Europe

  • 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...
  • Macron backs Germany’s idea of a European Monetary Fund to counter economic shocks
    Macron_backs_germany%e2%80%99s_idea_of_a_european_monetary_fund_to_counter_economic_shocks 2017-09-07 17:57:39 UTC
    ATHENS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed Germany’s idea of a European Monetary Fund (EMF) to counter economic shocks in euro zone member states but stressed the ultimate goal of deeper integration should remain a euro...
  • Pope Francis Consulted Psychoanalyst in the 1970's
    Pope_francis_consults_psychoanalyst 2017-09-01 16:34:23 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - Pope Francis saw a Jewish psychoanalyst once a week for six months during the 1970s and found the experience beneficial, the pontiff was quoted as saying in a new book. “For six months, I went to her once a week to shed light ...
  • German Admits Selling Gun to Munich Shooter
    Glock_17c_cropped 2017-08-28 17:37:18 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A 32-year-old German man admitted in court on Monday that he sold the weapon used by a teenage gunman who killed nine people in Munich last year, a court spokesman said, adding that the defendant told relatives he felt sorry for...
  • Barcelona Attackers Evaded Checks Designed to Prevent Attacks
    Spanish-interior-minister 2017-08-28 17:29:16 UTC
    MADRID (Reuters) - A jihadist cell that killed 16 people in a double attack in Catalonia earlier this month managed to evade controls specifically intended to detect potential threats, Spain’s interior minister said on Monday, promising to review ...
  • Euro Strengthened By EU Economic Growth
    Euro_strengthened_by_eu_economic_growth 2017-08-28 00:29:56 UTC
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The euro surged to its highest level since January 2015 against the dollar early on Monday. The euro advanced 0.3 percent to $1.1953 on Monday, extending Friday’s 1 percent jump. “The EUR bulls will feed off anything th...
  • Merkel stands by decision to open Germany's borders to refugees
    Merkel_stands_by_decision_to_open_germany's_borders_to_refugees 2017-08-27 19:50:20 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she has no regrets about her 2015 decision to open the country’s borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees and added she will not be deterred from campaigning by angry hecklers. In an i...
  • Ukraine's Tuberculosis Problem Concerns Europe
    Florestuberculosis-300x146 2017-08-25 18:43:12 UTC
    ODESSA, Ukraine — In the Ukrainian tourist destination of Odessa, a port on the Black Sea, holidaymakers mingle with internally displaced people from the country’s war-torn east, local Roma, students, and economic migrants from Central Asia and th...
  • Turkey will never be a member of the EU under Erdogan says German FM
    Turkey_will_never_be_a_member_of_the_eu_under_erdogan_says_german_fm_sigmar_gabriel 2017-08-25 01:11:16 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey will never be a member of the European Union as long as it is governed by Tayyip Erdogan, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Thursday, accusing the Turkish president of failing to take accession talks with the...
  • Germany's top politician wants US nukes out of his country
    Germany's_top_politician_wants_us_nukes_out_of_his_country 2017-08-23 17:10:25 UTC
    Germany's top politician from the Social Democratic Party, Martin Schulz has vowed to remove US nuclear weapons from Germany's soil if he defeats Chancellor Angela Merkel in the upcoming election. Trump's conflict with North Korea "shows more ...
  • Germany hits Erdogan with call to back Turkish democracy
    Germany_schools_trump_on_trade_-_%e2%80%9cbuild_better_cars%e2%80%9d 2017-08-22 16:38:41 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and the rest of Europe should back the "democratically minded" majority of Turks who do not support President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Germany's foreign minister said in remarks likely to hurt Berlin's relations with Ankara...
  • Merkel: Erdogan misuses Interpol warrants for his purposes
    Merkel_threatens_retaliation_if_u.s._sanctions_harm_eu_firms 2017-08-21 08:26:42 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized Turkey's use of an Interpol arrest warrant to detain a German writer in Spain, telling an election town hall event on Sunday that this amounted to abuse of the international police agen...
  • Sweden to deport 106-year-old Afghan woman
    Sweden_to_deport_106-year-old_afghan_woman 2017-08-21 05:23:45 UTC
    The Swedish Migration Agency rejected the asylum application and ruled for the deportation of a 106-year-old Afghan woman, who is blind, confined to bed and is believed to be the world's oldest refugee. According to the report of Sweden's publi...
  • Angela Merkel leads pre-election polls in Germany
    Angela_merkel__leader_of_the_free_world 2017-08-20 16:50:56 UTC
    It's becoming something of a weekly ritual. Every Sunday, opinion polls for Germany's national election on September 24 are published that put Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU 15 percentage points ahead of the Social Democrats (SPD) and...
  • Turkey's Erdogan Attacks Germany with Morbid Language
    Turkey's_erdogan_attacks_germany_with_morbid_language 2017-08-19 21:09:52 UTC
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the German government on Saturday for criticising his call to ethnic Turks to vote against Germany's two ruling parties in September elections, warning the foreign minister to "know your limits"...
  • Roman Polanski remained a fugitive from justice
    Roman_polanski_remained_a_fugitive_from_justice 2017-08-19 06:16:51 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed. Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski r...
  • Barcelona van driver among five killed by police
    Barcelona_van_driver_among_five_killed_by_police 2017-08-18 21:23:17 UTC
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - The driver of the van that plowed into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people, was one of five men shot dead by police in a Catalan seaside resort hours later, Spanish newspapers reported on Friday. Josep Lluis Trapero, po...
  • Police hunt van driver who hit Barcelona crowd
    Police_hunt_van_driver_who_hit_barcelona_crowd 2017-08-18 05:47:41 UTC
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain mounted a sweeping anti-terror operation on Friday after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people before fleeing, in what police suspect was one of multiple planned attacks. ...
  • Van plowed into crowds in Barcelona and killed 13 people
    Van_plowed_into_crowds_in_barcelona_and_killed_13_people 2017-08-17 19:27:25 UTC
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - A van plowed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday and a regional official said 13 people were killed, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack. Police said they had arrested a man li...
  • Germany: Chinese Pressure on North Korea Works
    Germany-_chinese_pressure_on_north_korea_works 2017-08-16 16:08:34 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday that everyone was concerned about an escalation of military violence as part of annual military exercises between South Korea and the U.S. but Chinese pressure on North Ko...
  • EU Strong Economic Growth Is On Track
    Eu_strong_economic_growth_is_on_track 2017-08-16 08:10:41 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Miners and oil stocks helped Europe's major share index make strong gains on Wednesday, as higher metals prices lent a hand and investors awaited euro zone GDP figures expected to confirm the bloc's economic growth was on track....
  • Future Is with Core EU- Germany and France, not Nationalism
    Future_is_with_core_eu-_germany_and_france__not_nationalism 2017-08-15 18:56:35 UTC
    BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia should be part of a deeply integrated 'core' European Union driven by Germany and France, its prime minister said on Tuesday, backtracking from previous eurosceptic positions and distancing himself from some other e...
  • Russia, China and Germany alarmed at escalating rhetoric of Trump, North Korea
    Russia__china_and_germany_alarmed_at_escalating_rhetoric_of_trump__north_korea 2017-08-11 17:05:03 UTC
    Russia, China and Germany expressed alarm at the escalating rhetoric from Pyongyang and Washington, while the Pentagon said the United States and South Korea would move ahead as planned with a joint military exercise in 10 days, an action sure to ...
  • Insulting Germany Shows Why Erdogan Is Not A Democratic Leader
    Insulting_germany_shows_why_erdogan_is_not_a_democratic_leader 2017-08-08 04:25:57 UTC
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany on Monday of assisting terrorists by not responding to thousands of files sent to Berlin or handing over suspects wanted by Turkish authorities. "Germany is abetting terrorists...
  • The European Patent Office intends to grant MilliporeSigma a key CRISPR patent
    The_european_patent_office_has_signaled_that_it_intends_to_grant_milliporesigma_a_key_crispr_patent 2017-08-07 06:14:36 UTC
    MUNICH (Germany) — MilliporeSigma, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, has become a new major player in the complicated European patent battles over CRISPR, the revolutionary genome-editing tool. The European ...