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.
Kurdish Peshmerga and Arab militias 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'
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
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.
Love For EU Seen On The Streets, 'Europe is our common future'
2017-03-25 17:01:18 UTC
By Isla Binnie |
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
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
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
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
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.
Latest updates and video from the UK parliament attack in London
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2017-03-16 00:47:43 UTC
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...