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  • EU and Mexico reached agreement on free trade deal
    Eu_and_mexico_reached_agreement_on_a_free_trade_deal 2018-04-22 17:58:44 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday welcomed an agreement reached between the European Union and Mexico on a new free trade deal, a coup for both parties in the face of increased protectionism from the United States unde...
  • Merkel and Macron seeking a joint proposal on EU reforms
    Merkel_and_macron_seeking_a_joint_proposal_on_eu_reforms 2018-04-18 23:46:24 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The leaders of Germany and France meet on Thursday to try to work out a common position on reforming the euro zone, a sensitive issue that is testing the new government in Berlin just a month after it took office. Chancellor ...
  • Cuba's Castro era ends after 59 years in power
    Cuba's_castro_era_ends_after_59_years_in_power 2018-04-18 23:29:57 UTC
    HAVANA - Cuba's Raul Castro was just hours away from retiring as president after parliament proposed Miguel Diaz-Canel as his replacement, a shift that will usher in the island's first non-Castro leader since the 1959 revolution. Castro, 86, ...
  • China asks EU to stand together against US protectionism
    China_asks_eu_to_stand_together_against_us_protectionism 2018-04-17 17:12:37 UTC
    BEIJING/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China’s international trade representative held a series of meetings with the ambassadors from major European nations last week to ask them to stand together with Beijing against U.S. protectionism, according to four s...
  • Brazil’s Supreme Court could free former President Lula within days
    Brazil%e2%80%99s_supreme_court_could_free_former_president_lula_within_days 2018-04-17 06:21:52 UTC
    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A decision looming before Brazil’s Supreme Court could free imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva within days and deal the harshest blow yet to the South American country’s battle against corruption, prosecuto...
  • UK lawmakers, celebrities demanding 'people's vote' referendum on Brexit
    Untitled_2 2018-04-15 17:35:39 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers, celebrities and business leaders launched a campaign on Sunday to call for a vote on any final Brexit deal, stepping up a campaign to try to stop what they describe as Britain’s damaging departure from the European Un...
  • Syria Intercepted 71 Cruise Missiles Launched by US, UK, France
    Syria_intercepted_71_cruise_missiles_launched_by_us__uk__france 2018-04-14 15:28:33 UTC
    Russian defence officials say 71 of 103 missiles were shot down by Syrian S-125 and S-200 anti-missile systems. State media outlets in Russia, Iran and Syria have been carrying heavy condemnation of US-led air strikes on Syrian government posit...
  • US, UK, France launch strikes on Syria
    Us__uk__france_launch_strikes_on_syria 2018-04-14 07:28:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US, UK and France pounded Syria with air strikes early on Saturday in response to a poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week, in the biggest intervention by Western powers against Syrian President Bashar al-A...
  • Trump warns Russia: Nice and smart missiles are coming
    Us_supreme_court_allows_trump's_travel_ban_to_go_into_full_effect 2018-04-11 18:17:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned Russia on Wednesday of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that missiles “will be coming” and lambasting Moscow for standing by Syrian Pre...
  • Russia threatens to shoot down US missiles, target launch sites
    Russia_threatens_to_shoot_down_us_missiles__target_launch_sites 2018-04-11 10:42:05 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia has warned that any U.S. missiles fired at Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel enclave would be shot down and the launch sites targeted, raising the possibility of a U.S.-Russian confrontation. Is...
  • Many Britons applying for citizenship in another EU states
    Many_britons_acquired_citizenship_in_another_eu_states_after_brexit 2018-04-09 11:08:16 UTC
    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The number of Britons becoming citizens of another EU country more than doubled in 2016, data showed, and more than quadrupled in Germany in a development Berlin put down to Brexit. In the year Britons voted to quit the E...
  • Van drives into crowd in Germany causing deaths and injuries
    Van_drives_into_crowd_in_germany_causing_deaths_and_injuries 2018-04-07 17:20:09 UTC
    MUENSTER, Germany — A man with a serious mental illness drove a van into a group of people sitting outside a popular restaurant in the old city center of Muenster in western Germany on Saturday, killing four of them before taking his own life, pol...
  • Brazil's Top Court Rules Former President Lula Can Be Jailed
    Brazil's_top_court_rules_former_president_lula_can_be_jailed 2018-04-05 07:22:17 UTC
    BRASILIA — Justices had been weighing whether former President Lula should be allowed to put off beginning a 12-year sentence while he appeals a corruption conviction. The ruling against Lula will likely end his political career. Brazil’s Sup...
  • Kurdish-led SDF and Iraqi government could mount joint operations against ISIS
    Kurdish-led_sdf_and_iraqi_government_could_mount_joint_operations_against_isis 2018-04-04 18:48:34 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A top Syrian Kurdish politician suggested on Wednesday that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Iraqi government could mount joint operations against Islamic State in the area on the border of the two countrie...
  • China increased tariffs by up to 25 percent on 128 US goods
    China_increased_tariffs_by_up_to_25_percent_on_128_us_products 2018-04-02 06:29:23 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China has increased tariffs by up to 25 percent on 128 U.S. products including frozen pork, wine and certain fruits and nuts, escalating a spat between the world’s biggest economies in response to U.S. duties on imports of alum...
  • Science is afraid of tackling some of events of religious significance
    Why_science_is_afraid_of_tackling_some_of_events_of_religious_significance 2018-04-01 07:31:20 UTC
    Science and journalism are kindred spirits: Both rely on curiosity, the courage to ask tough questions, and deal fairly and ethically with the answers. Sure, it doesn't always happen that way — there are plenty of dodgy scientists and many mor...
  • Gathering for 'right of return for Palestinian refugees' — Israeli forces kill 15 Palestinians
    Israeli_forces_kill_16_palestinians_pressing_for_right_of_return_for_refugees 2018-03-31 23:18:16 UTC
    Thousands in Gaza Strip attend mass demonstration calling for the return of Palestinian refugees. GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot and wounded about 70 Palestinians among crowds demonstrating at the Gaza-Israel border on Saturday, healt...
  • Trade Conflict Fears To Keep Markets On Edge
    Trade_conflict_fears_to_keep_markets_on_edge 2018-03-30 08:50:53 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A full-scale global trade war has not broken out yet - but that hasn’t stopped the market from fretting about one or analysts from warning about the potential cost. Whether such concerns remain a driving force for asset pri...
  • Germany to deepen military ties with Netherlands
    Germany_to_deepen_military_ties_with_netherlands 2018-03-29 15:42:48 UTC
    COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Germany and the Netherlands could deepen missile defense ties in the coming years to strengthen NATO defenses, a German general told Reuters, at a time of growing tensions with Russia. Defense ministers from both co...
  • Repeal the Second Amendment, Retired Supreme Court Justice Says
    Repeal_the_second_amendment 2018-03-27 19:09:32 UTC
    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, responding to this past weekend's March For Our Lives in several cities, is proposing what some might call a radical solution to prevent further gun violence — repealing the Second Amendment. In ...
  • UK: EU to take possible further measures against Russia
    Uk-_eu_to_take_possible_further_measures_against_russia 2018-03-26 16:42:13 UTC
    EU foreign ministers report back on possible further measures against Russia LONDON (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers will consider what possible further measures could be taken against Russia by June, British Prime Minister Theresa ...
  • Zimbabwe investigates Grace Mugabe for ivory smuggling
    Zimbabwe's_former_first_lady_grace_mugabe_faces_arrest 2018-03-26 06:11:15 UTC
    The former first lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe, is suspected by wildlife officials of having smuggled ivory worth millions of dollars. The wife of ex-President Robert Mugabe was once tipped to lead the country. The wife of former Zimbabwean ru...
  • Ex Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany
    Catalan_president_carles_puigdemont_rejected_the_madrid's_decision 2018-03-25 16:24:05 UTC
    BARCELONA/BERLIN (Reuters) - Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was detained on Sunday in Germany five months after he went into self-imposed exile from Spain, where he faces up to 25 years in prison for organizing an illegal referendum on se...
  • Earth Hour: Millions of people turn off lights for nature
    Earth_hour-_cities_around_the_world_turn_off_lights_for_nature 2018-03-24 22:38:27 UTC
    Millions of people around the world are observing the annual Earth Hour to raise awareness about climate change. Dubai and Australia's Sydney Opera House were among the places to join the blackout. People around the world are turning off their ...
  • European Union economy is performing at its best level
    Time_for_european_visionary_leadership_with_france_and_germany_at_its_heart 2018-03-23 17:37:32 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The euro zone’s economy is performing at its best level yet, European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters on Friday, calling for EU leaders to consider reforms. “We are experiencing the most favorable situation sin...