Germany no longer sees the U.S. as a leading power
2017-05-30 05:48:33 UTC
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally on Monday after surprising Washington with her frankness a day earlier.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel unleashed a voll...
The collapse of U.S. foreign policy: Europe can't rely on the United States
2017-05-28 21:32:24 UTC
MUNICH — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Europe has to forge its own path forward, as the United States were no longer reliable partner. "We have to wage our own fight for our future, as Europeans, for our fate."
"The times when we co...
With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot.
2017-05-28 21:41:50 UTC
BRUSSELS — It doesn't actually matter whether Donald Trump just described Germany as "bad" or "evil." Either way, it gives us the opportunity to return the insult.
With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot.
It is above all the stup...
Trump Isolated at G7 Summit, "Six against One"
2017-05-27 17:30:33 UTC
TAORMINA, ITALY — Trump's isolationism is his first great export, and Italy could be first in line.
The summit of Group of Seven wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several iss...
"America First" might turn out to be rather lonely
2017-05-28 09:02:33 UTC
At the NATO summit in Brussels, US President Donald Trump acted like a diplomatic bully. He arrived late, then shoved the Montenegrin prime minister aside to ensure his place in the front row. He turned what was planned as a short ceremonial addre...
Trump causes deep divisions with G7 leaders over trade, migration and climate
2017-05-26 17:42:42 UTC
TAORMINA, ITALY — Leaders from the world's major industrialized nations began talks on Friday at a G7 summit in Sicily which is expected to expose deep divisions with U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump over trade and climate change....
Barack Obama speaks in Berlin: "We can not hide behind a wall"
2017-05-25 10:25:11 UTC
Former US president Barack Obama addressed the church congress saying 'we can not hide behind a wall.' This year, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is the featured topic, with many big names making an appearance.
The most famous guest am...
Facebook focuses on Vox, BuzzFeed and others for video service
2017-05-24 20:47:43 UTC
NEW YORK — Facebook has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with a...
Democrats Ask Deutsche Bank If Trump Accounts Have Russia Ties
2017-05-24 20:04:14 UTC
Democrats on a U.S. of House of Representatives panel have asked Deutsche Bank to provide information on whether any accounts connected to President Donald Trump have ties to Russia, adding another dimension to probes into connections between Mosc...
Barack Obama to join Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin
2017-05-24 21:01:36 UTC
BERLIN — Former U.S. President Barack Obama will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to highlight his foundation's new global effort to inspire and support young people active in narrowing inequality, combating c...
Senate panel to subpoena Flynn businesses after he declined to collaborate
2017-05-23 22:12:21 UTC
WASHINGTON — The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday they would subpoena two of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's businesses after Flynn declined to comply with a subpoena for documents in the panel's R...
Authorities trying to determine if the suspect was part of a larger network
2017-05-23 22:19:53 UTC
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with...
Roger Moore dies at 89 after "a short but brave battle with cancer"
2017-05-23 18:25:59 UTC
LONDON — Actor Roger Moore, who earned international fame playing British secret agent James Bond in seven movies, died of cancer on Tuesday at the age of 89, his family said.
His 12 years as action man 007, the fictitious spy with a voracious ...
Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi
2017-05-23 17:39:50 UTC
Washington — Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi, three U.S. officials said.
The police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the suicide attack that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert last night. Prim...
Controversial study: The evolutionary lineage arose in Africa?
2017-05-23 07:10:13 UTC
Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa.
UK: 22 people dead and 59 injured in Manchester blast
2017-05-23 16:06:37 UTC
Manchester City — Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi: three U.S. officials
A blast on Monday night at a concert in the northern English city of Manchester where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing left ...
Trump Looks For the Arab-Israeli Alliance Against Iran
2017-05-22 18:26:52 UTC
JERUSALEM — U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump said on Monday that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of "terrorists and...
Ankara criticizes US over Turkey's 'brutal attack' on peaceful protesters
2017-05-22 18:10:35 UTC
Ankara — Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said.
During Erdogan's visit to Washington to mee...
TPP agreed to move the trade deal forward without U.S.
2017-05-21 04:56:58 UTC
Countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreed on Sunday to explore ways to move the trade deal forward after U.S. President Donald Trump's pulled out in his switch to an "America First" policy.
The so-called TPP-11 countries held thei...
Re-elected Rouhani pledges to open Iran to the world
2017-05-20 17:51:58 UTC
Tehran — President Hassan Rouhani pledged on Saturday to open Iran to the world and deliver freedoms its people have yearned for, throwing down a defiant challenge to his hardline opponents after securing a decisive re-election for a second term.
Trump to Lavrov: U.S. FBI director was crazy, a real nut job
2017-05-20 06:24:21 UTC
WASHINGTON — The New York Times reported that U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump boasted to Russian officials at a White House meeting last week that firing Comey relieved "great pressure" the president faced from a law-enforcement ...
Mexico to import record amount of corn from Brazil instead US
2017-05-19 07:08:25 UTC
MEXICO CITY — Mexico expects to import a record amount of yellow corn from Brazil this year after its livestock producers secured lower prices in deals with suppliers on a recent visit to South America as NAFTA talks loom, a Mexican official said ...
Trump's people were in excessive contact with Russians
2017-05-19 05:58:03 UTC
WASHINGTON — Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and fo...
Moscow plays Russian roulette with Washington
2017-05-17 17:55:28 UTC
SOCHI/MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not divulged any secrets during a meeting in Washington with Russian officials and offered to prove it by supplying Congress with a transcript.
But a leading U...
Start Counting the Last Days of Trump's Presidency
2017-05-17 06:46:20 UTC
By leaking extraordinarily sensitive intelligence to the Russian foreign minister and the Russian ambassador, Trump risks helping enemies who would subvert the government of the United States. There is little or no chance that a hue and cry like “...