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  • EU, the world's biggest trading bloc, seeks to set global trade rules
    Eu__the_world's_biggest_trading_bloc__seeks_to_set_global_trade_rules 2017-07-27 06:37:33 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...
  • "Mandela's Last Years" - Was Madiba on life support for political ends?
    %22mandela's_last_years%22_-_was_madiba_on_life_support_for_political_ends_ 2017-07-25 04:41:05 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Publisher Penguin on Monday pulled a book about Nelson Mandela off the shelves after the widow and family of South Africa's former president complained that the doctor who wrote the book had not been given permission to do...
  • 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...
  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro says vote for new congress will take place
    Venezuela's_president_nicolas_maduro_says_vote_for_new_congress_will_take_place 2017-07-23 18:37:06 UTC
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Defying pressure from abroad and at home, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that an election would go ahead next weekend for a controversial new congress his foes say will institutionalize dictatorship. "Th...
  • Iran & Iraq signed agreement to step up military cooperation
    Iran___iraq_signed_agreement_to_step_up_military_cooperation 2017-07-23 17:54:06 UTC
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to step up military cooperation and the fight against "terrorism and extremism", Iranian media reported, an accord which is likely to raise concerns in Washington. Iranian Defence Mi...
  • 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...
  • EU warns of 'unintended consequences' on Russia sanctions
    U.s._democracy_threatened_by_russian_government 2017-07-22 20:26:27 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union sounded an alarm on Saturday about moves in the U.S. Congress to step up U.S. sanctions on Russia, urging Washington to keep coordinating with its G7 partners and warning of unintended consequences. In a ...
  • Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line
    Iran_announced_the_launch_of_a_new_sayyad_3_production_line 2017-07-22 16:23:52 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line on Saturday, according to state media, against a backdrop of tension between the United States and Tehran. The Sayyad 3 missile can reach an altitude of 27 km (16 mil...
  • 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...
  • German patience is over with Turkey's Erdogan
    German_patience_is_over_with_turkey's_erdogan 2017-07-20 16:04:36 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - In comments that threatened broader economic consequences, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said he could not advise companies to invest in a country [Turkey] without legal certainty where even completely innocent companie...
  • Netanyahu caught on hot microphone complaining about EU
    Netanyahu_caught_on_hot_microphone_complaining_about_eu 2017-07-19 18:23:30 UTC
    Netanyahu has been caught by journalists imploring central European leaders to campaign for Israel in the EU. Conference organizers quickly cut his microphone when they realized his closed-door comments were broadcast. Israeli Prime Minister ...
  • German engineers refusing to help Putin to turn on turbines in Crimea
    German_engineers_refusing_to_help_putin_to_turn_on_turbines_in_crimea 2017-07-19 17:10:03 UTC
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia outfoxed European Union sanctions by delivering gas turbines made by Germany's Siemens to the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea. Now for the hard part, switching them on. No Russian company, according to Reuters data,...
  • One of the biggest icebergs has broken away from Antarctica
    One_of_the_biggest_icebergs_on_record_has_broken_away_from_antarctica 2017-07-19 03:43:30 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up. The one trillion ton iceberg, measuring 5,800 squar...
  • 105-year-old Japanese doctor who was still working died
    105-year-old_japanese_doctor_who_was_still_working_died 2017-07-18 06:18:09 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - A centenarian Japanese doctor who saw patients until just months before his death and helped set up the medical systems that have made Japan one of the world's longest-lived nations died on Tuesday at the age of 105. Born in 1...
  • Iran sentenced a U.S. dual national to 10 years in jail on spying charges
    Iran_sentenced_a_u.s._dual_national_to_10_years_in_jail_on_spying_charges 2017-07-16 22:14:18 UTC
    DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian court has sentenced a U.S. dual national to 10 years in jail on spying charges, Iran's judiciary spokesman said on Sunday, the latest case involving dual nationals held on security charges in the country. The spokes...
  • Angela Merkel: Brexit changed my view on Europe
    Angela_merkel-_brexit_changed_my_view_on_europe 2017-07-15 18:57:48 UTC
    ZINGST, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told voters on Saturday that Britain's decision to leave the European Union and France's election of President Emmanuel Macron had changed her view on the bloc, adding it was worth fighti...
  • Maths 'genius' Maryam Mirzakhani, First Woman to Win Fields Medal, Dies Age 40
    Maths_'genius'_maryam_mirzakhani__first_woman_to_win_fields_medal__dies_age_40 2017-07-15 18:46:03 UTC
    The Iranian-born professor, Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal –considered the mathematics equivalent of the Nobel Prize – for mathematics, has died in the US. The 40-year-old had breast cancer, which had...
  • China allows the Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife to leave the country
    China_allows_the_wife_of_the_nobel_peace_laureate_liu_xiaobo_to_leave_the_country 2017-07-15 07:05:25 UTC
    SHENYANG, China (Reuters) - Deceased Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo was cremated on Saturday and his wife is "free", a government official said, as a state-run newspaper attacked him as a "despised" criminal out of step wit...
  • Trump shows his chauvinist attitude in France
    France_-_trump_shows_his_chauvinist_sexist_attitude 2017-07-14 01:54:45 UTC
    (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised French first lady Brigitte Macron for being in <i>"such good shape"</i> on Thursday during his state visit to France, according to a video on the French government's Facebook page. Trump, 71, who ...
  • Austria forbidden a Turkish minister from entering the country
    Austria_forbidden_a_turkish_minister_from_entering_the_country 2017-07-10 07:00:05 UTC
    VIENNA — Austria has barred Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci from entering the country to attend an event marking the anniversary of last year's failed coup in Turkey, a spokesman for Austria's foreign ministry said on Monday. The planne...
  • Iraq Celebrates Victory Against ISIS in Mosul
    Iraq_celebrates_victory_against_isis_in_mosul 2017-07-09 15:48:08 UTC
    MOSUL, IRAQ — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday and congratulated the armed forces for their "victory" over the terror group "Islamic State" which is also known as ISIS, after nearly nine months of urban warfare, br...
  • Merkel convinces fellow world leaders to support trade, energy & Africa - US isolated
    Merkel_convinces_fellow_world_leaders_to_support_trade__energy_and_africa 2017-07-08 23:24:18 UTC
    HAMBURG — Leaders from the world's leading economies broke with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate policy at a G20 summit on Saturday, in a rare public admission of disagreement and blow to multilateral cooperation. German Chancellor ...
  • Turkey preparing to use military force against Syria Kurds
    Kurdish_ypg_and_syrian_democratic_forces_(sdf)__near_raqqa 2017-07-05 23:33:55 UTC
    QAMISHLI, SYRIA/ANKARA — The head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Wednesday that Turkish military deployments near Kurdish-held areas of northwestern Syria amounted to a "declaration of war" which could trigger clashes within days. Tu...