Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe’s President
2017-11-21 18:07:12 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal African stro...
Iran Declares End of "Islamic State," ISIS
2017-11-21 18:24:28 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of "Islamic State," ISIS, on Tuesday in an address broadcast live on state TV.
A senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Major General Qassem Soleimani, also declared...
Zimbabwe’s Ruling 'ZANU-PF' to Discuss Mugabe's Impeachment
2017-11-20 20:20:15 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF will discuss the impeachment of President Robert Mugabe on Monday, its chief whip said, after a noon deadline expired for the 93-year-old to resign and bring the curtain down on nearly four decades in p...
Germany Faces a Period of Political Wrangling and Uncertainty
2017-11-20 20:28:44 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s failure to forge a three-way coalition government has plunged Europe’s largest economy into uncharted waters, raising pressure on the three-term conservative chancellor to maintain stability.
Germany faces snap election as Merkel fails to form a new government
2017-11-20 09:41:11 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would meet the German president to inform him that she had failed to form a coalition government with the Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP).
Russian Elites Invested $100 Million in Trump's Business
2017-11-20 05:54:57 UTC
MIAMI/MOSCOW – During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump downplayed his business ties with Russia. And since taking office as president, he has been even more emphatic.
“I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia,...
Germany's FDP Calls of Preliminary Coalition talks
2017-11-20 00:33:49 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - The pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) unexpectedly walked out of the talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Greens, saying that the three parties could not find compromises on key issues like immigrat...
Lebanon's Hariri Arrives In Paris as Macron Plays Mediator
2017-11-19 19:03:36 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week.
Hariri’s resignation on Nov. 4 threw Lebanon into p...
Mugabe and his wife “ready to die rather than step down”
2017-11-18 19:03:21 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to dismiss President Robert Mugabe and reinstate the vice-president he dismissed, Emmerson Mnangagwa, two party sources told Reuters on Saturday.
The sources said a party ...
Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe’s Fate Hung in the Balance
2017-11-17 04:19:43 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s fate hung in the balance on Friday as he apparently resisted efforts to make him step down following a seizure of power by the army, until this week a key pillar of his 37-year-rule.
Germany Replaces US as Country with Best International Image
2017-11-17 03:56:39 UTC
Germany has replaced the US as the country with the best "brand image," according to a new study of 50 countries released Thursday.
The Nation Brands Index survey, carried out by German-based market research firm GfK and the British political c...
Germany for the removal of all US nuclear warheads stationed on its soil
2017-11-16 06:24:19 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Greens want the next coalition government to push for the removal of all nuclear warheads stationed in Germany, a document seen by Reuters showed on Wednesday.
The United States is believed to have 20 nuclear warheads at a mi...
Lebanese PM Hariri is being held "hostage by Saudi Arabia"
2017-11-15 19:49:37 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - France said on Wednesday that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who Lebanon’s president says is being held hostage by Saudi Arabia, will visit France with his family in coming days.
Hariri travelled to Riyadh on Nov. 3 ...
Zimbabwe: Military appears to prevent Mugabe’s wife from succeeding him
2017-11-15 18:50:18 UTC
ZIMBABWE/ HARARE (Reuters) — Military seized the state broadcaster and a general appeared on television to announce the takeover. But it has avoided calling the move a coup.
Armored vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliam...
Zimbabwe military seized power, Robert Mugabe Arrested
2017-11-15 19:18:51 UTC
ZIMBABWE/ HARARE (Reuters) — Zimbabwe’s military said it had seized power in a targeted assault on “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family...
Strong German Growth Data Lifts Euro
2017-11-14 22:08:49 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The euro was set for its strongest session in more than four months on Tuesday, boosted by strong economic growth in Germany, but world stocks fell for the fourth straight day as oil prices fell and investors worried about U.S...
Germany intends to set up a mandatory registry of lobbyists
2017-11-14 21:57:06 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German parties exploring a coalition government agreed on Tuesday to set up a mandatory registry of lobbyists and may require private firms to disclose breaches of cyber defenses, according to a draft paper on security seen by R...
Justin Trudeau charming residents of the Philippines capital
2017-11-12 17:58:35 UTC
MANILA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hopped from one table to the next, chatted with people and posed for selfies on Sunday at a fastfood chain store in Manila, charming residents of the Philippines capital for the second time...
BREXIT: UK will not say how much it owes the EU
2017-11-12 16:50:04 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not offer a figure or a formula for how much it believes it owes the European Union, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday, after the EU demanded that London spell out its approach to the final bill to unblock ...
German Analyst Calls on the Major Parties in US to Wake Up
2017-11-12 09:24:02 UTC
By Michael Knigge — Even after saying and typing the words President Donald Trump hundreds or even thousands of times since his stunning presidential election victory one year ago, it still feels awkward.
And that's the way it should be. Becaus...
Germany’s Strong Economic Growth Creates Tax Surplus of 30 Billion Euros
2017-11-09 23:36:47 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s new tax estimates show the next federal government will have around 30 billion euros available for tax cuts and additional spending over the next four years, Finance Minister Peter Altmaier said on Thursday.
UN Climate Summit: US Governors, Mayors and Business Leaders Go to Germany to Show they Care about Saving the Planet
2017-11-09 19:52:53 UTC
BONN/ GEMANY — U.S. governors, mayors and business leaders have come to the UN climate summit in Germany to show they care about saving the planet. They say Trump's climate inaction is a slap in the face to the American people.
Following the US...
Iranians that Hold Dual Nationality Are the Target of Imprisonment in Iran
2017-11-09 18:51:49 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have arrested at least 30 dual nationals during the past two years, mostly on spying charges, according to lawyers, diplomats and relatives, twice as many as earlier reported by local or international...
North Korea: Impact of Sanctions on Women and Children
2017-11-08 18:25:26 UTC
GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it was working to uphold women’s rights and gender equality but that sanctions imposed by major powers were taking a toll on vulnerable families.
Han Tae Song, ambassador of the Democratic People...
The Paradise Papers: Queen's Private Estate in Hot Water
2017-11-06 18:53:23 UTC
Reporters have published a raft of secret documents that reveal the strange investments and tax avoidance indulged in by the powerful and wealthy. The revelations come from the same team that uncovered the Panama Papers. But it appears for now tha...