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  • WMO report: 2001-2010 warmest decade since 1850

    2013-07-03 19:53

    The 2001-2010 decade was the warmest since the start of modern measurements in 1850 and the world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the decade.

  • Police detain Russian mayor who left Putin's party

    2013-07-03 18:28

    A Russian opposition politician whose victory in a mayoral election embarrassed President Vladimir Putin was detained on Wednesday in a corruption investigation.

  • Paris police to add Chinese language service

    2013-07-03 14:06

    To ensure the safety of Chinese tourists in Paris, local police bureaus will provide 24-hour Chinese language services when answering calls, according to a tourism department official from Ile-de-France, Beijing Youth Daily reported.

  • Venezuela eyed as Snowden seeks asylum

    2013-07-03 07:21

    Edward Snowden's best chance of finding refuge outside the US may hinge on the president of Venezuela, who was in Moscow on Tuesday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Portugal's foreign minister resigns

    2013-07-03 04:40

    Portuguese Foreign Minister Paulo Portas on Tuesday said he would quit the government, a day after the shock resignation of the country's Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar.

  • Hollande dismisses environment minister

    2013-07-03 04:17

    French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday dismissed environment minister Delphine Batho and appointed Phillipe Martin to head the country's ecology affairs.

  • Beijing looks to enhance ties with European nations

    2013-07-03 01:53

    President Xi Jinping on Tuesday pledged to push forward cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries, as officials from nearly 50 cities in the region gathered in China to meet their Chinese partners.

  • Gas Exporting Countries Forum kicks off at Kremlin

    2013-07-02 16:29

    Putin on Monday defended the long-term supply deals under which Russia exports the bulk of its natural gas, saying abandoning them would undermine global energy security.

  • Russian rocket crashes in satellites launch

    2013-07-02 14:44

    A Proton-M rocket crashed one minute after blasting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos said Tuesday.

  • Snowden formally asks political asylum in Russia

    2013-07-02 04:23

    Fugitive US citizen Edward Snowden has asked for political asylum in Russia. The Kremlin made no comments over the latest developments.
    Snowden threats to make new US leaks

  • 'Cold War' behaviour by US unacceptable: Germany

    2013-07-01 18:55

    The German government said on Monday if media reports of large-scale US spying on the European Union were confirmed, it would be unacceptable Cold War-style behaviour between partners who require mutual trust to forge a new transatlantic trade area.

  • Forged in war, ex-Yugoslav Croatia joins EU

    2013-07-01 14:15

    Croatia joined the European Union at midnight on Sunday, two decades since fighting itself free of Yugoslavia.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.