Mexico puts tariffs on products from key Republican congressional districts
2018-06-07 02:50:01 UTC
WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican tariffs are roiling U.S. congressional campaigns in states where U.S. exporters could take a hit and President Donald Trump’s Republicans face tough races in November congressional elections.
U.S. blocked U.N. resolution on Gaza, failed to gain any support on its own measure
2018-06-02 05:00:02 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.S.-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that blamed Hamas for the violence and upheld Israel’s right to defend itself failed to attract any other country’s support when it was put to vote in the 15-member council...
Germany to receive $5.6 Billion from EU for taking 1.7M refugees
2018-06-02 03:33:56 UTC
The European Union is set to give Germany some $5.6 billion (€4.8 billion) in the next budget period running from 2021 to 2027 as compensation for the financial burden of taking in some 1.7 million refugees since 2013, The German, Frankfurter Allg...
EU, Canada, Mexico announce retaliatory measures against US products
2018-06-01 00:35:36 UTC
WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - Canada and Mexico retaliated against the United State’s decision on Thursday to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and the European Union had its own reprisals ready to go, reigniting investor fears of a glob...
Zimbabwe will hold first post-Mugabe elections on July 30
2018-05-30 17:06:12 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on July 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday, a vote he promises will be free and fair with international monitoring after the ouster of 94-year-old stron...
Mexico's president Message for Trump: "NO. Mexico will NEVER pay for a wall. Not now, not ever"
2018-05-30 06:47:38 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Mexico of doing “nothing” to stop illegal immigrants crossing into the United States, and repeated his election campaign pledge that Mexico would pay for his planned borde...
Iran to attend June summit in China of Asian leaders
2018-05-28 16:57:06 UTC
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani next month at a regional summit aimed at avoiding disruption of joint projects, its foreign ministry said on Monday, as major powers scramble to save Iran’s nuclear deal after th...
Italy in chaos as effort to form government collapses
2018-05-28 07:53:17 UTC
MILAN (Reuters) - Italy’s president is expected to ask a former International Monetary Fund official on Monday to head a stopgap government amidst political and constitutional turmoil, with early elections looking inevitable.
President Sergio M...
France hails ‘heroic’ immigrant who scaled building to rescue dangling child
2018-05-28 06:11:36 UTC
A video of a dramatic rescue of a small child in Paris has gone viral on social media, with people calling the rescuer a real Spider-Man. President Emmanuel Macron is to thank the young migrant for his bravery.
<blockquote>Paris Mayor Anne Hida...
Victory for women: Ireland ends abortion ban
2018-05-26 17:40:06 UTC
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalize its highly restrictive abortion laws in a referendum that its prime minister called the culmination of a “quiet revolution” in what was one of Europe’s most socially conservative co...
Russian armed forces downed MH17, killing all 298 people onboard
2018-05-25 16:50:40 UTC
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Netherlands told Moscow on Friday it will hold the Russian state legally responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in July 2014, after investigators concluded that a Russian army missile system was used i...
Germany, France, Britain, Russia, China and Iran to flesh out strategy to save nuclear agreement
2018-05-25 16:16:03 UTC
VIENNA (Reuters) - British, Chinese, French, German and Russian officials will try to flesh out with Iran’s deputy foreign minister a strategy to save the deal by keeping oil and investment flowing, while circumventing U.S. sanctions that risk hur...
Football legend Ronaldinho to marry two women at same time
2018-06-15 23:01:50 UTC
LONDON — Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho will reportedly "marry" two women at the same time during a small wedding ceremony in August.
While polygamy is outlawed in Brazil, O Dia (h/t Dan Gartland of Sports Illustrated) reported civil unio...
Europe and US deeply divided: "We're pursuing two completely different paths"
2018-05-24 03:08:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Europe and the United States remain deeply divided over how to proceed after Washington’s exit from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday after back-to-back meetings with two seni...
Will Trump offer Kim a deal like Iran got?
2018-05-21 18:29:22 UTC
Last week, North Korea canceled a meeting with South Korean officials and threatened to cancel a planned summit with US President Trump. Ostensibly, the cancellations were over the participation of U.S. B-52 bombers in a military exercise with Sou...
US threatens to 'crush' Iran and warns European companies
2018-05-21 17:06:09 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday threatened to impose the “strongest sanctions in history” against Iran if it did not accept a sweeping series of U.S. demands, including effectively giving up its nuclear ambitions, c...
Merkel, Putin share common ground on Iran nuclear accord
2018-05-18 17:09:29 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Iran nuclear deal, Syria, the conflict in Ukraine and the North Stream 2 gas pipeline.
Merkel said that the Iran nuclear deal was better than none at all in a p...
EU's stance on Trump: "With friends like that who needs enemies"
2018-05-16 22:44:23 UTC
Ahead of a summit of EU leaders, Donald Tusk criticizes Trump for US actions. He asked "with friends like that who needs enemies," apparently in response to the US scrapping the Iran deal and planning steel tariffs.
In remarkably frank terms, E...
North Korea threatens to cancel Kim-Trump summit
2018-05-16 00:42:38 UTC
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Wednesday threw into question an unprecedented summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump scheduled for next month, denouncing military exercises between South Korea and the United States...
European powers condemn violence against Palestinian and blast US embassy move to Jerusalem
2018-05-14 23:10:47 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the violence against Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza in a statement released late on Monday and reiterated his opposition to the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
Israeli Forces Turned Palestinian Protests Into Bloodshed
2018-05-14 16:37:24 UTC
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed dozens of Palestinians taking part in mass protests on the Gaza border on Monday as the United States opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.
The U.S. relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv f...
Merkel emphasizes again that Europe can no longer rely on U.S.
2018-05-11 00:27:32 UTC
AACHEN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Europe can no longer count on the United States to protect it, urging the continent to “take destiny into its own hands.”
“It is no longer such that the United States simply protects u...
Merkel: Tensions between Iran and Israel "is truly about war and peace"
2018-05-10 19:44:33 UTC
BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany on Thursday urged Israel and Iran to exercise restraint and avoid further escalation of hostilities in the Middle East after the heaviest military exchange ever between the two regional adversaries.
Iran-Israel Proxy War Heats Up in Syria
2018-05-10 05:37:50 UTC
AP — The Israeli army says air raid sirens have sounded in the Golan Heights.
The sirens went off shortly after the Syrian state news agency and activists reported rocket fire from Israel into southern Syrian just before midnight Wednesday.
European Powers Regret Trump's Decision on Iran
2018-05-08 19:22:15 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Israel praised President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, while Washington’s allies in Europe expressed regret over the decision and said they would to try keep the pact alive.