Europe

  • Germany no longer sees the U.S. as a leading power
    Germany_no_longer_sees_the_u.s._as_a_leading_power 2017-05-30 05:48:33 UTC
    BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally on Monday after surprising Washington with her frankness a day earlier. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel unleashed a voll...
  • The collapse of U.S. foreign policy: Europe can't rely on the United States
    The_collapse_of_u.s._foreign_policy-_europe_can't_rely_on_the_united_states 2017-05-28 21:32:24 UTC
    MUNICH — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Europe has to forge its own path forward, as the United States were no longer reliable partner. "We have to wage our own fight for our future, as Europeans, for our fate." "The times when we co...
  • With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot.
    With_respect__mr_president-_sir__you_are_an_idiot 2017-05-28 21:41:50 UTC
    BRUSSELS — It doesn't actually matter whether Donald Trump just described Germany as "bad" or "evil." Either way, it gives us the opportunity to return the insult. With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot. It is above all the stup...
  • Trump Isolated at G7 Summit, "Six against One"
    Trump_isolated_at_g7_talks__%22six_against_one%22 2017-05-27 17:30:33 UTC
    TAORMINA, ITALY — Trump's isolationism is his first great export, and Italy could be first in line. The summit of Group of Seven wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several iss...
  • "America First" might turn out to be rather lonely
    %22america_first%22_might_turn_out_to_be_rather_lonely 2017-05-28 09:02:33 UTC
    At the NATO summit in Brussels, US President Donald Trump acted like a diplomatic bully. He arrived late, then shoved the Montenegrin prime minister aside to ensure his place in the front row. He turned what was planned as a short ceremonial addre...
  • Barack Obama to join Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin
    Barack_obama_to_join_chancellor_angela_merkel_in_berlin 2017-05-24 21:01:36 UTC
    BERLIN — Former U.S. President Barack Obama will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to highlight his foundation's new global effort to inspire and support young people active in narrowing inequality, combating c...
  • Roger Moore dies at 89 after "a short but brave battle with cancer"
    Roger_moore_dies_at_89_after_%22a_short_but_brave_battle_with_cancer%22 2017-05-23 18:25:59 UTC
    LONDON — Actor Roger Moore, who earned international fame playing British secret agent James Bond in seven movies, died of cancer on Tuesday at the age of 89, his family said. His 12 years as action man 007, the fictitious spy with a voracious ...
  • Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi
    Manchester_suicide_bomber_suspect_identified_as_salman_abedi 2017-05-23 17:39:50 UTC
    Washington — Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi, three U.S. officials said. The police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the suicide attack that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert last night. Prim...
  • Controversial study: The evolutionary lineage arose in Africa?
    Controversial_study-_the_evolutionary_lineage_arose_in_africa_ 2017-05-23 07:10:13 UTC
    Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa. Sc...
  • France and Germany to work on a roadmap for the EU
    France_and_germany_to_work_on_a_roadmap_for_the_eu 2017-05-15 20:25:01 UTC
    BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel chose to accentuate the positive ahead of her meeting with new French President Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old former investment banker who beat an ally from the US far-right nationalist President Donald Trump, Ma...
  • Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest
    Portugal's_salvador_sobral_won_the_eurovision_song_contest 2017-05-14 03:33:41 UTC
    KIEV — Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 on Saturday performing a jazz-style ballad written by his sister, taking the top spot for the first time in the country's history and celebrating with a call to "put emotion ba...
  • G7 countries made it clear they do not share US Trump's view
    G7_countries_made_it_clear_they_do_not_share_us_trump's_view 2017-05-13 16:32:48 UTC
    BARI, ITALY — Europe and Japan showed they remained worried about Washington's new policy. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States reserved the right to be protectionist if it thought trade was not free or fair. "We do ...
  • European Union demands urgent talks with US over laptop ban
    European_union_demands_urgent_talks_with_us_over_laptop_ban 2017-05-11 22:36:53 UTC
    By Julia Fioretti | BRUSSELS — The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a U.S. ban on airline passengers taking laptops into cabins, saying any security threats fac...
  • Euro Gets Stronger Against The Dollar After French Election
    Euro_gets_stronger_against_the_dollar_after_french_election 2017-05-08 05:12:15 UTC
    The euro pulled away from highs hit early in the Asian session on Monday as investors took profits from its gains after centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory over the far-right Marine Le Pen in France's presidential election. Macron's resounding d...
  • French Voters Reject Nationalism and Choose Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
    The_far_right_nationalist_tsunami_that_slammed_into_the_u.s._has_faded_on_the_shores_of_france_-_viva_la_france! 2017-05-08 06:02:45 UTC
    By Mathieu Rosemain and Matthias Blamont | PARIS — Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out o...
  • The far right nationalist tsunami that slammed into the U.S. has faded on the shores of France - Viva la France!
    The_far_right_nationalist_tsunami_that_slammed_into_the_u.s._has_faded_on_the_shores_of_france 2017-05-07 19:05:15 UTC
    By Sudip Kar-Gupta | PARIS — The far right nationalist tsunami that slammed into the United States has faded on the shores of France. Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integrat...
  • MACRON WINS FRENCH PRESIDENCY BY EMPHATIC MARGIN
    Will_emmanuel_macron_be_france's_next_president_-1 2017-05-08 04:11:04 UTC
    Emmanuel Macron has been elected president of France with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union. Independent Macron topped 66...
  • Merkel's Party won in 'Schleswig-Holstein' state election
    Daniel-guenther-und-angela-merkel 2017-05-07 16:46:03 UTC
    Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives thumped their Social Democrat rivals in a vote in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday, in a boost to her prospects of winning a national election in September. Merkel's Christian Democrats...
  • Will Emmanuel Macron be France's next president?
    Will_emmanuel_macron_be_france's_next_president_ 2017-05-07 05:20:00 UTC
    PARIS — French voters will decide today whether a pro-European Union centrist or an anti-EU, anti-immigration far-rightist will lead them for the next five years. Opinion polls indicate they will pick Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old ex-economy m...
  • Emmanuel Macron extended his lead over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen
    Emmanuel_macron_extended_his_lead_over_his_far-right_rival_marine_le_pen 2017-05-05 17:55:32 UTC
    By Mathieu Rosemain and Andrew Callus | PARIS — A dozen activists from the Greenpeace advocacy group were arrested on Friday after climbing the north face of the vast metal-latticed Eiffel Tower, one of the world's most visited sites, to hang a ...
  • Macron, Le Pen in Final TV Showdown
    Macron__le_pen_in_final_tv_showdown 2017-05-04 06:27:55 UTC
    By Michel Rose and Ingrid Melander | PARIS Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron clashed over their vision of France's future, the euro and ways of fighting terrorism in an ill-tempered televised debate on Wednesday befor...
  • Germany: Greece Has Made Strong Reforms Progress
    Germany-_greece_has_made_strong_reforms_progress 2017-04-30 06:41:34 UTC
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was quoted in a newspaper interview on Sunday saying that Greece has made strong progress toward introducing reforms that could lead to the imminent release of further financial support. "If the Greek ...
  • German Economy Booms Despite U.S. Protectionism Anarchy
    German_economy_booms_despite_u.s._protectionism_anarchy 2017-04-28 15:54:29 UTC
    By Michael Nienaber | HAMBURG, GERMANY — When port manager Axel Mattern looks out onto the Elbe River from his office in Hamburg's historic warehouse district, he can literally count the rising number of container ships leaving Germany's biggest h...
  • The Right-Wing's Tsunami that Slammed into UK & US Have Faded on the Shores of France
    The_right-wing's_tsunami_that_slammed_into_uk___us_have_faded_on_the_shores_of_france 2017-04-24 06:24:16 UTC
    The populist tsunami that slammed into Britain last year, before sweeping across the Atlantic to the United States, may have faded on the shores of France on Sunday. After Brexit and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, pro-European Emm...
  • French election | live updates: Macron, Le Pen qualify for second-round
    French_presidential_election_2017_polls 2017-04-23 18:36:34 UTC
    Breaking News: Emmanuel Macron tipped to win! Emmanuel Macron, Le Pen qualify for second-round of French presidential election: projections - live updates — Speaking at election-day headquarters in Paris, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron ...