Europe

  • 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 ...
  • How much would the UK be willing to pay to leave the EU?
    How_much_would_the_uk_be_willing_to_pay_to_leave_the_eu 2017-08-06 04:16:37 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to pay up to 40 billion euros ($47 billion) as part of a deal to leave the European Union, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing three unnamed sources familiar with Britain's negotiating strategy. ...
  • BREXIT: UK could lose up to 40,000 investment banking jobs
    Brexit-_uk_could_lose_up_to_40_000_investment_banking_jobs 2017-08-01 05:46:07 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's finance industry could lose up to 40,000 investment banking jobs in the next few years unless it strikes a softer deal on its departure from the European Union, according to a new report by consultancy firm Oliver Wyma...
  • Germany: US sanctions against Russia violate international law
    Brigitte_zypries_germany_us_sanctions_against_russia_violate_international_law 2017-08-01 05:31:14 UTC
    BERLIN — Germany's economy minister, Brigitte Zypries, on Monday decried the US' latest round of sanctions against Russia, insisting that they violate international law by indirectly punishing European firms. "The Americans cannot punish German...
  • "Working together to take the UK out of the EU" is falling to Chaos
    %22working_together_to_take_the_uk_out_of_the_eu%22_is_falling_to_chaos 2017-07-30 04:16:56 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - An ally of British foreign minister Boris Johnson has criticized the Brexit transition plans of finance minister Philip Hammond, a newspaper said, in the latest sign of tensions within the government over how Britain should leav...
  • New EU aid to help refugees with rent and cash in Greece
    New_eu_aid_to_help_refugees_in_greece 2017-07-27 18:02:36 UTC
    ATHENS (Reuters) - The European Commission will give Greece 209 million euros ($245 million) in new emergency aid to help refugees stranded in the country rent homes and pay for basics with a cash card, the Commission said on Thursday. About 62...
  • EU, the world's biggest trading bloc, seeks to set global trade rules - US out of the race
    Eu__the_world's_biggest_trading_bloc__seeks_to_set_global_trade_rules 2017-07-27 16:29:50 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - If Donald Trump's ditching of a U.S.-led trade alliance with Pacific Rim nations wasn't a gift to the European Union, then it must be the next best thing. The president's decision on his first day in office effectively pull...
  • Russian cyber criminals: $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring
    Russian_cyber_criminals-__4_billion_bitcoin_laundering_ring 2017-07-26 17:56:41 UTC
    ATHENS/MOSCOW/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least $4 billion has been arrested in Greece, police and sources said on W...
  • Turkish Clothing Export: The Real Trade Challenge Is Germany
    Turkish_clothing_export_the_real_trade_challenge_is_germany 2017-07-25 16:58:54 UTC
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's clothing sector, a main driver of its foreign sales, may miss this year's export target if a row with Germany is not resolved, a leading manufacturer said on Tuesday. Despite signs of a sales turnaround to other co...
  • Polish President says he would veto Supreme Court bills
    Polish_president_says_he_would_veto_supreme_court_bills 2017-07-25 04:40:59 UTC
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday said he would veto two of three bills passed by parliament in a judicial reform that has triggered nationwide protests and raised EU and U.S. concerns about a politicization of the courts....
  • British households' financial situation already deteriorating
    British_households'_financial_situation_already_begun_to_deteriorate 2017-07-24 03:04:56 UTC
    LONDON - U.S. president Donald Trump announced in June 2016, "I think Brexit is going to end up being a great thing." Just one year after the Brexit vote, British people are more pessimistic and worried about their uncertain future. UK hous...
  • Germany confronts Russia over Siemens turbines in Crimea
    Germany_confronts_russia_over_siemens_turbines_that_were_sent_to_crimea 2017-07-23 04:38:53 UTC
    <blockquote>FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany has warned Russia that breaches of sanctions including the relocation to Crimea of four gas turbines delivered to Russia by Siemens are straining political relations between the two countries, 'Bild am Son...
  • African immigrants in Germany help refugees to integrate
    African_immigrants_in_germany_help_refugees_to_integrate 2017-07-21 06:52:17 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>How African migrants are turning the tide for refugees in Germany</h2><h3><i>There's hardly anyone more qualified to help migrants and refugees new to Germany than former newcomers themselves. This is the premise of AfricanTide, an...