EU and Mexico reached agreement on 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Many Britons applying for citizenship in another EU states
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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...