Russian armed forces downed MH17, killing all 298 people onboard
2018-05-25 16:50:40 UTC
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Netherlands told Moscow on Friday it will hold the Russian state legally responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in July 2014, after investigators concluded that a Russian army missile system was used i...
EU privacy law: Companies to be more attentive to user data
2018-05-25 06:40:19 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - New European privacy regulations that go into effect on Friday will force companies to be more attentive to how they handle customer data, while bringing consumers both new ways to control their data and tougher enforcement of...
Germany, France, Britain, Russia, China and Iran to flesh out strategy to save nuclear agreement
2018-05-25 16:16:03 UTC
VIENNA (Reuters) - British, Chinese, French, German and Russian officials will try to flesh out with Iran’s deputy foreign minister a strategy to save the deal by keeping oil and investment flowing, while circumventing U.S. sanctions that risk hur...
Europe and US deeply divided: "We're pursuing two completely different paths"
2018-05-24 03:08:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Europe and the United States remain deeply divided over how to proceed after Washington’s exit from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday after back-to-back meetings with two seni...
Will Trump offer Kim a deal like Iran got?
2018-05-21 18:29:22 UTC
Last week, North Korea canceled a meeting with South Korean officials and threatened to cancel a planned summit with US President Trump. Ostensibly, the cancellations were over the participation of U.S. B-52 bombers in a military exercise with Sou...
US threatens to 'crush' Iran and warns European companies
2018-05-21 17:06:09 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday threatened to impose the “strongest sanctions in history” against Iran if it did not accept a sweeping series of U.S. demands, including effectively giving up its nuclear ambitions, c...
Merkel, Putin share common ground on Iran nuclear accord
2018-05-18 17:09:29 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Iran nuclear deal, Syria, the conflict in Ukraine and the North Stream 2 gas pipeline.
Merkel said that the Iran nuclear deal was better than none at all in a p...
Multiple fatalities in Texas high school shooting
2018-05-18 17:33:22 UTC
(Reuters) - Multiple people were killed on Friday in a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, a law enforcement source said, in the latest gun violence in a country still shaken by the massacre at a Florida high school in February.
EU's stance on Trump: "With friends like that who needs enemies"
2018-05-16 22:44:23 UTC
Ahead of a summit of EU leaders, Donald Tusk criticizes Trump for US actions. He asked "with friends like that who needs enemies," apparently in response to the US scrapping the Iran deal and planning steel tariffs.
In remarkably frank terms, E...
Israeli Forces Turned Palestinian Protests Into Bloodshed
2018-05-14 16:37:24 UTC
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed dozens of Palestinians taking part in mass protests on the Gaza border on Monday as the United States opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.
The U.S. relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv f...
Merkel emphasizes again that Europe can no longer rely on U.S.
2018-05-11 00:27:32 UTC
AACHEN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Europe can no longer count on the United States to protect it, urging the continent to “take destiny into its own hands.”
“It is no longer such that the United States simply protects u...
Merkel: Tensions between Iran and Israel "is truly about war and peace"
2018-05-10 19:44:33 UTC
BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany on Thursday urged Israel and Iran to exercise restraint and avoid further escalation of hostilities in the Middle East after the heaviest military exchange ever between the two regional adversaries.
Paul Ryan eyes immigration vote before the midterms
2018-05-10 18:04:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said he wants a bipartisan immigration bill enacted before November congressional elections by addressing young illegal “Dreamer” immigrants as well as border secur...
Obama calls Trump's decision on Iran a 'serious mistake'
2018-05-08 20:16:12 UTC
Former U.S. President Barack Obama, under whose administration the Iran nuclear agreement was reached in 2015, said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the deal was "misguided."
"I believe that the decision to put...
European Powers Regret Trump's Decision on Iran
2018-05-08 19:22:15 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Israel praised President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, while Washington’s allies in Europe expressed regret over the decision and said they would to try keep the pact alive.
Nationwide survey: Most Americans are considered lonely
2018-05-07 21:17:48 UTC
Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden —
Loneliness isn't just a fleeting feeling, leaving us sad for a few hours to a few days. Research in recent years suggests that for many people, loneliness is more like a...
Iran plans to respond to any move by US on nuclear agreement
2018-05-06 16:00:21 UTC
(Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday Iran had plans to respond to any move by U.S. President Donald Trump on the 2015 nuclear agreement and the United States would regret a decision to exit the accord.
Trump says that unless Euro...
France: Trump’s comments and antics are shameful and obscene
2018-05-06 06:41:04 UTC
"France is proud to be a country where acquiring and carrying firearms is strictly regulated,” French foreign office said in a statement.
"Trump’s comments and antics were “shameful” and “obscene”, said former French president Francois Hollande...
Trump team hired Israeli spy agency to find 'dirt' on Obama diplomats
2018-05-06 06:02:20 UTC
WASHINGTON – Aides of U.S. President Donald Trump used the services of a private Israeli spy agency to "get dirt" on former Obama administration officials who were involved in crafting the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, according to a report published Sa...
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted, shoots lava into sky
2018-05-04 06:00:22 UTC
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes.
Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in L...
Emmanuel Macron unsure whether US will stick to Iran deal
2018-05-02 06:08:29 UTC
SYDNEY (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said he did not know whether U.S. President Donald Trump would stick to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that many in the West see as the best hope of preventing Tehran from getting a nucl...
T-Mobile, operated by Germany's Deutsche Telekom, to buy Sprint for $26 billion
2018-04-29 18:11:58 UTC
T-Mobile agreed to acquire Sprint in an all-stock deal for $26 billion that will combine the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers and is expected to attract regulatory scrutiny.
The agreement caps four years of on- and off- talks bet...
European powers seek to save Iran nuclear agreement
2018-04-29 18:02:16 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - The leaders of Britain, France and Germany have agreed the Iran nuclear deal is the best way of stopping Tehran from gaining nuclear weapons, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said in a statement on Sunday.
May had ...
Europe's efforts to keep Iran nuclear deal alive
2018-04-28 16:28:00 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron’s talk this week of a “new deal with Iran” may not, in fact, represent anything new nor a deal with Iran.
Macron, followed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, came to Washington in hopes o...
North Korea's Kim Jong Un meets South Korea's President Moon Jae-in
2018-04-27 06:36:12 UTC
SEOUL (Reuters) - Smiling and holding hands, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the heavily fortified demilitarized zone between the countries on Friday in the first summit for the two Koreas in over a de...