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Ukraine floats possibility of inviting Russia to peace summit

Ukraine floats possibility of inviting Russia to peace summit

Ukraine and its foreign partners could invite Russia to a future peace summit to discuss an end to Moscow's two-year-old invasion on Kyiv's terms, a senior Ukrainian official said on Sunday.   Switzerland will host a summit to discuss a vision for peace by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelen


31,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed in two years, says Zelensky

31,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed in two years, says Zelensky

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed since Russia's full-scale invasion two years ago, giving the first official figure for more than a year. Zelensky told a news conference in Kyiv that he could not disclose the number of wounded bec

Eiffel Tower to reopen for tourists Sunday as workers end strike

Eiffel Tower to reopen for tourists Sunday as workers end strike

A strike by staff at the Eiffel Tower has ended, the company that runs one of the most visited tourist sites in the world said in a statement on Saturday. The tower will reopen on Sunday, the Societed'Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE), which is owned by Paris City Hall, added. Workers at the

Angry French farmers storm into agriculture fair in Paris

Angry French farmers storm into agriculture fair in Paris

A group of French farmers stormed into a major Paris farm fair on Saturday ahead of a planned visit by President Emmanuel Macron amid anger over costs, red tape and green regulations.   Facing dozens of police officers inside the trade fair, the farmers were shouting and booing, calling for

Huge apartment block fire in Spain kills nine people

Huge apartment block fire in Spain kills nine people

At least nine people were killed by a huge fire that ripped through an apartment block in an affluent district of Spain's third largest city, Valencia, authorities said on Friday. The blaze, fanned by strong winds, engulfed the block in Valencia's El Campanar district within half an hour on Thursd

Five migrants die as boat capsizes off Malta

Five migrants die as boat capsizes off Malta

Five migrants, including a woman, died when their boat capsized as they were being rescued off Malta on Friday, the island’s armed forces said. Another eight were injured and taken to hospital, including two who swallowed a considerable amount of seawater and fuel, reports Reuters. Armed Fo

Poland to get up to 137b euros in funds, says EU chief

Poland to get up to 137b euros in funds, says EU chief

Poland will gain access to up to 137 billion euros ($148 billion) in European Union funds, the head of the EU executive said on Friday, after the new government in Warsaw began implementing reforms it says will restore judicial independence in the country. Unblocking the cash was a promise made by

Russian drone strike on Ukrainian regions kills four, Kyiv says

Russian drone strike on Ukrainian regions kills four, Kyiv says

Russian drone and missile attacks on Ukrainian regions in the south and east killed four people overnight and damaged residential and commercial buildings, officials said on Friday. Ukrainian air defences shot down 23 out of 31 Russian-launched drones over five regions, the air force said. "Anoth

British-born Shamima loses appeal over citizenship removal

British-born Shamima loses appeal over citizenship removal

A British-born woman who went to Syria as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State lost her latest appeal on Friday over the removal of her British citizenship. The British government took away Shamima Begum's citizenship on national security grounds in 2019, shortly after she was found in a detention c

Four killed, up to 15 missing in apartment fire in Spain

Four killed, up to 15 missing in apartment fire in Spain

At least four people were killed in a fire that engulfed an apartment building in Valencia in eastern Spain and up to 15 were missing, local authorities said on Friday, reports Reuters.  Television footage showed the building's facade ablaze, with burning segments falling to the pavement and