Iran's Rouhani says "we will continue to build missiles"
2017-10-29 17:18:13 UTC
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will continue to produce missiles for its defense and does not see it as a violation of international accords, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday in a speech broadcast on state television.
“We have built, are buildin...
Catalan Parliament Declares Independence From Spain
2017-10-27 21:48:53 UTC
BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia’s parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in defiance of the Madrid government, which at the same time was preparing to impose direct rule over the region.
Although the declaration was in eff...
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont rules out snap election
2017-10-26 16:56:04 UTC
MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday ruled out holding a snap regional election to break the deadlock between the central government and separatists seeking a split from Spain, sharpening the political crisis.
Iraqi Forces Target the Last Patch of ISIS-Held Western Territories
2017-10-26 05:23:42 UTC
(Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced early on Thursday an offensive to recapture the western border region of al-Qaim and Rawa, close to the Syrian border, from the Islamic State militant group.
Al-Qaim and Rawa are the la...
Kurds Push for Dialogue, Offer to Put Independence on Hold
2017-10-25 17:26:06 UTC
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish authorities in Iraq offered on Wednesday to put an independence drive on hold, stepping up efforts to resolve a crisis in relations with Baghdad via dialogue.
But an Iraqi military spokesman suggested an offensive - ...
Catalonia Crisis: Puigdemont Unlikely to Formally Declare Independence
2017-10-25 15:21:08 UTC
MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont is likely to go to Madrid on Thursday to explain his position on independence from Spain and try to stop the national government imposing direct control on the region.
The timing of...
UN Praise Germany for its Welcoming Policy Toward Refugees
2017-10-23 07:39:33 UTC
BERLIN — While praising Germany's openness toward refugees, the UN refugee agency's Germany branch has urged the newly elected members of the Bundestag to provide the right to family reunions after March of next year to asylum seekers who only hav...
FACT CHECK: Spain’s 40 Year Democracy and Control of Catalonia
2017-10-25 15:38:04 UTC
MADRID (Reuters) - How will Spain's central government take control of Catalonia?
The Spanish government will dismiss Catalonia’s secessionist leadership and force the region into a new election, it decided on Saturday, unprecedented steps it s...
Barcelona: Fury at Spanish plan to sack Catalan government
2017-10-27 14:50:26 UTC
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BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia’s parliament declared ...
Khamenei: Trump's stupidity shouldn't distract us from US deceitfulness
2017-10-18 18:35:19 UTC
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but he might ultimately terminate it if Washington pu...
Reality TV star, Ksenia Sobchak, is ready to take on Putin
2017-10-18 17:45:31 UTC
Journalist and former reality TV star Ksenia Sobchak is ready to take on President Vladimir Putin in Russia's upcoming election. But is she the face of the opposition or a Kremlin-approved critic?
Ksenia Sobchak smiles at readers from the cover...
Mugabe’s wife sued a man for not delivering a $1.35 million wedding anniversary ring
2017-10-18 16:52:27 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday.
Grace, 52, an influent...
Xi: China Will Relax Market Access for Foreign Investment
2017-10-18 05:56:37 UTC
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress with a pledge to build a "modern socialist country" that will never copy the political systems of others and will remain open to the world.
China will relax marke...
Kurdish Peshmerga Pullout of the Disputed Area on Iran Border
2017-10-17 19:33:18 UTC
BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) - The Baghdad government recaptured territory from Kurds across the breadth of northern Iraq on Tuesday, making startlingly rapid gains in a sudden campaign that has shifted the balance of power in the country almost overn...
Germany: 88-Year-Old Woman Jailed for Denying Holocaust
2017-10-17 03:54:22 UTC
GERMANY, BERLIN — A Berlin court has sentenced serial Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck to six months in jail for denying the Nazis' extermination of Jews.
The 88-year-old Ursula Haverbeck, who has several previous convictions all related to Ho...
Kurds withdraw as Iraqi forces, Shiite militia push into the oil city of Kirkuk
2017-10-16 20:08:08 UTC
BAGHDAD/KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces, which include the US-trained Counter Terrorism Service and the Iranian-backed mainly Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi, captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish refer...
Germany Urges US Not to Endanger the Security of Its Allies and Americans
2017-10-16 19:27:28 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - If the United States terminates the Iran nuclear deal or reimposes sanctions on Tehran it could result in Iran developing nuclear weapons and raise the danger of war close to Europe, Germany’s foreign minister said on Saturday.
ISIS Facing Imminent Collapse in Syria's Raqqa
2017-10-14 21:41:42 UTC
BEIRUT — After losing Mosul, its de-facto Iraqi capital, ISIS is reported to have been driven out of Syria's Raqqa. US-backed coalition forces claim they are about to hand the jihadist militants another catastrophic defeat.
All ISIS ("Islamic S...
Trump's Decision on Iran Nuclear Deal 'leaves U.S. Isolated'
2017-10-14 21:41:29 UTC
PARIS/ BERLIN/ ANKARA - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani harshly reacted to President Donald Trump’s decision not to certify its nuclear deal with six major powers.
Rouhani said that his country would continue to stick to the nuclear deal and th...
European Powers Will Do Everything to Save Iran Nuclear Deal
2017-10-11 17:32:14 UTC
BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - European countries are scrambling to cobble together a package of measures they hope will keep the Iran nuclear deal on track if U.S. President Donald Trump ignores their pleas and decertifies the landmark 2015 agreement t...
UK’s Impending Exit from the EU Strengthened Scottish Independence Plans
2017-10-10 21:06:02 UTC
GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) - Nicola Sturgeon told her Scottish National Party on Tuesday that Britain’s impending exit from the European Union strengthened the case for Scottish independence from the UK and that her party still has a mandate to o...
Catalan Leader Puigdemont Postpones Independence Plans
2017-10-10 20:15:26 UTC
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday proclaimed the region’s independence from Spain but said its effects would be suspended to allow for talks with the Madrid government.
“I assume the mandate that Catalonia should...
Catalonia Faces Pressure to Abandon Plan for Independence
2017-10-09 19:47:19 UTC
BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia’s secessionist leader faced increased pressure on Monday to abandon plans to declare independence from Spain, with France and Germany expressing support for the country’s unity.
The Madrid government, grap...
Iran Threatens Missile Attacks on US Bases
2017-10-09 09:03:15 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran promised on Monday to give a “crushing” response if the United States designated its elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group.
The pledge came a week before President Donald Trump announces final decision on how h...
Spanish PM 'Will Not Rule Out' Suspending Catalonia's Autonomous Status
2017-10-08 06:58:34 UTC
Madrid — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Sunday he would not rule out suspending Catalonia's autonomous status in the event it claimed independence, marking the premier's first remarks since last week's controversial referendum.