Germany: Big Victory for Merkel's Party in state election 'Saarland'
2017-03-27 01:43:15 UTC
Stability and Democracy in Europe Persevere against populism. Big Victory for Merkel's Party in state election 'Saarland' —
By Paul Carrel and Hakan Erdem |
BERLIN/SAARBRUECKEN, GERMANY — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won ...
UK and Gulf Arab states seeking free trade deal
2017-03-26 16:55:50 UTC
By Tom Finn |
LONDON/ DOHA — Gulf Arab states are pressing for an early deal on free trade with Britain to secure preferential arrangements after Brexit, and could have a draft agreement ready within months, Gulf officials say.
Love For EU Seen On The Streets, 'Europe is our common future'
2017-03-25 17:01:18 UTC
By Isla Binnie |
While 27 EU leaders staged a solemn celebration on the ancient Capitoline Hill, thousands of ordinary people took to the streets, waving the blue and gold flag of the crisis-plagued Union.
We are for a Europe i...
'This is a disappointing day for us': House Speaker Ryan
2017-03-24 20:24:58 UTC
Republican leadership aide says healthcare bill has been pulled
By Dustin Volz and David Lawder |
WASHINGTON — Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system from consideration o...
Unexpected Increase Of Americans Filing For Unemployment Benefits
2017-03-23 17:43:18 UTC
By Lucia Mutikani |
WASHINGTON — An unexpected increase in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week, data on Thursday showed. Still, the labor market continues to tighten, which together with the strength in housing, ...
BREXIT: Goldman Sachs moving hundreds of London jobs to EU
2017-03-21 15:34:42 UTC
By Anjuli Davies | LONDON
Goldman Sachs will begin moving hundreds of people out of London before any Brexit deal is struck as part of its contingency plans for Britain leaving the European Union, the Wall Street firm's Europe CEO said.
Germany is strongly in favor of free trade and open markets
2017-03-19 21:24:59 UTC
Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated on Sunday that Germany was strongly in favor of free trade and open markets, at a time when the United States is becoming increasingly protectionist.
"We do want open markets, fair trade, we certainly don't w...
Agriculture leaders slam Trump's budget proposal
2017-03-16 22:49:57 UTC
By Karl Plume and P.J. Huffstutter |
CHICAGO — Agriculture leaders including lawmakers from President Donald Trump's Republican Party on Thursday criticized his planned 21 percent cut to discretionary spending at the U.S. Department of Agric...
Trump out of touch with environmental concerns: Reopening the fuel-economy rules
2017-03-15 22:11:17 UTC
By Nick Carey and David Shepardson |
DETROIT/WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered a review of tough U.S. vehicle fuel-efficiency standards put in place by the Obama administration, handing a victory to auto industry executi...
Millions more Americans uninsured under Republican plan
2017-03-13 21:18:37 UTC
By David Lawder |
WASHINGTON — An eagerly awaited nonpartisan CBO report by the U.S. Congressional Budget Office found that millions more Americans would lose insurance under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare. It dealt a potential setba...
Countdown: Brits facing an uncertain future without the EU
2017-03-12 22:43:33 UTC
By William James |
LONDON — Britain is drawing up contingency plans for the unlikely event it has to walk away from divorce talks with the European Union without a deal, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday.
Prime Minister Theresa May...
EU ready to respond within 48 hours to UK's Brexit note
2017-03-11 08:01:06 UTC
The European Union will be ready to respond within 48 hours to Britain's notification that it plans to leave the 28-nation bloc, the chairman of EU leaders, Donald Tusk, said on Friday.
Britain has said it will submit its formal notification to...
Euro jumps to three- week high against the dollar
2017-03-10 19:44:15 UTC
The euro jumped to a three-week high against the dollar on Friday after a report that the European Central Bank had discussed the possibility of raising interest rates before the end of its quantitative easing program.
Sources told Reuters some...
Scotland considers to hold independence vote in autumn 2018
2017-03-09 10:24:55 UTC
Scotland considers to hold independence vote in autumn 2018.
By Elisabeth O'Leary | EDINBURGH
Scotland could hold an independence referendum in autumn 2018, just months before the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, Scottish Fir...
U.S. federal judge allows Hawaii to challenge Trump's new travel ban
2017-03-09 00:20:18 UTC
By Mica Rosenberg and Dan Levine
The state of Hawaii can sue over President Donald Trump's new executive order temporarily banning the entry of refugees and travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
The Republican Plan To Destroy The Affordable Care Act
2017-03-07 08:06:15 UTC
By Susan Cornwell and Yasmeen Abutaleb |
WASHINGTON — In a battle waged since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, Democratic President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement, Republicans including President Donald Trump ...
Searches from Europe for flights to US down by 12 percent
2017-03-06 09:47:21 UTC
According to travel search site Kayak (PCLN.O), searches from Europe for flights to the U.S. are down by 12 percent since the elections.
Demand for travel to the United States over the coming months has flattened out following a positive start ...
Comey, Clapper rejected Trump wiretap accusation
2017-03-06 08:45:10 UTC
By John Whitesides and James Oliphant |
WASHINGTON - Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper rejected Trump's accusation that Barack Obama wiretapped him even as the White House urged Congress to investigate the allegation.
Trump wants to separate mothers from their children
2017-03-04 06:27:40 UTC
By Julia Edwards Ainsley |
WASHINGTON — Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to three g...
Germany is preparing to support middle east economy
2017-03-03 09:40:12 UTC
Germany has offered Egypt $500 million to support its economic program and medium-sized and small businesses, the Egyptian ministry of investment and international cooperation said on Friday.
"It was agreed with the German side (that they would...
Trump's Border Wall: Enough Money To Cover A Mile
2017-03-02 10:49:34 UTC
By Julia Edwards Ainsley | DHS has just $20 million for Trump's border wall.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s promise to use existing funds to begin immediate construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has hit a financial roadblock...
Ahead of Brexit, all eyes on Frankfurt
2017-03-01 09:45:36 UTC
By Huw Jones |
LONDON — The European Union could be left with no exchange big enough to compete with U.S. rivals and no trading link into Britain if it allows the London Stock Exchange (LSE.L) and Deutsche Boerse (DB1Gn.DE) merger to die.
Brexit could lead to a second Scottish independence referendum
2017-03-01 08:33:46 UTC
By Kate Holton |
LONDON — The "sheer intransigence" of the British government over Brexit could lead to a second Scottish independence referendum, the head of the devolved Scottish government said on Tuesday.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon,...
Trump mostly stayed on script in his first speech to Cong.
2017-03-01 06:31:13 UTC
By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason |
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to pursue massive tax relief for middle-class Americans and overhaul the healthcare system in a speech to Congress as he faces pressure to rebound from his diff...
Some of Republicans resist the GOP plans to repeal Obamacare
2017-03-01 07:47:21 UTC
By David Morgan |
WASHINGTON - A Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare met resistance from House conservatives who said draft legislation would not reduce the cost of healthcare.
Republicans, who control the White House and Cong...