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Austrian, German officials call on Europe to stay together to overcome challenges


The German vice chancellor on Monday, together with Austrian foreign minister, called on European states to stay together to face with the difficulties.

Turkey's Erdogan to visit Russia on March 9-10 - Interfax


Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Russia in March to meet his Russian countrerpart Vladimir Putin aiming to further improve ties between the two countries, the Interfax news agency said on Monday citing diplomatic sources.

Thousands of Romanians form EU flag at anti-government rally


Thousands protested in the Romanian capital Bucharest on Sunday against the Social Democrat government that tried to weaken a crackdown on corruption earlier this month.

Le Pen blames media as Macron jumps in French polls


French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday accused the media of "campaigning hysterically" in favour of Emmanuel Macron, her centrist rival for the presidency, as polls showed him enjoying a jump in support.

Buoyed centrist alliance, Macron seen beating Le Pen in French runoff


French independent candidate Emmanuel Macron would easily beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the second round of the country's presidential election in May, two opinion polls showed on Sunday.

Italy's Viareggio Carnival held with political satire highlighting floats


The over century-old annual Viareggio Carnival is being celebrated here with spectacular floats and masquerades, which are hilighted not only with traditional allegories, but also political satire against current world issues and incumbent politicians, including U.S. President Donald Trump.

More than 3,500 attacks on refugees in Germany in 2016: report


A new German report has shown that more than 3,500 attacks on refugees and refugee hostels were committed in 2016, local media Deutsche Welle reported on Sunday.

Half of Germans against debt relief for Greece, survey shows


Around half of Germans are against granting debt relief to Greece and around three in 10 want the debt-laden country to quit the euro zone, a survey showed on Friday.

UK PM May's Conservatives gain parliamentary seat as rivals suffer election setbacks


British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives secured a landmark victory in a parliamentary by-election on Friday, boosting her hand ahead of upcoming Brexit negotiations as her rivals suffered damaging poll setbacks.

Hungary central banker's claims of political interference "not credible", U.S. says


The United States said on Thursday Hungary's central bank chief lacked credibility in accusing an unspecified "large NATO ally" of trying to topple the Hungarian government two years ago.