Iraq: Kurds Vote In Historic Independence Referendum
2017-09-25 07:39:18 UTC
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, ignoring the threats of the Kurds’ neighbors and fears of further instability and violence across...
Merkel Wins German Election With Progressive Agenda
2017-09-25 06:57:50 UTC
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has claimed a mandate to form a new German government after her conservatives beat their rivals on Sunday to win her a fourth term.
She conceded that her party "would have preferred a better result." But...
UN: Germany Condemns Trumpian "National Egoism"
2017-09-22 01:04:40 UTC
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned against "national egoism" in world politics on Thursday in his first speech at the United Nations General Assembly.
"This worldview describes the world as an arena, a kind of battleground, in which ...
Angela Merkel Slams Trump’s Threat to ‘Destroy’ North Korea
2017-09-21 19:33:34 UTC
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel was highly critical of US President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations. In the speech, Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea.
"I am against threats of this kind. And speaking for mys...
Brexit: 10,000 finance jobs will be shifted out of Britain
2017-09-18 14:51:50 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Around 10,000 finance jobs will be shifted out of Britain or created overseas in the next few years if the UK is denied access to Europe’s single market, according to a Reuters survey of firms employing the bulk of workers in in...
Turkey Angry at Germany For Kurdish Protests in Cologne
2017-09-16 23:42:44 UTC
COLOGNE/ ANKARA - Turkey has summoned Germany's ambassador after more than 10,000 Kurds rallied in Cologne. The rally was in support of Kurdish independence as well as the jailed leader of the banned PKK.
Turkey summoned the German ambassador t...
British Police Arrest 18 year old in London Train Bombing
2017-09-16 16:40:41 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - British police hunting those behind a bomb which injured 29 people on a London train on Friday said they had arrested an 18-year-old man in a small town outside London on Saturday.
“We have made a significant arrest in our in...
UK's Theresa May Underlines Importance of Iran Nuclear Deal
2017-09-14 17:29:12 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May stressed the importance of a 2015 international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday during a brief meeting at her London office.
Merkel will not limit number of refugees entering Germany
2017-09-13 06:02:30 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has "guaranteed" she will oppose any limit on the number of migrants entering Germany. The chancellor's remarks just days before the German election.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told voters on Monday she did ...
Pope Francis Condemns Climate Change Skeptics
2017-09-11 21:25:58 UTC
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will “go down” if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its caus...
Iran Seeks Deal for Long-Term Syria Garrison: Israel
2017-09-11 16:00:41 UTC
HERZLIYA, Israel (Reuters) - The Israeli intelligence minister said on Monday that President Bashar al-Assad was ready to permit Iran to set up military bases in Syria that would pose a long-term threat to neighboring Israel.
While formally neu...
France, Japan, US Discuss Increased Presure on North Korea
2017-09-09 18:42:50 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - France’s Emmanuel Macron discussed increased pressure and sanctions on North Korea on the telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday, the French president’s office said.
China's Ties with North Korea No Longer 'Lips and teeth'
2017-09-08 17:13:25 UTC
Philip Wen, Christian Shepherd
BEIJING (Reuters) - When Kim Jong Un inherited power in North Korea in late 2011, then-Chinese president Hu Jintao was outwardly supportive of the untested young leader, predicting that “traditional friendly coope...
North Korea: US will receive more ‘gift packages’
2017-09-06 01:24:06 UTC
GENEVA/SEOUL (Reuters) - A top North Korean diplomat on Tuesday warned that his country is ready to send “more gift packages” to the United States as world powers struggled for a response to Pyongyang’s latest nuclear weapons test.
Han Tae Song...
South Korea Prepares for the Worst: Crisis Deepens
2017-09-05 17:33:26 UTC
The decades-long military standoff on the Korean Peninsula is approaching a tipping point after North Korea detonated its sixth and largest nuclear weapon test and appeared to be preparing another test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Whi...
Venezuelan Opposition Turns to Elections as Protests Falter
2017-09-05 16:03:58 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition is shifting its focus to forthcoming state elections as protests aimed at ousting President Nicolas Maduro have subsided following the installation of an all-powerful, pro-government legislative body.
IAEA Rejects Trump Demands To Check Iran Military Sites
2017-08-31 19:32:28 UTC
VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States is pushing U.N. nuclear inspectors to check military sites in Iran to verify it is not breaching its nuclear deal with world powers. But for this to happen, inspectors must believe such checks are necessary and...
UN Reports on Venezuelan 'repressive policy'
2017-08-30 14:14:28 UTC
30 August 2017 – Extensive human rights violations and abuses have been committed in the wake of anti-Government protests in Venezuela and point to “the existence of a policy to repress political dissent and instill fear in the population to curb ...
North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan
2017-08-29 00:42:44 UTC
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan and landed in waters off the northern region of Hokkaido early on Tuesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, marking a sharp escalation of tensions on the Korean peni...
Merkel stands by decision to open Germany's borders to refugees
2017-08-27 19:50:20 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she has no regrets about her 2015 decision to open the country’s borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees and added she will not be deterred from campaigning by angry hecklers.
In an i...
Ukraine's Tuberculosis Problem Concerns Europe
2017-08-25 18:43:12 UTC
ODESSA, Ukraine — In the Ukrainian tourist destination of Odessa, a port on the Black Sea, holidaymakers mingle with internally displaced people from the country’s war-torn east, local Roma, students, and economic migrants from Central Asia and th...
Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee sentenced for five years
2017-08-25 07:18:22 UTC
SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court jailed Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee for five years on Friday.
The Seoul Central District Court was delivering its verdict on charges against Lee, 49, ranging from bribery to perjury in a sc...
Kurds Impossible Issue for Tillerson in Turkey
2017-08-23 15:24:36 UTC
ANKARA—(The Atlantic) Before Jim Mattis, the U.S. defense secretary, set off on a trip to strengthen ties with America’s allies in the Middle East and Europe, the Pentagon released a statement saying he would “look for ways to help Turkey address ...
Germany hits Erdogan with call to back Turkish democracy
2017-08-22 16:38:41 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and the rest of Europe should back the "democratically minded" majority of Turks who do not support President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Germany's foreign minister said in remarks likely to hurt Berlin's relations with Ankara...
Merkel: Erdogan misuses Interpol warrants for his purposes
2017-08-21 08:26:42 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized Turkey's use of an Interpol arrest warrant to detain a German writer in Spain, telling an election town hall event on Sunday that this amounted to abuse of the international police agen...