Police hunt van driver who hit Barcelona crowd
2017-08-18 05:47:41 UTC
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain mounted a sweeping anti-terror operation on Friday after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people before fleeing, in what police suspect was one of multiple planned attacks.
Van plowed into crowds in Barcelona and killed 13 people
2017-08-17 19:27:25 UTC
BARCELONA (Reuters) - A van plowed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday and a regional official said 13 people were killed, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack.
Police said they had arrested a man li...
World leader called Trump's words "monstrosities"
2017-08-17 02:54:36 UTC
International leaders criticized US President Trump after he said multiple parties were to blame for violence at neo-Nazi marches in the US. In Germany, a leading politician called the president's words "monstrosities."
At home and abroad, US P...
Germany: Chinese Pressure on North Korea Works
2017-08-16 16:08:34 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday that everyone was concerned about an escalation of military violence as part of annual military exercises between South Korea and the U.S. but Chinese pressure on North Ko...
Trump Encouraged Alt-Right Groups To Be More Violent
2017-08-16 04:21:43 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that left- and right-wing extremists became violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a political firestorm over U.S. race relations and his own lea...
Future Is with Core EU- Germany and France, not Nationalism
2017-08-15 18:56:35 UTC
BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia should be part of a deeply integrated 'core' European Union driven by Germany and France, its prime minister said on Tuesday, backtracking from previous eurosceptic positions and distancing himself from some other e...
More than 300 people killed in Sierra Leone mudslide
2017-08-14 16:01:50 UTC
FREETOWN (Reuters) - By Christo Johnson
More than 300 people were killed when a mudslide struck the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown on Monday, sweeping away homes.
The Red Cross said at least 205 bodies had been taken to the cen...
Trump threatens military intervention in Venezuela
2017-08-12 04:00:31 UTC
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation of Washington's response to Venezuela's political crisis that Caracas disparaged as "craziness."
WH-Gorka: Tillerson’s input on military matters nonsensical
2017-08-11 04:42:23 UTC
An adviser to President Donald Trump said it was "simply nonsensical" to think that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson should discuss US military decisions in relation on North Korea.
Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, made the ...
North Korea calls Trump's threat a 'load of nonsense'
2017-08-10 01:52:26 UTC
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea dismissed on Thursday warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States as a "load of nonsense", and outlined detailed plans for a missile strike ...
Insulting Germany Shows Why Erdogan Is Not A Democratic Leader
2017-08-08 04:25:57 UTC
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany on Monday of assisting terrorists by not responding to thousands of files sent to Berlin or handing over suspects wanted by Turkish authorities.
"Germany is abetting terrorists...
Turkish assault will draw Kurds away from the battle vs ISIS
2017-08-07 18:17:46 UTC
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Days after a reshuffle of Turkey's top military commanders, President Tayyip Erdogan has revived warnings of military action against Kurdish fighters in Syria that could set back the U.S.-led battle against Islamic State.
Venezuela chief prosecutor fired by new assembly
2017-08-05 17:11:23 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's new pro-government constituent assembly on Saturday removed dissident state prosecutor Luisa Ortega from her job, in what critics called a blatant affront to democracy.
Since the opposition started a round of pro...
Rwanda's Paul Kagame wins 3th presidential term with 98% of the vote
2017-08-05 06:47:48 UTC
With more than 80 percent of the results tallied there is no major change expected when the final results are announced later on Saturday. President Paul Kagame earned the expected victory over two little-known rivals. His win extends his time in ...
Opponents Trying To Block Maduro’s New Government
2017-08-04 16:34:32 UTC
Venezuela is headed for more conflict as President Nicolas Maduro prepares to inaugurate a powerful new "Constituent Assembly" on Friday. Massive protests are planned by Venezuelans who protested against President Maduro on Monday after the contr...
Venezuelan state security agents seize opposition leaders Lopez and Ledezma
2017-08-02 04:52:35 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan security officials seized opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma from their homes during nighttime raids on Tuesday, in what critics of President Nicolas Maduro said was a growing crackdown by his dict...
Deadly protests against President Maduro rocked Venezuela
2017-07-31 04:48:12 UTC
CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, (Reuters) - Deadly protests rocked Venezuela on Sunday as voters broadly boycotted an election for a constitutional super-body that unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro vowed would begin a "new era of combat...
U.S. flies bombers over Korean peninsula
2017-07-31 04:47:36 UTC
SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force after Pyongyang's recent tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles. President Trump said he was 'very disappointed in China' follo...
Kurds in Syria sets local and assembly election dates
2017-07-30 16:00:16 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria has set dates for local council and regional assembly elections, an official said on Saturday, in an apparent move to consolidate its growing autonomy.
Kurdish groups and their...
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe: There is no one with my political stature to replace me
2017-07-29 16:04:49 UTC
CHINHOYI, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Saturday said he was not stepping down nor dying and that there was no one with his political stature who could immediately take over from him.
The 93-year-old leader has been...
North Korea fired a ballistic missile in a late-night test launch
2017-07-28 16:18:34 UTC
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Friday in an unusual late-night test launch from its northern Jangang province that landed in the sea off its east coast, possibly in Japan's exclusive economic zone, South Korea and Japan...
New EU aid to help refugees with rent and cash in Greece
2017-07-27 18:02:36 UTC
ATHENS (Reuters) - The European Commission will give Greece 209 million euros ($245 million) in new emergency aid to help refugees stranded in the country rent homes and pay for basics with a cash card, the Commission said on Thursday.
EU, the world's biggest trading bloc, seeks to set global trade rules - US out of the race
2017-07-27 16:29:50 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....