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Poorly understood Mars landing conditions led to probe's demise – report

Poorly understood Mars landing conditions led to probe's demise – report

Schiaparelli flew to Mars with the Trace Gas Orbiter, which is studying gases in the planet's atmosphere from orbit. The lander crashed during an attempted touchdown on Oct. 19.

Humans originated in Europe, not Africa: Study

Humans originated in Europe, not Africa: Study

Researchers have assumed up to now that the lineages diverged five to seven million years ago and that the first pre-humans developed in Africa.

Italy expects EU deal for Monte dei Paschi rescue within days

Monte dei Paschi di Siena is close to reaching an agreement with the European Commission that will pave the way for a state bailout of Italy`s fourth biggest bank.

IMF demands more from eurozone on Greek debt relief

After more than eight hours of talks in Brussels overnight, eurozone finance ministers and the IMF failed to settle their deep differences on the thorny debt question.

Libya asks Italy to arm migrant patrol boats

Libya on Thursday asked Italy to arm the patrol boats it uses in the fight against illegal immigration across the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe.

Philippines declines aid from Europe to assert independence

The Philippines is willing to forego about EUR 250 million worth of grants to prevent the EU from meddling in its internal affairs.

United Nations restarts Syria talks with fresh format, same challenges

Syria peace talks in Geneva this week should prosper from a tighter format and a recent deal to reduce the violence, U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Monday, playing down dismissive comments by President Bashar al-Assad.

Italian police make arrests, accuse mafia of profiting from migrants

Police arrested 68 people in early morning raids in the southern toe of Italy, including a priest and the head of a Roman Catholic association that runs the Sant`Anna Cara immigrant centre in the town of Isola Capo Rizzuto.

West Bengal power utility comes under WannaCry Ransomware cyber attack

West Bengal power utility comes under WannaCry Ransomware cyber attack

WannaCry is without doubt the biggest ransomware attack the world has ever seen and has so far affected over 100-150 countries, including India. 

Boris Johnson plays differences with EU over military ambitions

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday downplayed differences with EU partners over the bloc`s military ambitions, saying London supported their efforts to bolster defence cooperation.

Italy rescues 484 migrants in Mediterranean, finds 7 bodies

Italy rescues 484 migrants in Mediterranean, finds 7 bodies

Rescuers saved 484 migrants from boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday and found the bodies of seven men who had died in the attempt to get to Europe.

China pledges $124 for Silk Road, terms it 'project of the century'

China pledges $124 for Silk Road, terms it 'project of the century'

"We should build an open platform of cooperation and uphold and grow an open world economy," Xi said in his opening address outlining China's vision.

Pakistan signs nearly USD 500 million in China deals at Silk Road summit

Pakistan signs nearly USD 500 million in China deals at Silk Road summit

Pakistan signed new deals with China on Saturday worth nearly $500 million ahead of Beijing`s international forum on its "Silk Road" trade and infrastructure initiative for Asia, Africa and Europe, the Pakistani government said.

Angela Merkel to host Emmanuel Macron for talks Monday: Spokesman

Angela Merkel to host Emmanuel Macron for talks Monday: Spokesman

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will host Emmanuel Macron for talks in Berlin on Monday, a day after the new French president is due to take office.

EU, US to discuss possible expansion of airline laptop ban

EU, US to discuss possible expansion of airline laptop ban

"There is a scheduled phone call later today with US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and a number of European ministers," Commission spokeswoman Anna-Kaisa Itkonen told a news briefing in Brussels.

'US likely to expand airline laptop ban to Europe'

'US likely to expand airline laptop ban to Europe'

The Trump administration is likely to expand a ban on laptops on commercial aircraft to include some European countries.

Turkey warns US of blowback from decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria

Turkey warned the United States on Wednesday that a decision to arm Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State in Syria could end up hurting Washington, and accused its NATO ally of siding with terrorists. 

World leaders congratulate Macron on poll victory, EU breathes sigh of relief

British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is currently negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union, also congratulated Macron.

Libya rescues 129 migrants stranded at mediterranean sea

Libya rescues 129 migrants stranded at mediterranean sea

Gunmen mugged 129 migrants on a rubber dinghy headed for Europe and also stole the craft's engine, abandoning them off the Libyan coast, Libya's navy said on Saturday.

Influence of English is fading, says EU chief Juncker

Influence of English is fading, says EU chief Juncker

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, who hails from Luxembourg, speaks several European languages fluently.