Europe

  • Russian Opposition Leader Arrested
    Russian_opposition_leader_arrested 2017-03-27 03:51:48 UTC
    By Denis Pinchuk and Natalia Shurmina | MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA — Thousands of people across Russia protested corruption on Sunday, leading to scores of arrests including that of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Anti-corruption protes...
  • Germany: Big Victory for Merkel's Party in state election 'Saarland'
    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 ...
  • Love For EU Seen On The Streets, 'Europe is our common future'
    17090_love_for_eu_seen_on_the_streets__europe_is_our_common_future 2017-03-25 17:01:18 UTC
    By Isla Binnie | ROME — 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...
  • EU is trying to limit the negative effects of Brexit for Britain
    Wolfgang_schaeuble__germany's_finance_minister 2017-03-24 06:58:02 UTC
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday that the European Union was trying to limit the negative effects of Brexit for Britain but stressed that countries wanting to get the benefits related to the bloc had to make commitments, t...
  • BREXIT: Merkel Doesn't Fear More Countries Could Leave EU
    Merkel_does_not_fear_more_countries_could_leave_eu_after_brexit_ 2017-03-24 01:42:31 UTC
    Berlin — Chancellor Angela Merkel does not fear that more countries will leave the European Union, she told a German newspaper as the bloc's leaders prepare to celebrate 60 years of union on Saturday days before Britain files for divorce. Prime...
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wants Montenegro to be a member of NATO
    Secretary_of_state_rex_tillerson_wants_montenegro_to_be_a_member_of_nato 2017-03-22 00:55:32 UTC
    By Patricia Zengerle | WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has written to the leaders of the U.S. Senate urging the ratification of Montenegro as the newest member of the NATO alliance, saying it is "strongly in the interests of the ...
  • Germany rejected Trump's claim that Germany owes NATO and US
    Germany_rejected_trump's_claim_that_germany_owes_nato_and_the_u.s._money_for_defense 2017-03-20 10:10:17 UTC
    German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's claim that Germany owes NATO and the United States "vast sums" of money for defense. "There is no debt account at NATO," von der Leyen said in a state...
  • G20 Drop 'Climate' and 'Free Trade' Pledge, Acquiescing To An Increasingly Protectionist United States
    Germany-_g20_drop_'climate'_and_'free_trade'_pledge 2017-03-18 21:45:12 UTC
    By Balazs Koranyi and Gernot Heller | BADEN BADEN, GERMANY — Financial leaders of the world's biggest economies dropped a pledge to keep global trade free and open, acquiescing to an increasingly protectionist United States after a two-day mee...
  • German Journalists Schools US Reporters | The Straightforward Line Of German Journalists Visibly Put Off Trump: 'Why do keep saying things you know are not true?'
    German_journalists_schools_us_reporters 2017-03-21 14:47:52 UTC
    US reporters shocked when the German reporter asked Trump: "Why do you keep saying things you know are not true Mr President?" The first face-to-face meeting between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel started awkwardly a...
  • The Netherlands has effectively halted the right-wing populist, despite the high level of nationalism in UK and US
    The_netherlands_has_effectively_halted_the_right-wing_populist__despite_the_high_level_of_nationalism_in_uk_and_us 2017-03-16 09:06:04 UTC
    By Anthony Deutsch and Toby Sterling | AMSTERDAM — Dutch center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders to score an election victory that was hailed across Europe on Thursday by go...
  • Dutch election exit polls: PM Rutte's VVD emerges top in first exit poll
    Dutch_pm_rutte's_vvd_emerges_top_in_first_exit_poll 2017-03-16 00:42:37 UTC
    By Thomas Escritt and Toby Sterling | AMSTERDAM — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's center-right VVD party is attempting to fend off Far-right candidate and populist leader Geert Wilders in parliamentary elections that have garnered internatio...
  • Here's everything you need to know about the Dutch election
    The_netherlands_goes_to_the_polls_today_to_elect_150_members_for_its_lower_house_of_parliament 2017-03-16 00:47:43 UTC
    <a href="http://www.global-gathering.com/news/17039"><h2>Dutch election exit polls: PM Rutte's VVD emerges top in first exit poll</h2></a><hr> Amsterdam — The Netherlands goes to the polls today to elect 150 members for its lower house of ...
  • Euro marks strongest gain against dollar in one month
    Euro_jumps_to_three-_week_high_against_the_dollar 2017-03-13 01:51:24 UTC
    The euro edged up near a one-month high against the dollar in Asian trading on Monday, after some European Central Bank policymakers raised the possibility of hiking interest rates before bond purchases end. The euro was up 0.1 percent at $1.06...
  • Countdown: Brits facing an uncertain future without the EU
    Brits_are_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...
  • Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the free world to meet Donald Trump
    Chancellor_of_the_free_world_meets_trump 2017-03-17 09:35:06 UTC
    By Noah Barkin | <h2>Angela Merkel meets Donald Trump</h2> <h3>BERLIN — The German leader is the chancellor of the free world. She is controlled and cautious, a scientist, who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention...
  • Turkish-Dutch dispute escalated into a major diplomatic incident
    Turkish-dutch_dispute_escalated_into_a_major_diplomatic_incident 2017-03-12 07:28:53 UTC
    The Netherlands barred Turkish family affairs minister from speaking in Rotterdam on Saturday. Dutch police were escorting the Turkish minister to the German border after he was prevented from addressing a crowd of supporters of Turkish President ...
  • EU ready to respond within 48 hours to UK's Brexit note
    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
    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
    Brexit 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...
  • Germany urges Russia to stop with fake news 'propaganda war'
    Germany_urges_russia_has_to_stop_with_fake_news_'propaganda_war' 2017-03-07 22:04:45 UTC
    BERLIN — Germany's finance minister says Russia is conducting a "propaganda war" through fake news to try to garner influence abroad, and it has to stop. Wolfgang Schaeuble told a group of foreign correspondents in Berlin on Tuesday that Kremli...
  • Majority of voters see France's Trump, Le Pen as a threat to democracy
    Majority_of_voters_see_france's_trump__le_pen_as_a_threat_to_democracy 2017-03-07 20:15:17 UTC
    Majority of voters see France's Trump, Le Pen as a threat to democracy. By Simon Carraud | PARIS — A growing majority of French voters see Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front as a threat to democracy. Le Pen, who most polls see comi...
  • Searches from Europe for flights to US down by 12 percent
    Flights_from_europe_to_us_down_by_12_percent_since_election 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 ...
  • Germany is preparing to support middle east economy
    Germany_heads_for_1m_refugees_in_2015_as_the_u.s._lags_far_behind 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...
  • EU Parliament strips Le Pen of immunity over ISIS tweets
    Eu_parliament_strips_le_pen_of_immunity_over_isis_tweets 2017-03-02 11:30:01 UTC
    European Union lawmakers lifted the EU parliamentary immunity of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Thursday for tweeting pictures of ISIS violence. Le Pen, who leads her National Front party in the European legislature, is under in...
  • Ahead of Brexit, all eyes on Frankfurt
    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. A...