Post Tagged with: "Europe"

Russia summons French envoy over arrest of billionaire lawmaker

November 22, 2017 10:57 am
Russia summons French envoy over arrest of billionaire lawmaker

The file photo shows Russian powerful oil and metals magnate billionaire Suleiman Kerimov in Moscow. (AFP photo) Russia has protested the arrest of a billionaire Russian lawmaker in France as the authorities summoned a French diplomat over the case. The Russian Foreign Ministry’s press service said that the charge d’affaires […]

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Turkey, Russia ink deal for two S-400 air missile defense systems

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Turkey, Russia ink deal for two S-400 air missile defense systems

This file photo shows a Russian S-400 air defense missile system. (Photo by AFP) Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli says Turkey and Russia have signed an agreement for the purchase of two S-400 missile defense systems, stressing that the first delivery of the anti-aircraft weapon system to the Turkish military is […]

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UK universities ‘face disaster’ without clear Brexit plan

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UK universities ‘face disaster’ without clear Brexit plan

A leading vice-chancellor has warned that British universities face “a moment of great trauma” in the next few weeks if the government does not make clear its post-Brexit plans for EU residents in the UK. (File Photo) UK universities face “a moment of great trauma” unless the British government makes […]

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No evidence of Russian meddling in Brexit votes: Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

November 21, 2017 11:30 pm
No evidence of Russian meddling in Brexit votes: Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK parliament shows Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as he speaks in the House of Commons in London on November 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has reiterated his conviction that there is “no evidence” Russia has ever […]

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UK ‘dangerously complicit’ in Saudi war on Yemen: Ex-Tory minister Andrew Mitchell

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UK ‘dangerously complicit’ in Saudi war on Yemen: Ex-Tory minister Andrew Mitchell

A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on April 5, 2017 shows Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and British Prime Minister Theresa May. (Photo by AFP) A former Tory cabinet minister has said that the UK is being “dangerously complicit” in the Saudi war on Yemen that is “directly promoting […]

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Greek islanders protest detention of refugees on Lesbos

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Greek islanders protest detention of refugees on Lesbos

The residents of the Greek island of Lesbos hold banners as they demonstrate in the town of Mytilene, during a general strike to protest the long-lasting detention of asylum-seekers at a refugee center on the island, on November 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The residents of the Greek island of […]

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Russia detects radioactivity, confirming European readings

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Russia detects radioactivity, confirming European readings

Russia’s hydrometeorology and environmental monitoring service reports “extremely high” concentrations of the radioactive isotope Ruthenium-106 in the country. (File photo) Russia has reported “extremely high” concentrations of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 in the country, confirming European readings of such contamination in the air. “Probes of radioactive aerosols from monitoring stations […]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel skeptical about leading minority government

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel skeptical about leading minority government

German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, Angela Merkel, looks on while speaking after exploratory talks on forming a new government broke down on November 19, 2017 in Berlin. (Photo by AFP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she favors new elections rather than heading a […]

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Britain pulls out of International Court of Justice race, loses seat to India

November 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Britain pulls out of International Court of Justice race, loses seat to India

The Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, which is the seat of the International Court of Justice. (Photo via Wikipedia) Britain has withdrawn its candidate from election to the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) as he was forced into 12 rounds of run-off elections for the final remaining place […]

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Amsterdam to host EU drug agency in lucky-dip thriller

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Amsterdam to host EU drug agency in lucky-dip thriller

The file photo shows a view of the building of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in London. (Photo by AFP) Amsterdam has won the right to host the EU’s EMA drug agency when it leaves London following Brexit after the Dutch city tied with Milan in a vote that was […]

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