Europe

  • Russian cyber criminals: $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring
    Russian_cyber_criminals-__4_billion_bitcoin_laundering_ring 2017-07-26 17:56:41 UTC
    ATHENS/MOSCOW/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least $4 billion has been arrested in Greece, police and sources said on W...
  • Turkish Clothing Export: The Real Trade Challenge Is Germany
    Turkish_clothing_export_the_real_trade_challenge_is_germany 2017-07-25 16:58:54 UTC
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's clothing sector, a main driver of its foreign sales, may miss this year's export target if a row with Germany is not resolved, a leading manufacturer said on Tuesday. Despite signs of a sales turnaround to other co...
  • Polish President says he would veto Supreme Court bills
    Polish_president_says_he_would_veto_supreme_court_bills 2017-07-25 04:40:59 UTC
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday said he would veto two of three bills passed by parliament in a judicial reform that has triggered nationwide protests and raised EU and U.S. concerns about a politicization of the courts....
  • British households' financial situation already deteriorating
    British_households'_financial_situation_already_begun_to_deteriorate 2017-07-24 03:04:56 UTC
    LONDON - U.S. president Donald Trump announced in June 2016, "I think Brexit is going to end up being a great thing." Just one year after the Brexit vote, British people are more pessimistic and worried about their uncertain future. UK hous...
  • Germany confronts Russia over Siemens turbines in Crimea
    Germany_confronts_russia_over_siemens_turbines_that_were_sent_to_crimea 2017-07-23 04:38:53 UTC
    <blockquote>FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany has warned Russia that breaches of sanctions including the relocation to Crimea of four gas turbines delivered to Russia by Siemens are straining political relations between the two countries, 'Bild am Son...
  • African immigrants in Germany help refugees to integrate
    African_immigrants_in_germany_help_refugees_to_integrate 2017-07-21 06:52:17 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>How African migrants are turning the tide for refugees in Germany</h2><h3><i>There's hardly anyone more qualified to help migrants and refugees new to Germany than former newcomers themselves. This is the premise of AfricanTide, an...
  • Solid European economic outlook kept euro strong against dollar
    Solid_european_economic_outlook_kept_euro_strong_against_dollar 2017-07-21 04:12:59 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Concerns about Trump's inability to push the US economy and strong global growth are weakening the dollar. The euro held near two-year highs against the dollar on Friday after the head of the European Central Bank said taperin...
  • German patience is over with Turkey's Erdogan
    German_patience_is_over_with_turkey's_erdogan 2017-07-20 16:04:36 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - In comments that threatened broader economic consequences, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said he could not advise companies to invest in a country [Turkey] without legal certainty where even completely innocent companie...
  • Netanyahu caught on hot microphone complaining about EU
    Netanyahu_caught_on_hot_microphone_complaining_about_eu 2017-07-19 18:23:30 UTC
    Netanyahu has been caught by journalists imploring central European leaders to campaign for Israel in the EU. Conference organizers quickly cut his microphone when they realized his closed-door comments were broadcast. Israeli Prime Minister ...
  • German engineers refusing to help Putin to turn on turbines in Crimea
    German_engineers_refusing_to_help_putin_to_turn_on_turbines_in_crimea 2017-07-19 17:10:03 UTC
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia outfoxed European Union sanctions by delivering gas turbines made by Germany's Siemens to the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea. Now for the hard part, switching them on. No Russian company, according to Reuters data,...
  • Brexit EU hub: Morgan Stanley & Citigroup choosing Frankfurt
    Brexit_job_moves-_morgan_stanley_and_citigroup_choose_frankfurt 2017-07-19 16:48:26 UTC
    FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley has chosen Frankfurt to be the new base for its European Union operations as Britain prepares to leave the bloc, according to a source familiar with the matter, becoming the latest U.S. bank to pick the ...
  • Trump had undisclosed hour-long meeting with Putin at G20
    Putin_says_trump_is_a_surprisingly_good_listener 2017-07-19 01:49:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a second, previously undisclosed conversation during a dinner for G20 leaders at a summit earlier this month in Germany, a White House official confirmed ...
  • Angela Merkel: Brexit changed my view on Europe
    Angela_merkel-_brexit_changed_my_view_on_europe 2017-07-15 18:57:48 UTC
    ZINGST, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told voters on Saturday that Britain's decision to leave the European Union and France's election of President Emmanuel Macron had changed her view on the bloc, adding it was worth fighti...
  • Trump shows his chauvinist attitude in France
    France_-_trump_shows_his_chauvinist_sexist_attitude 2017-07-14 01:54:45 UTC
    (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised French first lady Brigitte Macron for being in <i>"such good shape"</i> on Thursday during his state visit to France, according to a video on the French government's Facebook page. Trump, 71, who ...
  • Austria forbidden a Turkish minister from entering the country
    Austria_forbidden_a_turkish_minister_from_entering_the_country 2017-07-10 07:00:05 UTC
    VIENNA — Austria has barred Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci from entering the country to attend an event marking the anniversary of last year's failed coup in Turkey, a spokesman for Austria's foreign ministry said on Monday. The planne...
  • German exports rose again more strongly than expected
    German_exports_rise_again_more_than_expected 2017-07-10 06:54:14 UTC
    German exports rose more strongly than expected in May, outpacing a solid increase in imports and widening the trade surplus of Europe's biggest economy, data showed on Monday. Seasonally adjusted exports climbed 1.4 percent - their fifth conse...
  • Merkel convinces fellow world leaders to support trade, energy & Africa - US isolated
    Merkel_convinces_fellow_world_leaders_to_support_trade__energy_and_africa 2017-07-08 23:24:18 UTC
    HAMBURG — Leaders from the world's leading economies broke with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate policy at a G20 summit on Saturday, in a rare public admission of disagreement and blow to multilateral cooperation. German Chancellor ...
  • President of the United States is Trying to Divide Europe
    Trump_undermines_trust_between_partners-_%22i_have_the_absolute_right%22 2017-07-05 22:02:32 UTC
    WARSAW — U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump will get a chance to patch up trans-Atlantic ties this week when he meets with NATO allies still rattled by his failure on an earlier trip to embrace the principle that an attack against o...
  • Germany's Federal Crime Office has the Panama Papers
    Germany's_federal_crime_office_has_the_panama_papers 2017-07-04 17:22:23 UTC
    BERLIN — Germany's Federal Crime Office(BKA) said on Tuesday it had obtained a copy of the leaked data known as the Panama Papers that last year revealed how offshore firms are used to stash the wealth of the world's rich and powerful. Some 11....
  • France's Macron is determined to implement deep institutional reforms
    Macron_wins_strong_parliamentary_majority 2017-07-03 17:55:03 UTC
    PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said he would go directly to voters via referendum if parliament does not vote major institutional reforms quickly enough. In a much-touted policy speech to both houses of parliament which was ...
  • Germany: U.S. No Longer a 'Friend' in Merkel's Agenda
    Merkel_threatens_retaliation_if_u.s._sanctions_harm_eu_firms 2017-07-03 16:06:40 UTC
    BERLIN — In their campaign program for the German election, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have dropped the term "friend" in describing the relationship with the United States. Four years ago, the joint program of her Christian Democr...
  • BREXIT: EU demands up to $114 billion before talks on trading
    May_-_brexit-_eu_demands_up_to__114_billion_before_talks_on_trading 2017-07-02 20:21:37 UTC
    LONDON — UK Brexit minister David Davis said two months ago that Britain will not pay 100 billion euros ($114 billion) to leave the European Union after it was reported that the EU was preparing to demand that amount. But the EU wants to agree ...
  • World Leaders Gathering at European Memorial Ceremony
    Us_president_bill_clinton_and_german_chancellor_angela_merkel 2017-07-01 22:17:46 UTC
    SPEYER, GERMANY — Leaders from the United States, Russia and across Europe paid tribute on Saturday to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl as the architect of German reunification and a driving force for European integration. Kohl, who died on...
  • Germany distancing itself from the US and the UK
    Germany_reorienting_itself_away_from_the_us_and_the_uk 2017-06-29 17:38:22 UTC
    BERLIN — Germany is distancing itself from the US and the UK and toward France. Chancellor Angela Merkel made that abundantly clear in a major speech to parliament about the EU's future and next week's G20 summit in Hamburg. Germany and France ...
  • Trump heading to the right-wing nationalistic-ruled Poland
    Trump_heading_to_the_right-wing_nationalistic-ruled_poland 2017-06-29 05:51:15 UTC
    WARSAW — A trip to Poland by the U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump next week may feel like a diplomatic coup for Poland's new right-wing government, but western European nations are uneasy it will encourage Warsaw's defiance toward...