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First direct London-China train completes 12,000 km run

The first freight train to link China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after covering over 12,000-kilometres.

Thousands join March for Science rallies over `alternative facts`

The March for Science demonstrations have been organised in response to what is seen as mounting political pressure on facts-based evidence.

Clashes as German anti-immigration party AfD stages showdown

Thousands of leftist demonstrators tried to disrupt a party congress by Germany's right-wing populist AfD Saturday marked by festering internal rivalries five months before a general election. 

Pollution from Europe behind one of India's worst droughts

Researchers at Imperial College London in the UK calculated the effect of sulphur dioxide emissions on rainfall in India in the year 2000.

China wants India to be part of Belt and Road Initiative

"India is an important partner of the Belt and Road Initiative. It was, remains and will be so in the future," Liu Jinsong, Minister at the Embassy of China in India, said.

Nearly 100 migrants feared missing after boat sinks off Libya: Coastguard

Close to 100 migrants were feared missing after their boat sank off the Libyan coast near Tripoli on Thursday.

`Muslim births to overtake Christian births in 20 years, Islam to become largest faith by century-end`

`Muslim births to overtake Christian births in 20 years, Islam to become largest faith by century-end`

While Christianity remained the largest religious group globally in 2015 - comprising almost a third (31 percent) of the world's 7.3 billion people - its number is in decline in Europe.

Syrian refugee regional plan remains 91% underfunded: UN

Two UN organisations on Tuesday warned of low funding for their ongoing support operations for Syrian refugees.

Tayyip Erdogan tells Turks to avenge 'grandchildren of Nazism' in poll

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said Turks in Europe should give the "answer to the grandchildren of Nazism" by voting `yes` in the April 16 referendum on expanding his powers.

Europe 'hub' for child sexual abuse content: Report

Europe is becoming a global hub for the hosting of child sexual abuse images and videos, suggests a report.

One dead as 1,000 migrants rescued off Libya

One dead as 1,000 migrants rescued off Libya

Two rescue ships picked up the migrants as they sought to make the perilous journey to Italy, three days after more than 250 Africans were feared drowned.

Turkish minister visits Switzerland as Europe row simmers

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met with his Swiss counterpart Thursday after having to call off a campaign appearance amongst diaspora voters, in a bitter row between Ankara and Europe.


Russia may be helping supply Taliban insurgents: US general

The top U.S. general in Europe said on Thursday that he had seen Russian influence on Afghan Taliban insurgents growing and raised the possibility that Moscow was helping supply the militants, whose reach is expanding in southern Afghanistan. 

What is `multi-speed` Europe?

The thorniest point in a declaration by EU leaders at a summit in Rome this week to mark the bloc`s 60th birthday is about a so-called multi-speed union.

May review ties with Europe after referendum: Turkey's Erdogan

May review ties with Europe after referendum: Turkey's Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said after an April referendum Turkey may review relations with Europe, which he described as `fascist and cruel` and resembling that of the pre-World War Two era.

UK far-right figure seeks `refuge` in Hungary

The former head of the far-right British National Party has said he is moving to Hungary to live under anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban as a "refugee" from western Europe.

Philippines` Duterte calls European critics `crazies`

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as "crazies" in a salty-tongued rebuttal of criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed.

Have 5 kids not 3, Erdogan tells Turks in Europe

Have 5 kids not 3, Erdogan tells Turks in Europe

Germany and the Netherlands have blocked Turkish ministers from campaigning for a `yes` vote in next month`s referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip​ Erdogan`s powers.

Dutch vote in test of anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe

The Dutch tested their own tolerance for immigration and Islam on Wednesday in an election magnified by a furious row with Turkey, the first of three polls in the European Union this year where nationalist parties are seeking breakthroughs.

Dutch vote in key elections as far-right slips

The Dutch general elections are being seen as a litmus test of the strength of far-right and populist parties ahead of other polls in Europe this year.