Europe

  • French Presidential Election 2017
    French_presidential_election_2017_polls 2017-04-23 05:19:08 UTC
    Who will win the French presidential election? PARIS — France has seen its most extraordinary presidential election campaign in recent history. Beyond politics as usual, it points to a deep institutional crisis. The French are going to the pol...
  • Germany: Borussia Dortmund bus attack was a criminal act with no ties to terrorism
    Germany-_borussia_dortmund_bus_attack_was_a_criminal_act_with_no_ties_to_terrorism 2017-04-21 06:18:58 UTC
    Dortmund — German police have arrested a 28-year-old man suspected of being behind last week's attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team. Greed, not ties to international terror, is thought to have motivated the suspect. The 28-year old man, ...
  • French Presidential Election: Le Pen Loses Ground To Macron
    2017_french_presidential_election-_le_pen_loses_ground_to_macron 2017-04-21 03:47:32 UTC
    PARIS — French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron spoke with former U.S. president Barack Obama on the phone on Thursday, in an apparent sign of support just three days before the first round of an uncertain presidential election. Macron sa...
  • Paris Attack Quickly Claimed By Terror Group ISIS
    Paris_attack_quickly_claimed_by_terror_group_isis 2017-04-21 02:56:36 UTC
    Picture: Other policemen engaged and shot and killed the attacker. PARIS — One police officer dead, two injured in Paris attack, one of the attackers also killed - Interior Ministry. It took place on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris. ISIS ...
  • Paris Champs-Elysees attack, one of the attackers killed
    Paris_champs-elysees_attack__one_of_the_attackers_killed 2017-04-20 21:01:04 UTC
    PARIS — One police officer dead, two injured in Paris attack, one of the attackers also killed - Interior Ministry. The shooting took place on the Champs-Elysees. A person who fired on police on the Champs-Elysees shopping boulevard just days a...
  • Greece Needs To Implement Reforms To Secure A New Loan
    Greece_needs_to_implement_reforms_to_secure_a_new_loan 2017-04-18 07:45:33 UTC
    The International Monetary Fund will not take part in a bailout program for Greece if it deems the country's debt is unsustainable, the international lender's chief Christine Lagarde said in an interview published on Tuesday. Greece needs to im...
  • Germany's Volkswagen ready for selling more green cars in China
    Germany's_volkswagen_ready_for_selling_more_green_cars_in_china 2017-04-18 06:27:54 UTC
    China has aggressively promoted plug-in hybrid and battery electric cars, dubbed 'new energy vehicles', to fight urban smog but is gradually phasing out subsidies in favor of hard requirements like quotas. Under draft rules released in Septembe...
  • Dutch researchers: Common risk factors for depression change over the years
    Dutch_researchers-_common_risk_factors_for_depression_change_over_the_years 2017-04-14 07:21:13 UTC
    Different types of problems are most likely to afflict people at different times of life, so common risk factors for depression change over the years, too, Dutch researchers say. But when a risk factor is uncommon among peers – like widowhood o...
  • Facebook suspended 30,000 accounts in France, to stop the spread of fake news
    Facebook_suspended_30_000_accounts_in_france__to_stop_the_spread_of_fake_news 2017-04-14 05:39:08 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc said on Thursday it suspended 30,000 accounts in France as the social network giant steps up efforts to stop the spread of fake news, misinformation and spam. The move, which comes 10 days before the first round of ...
  • Germany Arrested A Suspected Member Of ISIS Network
    Germany_arrested_a_suspected_member_of_isis_network 2017-04-13 09:19:50 UTC
    Dortmund — German prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant against a 26-year-old Iraqi man who was detained in connection with an attack on a bus carrying players of a top soccer team Borussia Dortmund, saying on Thursday they believe he was a me...
  • Brexit: Eyes on trading operations of UK investment banks
    Eyes_on_trading_operations_of_uk_investment_banks_after_brexit 2017-04-11 05:28:27 UTC
    By Huw Jones, Rachel Armstrong and Jesús Aguado | LONDON/MADRID - A gap in EU financial rules is allowing member countries to compete to host the trading operations of London-based investment banks after Brexit by offering looser regulatory st...
  • France, Airbus and Leonardo, Italy major deal with Iran Air
    France__airbus_and_leonardo__italy_major_deal_with_iran_air 2017-04-10 07:09:56 UTC
    IranAir has signed a contract to buy 20 planes from turboprop maker ATR, Iranian deputy transport minister was quoted as saying on Monday. The deal comes after Iran, which had not directly purchased a Western-built plane in nearly 40 years, sig...
  • Police Arrested One Person After Stockholm Truck Attack Kills 4
    Police_arrested_one_person_after_stockholm_truck_attack_kills_4 2017-04-07 21:11:33 UTC
    By Johan Ahlander | STOCKHOLM — Swedish police said on Friday that it had identified a person arrested in a Northern Stockholm suburb and who resembled the picture and description of a man that police went public with after the truck attack. ...
  • German service sector growth to a 15-month high
    German_service_sector_growth_to_a_15-month_high 2017-04-05 09:20:08 UTC
    BERLIN, April 5 - Growth in Germany's services sector accelerated further in March, a survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting Europe's largest economy will post healthy growth in the first quarter. Markit's final services index rose to a 15-mont...
  • German soccer icon speaks out against right-wing populism
    Philipp_lahm__german_soccer_icon_speaks_out_against_right-wing_populism 2017-04-03 16:03:31 UTC
    <h3>Philipp Lahm, who is considered one of the best players of his generation, told the German newspaper, Welt am Sonntag: "I think what presumably most Germans think: that Germany should not veer to the right."</h3> "The wrong ones, the populi...
  • Bob Dylan finally got the Nobel Literature prize
    Bob_dylan_finally_got_the_nobel_literature_prize 2017-04-02 03:28:26 UTC
    Bob Dylan got the Nobel Literature prize-giving he wished for on Saturday, a Swedish broadcaster reported, finally receiving his diploma and medal in a private ceremony in Stockholm a world away from the media storm the award has generated. The...
  • Emmanuel Macron Singled Out The Far-Right National Front
    Emmanuel_macron_singled_out_the_far-right_national_front_ 2017-04-01 18:15:36 UTC
    By Marc Leras and Simon Carraud | MARSEILLE/BIGUGLIA, FRANCE France's centrist presidential contender Emmanuel Macron singled out the far-right National Front as his chief rival on Saturday, vowing to win the first round on April 23 as a new poll...
  • U.S. Moving Away From International Agreements
    U.s._moving_away_from_international_agreements 2017-04-01 17:11:12 UTC
    BERLIN — In a further sign of increased tensions between Germany and the United States, Sigmar Gabriel, the German foreign minister, warned that the Trump administration was taking a “dangerous step” after the Commerce Department had announced a t...
  • Germany May Sue The U.S. With International Trade Rules
    Germany_may_sue_the_u.s._with_international_trade_rules 2017-04-01 08:09:32 UTC
    BERLIN: The German government has criticized the Trump administration's new trade policy and is insisting on compliance with international trade rules. Germany is considering suing the US before the World Trade Organization (WTO). "The US g...
  • UK Must Accept EU Rules After Any Partial Withdrawal
    Eu_ready_to_respond_within_48_hours_to_uk's_brexit_note 2017-03-31 19:13:55 UTC
    By Robin Emmott and Alastair Macdonald | VALLETTA/BRUSSELS — The European Union offered Britain talks this year on a future free trade pact but made clear in negotiating guidelines issued on Friday that London must first agree to EU demands on...
  • Doubts Over London's Future As A Global Financial Center
    Doubts_over_london's_future_as_a_global_financial_center 2017-03-31 04:07:07 UTC
    By Anjuli Davies | <h3>LONDON — Goldman Sachs (GS.N) sought to reassure London-based staff over potential disruption to its business as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, in a voicemail to staff sent by the Wall Street firm's Europe...
  • POLL: Germany's Democratic Parties 89% - Anti-Immigrant 7%
    Poll-_germany's_democratic_parties_89__-_anti-immigrant_7_ 2017-03-31 04:06:57 UTC
    <h3>Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) narrowed the gap with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a weekly poll showed on Wednesday, less than six months before a federal election in Europe's biggest economy. </h3> A monthly survey by the All...
  • Britons Scrambling To Get German Citizenship In Wake Of Brexit
    Britons_scrambling_to_get_german_citizenship_in_wake_of_brexit 2017-03-31 04:06:40 UTC
    By Tanya Wood | <h3>BERLIN — As the UK prepares to trigger its divorce from the EU, many Britons who have made Germany their home are scrambling to get German citizenship as they try to ease worries about whether they can stay after Brexit.<...
  • French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is favorite to win
    French_presidential_candidate_emmanuel_macron_is_favorite_to_win 2017-03-31 04:05:37 UTC
    <h3>Centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he expected to be able to form a parliamentary majority in the June legislative elections should be elected to the presidency in May.</h3> Macron is favorite to win, but...
  • 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...