Europe

  • US threatens to 'crush' Iran and warns European companies
    Pompeo_worries_cia_staff_as_fbi_pursues_russia_probe 2018-05-21 17:06:09 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday threatened to impose the “strongest sanctions in history” against Iran if it did not accept a sweeping series of U.S. demands, including effectively giving up its nuclear ambitions, c...
  • Merkel, Putin share common ground on Iran nuclear accord
    Merkel__putin_share_common_ground_on_iran_nuclear_accord 2018-05-18 17:09:29 UTC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Iran nuclear deal, Syria, the conflict in Ukraine and the North Stream 2 gas pipeline. Merkel said that the Iran nuclear deal was better than none at all in a p...
  • EU's stance on Trump: "With friends like that who needs enemies"
    Eu's_stance_on_trump-_%22with_friends_like_that_who_needs_enemies%22 2018-05-16 22:44:23 UTC
    Ahead of a summit of EU leaders, Donald Tusk criticizes Trump for US actions. He asked "with friends like that who needs enemies," apparently in response to the US scrapping the Iran deal and planning steel tariffs. In remarkably frank terms, E...
  • Merkel emphasizes again that Europe can no longer rely on U.S.
    Davos-_merkel_says_right-wing_populism_is_a_'poison' 2018-05-11 00:27:32 UTC
    AACHEN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Europe can no longer count on the United States to protect it, urging the continent to “take destiny into its own hands.” “It is no longer such that the United States simply protects u...
  • Merkel: Tensions between Iran and Israel "is truly about war and peace"
    Merkel_threatens_retaliation_if_u.s._sanctions_harm_eu_firms 2018-05-10 19:44:33 UTC
    BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany on Thursday urged Israel and Iran to exercise restraint and avoid further escalation of hostilities in the Middle East after the heaviest military exchange ever between the two regional adversaries. I...
  • European Powers Regret Trump's Decision on Iran
    Merkel_and_macron_seeking_a_joint_proposal_on_eu_reforms 2018-05-08 19:22:15 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Israel praised President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, while Washington’s allies in Europe expressed regret over the decision and said they would to try keep the pact alive. ...
  • France: Trump’s comments and antics are shameful and obscene
    France-_trump%e2%80%99s_comments_and_antics_are_%e2%80%9cshameful%e2%80%9d_and_%e2%80%9cobscene%e2%80%9d 2018-05-06 06:41:04 UTC
    "France is proud to be a country where acquiring and carrying firearms is strictly regulated,” French foreign office said in a statement. "Trump’s comments and antics were “shameful” and “obscene”, said former French president Francois Hollande...
  • Emmanuel Macron unsure whether US will stick to Iran deal
    Emmanuel_macron_unsure_whether_us_will_stick_to_iran_deal 2018-05-02 06:08:29 UTC
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said he did not know whether U.S. President Donald Trump would stick to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that many in the West see as the best hope of preventing Tehran from getting a nucl...
  • T-Mobile, operated by Germany's Deutsche Telekom, to buy Sprint for $26 billion
    T-mobile__operated_by_germany's_deutsche_telekom__to_buy_sprint_for__26_billion 2018-04-29 18:11:58 UTC
    T-Mobile agreed to acquire Sprint in an all-stock deal for $26 billion that will combine the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers and is expected to attract regulatory scrutiny. The agreement caps four years of on- and off- talks bet...
  • European powers seek to save Iran nuclear agreement
    European_powers_seek_to_save_iran_nuclear_agreement 2018-04-29 18:02:16 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - The leaders of Britain, France and Germany have agreed the Iran nuclear deal is the best way of stopping Tehran from gaining nuclear weapons, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said in a statement on Sunday. May had ...
  • Europe's efforts to keep Iran nuclear deal alive
    Eu_reaffirms_full_commitment_to_the_iran_nuclear_deal 2018-04-28 16:28:00 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron’s talk this week of a “new deal with Iran” may not, in fact, represent anything new nor a deal with Iran. Macron, followed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, came to Washington in hopes o...
  • Shift in US-German relations after a year of Trump
    Shift_in_us_-_german_relations_after_a_year_of_trump 2018-04-27 02:44:24 UTC
    Germany and the United States of America remain close allies, but since the election of Donald J Trump, disagreements have emerged on key policies. The shift could be seen as seismic. Former US president Barack Obama and German Chancellor Ange...
  • French President Macron rejects US nationalism
    French_president_macron_rejects_us_nationalism 2018-04-26 06:17:44 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day after flaunting his friendship with Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron forcefully challenged many of the U.S. president’s policies on Wednesday, urging the United States to engage more with the world, step ...
  • 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 ...