Europe

  • EU preparing for Greek aid without the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    Minister_of_finance_of_germany_wolfgang_schaeuble_and_the_greek_prime_minister_alexis_tsipras 2017-01-18 08:36:01 UTC
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is preparing for a continuation of aid for Greece without the involvement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Germany's Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday. Talks between Athens and foreign lend...
  • UK wants to make a success of Brexit and build a truly global Britain
    Uk_wants_to_make_a_success_of_brexit_and_build_a_truly_global_britain 2017-01-18 04:08:35 UTC
    May rejects 'partial' EU membership in Brexit speech. Addressing an audience including foreign ambassadors in central London, Prime Minister Theresa May has finally outlined what Brexit really means for her: Britain going it alone, fully disent...
  • Germany Schools Trump On Trade - “Build Better Cars”
    Germany_schools_trump_on_trade_-_%e2%80%9cbuild_better_cars%e2%80%9d 2017-01-16 12:40:29 UTC
    Berlin has mounted a staunch defence of its policies after Donald Trump criticised the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, for her stance during the refugee crisis and threatened a 35% tariff on BMW cars imported into the US. Germany’s deputy cha...
  • Germany is willing to cooperate with China to combat populist trends
    Germany_urges_china_to_open_its_markets_to_fight_protectionism 2017-01-16 08:19:53 UTC
    Germany's embassy in Beijing on Monday urged China to take action to open its markets to foreign companies to counter rising global protectionism, ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Xi is expect...
  • French far right leader Marine Le Pen at Trump Tower
    French_far_right_leader_marine_le_pen_at_trump_tower 2017-01-18 04:05:30 UTC
    French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen was seen at Trump Tower on Thursday but she declined to say whether she was there to meet with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, according to a Reuters witness and a media pool report. Repres...
  • Germany and EU economy ended the year with its strongest growth
    The_european_central_bank_(ecb) 2017-01-16 04:30:35 UTC
    By Francesco Guarascio | BRUSSELS Industries across the euro zone cranked up output in November and Germany ended the year with its strongest growth in five years, data showed on Thursday, pointing to an economic spurt that may be arriving earlie...
  • Germany: No 'Europe a la Carte' deal for Britain
    Brexit 2017-01-12 00:52:00 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The top priority in Brexit negotiations for the 27 countries remaining in the European Union must be to hold the bloc together, even if this means they suffer one-off economic hits, Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said in a pol...
  • Support for Merkel, most Germans are not worried about terrorism
    Support_for_merkel's_bloc_is_up_despite_the_attack_in_berlin 2017-01-06 11:48:59 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc is up despite the Christmas market attack in Berlin that killed 12 people, and most Germans are not worried about terrorism, an opinion poll showed on Friday. Merkel's ...
  • Berlin attack suspect, Anis Amri, killed in shootout in Italy: Reuters
    Berlin_market_attack_suspect_killed_in_shootout_in_italy-_security_source 2016-12-23 11:40:49 UTC
    BREAKING NEWS - ( Reuters ) - The Tunisian Anis Amri, suspected in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack was killed in a shoot-out in a suburb of the northern Italian city of Milan on Friday, Italy's interior minister said. Marco Minniti...
  • Trump and Putin boost nuclear capability
    Trump_and_putin_boost_nuclear_capability 2016-12-23 08:42:01 UTC
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the same day called to expand its nuclear arsenal. In his Twitter post, Trump said, "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until su...
  • Tunisian man suspected over Monday's deadly truck attack
    Anis_amri_tunisian_man_suspected_over_monday's_deadly_truck_attack 2016-12-22 05:01:27 UTC
    BERLIN/DUESSELDORF (Reuters) - German police are looking for an asylum-seeker from Tunisia after finding an identity document under the driver's seat of a truck that plowed into a Berlin Christmas market and killed 12 people, officials and securit...
  • Police assume truck intentionally drove into Christmas market in Berlin
    Police_assume_truck_intentionally_drove_into_christmas_market_in_berlin 2016-12-20 19:03:12 UTC
    Latest - German prosecutors release suspected Christmas market attacker A man arrested on suspicion of killing 12 people by mowing through a Berlin Christmas market in a truck has been released, the Chief Federal Prosecutor's Office said on Tues...
  • U.S. Democracy Threatened By Russian Government
    U.s._democracy_threatened_by_russian_government 2016-12-11 03:29:07 UTC
    U.S. Democracy Threatened By Russian Government. The CIA could have leaked its conclusion before November, but held off. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Presid...
  • Angela Merkel received 89.5 percent of delegate votes as chairwoman and chancellor candidate
    Angela_merkel_received_89.5_percent_of_delegate_votes_as_chairwoman_and_chancellor_candidate 2016-12-06 21:10:00 UTC
    ESSEN, Germany - A victory for the woman who has led the party for 16 years. Germany's conservatives have re-elected Angela Merkel as their party leader. The chancellor received 89.5 percent of delegate votes at the CDU's party convention in Essen...
  • Defeat for far right in Austria's Presidential election
    Defeat_for_far_right_in_austria's_presidential_election 2016-12-04 18:06:25 UTC
    The candidate vying to become Europe's first freely elected far-right head of state since World War Two conceded defeat in Austria's presidential election soon after polls closed on Sunday evening. The result is a blow to populists who had hope...
  • Putin: Trump a clever man
    Donald_j_trump 2016-12-04 17:58:35 UTC
    MOSCOW (REUTERS) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV. Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump wil...
  • In The Wake Of Trump's Win, EU Plans To Create An ARMY
    In_the_wake_of_trump's_win__eu_plans_to_create_an_army 2016-11-30 08:22:12 UTC
    The European Commission is pressing member states to increase military spending by paying into a common defense fund, the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" has reported. Details of the joint investment fund are due to be presented mid-day Wednesday. Accordin...
  • Europe Is Horrified After 2016 U.S. Election Result
    Europe_is_horrified_after_2016_u.s._election_result 2016-11-09 11:11:20 UTC
    German politicians of all stripes lined up to express their shock at Republican Donald Trump's win in the US presidential election. But few seemed to know what it meant for transatlantic relations. German Defense Minister Ursula von der Ley...
  • Fascism Wins the White House in a Broken America
    Fascism_wins_the_white_house_in_a_broken_america 2016-11-09 11:21:06 UTC
    America is broken. Into two irreconcilable halves. In a historic and baffling election—after a brutally ugly campaign—Donald Trump, an erratic candidate who campaigned as a bully and a bigot, who demonstrated a weak understanding of crucial policy...
  • New earthquake rocks Italy, buildings collapse but no deaths reported
    A_powerful_earthquake_struck_italy 2016-10-31 04:53:37 UTC
    NORCIA, ITALY (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck Italy on Sunday in the same central regions that have been rocked by repeated tremors over the past two months, with more homes and churches brought down but no deaths reported. The quake, ...
  • Germany has proof Turkey's Erdogan is supporting ISIS
    Germany_has_proof_turkey's_erdogan_is_supporting_isis 2016-08-18 08:37:25 UTC
    German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Wednesday defended a leaked government report alleging Turkey was a hub for Islamist groups and ISIS. Turkey and Germany have had a series of disputes in recent months, just as the European Union h...
  • Most Germans want to end the refugee deal with Turkey
    Most_germans_want_to_end_the_refugee_deal_between_the_eu_and_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...
  • German politician compares Erdogan's coup reaction to Nazis
    Christian_lindner_-_german_politician_compares_erdogan's_coup_reaction_to_nazis 2016-08-07 07:38:17 UTC
    REUTERS - The leader of Germany's liberal Free Democrats (FDP) likened Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's purge of state institutions to the actions of the Nazi party in the 1930s in comments published on Sunday. FDP leader Christian Lindner sa...
  • Austria wants ending EU accession talks with Turkey
    Austrian_chancellor_christian_kern 2016-08-03 21:11:21 UTC
    Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said on Wednesday that he would start a discussion among European heads of government to quit talks with Turkey about joining the European Union because of the country's democratic and economic deficits. Europ...
  • Two attackers 'neutralized', one hostage killed in France church attack
    Two_attackers_'neutralized'__one_hostage_killed_in_france_church_attack 2016-07-26 19:53:01 UTC
    Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray — French police "neutralized" two men armed with blades who had taken several people hostage in a church in northern France on Tuesday, the police said. A police source said that one of the hostages had been killed with...