German workers win right to 28-hour week and 4.3% pay rise
2018-02-12 10:19:03 UTC
Berlin — German workers have won the right to a 28-hour week in a victory towards their fight for a better work-life balance.
Industrial union IG Metall, Europe’s largest trade union, has won its workers the right to work the equivalent of unde...
Well-known Iranian-Canadian professor dies in Tehran prison
2018-02-11 07:58:32 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Iranian-Canadian dual citizen and environmental activist imprisoned by Iranian authorities last month has died in prison, his son wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Kavous Seyed-Emami was managing director of the Persian Wi...
Syria shoots down Israeli jet after it intercepted Iranian drone
2018-02-10 07:26:53 UTC
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Syrian anti-aircraft fire shot down an Israeli jet on Saturday, the military said, after Israel intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria and struck an Iranian target there.
Footage from northern Israel showed what ...
How Buddhist villagers and Myanmar troops killed 10 Rohingya men
2018-04-12 15:03:42 UTC
A REUTERS SPECIAL REPORT (INN DIN, Myanmar) —
<blockquote>On Sept. 2, Buddhist villagers and Myanmar troops killed 10 Rohingya men in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state. Reuters uncovered the massacre and has pieced together how it unfolded. Duri...
Merkel reaches coalition breakthrough with Germany's main center-left party, SPD
2018-02-07 18:43:50 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country’s main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gr...
Britain's Hope For New Vote On Brexit
2018-02-06 21:00:28 UTC
LONDON — Brexit opponents have begun pushing for a new referendum in the hopes that British voters will have had a change of heart about leaving the European Union. That may just be so, reports Samira Shackle from London.
At the end of December...
Germany slams US nuclear plans, urges Europe to act
2018-02-04 20:13:53 UTC
BERLIN — Germany's top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel joined a chorus of condemnation on Sunday after the US proposed upgrading and expanding its nuclear arsenal.
Gabriel said it was now up to Europe to take the lead in pushing for worldwide nuclear d...
Kurds Continue the Resistance Against Turkish Barbarity
2018-02-04 06:16:11 UTC
Kurdish forces in Syria said one of their fighters was mutilated by Turkey-backed rebels, referencing a video circulating on social media.
Turkey launched an air and ground offensive last month against Kurdish fighters who control the northwest...
Trump declassified FBI memo written only in his own favor
2018-02-02 19:38:37 UTC
House Republicans on Friday released a partisan and bitterly disputed memo that they say shows surveillance abuses in the early stages of the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.
The memo, prepared by Republicans on the House...
Germany's Economy Growing Fast with Surplus
2018-02-01 22:18:01 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government this week raised its 2018 growth forecast to 2.4 percent from 1.9 percent after bullish economic data, which could translate into added tax revenues.
That would give more leeway to increase state spendin...
Turkish aggression: Kurds didn’t expect US stance to be that low
2018-02-01 03:41:30 UTC
Kurdish officials weren’t surprised the Americans have distanced themselves from the Turkish attacks on Afrin “but they didn’t expect United States stance to be that low.”
Syria’s Kurdish militia is growing frustrated with its patron, the US, a...
EU Pledges Additional $53 Million in Aid to Palestinians
2018-01-31 20:55:32 UTC
The EU has promised an extra $53 million to Palestinians for state-building efforts. The aid comes after the US decision to withhold millions in funding from the UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees.
The European Union has pledged €42.5...
France's Macron Condemns Turkey's Invasion Into Syria
2018-01-31 09:56:25 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron warned Turkey that its operation against Kurdish militias in northern Syria should not become an excuse to invade the country and said he wanted Ankara to coordinate its action with its allies.
Turkey Destroys Ancient Temples, Just Like ISIS
2018-01-30 04:04:55 UTC
DAMASCUS, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Antiquities and Museums Department on Sunday condemned the Turkish attacks that targeted archeological sites in the Kurdish-held Afrin region in northern Syria, according to state news agency SANA.
The Ain Dara...
Cape Town’s Critical Water Shortage Disaster Plan “Day Zero”
2018-01-28 19:46:52 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s police and military will help secure water collection sites in drought-stricken Cape Town if authorities must turn off most taps on what they call “Day Zero,” a date currently projected to fall in the first half ...
Homo sapiens trekked out of Africa far earlier than previously known
2018-01-25 21:32:55 UTC
Homo sapiens were wandering out of Africa at least 177,000 years ago — some 60,000 years earlier than previously thought.
The new migration date comes after ancient stone tools and part of a fossilised Homo sapiens jaw bone with teeth were disc...
Syria: Turkish Aggression Against Kurds Continues
2018-01-24 06:53:28 UTC
As Turkey continues its offensive in Syria's Kurdish enclave of Afrin, Ankara says it has killed 260 enemy fighters. Washington and Moscow have called for restraint as the United Nations readies aid supplies.
Turkish artillery on Wednesday cont...
Zimbabwe's president orders top officials to declare assets
2018-01-23 18:23:11 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has given cabinet ministers and senior government officials until the end of February to declare their assets as new President Emmerson Mnangagwa seeks to foster transparency and fight corruption.
Mnangagwa, 75, took...
Turkey Attacks Kurds, the Most Effective Anti-ISIS Force
2018-01-23 07:30:10 UTC
BERLIN — By launching an offensive against Kurdish YPG militias in northern Syria, Turkey is again proving itself to be an unpredictable actor. The failure of Turkey's partners to speak up smacks of cynicism, says Kersten Knipp from Germany's publ...
Queen Elizabeth II Seeks to Reconcile Britain with Zimbabwe
2018-01-23 02:41:44 UTC
LONDON — The Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, is seeking to reconcile Britain with Zimbabwe and is pinning hopes on the latter rejoining the Commonwealth.
There are indications Zimbabwe and Britain will soon engage in high-level diplo...
Trumpian Era Brings Unprecedented Trust Crisis in U.S.
2018-01-22 07:34:32 UTC
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Trust in U.S. institutions, particularly the government, has plunged in President Donald Trump’s first year in office, according to a leading survey released on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
A year of Trump: Hate binds and blinds US
2018-01-21 07:50:21 UTC
The US president has been in office for a year. His critics make it far too easy for him when they unite in blind hate against all things Donald Trump, writes Germany's public international broadcaster-DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl.
Turkey Launches Airstrikes Against Kurds in Syria
2018-01-20 20:22:54 UTC
HASSA, Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey opened a new front in Syria’s war on Saturday with airstrikes against Afrin that raised the prospect of worsening relations between Ankara and NATO ally Washington.
The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in the...
Women's March 2018 Rallies Across the United States
2018-01-20 19:26:47 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters turned out across the nation for the second Women’s March on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration with rallies aimed at channeling female activism into poli...
Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian Teen Activist Remain in Custody
2018-01-18 01:59:52 UTC
An Israeli court has ruled to keep a prominent Palestinian teen activist and her mother in custody until the end of their trial.
Ahed Tamimi, 16, was detained last month during an overnight raid on her home in the occupied West Bank village o...