Europe

  • Spain Issued a European Arrest Warrant for Catalonia's Carles Puigdemont and 4 Members of his Sacked Cabinet
    Spain_issued_a_european_arrest_warrant_for__catalonia's_carles_puigdemont 2017-11-02 18:52:51 UTC
    MADRID/ BARCELONA/ BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Spanish judge on Thursday issued a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four members of his sacked cabinet, now in Belgium, after they failed to appear at a High Court he...
  • Catalonia's Carles Puigdemont Refuses to Return to Spain
    Catalonia's_carles_puigdemont_refuses_to_return_to_spain 2017-11-02 06:36:44 UTC
    MADRID (Reuters) - Dismissed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said on Wednesday he would ignore a court order to return to Spain to answer charges over the region’s push for independence, but he could testify from Belgium. If Puigdemont fails t...
  • The Link Between Martin Luther King Jr. and German Reformer
    The_link_between_martin_luther_king_jr._and_german_reformer 2017-11-01 11:00:35 UTC
    <blockquote>When Martin Luther King Jr. brought his civil rights campaign to Chicago, then the US's second largest city, in the summer of 1966, he took a page out of his German namesake's book and attached his demands for fair and open housing to ...
  • Brussels: Puigdemont seeks guarantees for return to Spain, but agrees to snap election
    Catalan_president_carles_puigdemont_rejected_the_madrid's_decision 2017-10-31 19:55:57 UTC
    BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont agreed on Tuesday to a snap election called by Spain’s central government when it took control of the region to stop it breaking away, but he said the fight for independence w...
  • Iceland Leftwingers Hope to Oust Conservative PM
    Katrin_jakobsdottir_-_iceland_leftwingers_hope_to_oust_conservative_pm 2017-10-29 07:45:27 UTC
    REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Icelanders, angry over a string of political scandals, ousted the center-right government in an election that could pave the way for a young charismatic opposition leader to form a left-leaning coalition, vote counts indicate...
  • Spain Dissolves Catalan Parliament and Sacks its Government
    Spain_dissolves_catalan_parliament_and_sacks_its_government 2017-10-27 21:47:01 UTC
    BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - The Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament on Friday, hours after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain’s gravest political crisis since the return of democracy ...
  • Catalan Parliament Declares Independence From Spain
    Catalan_parliament_declares_independence_from_spain 2017-10-27 21:48:53 UTC
    BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia’s parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in defiance of the Madrid government, which at the same time was preparing to impose direct rule over the region. Although the declaration was in eff...
  • Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont rules out snap election
    Catalan_leader_carles_puigdemont_rules_out_snap_election 2017-10-26 16:56:04 UTC
    MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday ruled out holding a snap regional election to break the deadlock between the central government and separatists seeking a split from Spain, sharpening the political crisis. ...
  • Catalonia Crisis: Puigdemont Unlikely to Formally Declare Independence
    Catalonia_crisis-_puigdemont_unlikely_to_formally_declare_independence 2017-10-25 15:21:08 UTC
    MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont is likely to go to Madrid on Thursday to explain his position on independence from Spain and try to stop the national government imposing direct control on the region. The timing of...
  • UN Praise Germany for its Welcoming Policy Toward Refugees
    Un_praise_germany_for_its_welcoming_policy_toward_refugees 2017-10-23 07:39:33 UTC
    BERLIN — While praising Germany's openness toward refugees, the UN refugee agency's Germany branch has urged the newly elected members of the Bundestag to provide the right to family reunions after March of next year to asylum seekers who only hav...
  • FACT CHECK: Spain’s 40 Year Democracy and Control of Catalonia
    Fact_check-_spain%e2%80%99s_40_year_democracy_and_control_of_catalonia 2017-10-25 15:38:04 UTC
    MADRID (Reuters) - How will Spain's central government take control of Catalonia? The Spanish government will dismiss Catalonia’s secessionist leadership and force the region into a new election, it decided on Saturday, unprecedented steps it s...
  • Barcelona: Fury at Spanish plan to sack Catalan government
    Barcelona-_fury_at_spanish_plan_to_sack_catalan_government 2017-10-27 14:50:26 UTC
    <strong><a href="http://www.global-gathering.com/news/18061">BREAKING NEWS:</strong><blockquote><h2>Catalonia declares independence from Spain, direct Madrid rule looms</h2></a><hr> BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia’s parliament declared ...
  • Reality TV star, Ksenia Sobchak, is ready to take on Putin
    Reality_tv_star__ksenia_sobchak__is_ready_to_take_on_putin 2017-10-18 17:45:31 UTC
    Journalist and former reality TV star Ksenia Sobchak is ready to take on President Vladimir Putin in Russia's upcoming election. But is she the face of the opposition or a Kremlin-approved critic? Ksenia Sobchak smiles at readers from the cover...
  • Germany: 88-Year-Old Woman Jailed for Denying Holocaust
    Germany-_88-year-old_woman_nazi_grandma_jailed_for_denying_holocaust 2017-10-17 03:54:22 UTC
    GERMANY, BERLIN — A Berlin court has sentenced serial Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck to six months in jail for denying the Nazis' extermination of Jews. The 88-year-old Ursula Haverbeck, who has several previous convictions all related to Ho...
  • 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...