Europe

  • Trump's ambassador to Germany has an agenda: Weakens European unity
    Trump's_ambassador_to_germany_has_an_agenda-_weakens_european_unity 2018-06-04 22:06:27 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has asked the U.S. government to clarify remarks by President Donald Trump’s new ambassador to Berlin after he told the right-wing media outlet Breitbart, he wanted to empower “other conservatives” in Europe. The comm...
  • Germany to receive $5.6 Billion from EU for taking 1.7M refugees
    Germany_to_receive__5.6_billion_from_eu_for_taking_1.7m_refugees 2018-06-02 03:33:56 UTC
    The European Union is set to give Germany some $5.6 billion (€4.8 billion) in the next budget period running from 2021 to 2027 as compensation for the financial burden of taking in some 1.7 million refugees since 2013, The German, Frankfurter Allg...
  • United States completely isolated itself at G7 meeting
    United_states_completely_isolated_itself_at_g7_meeting 2018-06-01 19:03:28 UTC
    WASHINGTON/WHISTLER, British Columbia (Reuters) — U.S. isolated at G7 meeting as tariffs prompt retaliation. At a meeting of the Group of Seven top world economic powers in Canada, France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire castigated the United ...
  • EU, Canada, Mexico announce retaliatory measures against US products
    Eu__canada__mexico_announce_retaliatory_measures_against_us_products 2018-06-01 00:35:36 UTC
    WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - Canada and Mexico retaliated against the United State’s decision on Thursday to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and the European Union had its own reprisals ready to go, reigniting investor fears of a glob...
  • Wall Street stocks: Dow Jones falls nearly 400 points
    Wall_street_stocks-_dow_jones_falls_nearly_400_points 2018-05-29 21:41:34 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A spiraling Italian political crisis provoked a global stock market sell-off on Tuesday, cut the euro to a 10-month low and spiked borrowing costs for the government in Rome. Investors fear that repeat elections - which now...
  • Italy in chaos as effort to form government collapses
    Italy_in_chaos_as_effort_to_form_government_collapses 2018-05-28 07:53:17 UTC
    MILAN (Reuters) - Italy’s president is expected to ask a former International Monetary Fund official on Monday to head a stopgap government amidst political and constitutional turmoil, with early elections looking inevitable. President Sergio M...
  • France hails ‘heroic’ immigrant who scaled building to rescue dangling child
    France_hails_%e2%80%98heroic%e2%80%99_immigrant_who_scaled_building_to_rescue_dangling_child 2018-05-28 06:11:36 UTC
    A video of a dramatic rescue of a small child in Paris has gone viral on social media, with people calling the rescuer a real Spider-Man. President Emmanuel Macron is to thank the young migrant for his bravery. <blockquote>Paris Mayor Anne Hida...
  • Victory for women: Ireland ends abortion ban
    Victory_for_women_-_ireland_ends_abortion_ban 2018-05-26 17:40:06 UTC
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalize its highly restrictive abortion laws in a referendum that its prime minister called the culmination of a “quiet revolution” in what was one of Europe’s most socially conservative co...
  • Russian armed forces downed MH17, killing all 298 people onboard
    Russian_armed_forces_downed_mh17__killing_all_298_people_onboard 2018-05-25 16:50:40 UTC
    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Netherlands told Moscow on Friday it will hold the Russian state legally responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in July 2014, after investigators concluded that a Russian army missile system was used i...
  • Germany, France, Britain, Russia, China and Iran to flesh out strategy to save nuclear agreement
    Uk__china__france__germany__russia_and_iran_to_flesh_out_strategy_to_save_the_nuclear_agreement 2018-05-25 16:16:03 UTC
    VIENNA (Reuters) - British, Chinese, French, German and Russian officials will try to flesh out with Iran’s deputy foreign minister a strategy to save the deal by keeping oil and investment flowing, while circumventing U.S. sanctions that risk hur...
  • Europe and US deeply divided: "We're pursuing two completely different paths"
    Europe_and_us_deeply_divided-_%22we're_pursuing_two_completely_different_paths%22_-_maas_pompeo 2018-05-24 03:08:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Europe and the United States remain deeply divided over how to proceed after Washington’s exit from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday after back-to-back meetings with two seni...
  • US threatens to 'crush' Iran and warns European companies
    Pompeo_worries_cia_staff_as_fbi_pursues_russia_probe 2018-05-21 17:06:09 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday threatened to impose the “strongest sanctions in history” against Iran if it did not accept a sweeping series of U.S. demands, including effectively giving up its nuclear ambitions, c...
  • Merkel, Putin share common ground on Iran nuclear accord
    Merkel__putin_share_common_ground_on_iran_nuclear_accord 2018-05-18 17:09:29 UTC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Iran nuclear deal, Syria, the conflict in Ukraine and the North Stream 2 gas pipeline. Merkel said that the Iran nuclear deal was better than none at all in a p...
  • EU's stance on Trump: "With friends like that who needs enemies"
    Eu's_stance_on_trump-_%22with_friends_like_that_who_needs_enemies%22 2018-05-16 22:44:23 UTC
    Ahead of a summit of EU leaders, Donald Tusk criticizes Trump for US actions. He asked "with friends like that who needs enemies," apparently in response to the US scrapping the Iran deal and planning steel tariffs. In remarkably frank terms, E...
  • Merkel emphasizes again that Europe can no longer rely on U.S.
    Davos-_merkel_says_right-wing_populism_is_a_'poison' 2018-05-11 00:27:32 UTC
    AACHEN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Europe can no longer count on the United States to protect it, urging the continent to “take destiny into its own hands.” “It is no longer such that the United States simply protects u...
  • Merkel: Tensions between Iran and Israel "is truly about war and peace"
    Merkel_threatens_retaliation_if_u.s._sanctions_harm_eu_firms 2018-05-10 19:44:33 UTC
    BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany on Thursday urged Israel and Iran to exercise restraint and avoid further escalation of hostilities in the Middle East after the heaviest military exchange ever between the two regional adversaries. I...
  • European Powers Regret Trump's Decision on Iran
    Merkel_and_macron_seeking_a_joint_proposal_on_eu_reforms 2018-05-08 19:22:15 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Israel praised President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, while Washington’s allies in Europe expressed regret over the decision and said they would to try keep the pact alive. ...
  • France: Trump’s comments and antics are shameful and obscene
    France-_trump%e2%80%99s_comments_and_antics_are_%e2%80%9cshameful%e2%80%9d_and_%e2%80%9cobscene%e2%80%9d 2018-05-06 06:41:04 UTC
    "France is proud to be a country where acquiring and carrying firearms is strictly regulated,” French foreign office said in a statement. "Trump’s comments and antics were “shameful” and “obscene”, said former French president Francois Hollande...
  • Emmanuel Macron unsure whether US will stick to Iran deal
    Emmanuel_macron_unsure_whether_us_will_stick_to_iran_deal 2018-05-02 06:08:29 UTC
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said he did not know whether U.S. President Donald Trump would stick to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that many in the West see as the best hope of preventing Tehran from getting a nucl...
  • T-Mobile, operated by Germany's Deutsche Telekom, to buy Sprint for $26 billion
    T-mobile__operated_by_germany's_deutsche_telekom__to_buy_sprint_for__26_billion 2018-04-29 18:11:58 UTC
    T-Mobile agreed to acquire Sprint in an all-stock deal for $26 billion that will combine the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers and is expected to attract regulatory scrutiny. The agreement caps four years of on- and off- talks bet...
  • European powers seek to save Iran nuclear agreement
    European_powers_seek_to_save_iran_nuclear_agreement 2018-04-29 18:02:16 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - The leaders of Britain, France and Germany have agreed the Iran nuclear deal is the best way of stopping Tehran from gaining nuclear weapons, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said in a statement on Sunday. May had ...
  • Europe's efforts to keep Iran nuclear deal alive
    Eu_reaffirms_full_commitment_to_the_iran_nuclear_deal 2018-04-28 16:28:00 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron’s talk this week of a “new deal with Iran” may not, in fact, represent anything new nor a deal with Iran. Macron, followed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, came to Washington in hopes o...
  • Shift in US-German relations after a year of Trump
    Shift_in_us_-_german_relations_after_a_year_of_trump 2018-04-27 02:44:24 UTC
    Germany and the United States of America remain close allies, but since the election of Donald J Trump, disagreements have emerged on key policies. The shift could be seen as seismic. Former US president Barack Obama and German Chancellor Ange...
  • French President Macron rejects US nationalism
    French_president_macron_rejects_us_nationalism 2018-04-26 06:17:44 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day after flaunting his friendship with Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron forcefully challenged many of the U.S. president’s policies on Wednesday, urging the United States to engage more with the world, step ...
  • EU and Mexico reached agreement on free trade deal
    Eu_and_mexico_reached_agreement_on_a_free_trade_deal 2018-04-22 17:58:44 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday welcomed an agreement reached between the European Union and Mexico on a new free trade deal, a coup for both parties in the face of increased protectionism from the United States unde...