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Foreign news.

The latest news from Europe is by the City of Washington, from Queenstown, on the 5th ult. There is no truth in the reported intention of the English Government to interfere with the Alabama:

Mediation rumors.

The Paris correspondent of the London Morning Herald, writing on the 21st, says rumors were current there in well informed circles that another attempt to put an end to the strife in America was about to be made by the great European powers.

A semi-official denial had been given to the statement of some Belgian journals that M. Drouyn de L'Huys, during a reception at his hotel on the 18th December, spoke to the foreign ministers concerning the advisability of mediation in America.

The Times has an editorial on the diplomatic correspondence communicated to Congress, and draws the deduction that such correspondence can hardly be regulated upon the wish to maintain and perpetuate amicable relations with foreign countries. After pointing to Mr. Clay's extraordinary recommendation from Russia in regard to England, and questioning the opinion formed by Mr. Adams as to the desire of the governing classes in England for the disruption of the Union, the article finds fault with Mr. Seward for his undignified expostulations and threats against England, and winds up as follows: "We hope Mr. Seward will abstain from these threats for the future, and that the American Government will not, as is suggested, go through the ridiculous fence of claiming indemnity from England for the losses sustained by the American trade from the operations of the Alabama, on the ground that the ship was built in England and manned by British subjects in violation of the law of nations. It is difficult to treat such pretensions with the requisite gravity, were it not that they have too obvious a tendency to maintain at fever heat the Pi will of a portion of the American public towards England.


The Monitour announces that the Senate and the Corps Legislatif will re- assemble on the 12th of January.

M. Preuyn de L'Huys had directed the consular Frants of France in the East to visit all great industrial maritime places, in order to study the means whereby the commercial relations between France and the East ma be extended.

The price of wheat continued to decline in the country markets throughout France.

The Hours had been flat, but on the 23d closed firm at 60 80.

The Monitour confirms the statement that the French Government had demanded explanations from the Sourish Government, and that they had been found satisfactory.

Two batteries of marine artillery were under orders to leave France immediately for VerClus

In the Spanish Senate on the 22d, Gen, Concha strongly opposed the policy of Gen. Prim, but stated that he was friendly to the ministers upon the question. he approved of the policy of converting Mexico into a monarchy, but opposed the choice of a Spanish prince for the throne, as danger would be the result--(great sensation,) Gen Concha had not concluded.

The Greek question.

A dispatch from Athens, of the 22d says: ‘"The National Assembly was opened to day with great ceremony. A Te Deum was celebrated in the principal church in honor of the occasion. The President of the Provisional Government has not yet made his report to the Assembly. Eighty members were present at the opening of the Assembly and took the oath. "’

The special corrrspondent of the London Times at Athens says the National Assembly will confirm and proclaim King Alfred the First of Greece; it will appoint a Lieutenancy to carry on the business till the existing obstacles to his acceptance can be removed, while a deputation will go to Europe to plead for the removal of these obstacles.

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