Another 6 years for Putin: Only Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ruled longer
2018-03-18 19:41:42 UTC
KEMEROVO, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajector...
Russian foreign ministry to expel 23 British diplomats
2018-03-17 16:34:25 UTC
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a carefully calibrated retaliatory move against London, which has accused the Kremlin of orchestrating a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in...
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron to unveil EU roadmap
2018-03-16 19:56:23 UTC
Things are moving quickly now that Germany finally has its new government: Germany's new foreign minister, Heiko Maas of the Social Democrats (SPD), flew to Paris on the very same day he was sworn in. The chancellor is not wasting time, either. Le...
Finland world's Happiest Country, U.S. Among Unhappiest
2018-03-21 08:34:09 UTC
The World Happiness Report, released Wednesday, crowned Finland the happiest place to live out of 156 countries.
Europe's Nordic countries have dominated the happiness index since the first report was published in 2012. Last year's winner was N...
A Loss for All Humanity: Physicist Stephen Hawking Died
2018-03-14 08:27:15 UTC
British physicist Stephen Hawking has died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 76, according to a family spokesperson. Known around the globe, he worked to make complicated scientific fields accessible to the public.
Stephen Hawking, a renown...
Trump's new team in place before US-North Korea summit
2018-03-13 21:14:06 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran, replacing his chief diplomat with loyalist CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
UK Says Russia 'Highly Likely' Behind Agent Poisoning
2018-03-13 03:53:14 UTC
LONDON (AP) — The use of Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter makes it “highly likely” that Russia was involved, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday.
Novichok refers to a class of ne...
Nationalist Bully in White House Takes on Global Trade
2018-03-12 07:19:39 UTC
Just days after announcing his plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum against numerous countries, the president unilaterally followed through and formally decreed the measure.
Trump exempted America's neighbors Mexico and Canada under the...
Chinese President Xi Jinping to become president for life
2018-03-11 08:34:21 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — China’s rubber-stamp lawmakers on Sunday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing presidential term limits that will enable President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely.
The National People’s Congress’ nearly 3,000 hand...
Palestinian teen killed during clashes with Israeli army
2018-03-10 22:40:45 UTC
NABLUS, West Bank - A Palestinian was shot and killed on Saturday in what began as a clash between Palestinians and Israeli settlers of Yitzhar in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said.
The Israeli military said soldiers a...
Turkey’s war on Kurds forces YPG to give up fight against IS
2018-03-09 07:50:54 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey’s war on a Syrian Kurdish militia (YPG) that is closely aligned with the United States is forcing the group to give up positions against Islamic State militants in the Syrian desert to defend against the advancing Turkish troo...
Trump to meet Kim Jong-un by May
2018-03-09 02:37:27 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May in response to Kim’s invitation to hold the first-ever U.S.-North Korea summit, a South Korean envoy said, marking a potentially dramatic breakth...
Poison attack: Britain will respond if Moscow role proved
2018-03-08 18:59:13 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will respond appropriately if evidence shows Moscow sponsored a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in southern England, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, in the highest-level warning of ac...
Russian ex-agent & his daughter poisoned with nerve agent
2018-03-07 21:34:21 UTC
SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - A nerve agent was used to deliberately poison a former Russian double agent and his daughter, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said on Wednesday, in a case that threatens to further damage London’s ties with M...
EU Schools Trump On Trade: You're Wrong! Trade Wars Are 'Easy to Lose'
2018-03-08 03:59:42 UTC
The EU has said US tariffs would be met with a "proportionate response." The European Council, IMF and WTO have warned Trump he is very wrong about trade wars being easy to win.
The European Commission on Wednesday presented its strategy for re...
Trade War: Mexico Rejects U.S. Bid to Split NAFTA
2018-03-06 20:38:08 UTC
WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers stepped up calls for President Donald Trump to pull back from proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports as key trading partner Mexico rejected a bid by Washington to drive a wedge betwee...
France wants "to keep a cultural relationship" with Iran
2018-03-05 17:07:51 UTC
TEHRAN (Reuters) - After a day of tough talking in Tehran on Monday, France’s foreign minister and one of Iran’s vice presidents ambled through the halls of the National Museum of Iran to admire a collection of artworks on loan from the Louvre in ...
Italian election: Populist surge, no majority
2018-03-05 04:01:06 UTC
ROME (Reuters) - Italian voters delivered a hung parliament on Sunday, flocking to anti-establishment and far-right parties in record numbers and casting the euro zone’s third-largest economy into political gridlock, initial results showed.
Social Democrat party members approve Merkel-led coalition
2018-03-04 09:21:35 UTC
Berlin — Germany's chancellor will get a fourth term after her junior partners, the SPD, voted for a coalition deal. The new government could be in place in less than two weeks' time.
More than five months after Germans went to polls in the Sep...
A Divided Italy Goes To The Polls
2018-03-04 08:26:18 UTC
ROME (Reuters) - Italians went to the polls on Sunday in a vote that could bring political gridlock after an election campaign marked by anger over the listless economy, high unemployment and immigration.
Pollsters have predicted that former pr...
Trump's protectionist measures will hurt US economy
2018-03-04 00:47:34 UTC
WASHINGTON - Trump finally appears poised to make good on his promised threats to slam the door on free trade and erect walls around the country’s economy.
The U.S. President kept up pressure on trading partners, threatening European automaker...
The Economic Consequences of Trump's Trade War
2018-03-02 08:37:49 UTC
SEOUL/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. oil and gas industry slammed President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on imported steel, saying the move would kill energy jobs by raising costs for big infrastructure projects.
Trump’s planned tarif...
US Couples Take Weapons to Church
2018-03-01 08:05:25 UTC
Many Americans believe US school shootings do not justify stricter gun laws in a country where firearms are linked to more than 30,000 deaths annually.
Worshippers clutched rifles and donned crowns made of rounds of bullets, as they exchanged o...
Worrying sign of climate change: Arctic warmer than Europe
2018-02-28 09:26:45 UTC
As frigid air sweeps across Europe, the Arctic itself is seeing an unprecedented warm spell. What's going on and does it relate to global warming?
"Freezing cold 'Siberian Express' is roaring towards Britain," screamed the front page of the Dai...
Police: UK faces significant threat from far-right terrorism
2018-02-27 01:16:50 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces a new and significant threat from organized far-right terrorism, the UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Monday as he revealed police had foiled four plots by right-wing extremists in the last year.