Europe

  • Scientists Detect Light From Gravitational Wave
    Scientists_detect_light_from_gravitational_wave_when_neutron_stars_collide 2017-10-16 19:27:03 UTC
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - When neutron stars collide: Scientists in Europe and the U.S. have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same co...
  • Germany Urges US Not to Endanger the Security of Its Allies and Americans
    Germany_urges_us_not_to_endanger_the_security_of_americans_and_its_allies 2017-10-16 19:27:28 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - If the United States terminates the Iran nuclear deal or reimposes sanctions on Tehran it could result in Iran developing nuclear weapons and raise the danger of war close to Europe, Germany’s foreign minister said on Saturday. ...
  • European Powers Will Do Everything to Save Iran Nuclear Deal
    European_powers_will_do_everything_to_save_iran_nuclear_deal 2017-10-11 17:32:14 UTC
    BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - European countries are scrambling to cobble together a package of measures they hope will keep the Iran nuclear deal on track if U.S. President Donald Trump ignores their pleas and decertifies the landmark 2015 agreement t...
  • Catalan Leader Puigdemont Postpones Independence Plans
    Catalan_leader_carles_puigdemont_postpones_independence_plans 2017-10-10 20:15:26 UTC
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday proclaimed the region’s independence from Spain but said its effects would be suspended to allow for talks with the Madrid government. “I assume the mandate that Catalonia should...
  • Catalonia Faces Pressure to Abandon Plan for Independence
    Catalonia_faces_pressure_to_abandon_plan_for_independence 2017-10-09 19:47:19 UTC
    BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia’s secessionist leader faced increased pressure on Monday to abandon plans to declare independence from Spain, with France and Germany expressing support for the country’s unity. The Madrid government, grap...
  • Spanish PM 'Will Not Rule Out' Suspending Catalonia's Autonomous Status
    Spanish_pm_mariano_rajoy_'will_not_rule_out'_suspending_catalonia's_autonomous_status 2017-10-08 06:58:34 UTC
    Madrid — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Sunday he would not rule out suspending Catalonia's autonomous status in the event it claimed independence, marking the premier's first remarks since last week's controversial referendum. "I...
  • Brexit: "British Government Doesn't Know What It Wants"
    Brexit-_%22british_government_doesn't_know_what_it_wants%22_-_theresa_may_ 2017-10-05 17:25:39 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German firms active in Britain should make provisions now for a “very hard Brexit”, Germany’s biggest industry group said on Thursday, because the government in London does not know what it wants. The Federation of German Ind...
  • Constitutional Court Ordered the Suspension of Catalan Parliament Session
    Constitutional_court_ordered_the_suspension_of_catalan_parliament_session 2017-10-09 19:56:54 UTC
    The Latest on Spain's political crisis amid Catalonia's independence push: <blockquote><h2><hr>• <a href="http://global-gathering.com/news/18012">Catalonia Faces Pressure to Abandon Plan for Independence</a><hr>• <a href="http://www.global-ga...
  • Catalan Parliament Moves To Declare Independence From Spain
    Catalan_parliament_moves_to_declare_independence_from_spain 2017-10-09 19:42:48 UTC
    The Latest on Spain's political crisis amid Catalonia's independence push: <blockquote><h2><hr>• <a href="http://global-gathering.com/news/18012">Catalonia Faces Pressure to Abandon Plan for Independence</a><hr>• <a href="http://www.global-ga...
  • German automakers relying on efficiency to build electric cars
    German_automakers_relying_on_efficiency_to_build_electric_cars 2017-10-05 03:13:13 UTC
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW and Mercedes are betting they can mass produce new electric cars based on conventional vehicles, defying sceptics who say they will need more radical designs to head off the threat from Tesla and other start-up carmakers....
  • Spain Attempts to Break Catalan Revolution
    Catalan_revolution 2017-10-02 14:52:47 UTC
    MADRID — The Spanish government isn’t taking any chances. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the prosecutor’s office and the Spanish judiciary have launched an all-out legal assault on the government of Catalonia over its plans to hold a binding refere...
  • Germany to U.S.: Match North Korea Overture with Talks with Iran
    Sigmar_gabriel_north_korea 2017-10-01 14:48:01 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s announcement that he was “probing” opportunities for dialogue with North Korea about its nuclear weapons program and called for Washington to take a similar step with Iran...
  • Catalans Occupy Voting Stations: Defy Madrid's Efforts to Stop Referendum
    Catalans_occupy_voting_stations 2017-09-30 14:32:10 UTC
    Sam Edwards BARCELONA (Reuters) - Supporters of Catalan independence began occupying polling stations on Friday, setting up a possible confrontation with police who have been ordered to clear them out by Sunday morning to ensure a referendum ca...
  • Catalonia's Leader: 'Everything prepared' for Catalan Vote: Madrid Says No
    Catalan_vote 2017-09-29 13:44:35 UTC
    Catherine MacDonald, Marco Trujillo BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia’s leader made clear his government was determined to go ahead with a Sunday vote on independence that Madrid calls illegal and which has thrust Spain into its most dramatic pol...
  • Time for European Leadership with France and Germany at its Heart
    Time_for_european_visionary_leadership_with_france_and_germany_at_its_heart 2017-09-29 07:20:49 UTC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised French President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitions for the European Union and said his ideas could be the foundation for “intense” Franco-German cooperation on the future of Europe. Macron reiterated his view t...
  • Emmanuel Macron Sets Out Progressive Vision For EU
    Macron_sets_out_progressive_vision_for_eu 2017-09-26 16:47:29 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron offered a sweeping vision for a renewal of Europe on Tuesday, calling for the EU to cooperate more closely on defense, immigration, tax and social policy, and for the single currency bloc to have ...
  • Merkel Wins German Election With Progressive Agenda
    Merkel_wins_german_election_with_progressive_agenda 2017-09-25 06:57:50 UTC
    BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has claimed a mandate to form a new German government after her conservatives beat their rivals on Sunday to win her a fourth term. She conceded that her party "would have preferred a better result." But...
  • Far-Right Populist Party Strikes Fear in Germany
    Alternative_fur_deutschland 2017-09-22 14:48:30 UTC
    The German election is only days away, but in Berlin, you could be forgiven for not realizing that anything important was happening at all. The lead-up to the election has been characterized by tediousness and ennui over the inevitability of a fou...
  • UN: Germany Condemns Trumpian "National Egoism"
    Un-__germany_slams_trump's_%22national_egoism%22_in_world_politics 2017-09-22 01:04:40 UTC
    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned against "national egoism" in world politics on Thursday in his first speech at the United Nations General Assembly. "This worldview describes the world as an arena, a kind of battleground, in which ...
  • Angela Merkel Slams Trump’s Threat to ‘Destroy’ North Korea
    Angela_merkel_slams_trump%e2%80%99s_threat_to_%e2%80%98destroy%e2%80%99_north_korea 2017-09-21 19:33:34 UTC
    BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel was highly critical of US President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations. In the speech, Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea. "I am against threats of this kind. And speaking for mys...
  • Brexit: 10,000 finance jobs will be shifted out of Britain
    Brexit-_10_000_finance_jobs_will_be_shifted_out_of_britain 2017-09-18 14:51:50 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Around 10,000 finance jobs will be shifted out of Britain or created overseas in the next few years if the UK is denied access to Europe’s single market, according to a Reuters survey of firms employing the bulk of workers in in...
  • EU-U.S. Data Pact Faces Major Test
    Commission_gender_equality 2017-09-17 16:35:49 UTC
    Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A pact underpinning billions of dollars of transatlantic data transfers will undergo its first annual review on Monday, with Europe seeking to ensure Washington has lived up to its promises to protect the dat...
  • Turkey Angry at Germany For Kurdish Protests in Cologne
    Turkey_angry_at_germany_for_kurdish_protests_in_cologne 2017-09-16 23:42:44 UTC
    COLOGNE/ ANKARA - Turkey has summoned Germany's ambassador after more than 10,000 Kurds rallied in Cologne. The rally was in support of Kurdish independence as well as the jailed leader of the banned PKK. Turkey summoned the German ambassador t...
  • Merkel will not limit number of refugees entering Germany
    Refugee_crisis_tests_europe's_core_ideals 2017-09-13 06:02:30 UTC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has "guaranteed" she will oppose any limit on the number of migrants entering Germany. The chancellor's remarks just days before the German election. German Chancellor Angela Merkel told voters on Monday she did ...
  • Pope Francis Condemns Climate Change Skeptics
    Pope_francis-_refugee_camps_are_%22concentration%22_camps 2017-09-11 21:25:58 UTC
    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will “go down” if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its caus...