European Union economy is performing at its best level
2018-03-23 17:37:32 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The euro zone’s economy is performing at its best level yet, European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters on Friday, calling for EU leaders to consider reforms.
“We are experiencing the most favorable situation sin...
European Union: It is not clear what Trump wants
2018-03-23 16:29:14 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s trade chief is unsure what Washington wants in return for a permanent EU exemption from steel tariffs but she warned on Friday that she would resist pressure to cut EU duties on U.S. cars.
Karl Marx, author of "The Communist Manifesto" remains a celebrated figure in his hometown of Trier
2018-03-22 07:06:35 UTC
TRIER, GERMANY — While Karl Marx was exiled from Germany and died in England, the author of "The Communist Manifesto" and "Das Kapital" remains a celebrated figure in his hometown of Trier in Germany, where he now adorns pedestrian traffic lights ...
Brexit: EU leaders warn UK on Irish border and Gibraltar
2018-03-21 18:48:03 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders will issue a warning to Britain on Friday that it will only finally secure a Brexit transition period if it stands by its commitments on the Irish border and Gibraltar, a draft statement showed on Wednesday.
Germany returned relics from 'Olmec civilization' to Mexico
2018-03-21 18:37:38 UTC
After nearly a decade of litigation, Mexico recovered two Mesoamerican busts that had been missing since the 1980s. German authorities had found the wooden pieces in 2008, when they seized them from an artifacts dealer.
In a ceremony in Munich ...
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron to unveil EU roadmap
2018-03-16 19:56:23 UTC
Things are moving quickly now that Germany finally has its new government: Germany's new foreign minister, Heiko Maas of the Social Democrats (SPD), flew to Paris on the very same day he was sworn in. The chancellor is not wasting time, either. Le...
Germany, France and UK propose fresh sanctions on Iran
2018-03-16 19:18:56 UTC
BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - Germany, France and Britain have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria’s war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuc...
Finland world's Happiest Country, U.S. Among Unhappiest
2018-03-21 08:34:09 UTC
The World Happiness Report, released Wednesday, crowned Finland the happiest place to live out of 156 countries.
Europe's Nordic countries have dominated the happiness index since the first report was published in 2012. Last year's winner was N...
Stephen Hawking Biography
2018-03-14 09:29:46 UTC
Stephen William Hawking was born on 8th January 1942 (exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo) in Oxford, England. His parents' house was in north London but during the second world war Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies.
A Loss for All Humanity: Physicist Stephen Hawking Died
2018-03-14 08:27:15 UTC
British physicist Stephen Hawking has died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 76, according to a family spokesperson. Known around the globe, he worked to make complicated scientific fields accessible to the public.
Stephen Hawking, a renown...
German automakers outselling GM in South Korea
2018-03-07 07:22:17 UTC
Mercedes and BMW both sold more cars in South Korea than General Motors for the first time last month, helped by the growing popularity of German premium brands and as consumers shied away from GM after it announced a major restructuring.
Italy's Renzi resigns as Democratic Party leader after inconclusive vote
2018-03-05 18:04:05 UTC
ROME (Reuters) - Matteo Renzi, the head of Italy’s Democratic Party, resigned on Monday following a humiliating defeat in national elections.
Renzi, 43, also said he believed the party should not make any post-election pacts with“extremist part...
France wants "to keep a cultural relationship" with Iran
2018-03-05 17:07:51 UTC
TEHRAN (Reuters) - After a day of tough talking in Tehran on Monday, France’s foreign minister and one of Iran’s vice presidents ambled through the halls of the National Museum of Iran to admire a collection of artworks on loan from the Louvre in ...
Italian election: Populist surge, no majority
2018-03-05 04:01:06 UTC
ROME (Reuters) - Italian voters delivered a hung parliament on Sunday, flocking to anti-establishment and far-right parties in record numbers and casting the euro zone’s third-largest economy into political gridlock, initial results showed.
Social Democrat party members approve Merkel-led coalition
2018-03-04 09:21:35 UTC
Berlin — Germany's chancellor will get a fourth term after her junior partners, the SPD, voted for a coalition deal. The new government could be in place in less than two weeks' time.
More than five months after Germans went to polls in the Sep...
A Divided Italy Goes To The Polls
2018-03-04 08:26:18 UTC
ROME (Reuters) - Italians went to the polls on Sunday in a vote that could bring political gridlock after an election campaign marked by anger over the listless economy, high unemployment and immigration.
Pollsters have predicted that former pr...
Eurozone Posts Fastest Economic Growth in a Decade
2018-03-02 08:55:40 UTC
BENGALURU (Reuters) - While euro zone business growth was the fastest in well over a decade at the start of the year, it lost some steam last month as a stronger currency took its toll, a private-sector survey of purchasing managers showed.
German company plans to install mobile phone network on Moon
2018-02-28 18:53:07 UTC
BARCELONA (Reuters) - The moon will get its first mobile phone network next year, enabling high-definition streaming from the lunar landscape back to earth, part of a project to back the first privately funded moon mission.
Vodafone Germany, ne...
Worrying sign of climate change: Arctic warmer than Europe
2018-02-28 09:26:45 UTC
As frigid air sweeps across Europe, the Arctic itself is seeing an unprecedented warm spell. What's going on and does it relate to global warming?
"Freezing cold 'Siberian Express' is roaring towards Britain," screamed the front page of the Dai...
Germany calls on UK to offer more 'concrete' Brexit plans
2018-02-16 17:47:12 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - A Brexit deal should strike a balance to ensure Britain clearly diverges from the European Union’s single market but keeps close economic ties with the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after meeting British Prime Minis...
German workers win right to 28-hour week and 4.3% pay rise
2018-02-12 10:19:03 UTC
Berlin — German workers have won the right to a 28-hour week in a victory towards their fight for a better work-life balance.
Industrial union IG Metall, Europe’s largest trade union, has won its workers the right to work the equivalent of unde...
Audi, VW and Porsche Develop Joint Electric Car Platform
2018-02-10 21:32:51 UTC
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Porsche and Audi, Volkswagen’s main luxury car divisions, plan to develop a joint platform for electric vehicles that will enable them significantly cut down on costs, German newspapers quoted their chief executives as saying...
Schulz Drops Bid to Be Next Germany's Foreign Minister
2018-02-09 20:06:38 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - The embattled leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) abruptly gave up plans on Friday to become its next foreign minister, hoping to shore up support among SPD members for a new coalition with Angela Merkel’s conservatives.
Merkel reaches coalition breakthrough with Germany's main center-left party, SPD
2018-02-07 18:43:50 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country’s main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gr...
Britain's Hope For New Vote On Brexit
2018-02-06 21:00:28 UTC
LONDON — Brexit opponents have begun pushing for a new referendum in the hopes that British voters will have had a change of heart about leaving the European Union. That may just be so, reports Samira Shackle from London.
At the end of December...