Category: World
World 02.07.19 | 17:25

Protests mar opening of European Parliament’s new session

It was a rambunctious start for the European Parliament’s new five-year session Tuesday: Brexiteers, Catalan independence backers and others disrupted the normally solemn proceedings with protests, AP reported. Some lawmakers refused to stand as a jazz ensemble started playing the EU’s anthem —...

World 01.07.19 | 15:50

White mug saves Putin from poisoning?

The appearance of Russian President Vladimir Putin with his mug at the gala dinner with the participants of the G20 summit has provoked a lot of discussion not only in social networks but also in the Western press. If initially talked about fear of the Russian leader to be poisoned, which found support...

World 01.07.19 | 15:24

Outdoor smoking now banned in Sweden in certain places

An outdoor smoking ban in Sweden in certain public places, including playgrounds and train station platforms, has taken effect, AP reported. The ban, which started Monday, means smoking in outdoor sections of restaurants and entrances to designated booths for smokers is prohibited. The ban also includes...

World 01.07.19 | 11:01

Plane crash in Texas kills 10 people

Ten people were killed when an airplane crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from an airport in Addison, Tex., local officials said. The plane, which crashed into a hangar at the Addison Airport shortly after 9 a.m., was bound for St. Petersburg, Fla., according to the Federal Aviation...

World 01.07.19 | 10:00

EPP, Visegrad Group and Rome against socialist Timmermans as EC President

EU leaders adopted a strategic agenda for the next five years, voted to extend economic sanctions to Russia, stressed a new condemnation of Turkish activities in the eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea, but failed to find a solution to the main topics of concern of the extraordinary summit in Brussels. The...

World 30.06.19 | 10:18

Trump becomes first sitting president to step foot into North Korea

President Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to step inside North Korea—a “great honor,” he said—part of an impromptu meeting with the isolated regime’s leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas. After meeting at the boundary Sunday afternoon, the two...

World 28.06.19 | 20:08

Record temperatures amid heat wave in Europe

France recorded its highest-ever temperature on Friday as continental Europe continues to struggle with an intense heat wave, CNN reported. The mercury reached 45.1 degrees Celsius (113.2 Fahrenheit) just before 3 p.m. local time in Villevieille, in the Gard department in southern France, according...

World 27.06.19 | 11:40

Angela Merkel seen shaking for second time in just over a week

Angela Merkel will travel to the G20 summit in Japan despite experiencing a second bout of shaking in just over a week at a public event, her spokesperson has said. “Everything is going ahead as planned,” Steffen Seibert told German media. “The chancellor is doing fine.” The German chancellor...

World 26.06.19 | 17:12

Turkey’s leader vows to heed ‘messages’ of Istanbul election

In his first public appearance since a crushing defeat in a rerun election for mayor of Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed to draw lessons and make adjustments in line with “the messages given by the people,” AP reported. Addressing legislators from his ruling party...

World 26.06.19 | 16:40

France’s Macron says climate ‘red line’ at G20

France wants the G20 to issue a statement committing to strong action on climate change and considers the issue a “red line”, President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday ahead of the summit, AFP reports. Macron was speaking in Tokyo on a visit ahead of this week’s Group of 20 meeting,...

World 25.06.19 | 12:28

More and more Germans move to Hungary due to bad migrant policies in their country

More and more Germans who are dissatisfied with Angela Merkel’s policies towards migrants decide to leave the country. Many of them choose Hungary, around Lake Balaton, where some 30,000 Germans live. In this region, Germans buy small houses with a yard, which can be bought for about 20,000 euros. Germans...

World 21.06.19 | 14:05

Merkel denies wanting the EU top job, Slovakia wants V4 support for Sefcovic to become the next EU foreign policy chief

European leaders had difficulties dividing EU positions as a change of the guard is in order after the elections. During the press conference that followed the meetings of the European Council, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was repeatedly asked if she would change her mind and accept some of the leading...

World 11.06.19 | 11:40

Salvage crews lift the boat which sank in the Danube

Teams from Hungary and South Korea were able to lift the tourist boat Hableany/Mermaid, which sunk ten days ago in the Danube in Budapest with the loss of at least 20 lives, the V4 news agency reported. Salvage crews have managed to lift the stern of the ship, and its upper part is completely out of...

World 07.06.19 | 18:16

EPP’s Weber meets Poland’s Morawiecki to discuss distribution of seats in the future EU Commission

The lead candidate of the European People’s Party to become the European Commission President Manfred Weber met with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Warsaw to discuss the distribution of leading posts of the European Commission and other EU institutes, the V4 news agency reported. Morawiecki...

World 07.06.19 | 10:52

Australian authorities nab 1.6 tons of ice in largest drug bust

Australian authorities have seized almost 1.6 tons of illicit methylamphetamine in Melbourne in the biggest ever onshore seizure of the drug commonly known as ice. Australian Border Force (ABF) officers discovered the drugs in vacuum-sealed packages hidden inside stereo speakers in a sea cargo consignment...

World 07.06.19 | 10:23

Theresa May officially steps down as Tory leader, will remain prime minister until her successor is chosen

Theresa May will officially step down as the leader of the Conservative Party on Friday, but will remain as prime minister until her successor is chosen, BBC reports. Mrs May announced her resignation two weeks ago, saying it was a matter of deep regret that she had been unable to deliver Brexit. Eleven...

World 07.06.19 | 09:54

Hungary boat collision captain involved in previous crash

Prosecutors in Budapest have said the captain arrested over a deadly collision with a sightseeing boatlast week was already the subject of another accident investigation, DW reported. Officials said Thursday they were informed that the Ukrainian cruise boat skipper had been aboard another vessel that...

World 05.06.19 | 22:54

Manfred Weber reelected EPP leader in European Parliament

The European People’s Party on Wednesday reelected Manfred Weber as leader of its group in the European Parliament but the German also remains its nominee for the European Commission presidency. The center-right group, the largest bloc in the Parliament, overwhelmingly backed Weber, “demonstrating...

World 05.06.19 | 20:16

World leaders mark 75th anniversary of D-Day landings

US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined the leaders of Britain, France and other nations on Wednesday to mark the 75th anniversary of the 1944 D-Day landings, which changed the course of World War II in Europe. Trump, Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President...

World 05.06.19 | 18:03

Danube wreck not to be raised

Floating crane Clark Adam will be anchored due to the high water level of the Danube in Ujpest, one of the northern districts of Budapest. The emergency teams will probably not attempt to raise the wreck of last week’s boat accident on Thursday, Hungary’s public television reported on Wednesday. A...

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