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Russia to test first upgraded Tu-160M strategic bomber

A Russian Tu-160 bomber flies past during the Belarus Independence Day military parade in Minsk, Belarus, July 3, 2019. (Xinhua/Wei Zhongjie  Russia has finished assembling its first modernized Tu-160M strategic bomber and will test it soon, local media reported on Thursday. The first deeply modernized Tu-160M strategic missile-carrying bomber was transferred from production workshops to …

UK election poll predicts comfortable Conservative majority of 68 seats

In this handout image provided by ITV, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn shake hands during their election head-to-head debate live on ITV in Salford, Britain, Nov. 19, 2019. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn faced a national audience on Tuesday night in the first ever televised head-to-head clash …

Albania quake toll up to 40, says ministry of defense

Rescuers work at the site of a collapsed building in the town of Durres, Albania, on Nov. 27, 2019. Some 40 hours after a strong earthquake hit Albania, 48 people have been rescued, as searches for more survivors are racing against time on Wednesday. The earthquake that hit the Balkan country early Tuesday morning has …

Canada’s governor general discusses security, digital cooperation in Estonia

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and visiting Canadian Governor General Julie Payette inspect the guard of honor during a welcoming ceremony prior to their meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, Nov. 27, 2019. Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette on Wednesday started a two-day visit to Estonia for talks on bilateral ties and cooperation. (Xinhua/Guo Chunju)   Estonian President …

ECB’s new president Lagarde signs euro banknotes

The new president of the European Central Bank (ECB) Christine Lagarde prepares to write her signature on a 20 Euro display banknote at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, Nov. 27, 2019. Lagarde signed here on Wednesday euro banknotes, vowing to nurture and sustain European citizens’ trust in the single currency. (Angela Morant/ECB/Handout via Xinhua) …

Russia postpones cargo ship docking to space station at NASA request

The Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket carrying a Progress MS-11 cargo ship blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on April 4, 2019. (Roscosmos Photo) The Russian state space corporation Roscosmos said Wednesday it had moved the docking of the Progress MS-13 cargo ship with the International Space …

New EU chief vows to fight climate risks Von der Leyen says green initiatives must be ‘inclusive’

President-elect of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen delivers a speech during the convention of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Leipzig, Germany, Nov. 22, 2019. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi) German conservative Ursula von der Leyen vowed on Wednesday to fight the threat of climate change while expanding economic growth as EU lawmakers’ granted final approval …