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  • EU, the world's biggest trading bloc, seeks to set global trade rules
    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
    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
    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
    U.s._democracy_threatened_by_russian_government 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
    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
    Brexit_job_moves-_morgan_stanley_and_citigroup_choose_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
    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
    China_allows_the_wife_of_the_nobel_peace_laureate_liu_xiaobo_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
    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
    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
    Merkel_convinces_fellow_world_leaders_to_support_trade__energy_and_africa 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
    Kurdish_ypg_and_syrian_democratic_forces_(sdf)__near_raqqa 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. Tu...
  • U.S. considers military options against North Korea
    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
    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. Some 11....
  • North Korea says it has missile capability to hit anywhere in the world
    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. The m...
  • Death toll from cholera outbreak in Yemen rises to 1,500
    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
    May_-_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
    Us_president_bill_clinton_and_german_chancellor_angela_merkel 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"
    Islamic_state_-_isis_is_losing_its_%22state%22 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
    Germany_reorienting_itself_away_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
    China's_president_xi_jinping_arrives_in_hong_kong_for_landmark_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
    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"
    The_deadliest_battle_for_mosul_and_the_end_of_isis's_%22caliphate%22 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
    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
    Us_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. Tr...