Germany no longer sees the U.S. as a leading power
2017-05-30 05:48:33 UTC
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally on Monday after surprising Washington with her frankness a day earlier.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel unleashed a voll...
The collapse of U.S. foreign policy: Europe can't rely on the United States
2017-05-28 21:32:24 UTC
MUNICH — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Europe has to forge its own path forward, as the United States were no longer reliable partner. "We have to wage our own fight for our future, as Europeans, for our fate."
"The times when we co...
With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot.
2017-05-28 21:41:50 UTC
BRUSSELS — It doesn't actually matter whether Donald Trump just described Germany as "bad" or "evil." Either way, it gives us the opportunity to return the insult.
With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot.
It is above all the stup...
Trump Isolated at G7 Summit, "Six against One"
2017-05-27 17:30:33 UTC
TAORMINA, ITALY — Trump's isolationism is his first great export, and Italy could be first in line.
The summit of Group of Seven wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several iss...
"America First" might turn out to be rather lonely
2017-05-28 09:02:33 UTC
At the NATO summit in Brussels, US President Donald Trump acted like a diplomatic bully. He arrived late, then shoved the Montenegrin prime minister aside to ensure his place in the front row. He turned what was planned as a short ceremonial addre...
NATO: Trump Just Embarrassed America Again
2017-05-25 21:24:30 UTC
"America First" might turn out to be rather lonely.
BRUSSELS — U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump on Thursday intensified his accusations that NATO allies were not spending enough on defense and warned of more attacks like this w...
Barack Obama speaks in Berlin: "We can not hide behind a wall"
2017-05-25 10:25:11 UTC
Former US president Barack Obama addressed the church congress saying 'we can not hide behind a wall.' This year, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is the featured topic, with many big names making an appearance.
The most famous guest am...
Hashem Abedi, younger brother of Manchester attacker, arrested in Tripoli on suspicion of Islamic State links
2017-05-24 20:18:29 UTC
BREAKING NEWS: Hashem Abedi, younger brother of Manchester attacker, arrested in Tripoli on suspicion of Islamic State links. He was planning 'terrorist act'- counter-terrorism police said. Police say have arrested sixth person in connection with ...
Barack Obama to join Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin
2017-05-24 21:01:36 UTC
BERLIN — Former U.S. President Barack Obama will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to highlight his foundation's new global effort to inspire and support young people active in narrowing inequality, combating c...
Authorities trying to determine if the suspect was part of a larger network
2017-05-23 22:19:53 UTC
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with...
Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi
2017-05-23 17:39:50 UTC
Washington — Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi, three U.S. officials said.
The police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the suicide attack that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert last night. Prim...
UK: 22 people dead and 59 injured in Manchester blast
2017-05-23 16:06:37 UTC
Manchester City — Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi: three U.S. officials
A blast on Monday night at a concert in the northern English city of Manchester where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing left ...
Trump Looks For the Arab-Israeli Alliance Against Iran
2017-05-22 18:26:52 UTC
JERUSALEM — U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump said on Monday that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of "terrorists and...
Ankara criticizes US over Turkey's 'brutal attack' on peaceful protesters
2017-05-22 18:10:35 UTC
Ankara — Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said.
During Erdogan's visit to Washington to mee...
Re-elected Rouhani pledges to open Iran to the world
2017-05-20 17:51:58 UTC
Tehran — President Hassan Rouhani pledged on Saturday to open Iran to the world and deliver freedoms its people have yearned for, throwing down a defiant challenge to his hardline opponents after securing a decisive re-election for a second term.
Moscow plays Russian roulette with Washington
2017-05-17 17:55:28 UTC
SOCHI/MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not divulged any secrets during a meeting in Washington with Russian officials and offered to prove it by supplying Congress with a transcript.
But a leading U...
France and Germany to work on a roadmap for the EU
2017-05-15 20:25:01 UTC
BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel chose to accentuate the positive ahead of her meeting with new French President Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old former investment banker who beat an ally from the US far-right nationalist President Donald Trump, Ma...
Final Phase: Iraqi Forces Close to Full Control over Mosul
2017-05-14 19:01:21 UTC
Iraqi forces pushed deeper into the last pocket of Mosul controlled by ISIS "Islamic State" militants on Sunday as the battle for the city approaches an end after seven months of gruelling urban combat.
The militants have now been dislodged fr...
North Korea has carried out another ballistic missile test
2017-05-14 03:35:47 UTC
SEOUL — North Korea has carried out another ballistic missile test early on Sunday that flew 700 kilometers (430 miles), South Korea's military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang.
European Union demands urgent talks with US over laptop ban
2017-05-11 22:36:53 UTC
By Julia Fioretti | BRUSSELS — The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a U.S. ban on airline passengers taking laptops into cabins, saying any security threats fac...
South Korea's President Moon is prepared to visit N. Korea
2017-05-10 05:04:11 UTC
SEOUL — South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday he was prepared to visit North Korea and was ready to negotiate with China and the United States over a controversial anti-missile defense system soon after he was sworn in on Wedne...
Rouhani faces current and future challenges in Iran
2017-05-08 16:32:47 UTC
By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin | LONDON — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani's trip to the coal mine in northern Iran was all going to plan, until the crowd massed in front of his car chanting "it's a day of mourning for workers".
Seconds later, shaky f...
French Voters Reject Nationalism and Choose Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
2017-05-08 06:02:45 UTC
By Mathieu Rosemain and Matthias Blamont | PARIS — Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out o...
Iran minister warns Saudi Arabia after 'battle' comments
2017-05-07 19:26:29 UTC
Iran will leave no part of Saudi Arabia untouched except holy Muslim sites if Riyadh "does anything ignorant", Iran's defense minister was quoted as saying after a Saudi prince threatened to move the "battle" to Iran.
"If the Saudis do anything...
The far right nationalist tsunami that slammed into the U.S. has faded on the shores of France - Viva la France!
2017-05-07 19:05:15 UTC
By Sudip Kar-Gupta | PARIS — The far right nationalist tsunami that slammed into the United States has faded on the shores of France.
Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integrat...