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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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
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
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"
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.
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"
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.
European Powers Regret Trump's Decision on Iran
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...