France and Germany to work on a roadmap for the EU
2017-05-15 20:25:01 UTC
BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel chose to accentuate the positive ahead of her meeting with new French President Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old former investment banker who beat an ally from the US far-right nationalist President Donald Trump, Ma...
Final Phase: Iraqi Forces Close to Full Control over Mosul
2017-05-14 19:01:21 UTC
Iraqi forces pushed deeper into the last pocket of Mosul controlled by ISIS "Islamic State" militants on Sunday as the battle for the city approaches an end after seven months of gruelling urban combat.
The militants have now been dislodged fr...
North Korea has carried out another ballistic missile test
2017-05-14 03:35:47 UTC
SEOUL — North Korea has carried out another ballistic missile test early on Sunday that flew 700 kilometers (430 miles), South Korea's military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang.
South Korea's President Moon is prepared to visit N. Korea
2017-05-10 05:04:11 UTC
SEOUL — South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday he was prepared to visit North Korea and was ready to negotiate with China and the United States over a controversial anti-missile defense system soon after he was sworn in on Wedne...
Rouhani faces current and future challenges in Iran
2017-05-08 16:32:47 UTC
By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin | LONDON — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani's trip to the coal mine in northern Iran was all going to plan, until the crowd massed in front of his car chanting "it's a day of mourning for workers".
Seconds later, shaky f...
French Voters Reject Nationalism and Choose Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
2017-05-08 06:02:45 UTC
By Mathieu Rosemain and Matthias Blamont | PARIS — Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out o...
MACRON WINS FRENCH PRESIDENCY BY EMPHATIC MARGIN
2017-05-08 04:11:04 UTC
Emmanuel Macron has been elected president of France with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.
Independent Macron topped 66...
Emmanuel Macron extended his lead over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen
2017-05-05 17:55:32 UTC
By Mathieu Rosemain and Andrew Callus | PARIS —
A dozen activists from the Greenpeace advocacy group were arrested on Friday after climbing the north face of the vast metal-latticed Eiffel Tower, one of the world's most visited sites, to hang a ...
America's Bad Health Care System Is Getting Worse
2017-05-05 01:42:08 UTC
WASHINGTON — GOP House majority approved a bill to repeal Obamacare, which enabled 20 million more Americans to get health insurance.
Democrats say it would make insurance unaffordable for those who need it most and leave millions more uninsur...
Macron, Le Pen in Final TV Showdown
2017-05-04 06:27:55 UTC
By Michel Rose and Ingrid Melander | PARIS
Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron clashed over their vision of France's future, the euro and ways of fighting terrorism in an ill-tempered televised debate on Wednesday befor...
NSA did not end bulk collection of phone data despite law change
2017-05-03 01:08:07 UTC
Washington — The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) collected more than 151 million records of Americans' phone calls last year, even after Congress limited its ability to collect bulk phone records, according to an annual report by the top U.S. ...
Germany: Greece Has Made Strong Reforms Progress
2017-04-30 06:41:34 UTC
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was quoted in a newspaper interview on Sunday saying that Greece has made strong progress toward introducing reforms that could lead to the imminent release of further financial support.
"If the Greek ...
German Economy Booms Despite U.S. Protectionism Anarchy
2017-04-28 15:54:29 UTC
By Michael Nienaber | HAMBURG, GERMANY — When port manager Axel Mattern looks out onto the Elbe River from his office in Hamburg's historic warehouse district, he can literally count the rising number of container ships leaving Germany's biggest h...
China: North Korea crisis could escalate or slip out of control
2017-04-28 15:33:51 UTC
BEIJING/ WASHINGTON — China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged North Korea on Friday to stop its nuclear and missile development activities and cautioned all parties that "the use of force does not solve differences and will only lead to bigger dis...
British police arrested a man carrying knives near May's office
2017-04-27 15:53:10 UTC
By Kylie MacLellan and William James | LONDON — British police said armed officers arrested a man carrying knives near Prime Minister Theresa May's office in Westminster on Thursday on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism.
Israeli Airstrikes Hit Iran's Weapon depot near Damascus
2017-04-27 06:37:02 UTC
BEIRUT — A massive blast near Damascus International Airport early on Thursday was caused by an Israeli air strike hit an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese Hezbollah group near Damascus airport where regular supplies of weapons from Tehran ...
Turkish Airstrikes Kill US-Backed Kurdish Peshmerga
2017-04-25 16:28:08 UTC
ERBIL — Five Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were killed in a Turkish air raid on a nearby position of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) fighters on Tuesday in northern Iraq, Kurdish sources said.
The airstrikes started at 2:00 a.m. (7 p.m. ET o...
French election | live updates: Macron, Le Pen qualify for second-round
2017-04-23 18:36:34 UTC
Breaking News: Emmanuel Macron tipped to win!
Emmanuel Macron, Le Pen qualify for second-round of French presidential election: projections - live updates —
Speaking at election-day headquarters in Paris, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron ...
French Presidential Election 2017
2017-04-23 05:19:08 UTC
Who will win the French presidential election?
PARIS — France has seen its most extraordinary presidential election campaign in recent history. Beyond politics as usual, it points to a deep institutional crisis.
The French are going to the pol...
Death toll in Venezuelan protests reaches nine
2017-04-21 14:22:19 UTC
A man was killed in a protest in the Venezuelan capital on Thursday night, an official said on Friday, marking the ninth death in a wave of sometimes violent demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's government.
Melvin Guaitan died of a...
French Presidential Election: Le Pen Loses Ground To Macron
2017-04-21 03:47:32 UTC
PARIS — French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron spoke with former U.S. president Barack Obama on the phone on Thursday, in an apparent sign of support just three days before the first round of an uncertain presidential election.
Paris Attack Quickly Claimed By Terror Group ISIS
2017-04-21 02:56:36 UTC
Picture: Other policemen engaged and shot and killed the attacker.
PARIS — One police officer dead, two injured in Paris attack, one of the attackers also killed - Interior Ministry. It took place on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris. ISIS ...
Venezuela's opposition renewed nationwide protests
2017-04-20 17:52:06 UTC
CARACAS — Venezuela's opposition renewed nationwide protests on Thursday to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro to hold elections and improve a collapsing economy, a day after three people were killed in similar demonstrations.
British PM Theresa May Called For An Early Election On June 8
2017-04-18 17:52:39 UTC
By Elizabeth Piper, Kylie MacLellan and William James |
LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union by bolst...
Greece Needs To Implement Reforms To Secure A New Loan
2017-04-18 07:45:33 UTC
The International Monetary Fund will not take part in a bailout program for Greece if it deems the country's debt is unsustainable, the international lender's chief Christine Lagarde said in an interview published on Tuesday.
Greece needs to im...