Russian ex-agent & his daughter poisoned with nerve agent
2018-03-07 21:34:21 UTC
SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - A nerve agent was used to deliberately poison a former Russian double agent and his daughter, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said on Wednesday, in a case that threatens to further damage London’s ties with M...
EU Schools Trump On Trade: You're Wrong! Trade Wars Are 'Easy to Lose'
2018-03-08 03:59:42 UTC
The EU has said US tariffs would be met with a "proportionate response." The European Council, IMF and WTO have warned Trump he is very wrong about trade wars being easy to win.
The European Commission on Wednesday presented its strategy for re...
German automakers outselling GM in South Korea
2018-03-07 07:22:17 UTC
Mercedes and BMW both sold more cars in South Korea than General Motors for the first time last month, helped by the growing popularity of German premium brands and as consumers shied away from GM after it announced a major restructuring.
Trade War: Mexico Rejects U.S. Bid to Split NAFTA
2018-03-06 20:38:08 UTC
WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers stepped up calls for President Donald Trump to pull back from proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports as key trading partner Mexico rejected a bid by Washington to drive a wedge betwee...
Kim Jong Un meets high-level delegation of South Korea's President Moon
2018-03-06 09:45:14 UTC
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met senior South Korean government officials for the first time and said it is his “firm will to vigorously advance” inter-Korean ties and pursue reunification, the North’s official news agency sai...
Listeriosis outbreak kills 180 people in South Africa
2018-03-05 20:37:17 UTC
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Officials have said the outbreak was linked to contaminated sausage and warned South Africans not to consume "ready to eat" processed meat. The UN said the listeria outbreak is believed to be the largest-ever worldwide...
Italy's Renzi resigns as Democratic Party leader after inconclusive vote
2018-03-05 18:04:05 UTC
ROME (Reuters) - Matteo Renzi, the head of Italy’s Democratic Party, resigned on Monday following a humiliating defeat in national elections.
Renzi, 43, also said he believed the party should not make any post-election pacts with“extremist part...
France wants "to keep a cultural relationship" with Iran
2018-03-05 17:07:51 UTC
TEHRAN (Reuters) - After a day of tough talking in Tehran on Monday, France’s foreign minister and one of Iran’s vice presidents ambled through the halls of the National Museum of Iran to admire a collection of artworks on loan from the Louvre in ...
Italian election: Populist surge, no majority
2018-03-05 04:01:06 UTC
ROME (Reuters) - Italian voters delivered a hung parliament on Sunday, flocking to anti-establishment and far-right parties in record numbers and casting the euro zone’s third-largest economy into political gridlock, initial results showed.
Social Democrat party members approve Merkel-led coalition
2018-03-04 09:21:35 UTC
Berlin — Germany's chancellor will get a fourth term after her junior partners, the SPD, voted for a coalition deal. The new government could be in place in less than two weeks' time.
More than five months after Germans went to polls in the Sep...
A Divided Italy Goes To The Polls
2018-03-04 08:26:18 UTC
ROME (Reuters) - Italians went to the polls on Sunday in a vote that could bring political gridlock after an election campaign marked by anger over the listless economy, high unemployment and immigration.
Pollsters have predicted that former pr...
Iran urges West to dismantle its nuclear weapons before any missile talks
2018-03-04 01:23:53 UTC
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will not negotiate over its ballistic missiles until the United States and Europe dismantle nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, a top Iranian military official said on Saturday.
Separately, Iran confirmed that the Ir...
Trump's protectionist measures will hurt US economy
2018-03-04 00:47:34 UTC
WASHINGTON - Trump finally appears poised to make good on his promised threats to slam the door on free trade and erect walls around the country’s economy.
The U.S. President kept up pressure on trading partners, threatening European automaker...
Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
2018-03-02 09:31:31 UTC
Israeli police have already arrested two people close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for allegedly promoting regulations for Israel's largest telecommunications company. Netanyahu is also a suspect in two other graft probes.
Eurozone Posts Fastest Economic Growth in a Decade
2018-03-02 08:55:40 UTC
BENGALURU (Reuters) - While euro zone business growth was the fastest in well over a decade at the start of the year, it lost some steam last month as a stronger currency took its toll, a private-sector survey of purchasing managers showed.
South Korean prosecutors seek long sentence for ex-President Park Geun-hye
2018-02-27 07:08:31 UTC
Millions of South Koreans protested for Park Guen-hye's removal from office in response to corruption allegations in late 2016. The country's highest court removed her in March 2017.
Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a 30-year prison sentence for...
Police: UK faces significant threat from far-right terrorism
2018-02-27 01:16:50 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces a new and significant threat from organized far-right terrorism, the UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Monday as he revealed police had foiled four plots by right-wing extremists in the last year.
Gaza fisherman died after Israeli navy fired on his boat
2018-02-26 18:38:06 UTC
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip died on Sunday after the Israeli navy fired on the boat he and two others were sailing in, a military spokeswoman said.
The navy opened fire after the boat ignored warnings and strayed fro...
UN votes unanimously for month-long ceasefire in Syria
2018-02-25 09:54:46 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs were relatively calm on Sunday, following the U.N. Security Council’s unanimous approval of a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria, opposition activists and reside...
North Korea canceled a secret meeting with US
2018-02-21 05:34:36 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said...
Syrian army to back Kurdish forces in fight against Turkey
2018-02-19 08:53:25 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish forces and the Damascus government have reached an agreement for the Syrian army to enter the Afrin region to help repel a Turkish offensive, a senior Kurdish official said on Sunday.
Badran Jia Kurd, an advise...
Ethiopia ruled out military takeover amid state of emergency
2018-02-17 17:08:46 UTC
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s defense minister on Saturday ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century.
The United St...
U.N. Urges Iran to Stop 'Surge' of Juvenile Executions
2018-02-17 01:27:21 UTC
The UN human rights office has said Iran is the worst in the world when it comes to sentencing minors to death — a crime under international law. Three minors were executed in January, and 80 more remain on death row.
Mahboubeh Mofidi was 13 ye...
Germany calls on UK to offer more 'concrete' Brexit plans
2018-02-16 17:47:12 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - A Brexit deal should strike a balance to ensure Britain clearly diverges from the European Union’s single market but keeps close economic ties with the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after meeting British Prime Minis...
South Africa faces a long, hard road back to prosperity and self-respect
2018-02-15 08:20:01 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans awoke to a nation without Jacob Zuma as president for the first time in nine years on Thursday, released from the burden of a compromised leader who darkened the dreams and aspirations of the post-apartheid ...