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  • Russian Opposition Leader Arrested
    Russian_opposition_leader_arrested 2017-03-27 03:51:48 UTC
    By Denis Pinchuk and Natalia Shurmina | MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA — Thousands of people across Russia protested corruption on Sunday, leading to scores of arrests including that of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Anti-corruption protes...
  • Kurdish Peshmerga and Arab militias took a military airport in Syria held by ISIS
    Kurdish_peshmerga_took_a_military_airport_in_syria_held_by_isis 2017-03-27 02:53:14 UTC
    By Angus McDowall and Suleiman Al-Khalidi | BEIRUT/AMMAN _ An alliance of Kurdish Peshmerga and Arab militias (SDF) took a military airport in northern Syria held by ISIS, close to the country's largest dam that may be in danger of collapse. ...
  • Germany: Big Victory for Merkel's Party in state election 'Saarland'
    Big_victory_for_merkel's_party_in_state_election_'saarland' 2017-03-27 01:43:15 UTC
    Stability and Democracy in Europe Persevere against populism. Big Victory for Merkel's Party in state election 'Saarland' — By Paul Carrel and Hakan Erdem | BERLIN/SAARBRUECKEN, GERMANY — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won ...
  • UK and Gulf Arab states seeking free trade deal
    Uk_and_gulf_arab_states_seeking_free_trade_deal 2017-03-26 16:55:50 UTC
    By Tom Finn | LONDON/ DOHA — Gulf Arab states are pressing for an early deal on free trade with Britain to secure preferential arrangements after Brexit, and could have a draft agreement ready within months, Gulf officials say. Britain cann...
  • Love For EU Seen On The Streets, 'Europe is our common future'
    17090_love_for_eu_seen_on_the_streets__europe_is_our_common_future 2017-03-25 17:01:18 UTC
    By Isla Binnie | ROME — While 27 EU leaders staged a solemn celebration on the ancient Capitoline Hill, thousands of ordinary people took to the streets, waving the blue and gold flag of the crisis-plagued Union. We are for a Europe i...
  • Egypt's Hosni Mubarak freed and returns to his home
    Egypt's_hosni_mubarak_freed_and_returns_to_his_home_in_heliopolis_ 2017-03-24 18:16:56 UTC
    By Lin Noueihed | Egypt's Hosni Mubarak freed and returns to his home in Heliopolis. CAIRO — Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, ...
  • EU is trying to limit the negative effects of Brexit for Britain
    Wolfgang_schaeuble__germany's_finance_minister 2017-03-24 06:58:02 UTC
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday that the European Union was trying to limit the negative effects of Brexit for Britain but stressed that countries wanting to get the benefits related to the bloc had to make commitments, t...
  • London attacker 'Adrian Russel' converted to Islam and was a criminal
    London_attacker_adrian_elms_converted_to_islam_and_was_a_criminal 2017-03-24 09:02:50 UTC
    By Michael Holden | BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND — The London attacker Khalid Masood had been born Adrian Russel, was a criminal and has converted to Islam. Before he killed at least four people in Britain's deadliest attack since the 2005 London bo...
  • BREXIT: Merkel Doesn't Fear More Countries Could Leave EU
    Merkel_does_not_fear_more_countries_could_leave_eu_after_brexit_ 2017-03-24 01:42:31 UTC
    Berlin — Chancellor Angela Merkel does not fear that more countries will leave the European Union, she told a German newspaper as the bloc's leaders prepare to celebrate 60 years of union on Saturday days before Britain files for divorce. Prime...
  • Latest updates and video from the UK parliament attack in London
    Live-latest_updates_and_video_from_the_uk_parliament_attack 2017-03-23 03:10:28 UTC
    UK parliament attack: Four people killed and 20 injured. By Toby Melville | LONDON — Five people were killed and at least 40 injured in London after a car plowed into pedestrians. An attacker stabbed a policeman close to the British par...
  • U.S. military says North Korean missile launch fails
    U.s._military_says_north_korean_missile_launch_fails 2017-03-22 03:51:52 UTC
    The U.S. military detected a failed North Korean missile launch attempt, with a missile exploding within seconds of it's launch, a military spokesman said on Tuesday. "U.S. Pacific Command detected what we assess was a failed North Korean missi...
  • Northern Ireland: Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness dies aged 66
    Northern_ireland_sinn_fein_martin_mcguinness_dies_aged_66 2017-03-21 14:43:05 UTC
    By Ian Graham | BELFAST <h3>Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister, has died aged 66.</h3>Martin McGuinness, the former Irish Republican Army commander who laid down his arms and turned peacemaker to help e...
  • Germany is strongly in favor of free trade and open markets
    German_chancellor_angela_merkel 2017-03-19 21:24:59 UTC
    Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated on Sunday that Germany was strongly in favor of free trade and open markets, at a time when the United States is becoming increasingly protectionist. "We do want open markets, fair trade, we certainly don't w...
  • Germany rejected Trump's claim that Germany owes NATO and US
    Germany_rejected_trump's_claim_that_germany_owes_nato_and_the_u.s._money_for_defense 2017-03-20 10:10:17 UTC
    German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's claim that Germany owes NATO and the United States "vast sums" of money for defense. "There is no debt account at NATO," von der Leyen said in a state...
  • Slaughter of innocent civilians continues in battle for western Mosul
    Battle_for_western_mosul 2017-03-19 10:42:04 UTC
    Slaughter of innocent civilians continues in battle for western Mosul Rights groups have expressed concern over the mounting civilian death toll, as Islamic State fights from homes and densely-populated areas, a threat the Iraqi military and U....
  • G20 Drop 'Climate' and 'Free Trade' Pledge, Acquiescing To An Increasingly Protectionist United States
    Germany-_g20_drop_'climate'_and_'free_trade'_pledge 2017-03-18 21:45:12 UTC
    By Balazs Koranyi and Gernot Heller | BADEN BADEN, GERMANY — Financial leaders of the world's biggest economies dropped a pledge to keep global trade free and open, acquiescing to an increasingly protectionist United States after a two-day mee...
  • The Netherlands has effectively halted the right-wing populist, despite the high level of nationalism in UK and US
    The_netherlands_has_effectively_halted_the_right-wing_populist__despite_the_high_level_of_nationalism_in_uk_and_us 2017-03-16 09:06:04 UTC
    By Anthony Deutsch and Toby Sterling | AMSTERDAM — Dutch center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders to score an election victory that was hailed across Europe on Thursday by go...
  • Dutch election exit polls: PM Rutte's VVD emerges top in first exit poll
    Dutch_pm_rutte's_vvd_emerges_top_in_first_exit_poll 2017-03-16 00:42:37 UTC
    By Thomas Escritt and Toby Sterling | AMSTERDAM — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's center-right VVD party is attempting to fend off Far-right candidate and populist leader Geert Wilders in parliamentary elections that have garnered internatio...
  • Here's everything you need to know about the Dutch election
    The_netherlands_goes_to_the_polls_today_to_elect_150_members_for_its_lower_house_of_parliament 2017-03-16 00:47:43 UTC
    <a href="http://www.global-gathering.com/news/17039"><h2>Dutch election exit polls: PM Rutte's VVD emerges top in first exit poll</h2></a><hr> Amsterdam — The Netherlands goes to the polls today to elect 150 members for its lower house of ...
  • Only a conservative news site reporter on Tillerson Asia trip
    Rex_tillerson_skipping_first_nato_meeting__visiting_moscow 2017-03-15 04:01:20 UTC
    By Yeganeh Torbati | PACIFIC OCEAN — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is traveling to Asia this week accompanied by only one reporter, a White House correspondent from the Independent Journal Review (IJR), a digital news outlet founded in...
  • Iraqi forces: ISIS leaders killed or retreated from Mosul
    Iraqi_forces-_isis_leaders_killed_or_retreated_from_mosul 2017-03-14 21:24:37 UTC
    By Patrick Markey and Abdelaziz Boumzar | MOSUL, IRAQ, — Iraqi government forces killed the Islamic State commander of Mosul's Old City on Tuesday as the battle for the militants' last stronghold in Iraq focused on a bridge crossing the Tigris...
  • Japan to send largest warship to South China Sea
    Japan_to_send_largest_warship_to_south_china_sea 2017-03-13 21:53:46 UTC
    By Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo | TOKYO — Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May, three sources said, in its biggest show of naval force in the region since World War Two. ...
  • Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the free world to meet Donald Trump
    Chancellor_of_the_free_world_meets_trump 2017-03-17 09:35:06 UTC
    By Noah Barkin | <h2>Angela Merkel meets Donald Trump</h2> <h3>BERLIN — The German leader is the chancellor of the free world. She is controlled and cautious, a scientist, who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention...
  • ISIS leader Baghdadi escaped Mosul, hiding in the desert
    Isis_leader_baghdadi_has_escaped_mosul__hiding_in_the_desert 2017-03-12 16:41:49 UTC
    By Isabel Coles, John Walcott and Maher Chmaytelli | MOSUL, IRAQ/WASHINGTON — U.S. and Iraqi officials believe the leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has left operational commanders behind with diehard followers to fight the ba...
  • Turkish-Dutch dispute escalated into a major diplomatic incident
    Turkish-dutch_dispute_escalated_into_a_major_diplomatic_incident 2017-03-12 07:28:53 UTC
    The Netherlands barred Turkish family affairs minister from speaking in Rotterdam on Saturday. Dutch police were escorting the Turkish minister to the German border after he was prevented from addressing a crowd of supporters of Turkish President ...