EU, the world's biggest trading bloc, seeks to set global trade rules
2017-07-27 06:37:33 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - If Donald Trump's ditching of a U.S.-led trade alliance with Pacific Rim nations wasn't a gift to the European Union, then it must be the next best thing.
The president's decision on his first day in office effectively pull...
Russian cyber criminals: $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring
2017-07-26 17:56:41 UTC
ATHENS/MOSCOW/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least $4 billion has been arrested in Greece, police and sources said on W...
Polish President says he would veto Supreme Court bills
2017-07-25 04:40:59 UTC
WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday said he would veto two of three bills passed by parliament in a judicial reform that has triggered nationwide protests and raised EU and U.S. concerns about a politicization of the courts....
EU warns of 'unintended consequences' on Russia sanctions
2017-07-22 20:26:27 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union sounded an alarm on Saturday about moves in the U.S. Congress to step up U.S. sanctions on Russia, urging Washington to keep coordinating with its G7 partners and warning of unintended consequences.
In a ...
German patience is over with Turkey's Erdogan
2017-07-20 16:04:36 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - In comments that threatened broader economic consequences, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said he could not advise companies to invest in a country [Turkey] without legal certainty where even completely innocent companie...
Brexit EU hub: Morgan Stanley & Citigroup choosing Frankfurt
2017-07-19 16:48:26 UTC
FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley has chosen Frankfurt to be the new base for its European Union operations as Britain prepares to leave the bloc, according to a source familiar with the matter, becoming the latest U.S. bank to pick the ...
Angela Merkel: Brexit changed my view on Europe
2017-07-15 18:57:48 UTC
ZINGST, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told voters on Saturday that Britain's decision to leave the European Union and France's election of President Emmanuel Macron had changed her view on the bloc, adding it was worth fighti...
China allows the Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife to leave the country
2017-07-15 07:05:25 UTC
SHENYANG, China (Reuters) - Deceased Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo was cremated on Saturday and his wife is "free", a government official said, as a state-run newspaper attacked him as a "despised" criminal out of step wit...
Death of Liu Xiaobo shows a different side of China
2017-07-13 19:47:08 UTC
Beijing has been increasingly successful recently in its attempts to boost its image abroad. However, the death of Liu Xiaobo is a reminder that China locks away peaceful dissidents, says Germany's international broadcaster, DW's Phillip Bilsky.
Iraq Celebrates Victory Against ISIS in Mosul
2017-07-09 15:48:08 UTC
MOSUL, IRAQ — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday and congratulated the armed forces for their "victory" over the terror group
"Islamic State" which is also known as ISIS, after nearly nine months of urban warfare, br...
Merkel convinces fellow world leaders to support trade, energy & Africa - US isolated
2017-07-08 23:24:18 UTC
HAMBURG — Leaders from the world's leading economies broke with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate policy at a G20 summit on Saturday, in a rare public admission of disagreement and blow to multilateral cooperation.
German Chancellor ...
Turkey preparing to use military force against Syria Kurds
2017-07-05 23:33:55 UTC
QAMISHLI, SYRIA/ANKARA — The head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Wednesday that Turkish military deployments near Kurdish-held areas of northwestern Syria amounted to a "declaration of war" which could trigger clashes within days.
U.S. considers military options against North Korea
2017-07-05 22:30:56 UTC
UNITED NATIONS — The United States cautioned on Wednesday it was ready to use force if need be to stop North Korea's nuclear missile program but said it preferred global diplomatic action against Pyongyang for defying world powers by test launchin...
Germany's Federal Crime Office has the Panama Papers
2017-07-04 17:22:23 UTC
BERLIN — Germany's Federal Crime Office(BKA) said on Tuesday it had obtained a copy of the leaked data known as the Panama Papers that last year revealed how offshore firms are used to stash the wealth of the world's rich and powerful.
North Korea says it has missile capability to hit anywhere in the world
2017-07-04 07:07:58 UTC
SEOUL — North Korea test-launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Tuesday, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days before leaders from the Group of 20 nations are due to discuss steps to rein in Pyongyang's weapons programs.
Death toll from cholera outbreak in Yemen rises to 1,500
2017-07-03 06:06:50 UTC
The death toll from a major cholera outbreak in Yemen has risen to 1,500, Nevio Zagaria, the World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Yemen, said on Saturday, and appealed for more help to put an end to the epidemic.
Yemen has been d...
BREXIT: EU demands up to $114 billion before talks on trading
2017-07-02 20:21:37 UTC
LONDON — UK Brexit minister David Davis said two months ago that Britain will not pay 100 billion euros ($114 billion) to leave the European Union after it was reported that the EU was preparing to demand that amount.
But the EU wants to agree ...
World Leaders Gathering at European Memorial Ceremony
2017-07-01 22:17:46 UTC
SPEYER, GERMANY — Leaders from the United States, Russia and across Europe paid tribute on Saturday to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl as the architect of German reunification and a driving force for European integration.
Kohl, who died on...
ISIS is losing its "State"
2017-06-30 16:38:46 UTC
MOSUL, RAQQA ( IRAQ/ SYRIA ) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pressed ISIS "Islamic State" fighters holding out in Mosul's Old City on Friday, while in Syria the militant group launched a counter-attack against an alliance of militias trying to oust it ...
Germany distancing itself from the US and the UK
2017-06-29 17:38:22 UTC
BERLIN — Germany is distancing itself from the US and the UK and toward France. Chancellor Angela Merkel made that abundantly clear in a major speech to parliament about the EU's future and next week's G20 summit in Hamburg.
Germany and France ...
China's president Xi arrives for landmark Hong Kong visit
2017-06-29 06:57:20 UTC
China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark its 20th anniversary of Chinese rule as the city went into lockdown with a massive security blanket ahead of celebrations and protests on July 1.
Britain returned Hong Kong t...
Trump heading to the right-wing nationalistic-ruled Poland
2017-06-29 05:51:15 UTC
WARSAW — A trip to Poland by the U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump next week may feel like a diplomatic coup for Poland's new right-wing government, but western European nations are uneasy it will encourage Warsaw's defiance toward...
The deadliest battle for Mosul and the end of ISIS's "Caliphate"
2017-06-25 06:32:14 UTC
MOSUL, IRAQ — Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their se...
Iran captured members of ISIS planning suicide attacks
2017-06-24 17:15:27 UTC
TEHRAN — Iranian security forces have arrested members of a group linked to Islamic State which had planned bombings and suicide attacks in religious centers, state television reported on Saturday.
Intelligence Ministry agents "were able to arr...
U.S. has limited options on North Korea without Chinese
2017-06-21 06:55:50 UTC
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its nuclear program have failed, ratcheting up the rhetoric over the death of an American student who had been detained by Pyongyang.