BERLIN (Sputnik) - Progress in implementing the Minsk agreements would help create new conditions for Russia’s return to the G8 format, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.
Economic uncertainty has seen the pound lose ground against other major currencies due to ongoing uncertainty over the UK's future trading relationship with the European Union while continental European economies have been hit by growing political turmoil and recession fears.
As authorities searched the facility and seized equipment allegedly used in the mining operation, law enforcement officers speculated that some of the station’s security personnel might have been in on the scheme.
A blogger with a record-breaking number of followers PewDiePie recently denied rumours of him quitting the platform, and a new video made together with his now-wife Marzia Bisognin has comforted fans.
MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - A malfunction was detected in the hydraulic system of Airbus A-340 government aircraft on Tuesday evening, according to the Spiegel Online news website. Thus, the minister had to use an A-310 reserve aircraft, though he departed without delay.
Boris Johnson arrived to Germany on Wednesday for his first foreign trip since becoming British prime minister, where British PM and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the possibility of Britain’s negotiated departure from the EU, despite stalemate over Irish backstop solution.
Earlier this week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the EU would consider 'practical solutions' for the post-Brexit Irish border issue with the United Kingdom.
UK hospices support over 200,000 people with "terminal or life-limiting conditions" every year, the UK government wrote, adding that the additional funding would help "tens of thousands" of family members seeking bereavement support.
The two presidents are expected to discuss a variety of issues pertaining to bilateral cooperation, focusing on international and regional issues, as well as ties between Russia and the EU.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Building more homes will do little to rein in soaring UK housing prices as long as there are not enough subsidies for first-time buyers and young families, a non-profit set up by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said in its research out Wednesday.
The Irish Border issue has plagued the issue of UK withdrawal from the EU since the referendum in 2016. Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement included a 'backstop' which keeps Northern Ireland in The EU Customs Union. However, the UK's ruling Conservative Party relies on partnership Democratic Unionists to govern, who adamantly reject the backstop.
Despite a long-running satirical conspiracy theory, residents of the German city of Bielefeld are adamant that they do in fact exist – and they have given two weeks to sceptics and pranksters to prove otherwise.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The strike, organised by the National Union of Civil Aviation Personnel, will last through Sunday, the Portugal News said. On Tuesday, the carrier reportedly announced that while the strike was not expected to cause significant disruptions, it warned there could be schedule changes and delays.
BERLIN (Sputnik) – Four people, including two Russian citizens, suffered severe burns as a result of a fire in the northwestern German state of Lower Saxony, the NDR broadcaster reported on Wednesday.
Donald Trump, who recently announced his long-term interest in buying politically autonomous Greenland, decided to postpone his visit to Denmark after Danish officials called the discussion about selling the world's largest island “absurd”.
The report comes amid Washington’s plans to redeploy US troops from Germany to Poland over the German government’s alleged reluctance to raise the defence budget to the NATO-mandated goal of two percent of the country’s GDP.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Open Arms ship, which has been stranded for nearly three weeks in the Mediterranean with migrants from Africa aboard, has finally docked at the Italian island of Lampedusa upon receiving authorization from the chief prosecutor of Italy's Agrigento city, the Spanish non-governmental organization that owns the vessel said.
Washington warned Athens on Tuesday against assisting and harbouring the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya, which was released last week from its detention by Gibraltar's authorities.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – Boris Johnson, the newly appointed prime minister of the United Kingdom, will arrive in Germany on Wednesday for an official visit to discuss Brexit with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The amount of shale gas under the United Kingdom may be several times smaller than previously estimated, a new study published this week has suggested.