Europe

  • 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 ...
  • Italian election: Populist surge, no majority
    Italian_election-_populist_surge__no_majority 2018-03-05 04:01:06 UTC
    ROME (Reuters) - Italian voters delivered a hung parliament on Sunday, flocking to anti-establishment and far-right parties in record numbers and casting the euro zone’s third-largest economy into political gridlock, initial results showed. If ...
  • Social Democrat party members approve Merkel-led coalition
    Angela_merkel_-__social_democrat_party_members_approve_new_merkel-led_coalition 2018-03-04 09:21:35 UTC
    Berlin — Germany's chancellor will get a fourth term after her junior partners, the SPD, voted for a coalition deal. The new government could be in place in less than two weeks' time. More than five months after Germans went to polls in the Sep...
  • A Divided Italy Goes To The Polls
    A_divided_italy_goes_to_the_polls 2018-03-04 08:26:18 UTC
    ROME (Reuters) - Italians went to the polls on Sunday in a vote that could bring political gridlock after an election campaign marked by anger over the listless economy, high unemployment and immigration. Pollsters have predicted that former pr...
  • Eurozone Posts Fastest Economic Growth in a Decade
    Eurozone_posts_fastest_economic_growth_in_a_decade 2018-03-02 08:55:40 UTC
    BENGALURU (Reuters) - While euro zone business growth was the fastest in well over a decade at the start of the year, it lost some steam last month as a stronger currency took its toll, a private-sector survey of purchasing managers showed. Sti...
  • German company plans to install mobile phone network on Moon
    Vodafone_germany_plans_to_install_mobile_phone_network_on_moon 2018-02-28 18:53:07 UTC
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - The moon will get its first mobile phone network next year, enabling high-definition streaming from the lunar landscape back to earth, part of a project to back the first privately funded moon mission. Vodafone Germany, ne...
  • Worrying sign of climate change: Arctic warmer than Europe
    Worrying_sign_of_climate_change-_arctic_warmer_than_europe 2018-02-28 09:26:45 UTC
    As frigid air sweeps across Europe, the Arctic itself is seeing an unprecedented warm spell. What's going on and does it relate to global warming? "Freezing cold 'Siberian Express' is roaring towards Britain," screamed the front page of the Dai...
  • Germany calls on UK to offer more 'concrete' Brexit plans
    Germany_calls_on_uk_to_offer_more_'concrete'_brexit_plans 2018-02-16 17:47:12 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A Brexit deal should strike a balance to ensure Britain clearly diverges from the European Union’s single market but keeps close economic ties with the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after meeting British Prime Minis...
  • German workers win right to 28-hour week and 4.3% pay rise
    German_workers_win_right_to_28-hour_week_and_4.3__pay_rise 2018-02-12 10:19:03 UTC
    Berlin — German workers have won the right to a 28-hour week in a victory towards their fight for a better work-life balance. Industrial union IG Metall, Europe’s largest trade union, has won its workers the right to work the equivalent of unde...