Most Germans want to end the refugee deal with Turkey
2016-08-08 00:32:20 UTC
REUTERS - Most Germans think the European Union should scrap a landmark migration deal with Turkey, also scuppering negotiations on its accession to the bloc, according to a poll published on Sunday.
The deal, agreed by Ankara in exchange for t...
Brazil casts aside crisis in rousing Rio Games opening
2016-08-06 04:22:06 UTC
REUTERS - There was no glossing over history either: from the arrival of the Portuguese and their conquest of the indigenous populations to the use of African slave labor for 400 years. The clash of cultures, as the ceremony showed, is what makes ...
Trump's economic advisory group clashes with populist image
2016-08-06 04:16:23 UTC
REUTERS - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s team of economic policy advisers is packed with moguls from the hedge fund and investment banking industries that he has railed against in the past.
And none of them are women - a demog...
Trump endorses Paul Ryan, John McCain and Kelly Ayotte
2016-08-06 04:16:40 UTC
REUTERS - Republican Donald Trump acted to steer his White House campaign back into favor with his party's establishment on Friday by endorsing U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and two Republican senators seeking re-election, after ...
Brexit: PM May promises supporting small businesses
2016-08-04 05:55:30 UTC
British Prime Minister Theresa May will tell small business owners on Thursday that she wants to help them take advantage of the opportunities provided by Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
The June 23 Brexit vote has raised serious qu...
Europe urges Erdogan to respect the law and human rights
2016-07-18 16:50:00 UTC
European foreign ministers urge Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday to respect the law and human rights in dealing with defeated coup plotters.
Kerry shares concern over Erdogan's authoritarian turn and discusses Turkey's role as an ally...
Venture capital investments rebound for tech startups
2016-07-15 06:20:39 UTC
Venture capital investments in startups rebounded in the second quarter, as a general stock market recovery helped restore confidence, according to a new report published on Friday.
Investors plowed $15.3 billion into venture-backed startups in...
Merkel will not back down to the new British PM: UK needs to clarify intentions quickly
2016-07-12 08:58:21 UTC
Theresa May is expected to trigger the formal process to quit the European Union by the end of this year.
But German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Britain "will have to quickly clarify how it wants to shape its relationship to the European Unio...
Prominent British Lawyers Say Brexit Vote 'Not Legally Binding'
2016-07-11 22:12:37 UTC
Lawmakers in parliament should decide whether Britain leaves the European Union because the Brexit vote was not binding, more than 1,000 prominent British lawyers said in a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron.
The signatories, which include ...
Brexit Vote hits UK households and business morale, London hurt most
2016-07-11 10:14:48 UTC
British consumer spending fell last month, the business outlook darkened by the most in four years and economic activity in London slowed sharply, according to three reports which showed the vote to leave the European Union starting to take a toll...
Clinton, Sanders reach healthcare compromise
2016-07-09 18:14:14 UTC
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Saturday announced a proposal to expand mandatory healthcare funding by $40 billion over the next 10 years, highlighting the influence that rival Democrat Bernie Sanders has had on her...
"No evidence for involving ISIS in Bangladesh attacks"
2016-07-03 18:19:03 UTC
Seven militants who killed 20 people at a Dhaka restaurant were Bangladeshis and authorities had earlier tried to arrest five of them, said officials who denied claims by Islamic State of responsibility for the attack.
The gunmen stormed the up...
EU leaders tell Britain to exit swiftly
2016-06-29 05:30:05 UTC
European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic confusion unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union last week, after the IMF said the uncertainty could put pressure on global economic growth.
Merkel: No “cherry-picking exercise” in the exit negotiations
2016-06-28 22:26:08 UTC
"Whoever wants to leave this family cannot expect to have no more obligations but to keep privileges," said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday in an address to Germany's parliament, or Bundestag, ahead of an EU summit in Brussels.
EU wants a quickie divorce, UK wants time to think things over
2016-06-28 17:32:44 UTC
I can only advise our British friends not to fool themselves,.. no cherry-picking exercise in UK negotiations to leave the EU, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“We will make sure that negotiations will not be carried out as a cherry-pickin...
Will Britain fall into post-Brexit recession?
2016-06-28 07:56:12 UTC
Brexiters continually dismissed claims that the UK economy would suffer from a vote to leave the EU as establishment "scaremongering". Now we will see which side was right.
It was frequently noted during the referendum campaign that a "striking...
Brexit - "Made in England" : How the elderly have put the future of their children on the line
2016-06-26 23:42:22 UTC
Brexit - "Made in England" : How the elderly have put the future of their children on the line.
I’m sitting here looking at my burgundy-red British passport, with EUROPEAN UNION emblazoned in gold letters across the top. I’ve fastened the shirt...
EU Pushes Quick UK Exit: Cameron has to act immediately
2016-06-26 09:00:36 UTC
<h1>Cameron needs to 'live with the consequences'</h1><h3>EU: "It doesn't have to be written. He [Cameron] can just say it."</h3>"There is no time to lose," said French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. "Of course a new (British) prime minister ...
Merkel calls Brexit 'a watershed for Europe'
2016-06-25 07:03:13 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called the UK's decision to leave the European Union a watershed for Europe and European unity. It's now up to her and EU leaders to ensure other countries don't follow suit.
"There's no way around it: Today ...
What's next in the EU after Brexit vote?
2016-06-25 23:03:56 UTC
For the first time in the history of European integration, a member state has decided to leave the bloc. European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker said the decision would be respected. The remaining 27 member states in the Union would cont...
Brexit wins as Britain votes to leave European Union — David Cameron announces resignation as Prime Minister
2016-06-24 07:33:40 UTC
BREAKING NEWS: David Cameron announces resignation as Prime Minister following UK vote to leave EU.
LONDON — Brexit wins as Britain votes to leave European Union
Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday's referend...
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity finishes work at Marathon Valley on Mars
2016-06-19 03:22:31 UTC
Pasadena, CA – “Marathon Valley,” slicing through a large crater’s rim on Mars, has provided fruitful research targets for NASA’s Opportunity rover since July 2015, but the rover may soon move on.
Opportunity recently collected a sweeping panoram...
ISIS In Panic, Losing Its Capital, Fighters Killed By Their Own Leadership
2016-06-07 00:14:36 UTC
In March, a senior commander with Isis, was driving through northern Syria on orders to lead militants in the fighting there when a drone blasted his vehicle to oblivion.
The killing of Abu Hayjaa al-Tunsi, a Tunisian jihadi, sparked a panicke...
Obama rails against Donald Trump's Nonsense Economic Plans
2016-06-03 01:07:48 UTC
President Barack Obama slammed Donald Trump's proposal to weaken Wall Street reforms and touted his own economic record on Wednesday during a trip to a city he visited three weeks into his presidency that has recovered from its recession lows.
Germany allots 93.6 billion euros to refugees till 2020
2016-05-14 12:54:58 UTC
Germany's government expects to spend around 93.6 billion euros ($1 = 0.8841 euros) by the end of 2020 on costs related to the refugee crisis, a magazine said on Saturday, citing a draft from the federal finance ministry for negotiations with the ...