Europe

  • 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...
  • Merkel and Macron seeking a joint proposal on EU reforms
    Merkel_and_macron_seeking_a_joint_proposal_on_eu_reforms 2018-04-18 23:46:24 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The leaders of Germany and France meet on Thursday to try to work out a common position on reforming the euro zone, a sensitive issue that is testing the new government in Berlin just a month after it took office. Chancellor ...
  • UK lawmakers, celebrities demanding 'people's vote' referendum on Brexit
    Untitled_2 2018-04-15 17:35:39 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers, celebrities and business leaders launched a campaign on Sunday to call for a vote on any final Brexit deal, stepping up a campaign to try to stop what they describe as Britain’s damaging departure from the European Un...
  • Syria Intercepted 71 Cruise Missiles Launched by US, UK, France
    Syria_intercepted_71_cruise_missiles_launched_by_us__uk__france 2018-04-14 15:28:33 UTC
    Russian defence officials say 71 of 103 missiles were shot down by Syrian S-125 and S-200 anti-missile systems. State media outlets in Russia, Iran and Syria have been carrying heavy condemnation of US-led air strikes on Syrian government posit...
  • Many Britons applying for citizenship in another EU states
    Many_britons_acquired_citizenship_in_another_eu_states_after_brexit 2018-04-09 11:08:16 UTC
    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The number of Britons becoming citizens of another EU country more than doubled in 2016, data showed, and more than quadrupled in Germany in a development Berlin put down to Brexit. In the year Britons voted to quit the E...
  • Van drives into crowd in Germany causing deaths and injuries
    Van_drives_into_crowd_in_germany_causing_deaths_and_injuries 2018-04-07 17:20:09 UTC
    MUENSTER, Germany — A man with a serious mental illness drove a van into a group of people sitting outside a popular restaurant in the old city center of Muenster in western Germany on Saturday, killing four of them before taking his own life, pol...
  • Why is Germany's dual education system coveted?
    Why_is_germany's_dual_education_system_coveted 2018-04-06 22:04:13 UTC
    The German economy is powered by products sold the world over. The strength of Europe's powerhouse depends on outbound shipments. We take a look at one of its latest exports and reveal the secrets behind its success. Charlotte Falke creates tec...
  • Trade Conflict Fears To Keep Markets On Edge
    Trade_conflict_fears_to_keep_markets_on_edge 2018-03-30 08:50:53 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A full-scale global trade war has not broken out yet - but that hasn’t stopped the market from fretting about one or analysts from warning about the potential cost. Whether such concerns remain a driving force for asset pri...
  • Germany to deepen military ties with Netherlands
    Germany_to_deepen_military_ties_with_netherlands 2018-03-29 15:42:48 UTC
    COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Germany and the Netherlands could deepen missile defense ties in the coming years to strengthen NATO defenses, a German general told Reuters, at a time of growing tensions with Russia. Defense ministers from both co...
  • Germany: The world needs 'more United Nations'
    Germany-_the_world_needs_'more_united_nations' 2018-03-28 18:41:39 UTC
    The world needs 'more United Nations,' new German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass has said. He is promoting Germany's claim to be elected to one of the 10 non-permanent Security Council seats. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met with UN Secret...
  • UK: EU to take possible further measures against Russia
    Uk-_eu_to_take_possible_further_measures_against_russia 2018-03-26 16:42:13 UTC
    EU foreign ministers report back on possible further measures against Russia LONDON (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers will consider what possible further measures could be taken against Russia by June, British Prime Minister Theresa ...
  • Earth Hour: Millions of people turn off lights for nature
    Earth_hour-_cities_around_the_world_turn_off_lights_for_nature 2018-03-24 22:38:27 UTC
    Millions of people around the world are observing the annual Earth Hour to raise awareness about climate change. Dubai and Australia's Sydney Opera House were among the places to join the blackout. People around the world are turning off their ...
  • European Union economy is performing at its best level
    Time_for_european_visionary_leadership_with_france_and_germany_at_its_heart 2018-03-23 17:37:32 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The euro zone’s economy is performing at its best level yet, European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters on Friday, calling for EU leaders to consider reforms. “We are experiencing the most favorable situation sin...
  • European Union: It is not clear what Trump wants
    Eu_tells_us_president__you're_wrong_trade_wars_are_'easy_to_lose' 2018-03-23 16:29:14 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s trade chief is unsure what Washington wants in return for a permanent EU exemption from steel tariffs but she warned on Friday that she would resist pressure to cut EU duties on U.S. cars. European Trad...
  • Karl Marx, author of "The Communist Manifesto" remains a celebrated figure in his hometown of Trier
    Karl_marx__the_author_of_%22das_kapital%22_remains_a_celebrated_figure_in_his_hometown_of_trier 2018-03-22 07:06:35 UTC
    TRIER, GERMANY — While Karl Marx was exiled from Germany and died in England, the author of "The Communist Manifesto" and "Das Kapital" remains a celebrated figure in his hometown of Trier in Germany, where he now adorns pedestrian traffic lights ...
  • Brexit: EU leaders warn UK on Irish border and Gibraltar
    Germany_calls_on_uk_to_offer_more_'concrete'_brexit_plans 2018-03-21 18:48:03 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders will issue a warning to Britain on Friday that it will only finally secure a Brexit transition period if it stands by its commitments on the Irish border and Gibraltar, a draft statement showed on Wednesday. The ...
  • Germany returned relics from 'Olmec civilization' to Mexico
    German_authorities_returned_two_wooden_busts_from_the_ancient_olmec_civilization_to_mexico 2018-03-21 18:37:38 UTC
    After nearly a decade of litigation, Mexico recovered two Mesoamerican busts that had been missing since the 1980s. German authorities had found the wooden pieces in 2008, when they seized them from an artifacts dealer. In a ceremony in Munich ...
  • Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron to unveil EU roadmap
    Angela_merkel_and_emmanuel_macron_to_unveil_eu_roadmap 2018-03-16 19:56:23 UTC
    Things are moving quickly now that Germany finally has its new government: Germany's new foreign minister, Heiko Maas of the Social Democrats (SPD), flew to Paris on the very same day he was sworn in. The chancellor is not wasting time, either. Le...
  • Germany, France and UK propose fresh sanctions on Iran
    Ballistic_missile-_germany__france_and_uk_propose_fresh_sanctions_on_iran 2018-03-16 19:18:56 UTC
    BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - Germany, France and Britain have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria’s war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuc...
  • Finland world's Happiest Country, U.S. Among Unhappiest
    Un_report-_finland_world's_happiest_country__us_among_unhappiest 2018-03-21 08:34:09 UTC
    The World Happiness Report, released Wednesday, crowned Finland the happiest place to live out of 156 countries. Europe's Nordic countries have dominated the happiness index since the first report was published in 2012. Last year's winner was N...
  • Stephen Hawking Biography
    Stephen_hawking_biography 2018-03-14 09:29:46 UTC
    Stephen William Hawking was born on 8th January 1942 (exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo) in Oxford, England. His parents' house was in north London but during the second world war Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies. W...
  • A Loss for All Humanity: Physicist Stephen Hawking Died
    Physicist_stephen_hawking_died_ 2018-03-14 08:27:15 UTC
    British physicist Stephen Hawking has died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 76, according to a family spokesperson. Known around the globe, he worked to make complicated scientific fields accessible to the public. Stephen Hawking, a renown...
  • German automakers outselling GM in South Korea
    German_automakers_outselling_gm_in_south_korea 2018-03-07 07:22:17 UTC
    Mercedes and BMW both sold more cars in South Korea than General Motors for the first time last month, helped by the growing popularity of German premium brands and as consumers shied away from GM after it announced a major restructuring. While...
  • Italy's Renzi resigns as Democratic Party leader after inconclusive vote
    Italy's_renzi_resigns_as_democratic_party_leader_after_inconclusive_vote 2018-03-05 18:04:05 UTC
    ROME (Reuters) - Matteo Renzi, the head of Italy’s Democratic Party, resigned on Monday following a humiliating defeat in national elections. Renzi, 43, also said he believed the party should not make any post-election pacts with“extremist part...
  • France wants "to keep a cultural relationship" with Iran
    France_wants_%22to_keep_a_cultural_relationship%22_with_iran 2018-03-05 17:07:51 UTC
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - After a day of tough talking in Tehran on Monday, France’s foreign minister and one of Iran’s vice presidents ambled through the halls of the National Museum of Iran to admire a collection of artworks on loan from the Louvre in ...