Europe

  • German exports rose again more strongly than expected
    German_exports_rise_again_more_than_expected 2017-07-10 06:54:14 UTC
    German exports rose more strongly than expected in May, outpacing a solid increase in imports and widening the trade surplus of Europe's biggest economy, data showed on Monday. Seasonally adjusted exports climbed 1.4 percent - their fifth conse...
  • Merkel convinces fellow world leaders to support trade, energy & Africa - US isolated
    Merkel_convinces_fellow_world_leaders_to_support_trade__energy_and_africa 2017-07-08 23:24:18 UTC
    HAMBURG — Leaders from the world's leading economies broke with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate policy at a G20 summit on Saturday, in a rare public admission of disagreement and blow to multilateral cooperation. German Chancellor ...
  • President of the United States is Trying to Divide Europe
    Trump_undermines_trust_between_partners-_%22i_have_the_absolute_right%22 2017-07-05 22:02:32 UTC
    WARSAW — U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump will get a chance to patch up trans-Atlantic ties this week when he meets with NATO allies still rattled by his failure on an earlier trip to embrace the principle that an attack against o...
  • Germany's Federal Crime Office has the Panama Papers
    Germany's_federal_crime_office_has_the_panama_papers 2017-07-04 17:22:23 UTC
    BERLIN — Germany's Federal Crime Office(BKA) said on Tuesday it had obtained a copy of the leaked data known as the Panama Papers that last year revealed how offshore firms are used to stash the wealth of the world's rich and powerful. Some 11....
  • France's Macron is determined to implement deep institutional reforms
    Macron_wins_strong_parliamentary_majority 2017-07-03 17:55:03 UTC
    PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said he would go directly to voters via referendum if parliament does not vote major institutional reforms quickly enough. In a much-touted policy speech to both houses of parliament which was ...
  • Germany: U.S. No Longer a 'Friend' in Merkel's Agenda
    Merkel_threatens_retaliation_if_u.s._sanctions_harm_eu_firms 2017-07-03 16:06:40 UTC
    BERLIN — In their campaign program for the German election, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have dropped the term "friend" in describing the relationship with the United States. Four years ago, the joint program of her Christian Democr...
  • BREXIT: EU demands up to $114 billion before talks on trading
    May_-_brexit-_eu_demands_up_to__114_billion_before_talks_on_trading 2017-07-02 20:21:37 UTC
    LONDON — UK Brexit minister David Davis said two months ago that Britain will not pay 100 billion euros ($114 billion) to leave the European Union after it was reported that the EU was preparing to demand that amount. But the EU wants to agree ...
  • World Leaders Gathering at European Memorial Ceremony
    Us_president_bill_clinton_and_german_chancellor_angela_merkel 2017-07-01 22:17:46 UTC
    SPEYER, GERMANY — Leaders from the United States, Russia and across Europe paid tribute on Saturday to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl as the architect of German reunification and a driving force for European integration. Kohl, who died on...
  • Germany distancing itself from the US and the UK
    Germany_reorienting_itself_away_from_the_us_and_the_uk 2017-06-29 17:38:22 UTC
    BERLIN — Germany is distancing itself from the US and the UK and toward France. Chancellor Angela Merkel made that abundantly clear in a major speech to parliament about the EU's future and next week's G20 summit in Hamburg. Germany and France ...
  • Trump heading to the right-wing nationalistic-ruled Poland
    Trump_heading_to_the_right-wing_nationalistic-ruled_poland 2017-06-29 05:51:15 UTC
    WARSAW — A trip to Poland by the U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump next week may feel like a diplomatic coup for Poland's new right-wing government, but western European nations are uneasy it will encourage Warsaw's defiance toward...
  • Massive hack attack: "It's like WannaCry all over again"
    Massive_hack_attack-_%22it's_like_wannacry_all_over_again%22_ 2017-06-27 17:39:04 UTC
    MOSCOW/KIEV — A ransomware attack hit computers across the world on Tuesday, taking out servers at Russia's biggest oil company, disrupting operations at Ukrainian banks, and shutting down computers at multinational shipping and advertising firms....
  • EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record $2.7 billion fine
    Eu_antitrust_regulators_hit_alphabet_unit_google_with_a_record__2.7_billion_fine 2017-06-27 16:50:51 UTC
    BRUSSELS — EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine on Tuesday, taking a tough line in the first of three investigations into the company's dominance in searches and smartphones. It is...
  • Germany: Trump, Putin and Erdogan behaved like "autocratic rulers"
    U.s._president_donald_trump__russian_president_vladimir_putin_and_turkish_president_tayyip_erdogan_behaved_like_%22autocratic_rulers%22. 2017-06-24 08:34:19 UTC
    BERLIN — The European Union must become stronger in response to a weakening of democracy in the United States, Russia and Turkey, the leader of Germany's centre-left Social Democrats said in remarks published on Saturday. Martin Schulz, who is ...
  • The world is looking at Germany: Leadership is about freedom
    The_world_is_looking_at_germany-_leadership_is_about_freedom 2017-06-23 18:12:51 UTC
    What does the word "German" mean to people? It's a popular debate topic in the country. Now Chancellor Angela Merkel has put forth her own answer. It's a typical Merkel-style response, says Ines Pohl. — Expectations are weighing more heavily...
  • Any association with Trump is a kiss of death
    Any_association_with_trump_is_a_kiss_of_death 2017-06-20 07:04:11 UTC
    In Europe, any association with Trump is a kiss of death. As far as Europe’s far right is concerned, Trump is a loser. He is the nemesis of an intensifying European far right movement that has suddenly turned sour. Like the Black Plague of mid...
  • Macron wins strong parliamentary majority
    Macron_wins_strong_parliamentary_majority 2017-06-19 05:05:50 UTC
    PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron won a commanding majority in France's parliamentary election on Sunday, sweeping aside traditional parties and securing a powerful mandate for pro-business reforms. The result, based on official figures and pol...
  • French parliamentary elections: Macron expected to win big
    French_parliamentary_elections-_macron_expected_to_win_big 2017-06-18 06:18:22 UTC
    Voters in mainland France are casting their ballots on Sunday for the 577-member National Assembly, in the second and final bout in France's legislative election. Pollsters predict that Macron's 15-month-old centrist La Republique en Marche (Th...
  • Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, "a great European," dies at 87
    Former_german_chancellor_helmut_kohl__%22a_great_european_%22_dies_at_87 2017-06-17 07:13:46 UTC
    BERLIN — Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, the architect of Germany's 1990 reunification and mentor to Angela Merkel, has died at age 87, his Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) said on Friday. The mass-selling newspaper Bild reported that Kohl...
  • Merkel's Plan is a Miracle for Africa
    Merkel's_plan_is_a_miracle_for_africa 2017-06-14 05:08:30 UTC
    Alpha Conde, head of the African Union and Guinean president, nudged German Chancellor Angela Merkel conspiratorially: yet another of his African counterparts had just described the so-called "Marshall Plan" for Africa, laid out by German Developm...
  • France's Macron Crashing Parliamentary Majority
    France's_macron_crashing_parliamentary_majority 2017-06-13 05:15:13 UTC
    PARIS — "France is back," Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on French TV. "Next Sunday, the National Assembly will embody the new face of our republic." French President Emmanuel Macron's party and its allies have won the biggest share of th...
  • Macron to US Scientists: Move to France with Your Families
    French_presidential_candidate_emmanuel_macron_is_favorite_to_win 2017-06-13 05:13:57 UTC
    If you are an American scientist, student, teacher, or business person working on climate change solutions, France would love for you to stay awhile. Following President Trump's June 2 decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement — a m...
  • The leader of the free world, Angela Merkel
    Angela_merkel__leader_of_the_free_world 2017-06-13 05:13:43 UTC
    Angela Merkel is increasingly referred to as the 'leader of the free world.' Yet it is a title she herself does not want. She is not defined by her aspirations, but rather by her pragmatism, says Kay-Alexander Scholz. The best remedy for populi...
  • So much for strong and stable
    So_much_for_strong_and_stable 2017-06-09 16:26:07 UTC
    LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would form a government backed by a small Northern Irish party after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in an election days before launching talks on Britain's EU departure. ...
  • ++UK PM Theresa May Lost The Election++
    Uk_pm_theresa_may_lost_the_election 2017-06-09 06:43:29 UTC
    London — Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting to hold on to her job on Friday as British voters dealt her a punishing blow, denying her the stronger mandate she had sought to conduct Brexit talks and instead weakening her party's grip on power....
  • Paris: Man armed with hammer wounded one officer before he was shot
    Paris-_man_armed_with_a_hammer_wounded_one_officer_before_he_was_shot 2017-06-06 19:04:37 UTC
    Paris — A man armed with a hammer shouted "this is for Syria" before attacking police officers on Tuesday outside France's Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, the interior minister said. The assailant wounded one officer before he was shot and wound...