Europe

  • Ratko Mladic Sentenced to Life in Prison for Genocide
    Ratko_mladic_sentenced_to_life_in_jail_for_genocide 2017-11-23 06:39:20 UTC
    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday convicted ex-Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for massacres of Bosnian Muslims and ethnic cleansing campaigns to forge a “Greater Serbia”, and j...
  • Germany Faces a Period of Political Wrangling and Uncertainty
    Governing_in_the_context_of_uncertainty_in_germany__europe's_anchor 2017-11-20 20:28:44 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s failure to forge a three-way coalition government has plunged Europe’s largest economy into uncharted waters, raising pressure on the three-term conservative chancellor to maintain stability. ...
  • Germany faces snap election as Merkel fails to form a new government
    Germany_close_to_a_new_general_election_as_merkel_fails_to_form_a_government 2017-11-20 09:41:11 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would meet the German president to inform him that she had failed to form a coalition government with the Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP). The decision...
  • Germany's FDP Calls of Preliminary Coalition talks
    Germany's_free_democrats_(fdp)_calls_of_preliminary_coalition_talks 2017-11-20 00:33:49 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) unexpectedly walked out of the talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Greens, saying that the three parties could not find compromises on key issues like immigrat...
  • Lebanon's Hariri Arrives In Paris as Macron Plays Mediator
    Lebanon_crisis-_hariri_arrives_in_paris_as_macron_plays_mediator 2017-11-19 19:03:36 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week. Hariri’s resignation on Nov. 4 threw Lebanon into p...
  • Mafia 'boss of bosses' Salvatore 'Toto' Riina dead
    Mafia_'boss_of_bosses'_salvatore_'toto'_riina_dead 2017-11-17 09:05:49 UTC
    MILAN (Reuters) - Salvatore “Toto” Riina, the most powerful and feared Sicilian Mafia boss of the 20th century, died of natural causes early on Friday after almost a quarter century in jail, Italy’s Justice Ministry said. Riina, who turned 87 o...
  • Germany Replaces US as Country with Best International Image
    Germany_replaces_us_as_country_with_best_international_image 2017-11-17 03:56:39 UTC
    Germany has replaced the US as the country with the best "brand image," according to a new study of 50 countries released Thursday. The Nation Brands Index survey, carried out by German-based market research firm GfK and the British political c...
  • Germany for the removal of all US nuclear warheads stationed on its soil
    Germany_for_the_removal_of_all_us_nuclear_warheads_stationed_on_its_soil 2017-11-16 06:24:19 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Greens want the next coalition government to push for the removal of all nuclear warheads stationed in Germany, a document seen by Reuters showed on Wednesday. The United States is believed to have 20 nuclear warheads at a mi...
  • Strong German Growth Data Lifts Euro
    Solid_european_economic_outlook_kept_euro_strong_against_dollar 2017-11-14 22:08:49 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The euro was set for its strongest session in more than four months on Tuesday, boosted by strong economic growth in Germany, but world stocks fell for the fourth straight day as oil prices fell and investors worried about U.S...
  • Germany intends to set up a mandatory registry of lobbyists
    Germany_intends_to_set_up_a_mandatory_registry_of_lobbyists 2017-11-14 21:57:06 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German parties exploring a coalition government agreed on Tuesday to set up a mandatory registry of lobbyists and may require private firms to disclose breaches of cyber defenses, according to a draft paper on security seen by R...
  • BREXIT: UK will not say how much it owes the EU
    Brexit-_uk_will_not_say_how_much_it_owes_the_eu 2017-11-12 16:50:04 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not offer a figure or a formula for how much it believes it owes the European Union, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday, after the EU demanded that London spell out its approach to the final bill to unblock ...
  • Germany’s Strong Economic Growth Creates Tax Surplus of 30 Billion Euros
    Germany%e2%80%99s_strong_economic_growth_creates_tax_surplus_of_30_billion_euros 2017-11-09 23:36:47 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s new tax estimates show the next federal government will have around 30 billion euros available for tax cuts and additional spending over the next four years, Finance Minister Peter Altmaier said on Thursday. The tax...
  • German 'Wolfskinder': the Forgotten Orphans of World War Two
    German_'wolfskinder'-_the_forgotten_orphans_of_world_war_two 2017-11-03 06:17:09 UTC
    They were barefoot and they had lice. It must have been April 1946, but after so many decades, Erika Smetonus isn't entirely sure about the dates. Her mother hadn't survived the war, her father was missing. Smetonus was completely alone when t...
  • Spain Issued a European Arrest Warrant for Catalonia's Carles Puigdemont and 4 Members of his Sacked Cabinet
    Spain_issued_a_european_arrest_warrant_for__catalonia's_carles_puigdemont 2017-11-02 18:52:51 UTC
    MADRID/ BARCELONA/ BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Spanish judge on Thursday issued a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four members of his sacked cabinet, now in Belgium, after they failed to appear at a High Court he...
  • Catalonia's Carles Puigdemont Refuses to Return to Spain
    Catalonia's_carles_puigdemont_refuses_to_return_to_spain 2017-11-02 06:36:44 UTC
    MADRID (Reuters) - Dismissed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said on Wednesday he would ignore a court order to return to Spain to answer charges over the region’s push for independence, but he could testify from Belgium. If Puigdemont fails t...
  • The Link Between Martin Luther King Jr. and German Reformer
    The_link_between_martin_luther_king_jr._and_german_reformer 2017-11-01 11:00:35 UTC
    <blockquote>When Martin Luther King Jr. brought his civil rights campaign to Chicago, then the US's second largest city, in the summer of 1966, he took a page out of his German namesake's book and attached his demands for fair and open housing to ...
  • Brussels: Puigdemont seeks guarantees for return to Spain, but agrees to snap election
    Catalan_president_carles_puigdemont_rejected_the_madrid's_decision 2017-10-31 19:55:57 UTC
    BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont agreed on Tuesday to a snap election called by Spain’s central government when it took control of the region to stop it breaking away, but he said the fight for independence w...
  • Iceland Leftwingers Hope to Oust Conservative PM
    Katrin_jakobsdottir_-_iceland_leftwingers_hope_to_oust_conservative_pm 2017-10-29 07:45:27 UTC
    REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Icelanders, angry over a string of political scandals, ousted the center-right government in an election that could pave the way for a young charismatic opposition leader to form a left-leaning coalition, vote counts indicate...
  • Spain Dissolves Catalan Parliament and Sacks its Government
    Spain_dissolves_catalan_parliament_and_sacks_its_government 2017-10-27 21:47:01 UTC
    BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - The Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament on Friday, hours after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain’s gravest political crisis since the return of democracy ...
  • Catalan Parliament Declares Independence From Spain
    Catalan_parliament_declares_independence_from_spain 2017-10-27 21:48:53 UTC
    BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia’s parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in defiance of the Madrid government, which at the same time was preparing to impose direct rule over the region. Although the declaration was in eff...
  • Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont rules out snap election
    Catalan_leader_carles_puigdemont_rules_out_snap_election 2017-10-26 16:56:04 UTC
    MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday ruled out holding a snap regional election to break the deadlock between the central government and separatists seeking a split from Spain, sharpening the political crisis. ...
  • Catalonia Crisis: Puigdemont Unlikely to Formally Declare Independence
    Catalonia_crisis-_puigdemont_unlikely_to_formally_declare_independence 2017-10-25 15:21:08 UTC
    MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont is likely to go to Madrid on Thursday to explain his position on independence from Spain and try to stop the national government imposing direct control on the region. The timing of...
  • UN Praise Germany for its Welcoming Policy Toward Refugees
    Un_praise_germany_for_its_welcoming_policy_toward_refugees 2017-10-23 07:39:33 UTC
    BERLIN — While praising Germany's openness toward refugees, the UN refugee agency's Germany branch has urged the newly elected members of the Bundestag to provide the right to family reunions after March of next year to asylum seekers who only hav...
  • FACT CHECK: Spain’s 40 Year Democracy and Control of Catalonia
    Fact_check-_spain%e2%80%99s_40_year_democracy_and_control_of_catalonia 2017-10-25 15:38:04 UTC
    MADRID (Reuters) - How will Spain's central government take control of Catalonia? The Spanish government will dismiss Catalonia’s secessionist leadership and force the region into a new election, it decided on Saturday, unprecedented steps it s...
  • Barcelona: Fury at Spanish plan to sack Catalan government
    Barcelona-_fury_at_spanish_plan_to_sack_catalan_government 2017-10-27 14:50:26 UTC
    <strong><a href="http://www.global-gathering.com/news/18061">BREAKING NEWS:</strong><blockquote><h2>Catalonia declares independence from Spain, direct Madrid rule looms</h2></a><hr> BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia’s parliament declared ...