French Presidential Election 2017
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
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
2017-04-21 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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%
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.
A monthly survey by the All...
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
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
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.