brexit trade deal hanging on crisis talks with EU chief Ursula von der Leyen.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/9 17:13:42

Russian Scientists Devising New Methods to Monitor Purity of Seawater From Space

Scientists of Don State Technical University (DSTU) have developed complex computational complex models and methods for analysing coastal environments 'systems based on the Azov sea remote sensing data.
Source: Sputnik News | 2020/12/9 15:39:34

Switzerland to increase night-train networks with other European countries

Transport ministers of Switzerland, Austria, France and Germany on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding to increase cooperation on large-scale cross-border and night-train networks over the next four years.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/9 10:28:49

Putin signs law on imprisonment for attempts to split Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Tuesday in a move that provides imprisonment for those that attempt to alienate Russian territories or incite the public to such acts.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/9 10:24:36

France to build new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, says Macron

France will replace its Navy's flagship Charles de Gaulle with a new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier by 2038, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/9 10:21:29

Post-Brexit trade talks "very difficult" at the moment: UK PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that the post-Brexit trade talks between Britain and the European Union (EU) are "very difficult" at the moment.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/9 9:30:06

EU, UK leaders to meet late Wednesday to resolve post-Brexit agreement

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will arrive in Brussels for an in-person meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday evening, on the eve of the summit of the leaders of the 27 European Union (EU) member states.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/9 9:13:41

Turkey orders detention of 304 military personnel over suspected Gulen links

Turkey has ordered the detention of 304 military personnel in an operation targeting supporters of the Muslim preacher that Ankara says was behind a failed coup in 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/8 17:43:40

Johnson heads to Brussels as time dwindles for shoring up Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will head to Brussels in the coming days in a bid to save the dying hopes of a post-Brexit trade pact, after the latest round of negotiations broke up Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/8 17:28:43

100+ scientists warn of 'critical oversight' in EU green finance rules

More than 100 scientists have urged the European Commission to address urgently a "critical oversight" in its planned rules on sustainable finance that they say could undermine the bloc's climate change goals.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/8 17:13:40