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  • 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...
  • US hiring slowed to an 11-month low in September
    Us_job_openings_continue_to_tighten_amid_a_scarcity_of_qualified_workers 2017-10-04 16:44:29 UTC
    (Reuters) - U.S. companies scaled back their hiring to an 11-month low in September after two powerful hurricanes disrupted some business activities, while the vast domestic services sector overcame those snags to expand at its fastest pace in 12 ...
  • 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....
  • Rex Tillerson says he has never considered leaving his post
    Rex_tillerson_says_he_has_never_considered_leaving_his_post 2017-10-04 15:25:42 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday he had never considered resigning from his post, saying he was as committed to President Donald Trump’s agenda as much today as he was when he first came into office. ...
  • Wisconsin, Michigan among states targeted by Russia to elect Trump
    Wisconsin__michigan_among_states_targeted_by_russia_to_elect_trump 2017-10-04 05:02:17 UTC
    (Reuters) - Russia-linked Facebook ads during last year’s U.S. presidential election mainly focussed on the states of Michigan and Wisconsin, CNN reported on Tuesday. The ads targeted key demographic groups and used divisive messages including ...
  • The Culture of Violence in America
    The_culture_of_violence_in_america 2017-10-03 18:18:52 UTC
    The United States of America was conceived and nurtured by violence. Americans not only engage in violence, they are entertained by it. Killing takes place in America at an average of 87 times each day. Going to war in Afghanistan is less da...
  • Einstein's gravitational waves win Nobel Prize in physics
    A_team_of_1_000_scientists_detect_einstein_gravitational_waves_ 2017-10-03 16:50:23 UTC
    STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - Three U.S. scientists won the 2017 Nobel prize for physics on Tuesday for opening up a new era of astronomy by detecting gravitational waves, ripples in space and time foreseen by Albert Einstein a century ago. The ...
  • 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...
  • Women Deny Murdering Kim Jong Un's Half-brother
    Kim_jong_un_half_brother 2017-10-02 14:44:39 UTC
    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Two women accused of murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with a banned nerve agent pleaded not guilty at the start of a high-profile murder trial in a Malaysian court on Monday. Indon...
  • ISIS Uses Tunnels To Launch Sneak Attacks In Raqqa
    Isis_uses_tunnels_to_launch_sneak_attacks_in_raqqa 2017-10-03 06:20:07 UTC
    RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - Raqqa’s hospital, a big complex pocked with bullets holes, whose capture will signal the end of Islamic State’s crumbling Syrian capital, lies just 200 yards from a front-line base of the Syrian Democratic Forces. Beyon...
  • Trump Undermines Tillerson's Diplomacy
    Trump_tillerson 2017-10-02 13:59:44 UTC
    In our combined 50-plus years at the State Department, neither of us ever witnessed as profound a humiliation as a sitting president handed his secretary of state Sunday morning. “I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he ...
  • US gun violence: 59 killed, 515 wounded at Las Vegas concert
    U.s._gun_violence-_58_killed__515_wounded_at_las_vegas_concert 2017-10-03 05:35:15 UTC
    LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A 64-year-old man armed with more than 10 rifles rained down gunfire on a Las Vegas country music festival on Sunday, slaughtering at least 59 people in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history before killing himself. The...
  • Pope Appeals for Help for Migrants: Wears Refugee ID Bracelet
    Pope_refuge_bracelet 2017-10-01 14:53:10 UTC
    Philip Pullella BOLOGNA, Italy (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday urged governments and people to do more to help migrants and not see them as enemies, wearing a plastic ID bracelet used by asylum seekers to drive home his message. Francis v...
  • Germany to U.S.: Match North Korea Overture with Talks with Iran
    Sigmar_gabriel_north_korea 2017-10-01 14:48:01 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s announcement that he was “probing” opportunities for dialogue with North Korea about its nuclear weapons program and called for Washington to take a similar step with Iran...
  • Erdogan says Iraqi Kurdish Authorities "will pay price" for Vote
    Erdogan_kurdish_vote 2017-09-30 23:44:09 UTC
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Iraqi Kurdish authorities would pay the price for an independence referendum which was widely opposed by foreign powers. Iraq’s Kurds overwhelmingly backed independence in ...
  • Catalans Occupy Voting Stations: Defy Madrid's Efforts to Stop Referendum
    Catalans_occupy_voting_stations 2017-09-30 14:32:10 UTC
    Sam Edwards BARCELONA (Reuters) - Supporters of Catalan independence began occupying polling stations on Friday, setting up a possible confrontation with police who have been ordered to clear them out by Sunday morning to ensure a referendum ca...
  • Antigua Asks U.S. to Settle 12-year Old WTO Bill
    Antigua_scene 2017-09-29 14:04:40 UTC
    Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Antigua and Barbuda asked the United States on Friday to settle a decade-old trade dispute to help the Caribbean country pay the $250 million cost of recovery from Hurricane Irma, which “completely decimated” the is...
  • Catalonia's Leader: 'Everything prepared' for Catalan Vote: Madrid Says No
    Catalan_vote 2017-09-29 13:44:35 UTC
    Catherine MacDonald, Marco Trujillo BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia’s leader made clear his government was determined to go ahead with a Sunday vote on independence that Madrid calls illegal and which has thrust Spain into its most dramatic pol...
  • More Than 60 Rohingya Feared Drowned: U.S. Pressures Myanmar
    Rohingya_drowned 2017-09-29 13:36:40 UTC
    Tommy Wilkes, Michelle Nichols COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than 60 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar are believed to have drowned when their boat capsized, the latest victims in what the United Nations says is th...
  • US Senators Seek Bipartisan Deal on Health Exchanges
    Senators_seek_bipartisan_deal_on_health_exchanges-_schumer 2017-09-29 07:39:57 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators from both parties are close to finalizing a bipartisan deal to shore up the health insurance exchanges created under Obamacare, the chamber’s top Democrat said on Thursday. The move, which Senate Democra...
  • Time for European Leadership with France and Germany at its Heart
    Time_for_european_visionary_leadership_with_france_and_germany_at_its_heart 2017-09-29 07:20:49 UTC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised French President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitions for the European Union and said his ideas could be the foundation for “intense” Franco-German cooperation on the future of Europe. Macron reiterated his view t...
  • Trump's Tax Plan Will add Trillions of Dollars to the Debt
    Trump_undermines_trust_between_partners-_%22i_have_the_absolute_right%22 2017-09-28 06:48:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump proposed on Wednesday the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in three decades, calling for tax cuts for most Americans, but prompting criticism that the plan favors business and the rich and could add trillions...
  • KURDISTAN: Nearly 93 Percent of Kurds Voted for Independence
    Kurdistan_nearly_93_percent_of_kurds_voted_for_independence 2017-09-27 17:13:52 UTC
    KURDISTAN, ERBIL - Iraq's Kurds have voted to create an independent state, the High Elections and Referendum Commission said on Wednesday, in a referendum that has angered the Baghdad government and regional powers Turkey and Iran. Final result...