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Royal House announces Queen-Mother Elena re-burial ceremony, mourning for 18, 19 and 20 October

Queen-Mother Elena's remains are going to be brought home, to Romania, so to be re-buried at Curtea de Arges, alongside her son King Mihai I, the Royal Family announces, scheduling a mourning period of three days on 18, 19 and 20 October.

Unresolved Cyprus issue among Juncker’s big regrets

The failure to reunify Cyprus while in office has been one of Jean Claude Juncker's big regrets, the European Commission President told the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper in an interview published on Friday.

Juncker, who spoke on Brexit and other issues, also found time to reveal his disappointment over the failure to reunify Cyprus.

The Eiffel Tower Goes Dark

The Eiffel Tower in Paris went off. The lights of the symbol of France were switched off on Thursday evening, in memory of Jacques Chirac. The President (1995-2007) passed away at the age of 86. Monday was declared a day of national mourning in France.

The Élysée Palace will be open until Sunday so that the people can express their condolences.

PM Dancila about Jacques Chirac: Romania lost a friend

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said the former President of France, Jacques Chirac, who died on Thursday aged 86, was a "friend" who constantly supported our country's integration with the NATO and EU structures. "The passing away of the former President of France is a big loss for his country, for Jacques Chirac had a long and brilliant political career in serving France.