Merkel's Plan is a Miracle for Africa
2017-06-14 05:08:30 UTC
Alpha Conde, head of the African Union and Guinean president, nudged German Chancellor Angela Merkel conspiratorially: yet another of his African counterparts had just described the so-called "Marshall Plan" for Africa, laid out by German Developm...
Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei blames U.S. for creation of ISIS
2017-06-13 05:19:33 UTC
TEHRAN — Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday blamed the United States for instability in the Middle East and said Washington's fight against the Islamic State militant group was "a lie".
"You (the United States) and your agen...
France's Macron Crashing Parliamentary Majority
2017-06-13 05:15:13 UTC
PARIS — "France is back," Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on French TV. "Next Sunday, the National Assembly will embody the new face of our republic."
French President Emmanuel Macron's party and its allies have won the biggest share of th...
The leader of the free world, Angela Merkel
2017-06-13 05:13:43 UTC
Angela Merkel is increasingly referred to as the 'leader of the free world.' Yet it is a title she herself does not want. She is not defined by her aspirations, but rather by her pragmatism, says Kay-Alexander Scholz.
The best remedy for populi...
++UK PM Theresa May Lost The Election++
2017-06-09 06:43:29 UTC
London — Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting to hold on to her job on Friday as British voters dealt her a punishing blow, denying her the stronger mandate she had sought to conduct Brexit talks and instead weakening her party's grip on power....
Iraq: Kurds finally announce independence referendum
2017-06-08 00:58:48 UTC
ERBIL, IRAQ — Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday announced it would hold a referendum on independence, in a move the central government in Baghdad is likely to oppose strongly.
"I am pleased to announce that the date for the independ...
Iran, Turkey announcing its support for Qatar
2017-06-07 16:34:22 UTC
TEHRAN/ANKARA/DOHA — Turkey's main exporting industry body said it was ready to meet food and water supply demands from Qatar, after a Qatari official said Doha was in talks with Iran and Turkey to ensure trade disruptions did not create shortages...
Armed men launched two attacks in Tehran
2017-06-07 14:42:12 UTC
Tehran — Armed men and Suicide bombers launched two attacks in Iran on Wednesday morning, 12 people dead and wounding several people in central Tehran and at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini a few kilometers south of the city, state media repor...
Middle East: The travesty of Trump's illusionist policy
2017-06-06 18:31:52 UTC
DOHA/DUBAI — U.S. President Donald Trump, wading into the worst split between powerful Arab states in decades, said on Tuesday his trip to the Middle East was "already paying off" with leaders there taking a hard new line in accusing Qatar of fund...
Saudi Arabia, the biggest sponsor of terrorism, points its finger at Qatar
2017-06-05 05:34:43 UTC
Saudi Arabia is the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world today and Wahhabism remains the source of most radical Islamic extremism. However, out of the 61 groups that are designated as terrorist organizations by the U.S. State Department...
London: the day after the attack
2017-06-04 17:41:52 UTC
LONDON — On Saturday night Londoners fought back with whatever came to hand, including hurling chairs and tables, when three men armed with a van and knives went on the attack in a bustling area of the British capital.
The attack, in which the ...
Movement: U.S. States and Cities Against Washington for Paris Climate Accord
2017-06-03 17:07:22 UTC
U.S. far-right nationalist and climate change denier President Donald Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, has pulled the US out of the Paris Agreement. But climate protection will carry on - there may even be a bright side.
Large explosion rocks Afghanistan's capital
2017-05-31 09:14:52 UTC
By Mirwais Harooni and Josh Smith | KABUL — A powerful bomb exploded in the morning rush hour in the center of the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing or wounding hundreds of people and sending clouds of black smoke into the sky above the preside...
Will France and Germany lead European defense?
2017-05-31 08:50:53 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it's time for Europe to take its fate into its own hands, given a Trump Administration attitude toward European defense that's too tepid for the comfort of some NATO governments.
Countries that are underspe...
Germany no longer sees the U.S. as a leading power
2017-05-30 05:48:33 UTC
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally on Monday after surprising Washington with her frankness a day earlier.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel unleashed a voll...
With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot.
2017-06-02 19:04:57 UTC
BRUSSELS — It doesn't actually matter whether Donald Trump just described Germany as "bad" or "evil." Either way, it gives us the opportunity to return the insult.
With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot.
It is above all the stup...
Trump Isolated at G7 Summit, "Six against One"
2017-05-27 17:30:33 UTC
TAORMINA, ITALY — Trump's isolationism is his first great export, and Italy could be first in line.
The summit of Group of Seven wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several iss...
Barack Obama speaks in Berlin: "We can not hide behind a wall"
2017-05-25 10:25:11 UTC
Former US president Barack Obama addressed the church congress saying 'we can not hide behind a wall.' This year, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is the featured topic, with many big names making an appearance.
The most famous guest am...
Barack Obama to join Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin
2017-05-24 21:01:36 UTC
BERLIN — Former U.S. President Barack Obama will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to highlight his foundation's new global effort to inspire and support young people active in narrowing inequality, combating c...
Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi
2017-05-23 17:39:50 UTC
Washington — Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi, three U.S. officials said.
The police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the suicide attack that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert last night. Prim...
UK: 22 people dead and 59 injured in Manchester blast
2017-05-23 16:06:37 UTC
Manchester City — Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi: three U.S. officials
A blast on Monday night at a concert in the northern English city of Manchester where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing left ...
Ankara criticizes US over Turkey's 'brutal attack' on peaceful protesters
2017-05-22 18:10:35 UTC
Ankara — Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said.
During Erdogan's visit to Washington to mee...
Re-elected Rouhani pledges to open Iran to the world
2017-05-20 17:51:58 UTC
Tehran — President Hassan Rouhani pledged on Saturday to open Iran to the world and deliver freedoms its people have yearned for, throwing down a defiant challenge to his hardline opponents after securing a decisive re-election for a second term.
Trump to Lavrov: U.S. FBI director was crazy, a real nut job
2017-05-20 06:24:21 UTC
WASHINGTON — The New York Times reported that U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump boasted to Russian officials at a White House meeting last week that firing Comey relieved "great pressure" the president faced from a law-enforcement ...
Trump's people were in excessive contact with Russians
2017-05-19 05:58:03 UTC
WASHINGTON — Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and fo...