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LATEST FROM EUROPE. {Reuter's Telegrams.) London, Feb. 5. Parliament opened to-day by the Queen in person, who read the Speech from the Throne. She said foreign relations were friendly and the prospects were of a peaceful nature though much remains io be done to repair the disorganised state of affairs in Turkey ; and the unsettled condition of matters in Afghanistan renders the recall of troops impossible at present, but the principle previously adopted by Government is unchanged. Government have determined to maintain a strong frontier but desire to maintain friendly

relations with the rulers of the picnpile of | Afghanistan. -It is hopped that an African confederation will soon be brought about. The speech refers to the measure winch the Relief Bill provides for advances from the Irish Church surplus, and hopios (o resume consideration of the criminal code, Bankruptcy, and Land Bills, the latter being intended to eimpfiify the system of conveyance.

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THE LATEST., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 58, 7 February 1880

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THE LATEST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 58, 7 February 1880

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