Germany no longer sees the U.S. as a leading power
2017-05-30 05:48:33 UTC
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally on Monday after surprising Washington with her frankness a day earlier.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel unleashed a voll...
With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot.
2017-05-28 21:41:50 UTC
BRUSSELS — It doesn't actually matter whether Donald Trump just described Germany as "bad" or "evil." Either way, it gives us the opportunity to return the insult.
With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot.
It is above all the stup...
Trump Isolated at G7 Summit, "Six against One"
2017-05-27 17:30:33 UTC
TAORMINA, ITALY — Trump's isolationism is his first great export, and Italy could be first in line.
The summit of Group of Seven wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several iss...
Barack Obama speaks in Berlin: "We can not hide behind a wall"
2017-05-25 10:25:11 UTC
Former US president Barack Obama addressed the church congress saying 'we can not hide behind a wall.' This year, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is the featured topic, with many big names making an appearance.
The most famous guest am...
Barack Obama to join Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin
2017-05-24 21:01:36 UTC
BERLIN — Former U.S. President Barack Obama will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to highlight his foundation's new global effort to inspire and support young people active in narrowing inequality, combating c...
Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi
2017-05-23 17:39:50 UTC
Washington — Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi, three U.S. officials said.
The police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the suicide attack that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert last night. Prim...
UK: 22 people dead and 59 injured in Manchester blast
2017-05-23 16:06:37 UTC
Manchester City — Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi: three U.S. officials
A blast on Monday night at a concert in the northern English city of Manchester where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing left ...
Ankara criticizes US over Turkey's 'brutal attack' on peaceful protesters
2017-05-22 18:10:35 UTC
Ankara — Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said.
During Erdogan's visit to Washington to mee...
Re-elected Rouhani pledges to open Iran to the world
2017-05-20 17:51:58 UTC
Tehran — President Hassan Rouhani pledged on Saturday to open Iran to the world and deliver freedoms its people have yearned for, throwing down a defiant challenge to his hardline opponents after securing a decisive re-election for a second term.
Trump to Lavrov: U.S. FBI director was crazy, a real nut job
2017-05-20 06:24:21 UTC
WASHINGTON — The New York Times reported that U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump boasted to Russian officials at a White House meeting last week that firing Comey relieved "great pressure" the president faced from a law-enforcement ...
Trump's people were in excessive contact with Russians
2017-05-19 05:58:03 UTC
WASHINGTON — Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and fo...
France and Germany to work on a roadmap for the EU
2017-05-15 20:25:01 UTC
BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel chose to accentuate the positive ahead of her meeting with new French President Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old former investment banker who beat an ally from the US far-right nationalist President Donald Trump, Ma...
Final Phase: Iraqi Forces Close to Full Control over Mosul
2017-05-14 19:01:21 UTC
Iraqi forces pushed deeper into the last pocket of Mosul controlled by ISIS "Islamic State" militants on Sunday as the battle for the city approaches an end after seven months of gruelling urban combat.
The militants have now been dislodged fr...
North Korea has carried out another ballistic missile test
2017-05-14 03:35:47 UTC
SEOUL — North Korea has carried out another ballistic missile test early on Sunday that flew 700 kilometers (430 miles), South Korea's military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang.
South Korea's President Moon is prepared to visit N. Korea
2017-05-10 05:04:11 UTC
SEOUL — South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday he was prepared to visit North Korea and was ready to negotiate with China and the United States over a controversial anti-missile defense system soon after he was sworn in on Wedne...
Rouhani faces current and future challenges in Iran
2017-05-08 16:32:47 UTC
By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin | LONDON — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani's trip to the coal mine in northern Iran was all going to plan, until the crowd massed in front of his car chanting "it's a day of mourning for workers".
Seconds later, shaky f...
French Voters Reject Nationalism and Choose Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
2017-05-08 06:02:45 UTC
By Mathieu Rosemain and Matthias Blamont | PARIS — Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out o...
MACRON WINS FRENCH PRESIDENCY BY EMPHATIC MARGIN
2017-05-08 04:11:04 UTC
Emmanuel Macron has been elected president of France with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.
Independent Macron topped 66...
Emmanuel Macron extended his lead over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen
2017-05-05 17:55:32 UTC
By Mathieu Rosemain and Andrew Callus | PARIS —
A dozen activists from the Greenpeace advocacy group were arrested on Friday after climbing the north face of the vast metal-latticed Eiffel Tower, one of the world's most visited sites, to hang a ...
America's Bad Health Care System Is Getting Worse
2017-05-05 01:42:08 UTC
WASHINGTON — GOP House majority approved a bill to repeal Obamacare, which enabled 20 million more Americans to get health insurance.
Democrats say it would make insurance unaffordable for those who need it most and leave millions more uninsur...
Macron, Le Pen in Final TV Showdown
2017-05-04 06:27:55 UTC
By Michel Rose and Ingrid Melander | PARIS
Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron clashed over their vision of France's future, the euro and ways of fighting terrorism in an ill-tempered televised debate on Wednesday befor...
NSA did not end bulk collection of phone data despite law change
2017-05-03 01:08:07 UTC
Washington — The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) collected more than 151 million records of Americans' phone calls last year, even after Congress limited its ability to collect bulk phone records, according to an annual report by the top U.S. ...
Germany: Greece Has Made Strong Reforms Progress
2017-04-30 06:41:34 UTC
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was quoted in a newspaper interview on Sunday saying that Greece has made strong progress toward introducing reforms that could lead to the imminent release of further financial support.
"If the Greek ...
German Economy Booms Despite U.S. Protectionism Anarchy
2017-04-28 15:54:29 UTC
By Michael Nienaber | HAMBURG, GERMANY — When port manager Axel Mattern looks out onto the Elbe River from his office in Hamburg's historic warehouse district, he can literally count the rising number of container ships leaving Germany's biggest h...
China: North Korea crisis could escalate or slip out of control
2017-04-28 15:33:51 UTC
BEIJING/ WASHINGTON — China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged North Korea on Friday to stop its nuclear and missile development activities and cautioned all parties that "the use of force does not solve differences and will only lead to bigger dis...