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  • ISIS Facing Imminent Collapse in Syria's Raqqa
    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'
    Iran's_rouhani_at_un-_it_would_be_great_pity_if_rogue_newcomers__trump__to_politics_destroyed_nuclear_deal 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
    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
    Nicola_sturgeon-__uk%e2%80%99s_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
    Catalan_leader_carles_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
    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
    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
    Spanish_pm_mariano_rajoy_'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. "I...
  • British PM Might Demote Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
    British_pm_might_demote_foreign_secretary_boris_johnson 2017-10-08 06:07:18 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May signaled in an interview that she might demote Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a Sunday newspaper said, after she faced an open rebellion from within her party this week. The Sunday Times s...
  • Russia: North Korea Missiles Can Reach US West Coast
    North_korea_says_it_has_missile_capability_to_hit_anywhere_in_the_world 2017-10-08 05:41:13 UTC
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile which it believes can reach the west coast of the United States, a Russian lawmaker just returned from a visit to Pyongyang was quoted as saying on Friday. Anton Morozov, ...
  • Trump Presumed to Create Chaos in Iran Nuclear Deal
    Trump_presumed_to_create_chaos_in_iran_nuclear_deal 2017-10-06 00:20:55 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, a senior administration official said on Thursday, in a step that potentially coul...
  • Constitutional Court Ordered the Suspension of Catalan Parliament Session
    Constitutional_court_ordered_the_suspension_of_catalan_parliament_session 2017-10-09 19:56:54 UTC
    The Latest on Spain's political crisis amid Catalonia's independence push: <blockquote><h2><hr>• <a href="http://global-gathering.com/news/18012">Catalonia Faces Pressure to Abandon Plan for Independence</a><hr>• <a href="http://www.global-ga...
  • Catalan Parliament Moves To Declare Independence From Spain
    Catalan_parliament_moves_to_declare_independence_from_spain 2017-10-09 19:42:48 UTC
    The Latest on Spain's political crisis amid Catalonia's independence push: <blockquote><h2><hr>• <a href="http://global-gathering.com/news/18012">Catalonia Faces Pressure to Abandon Plan for Independence</a><hr>• <a href="http://www.global-ga...
  • Einstein's gravitational waves win Nobel Prize in physics
    A_team_of_1_000_scientists_detect_einstein_gravitational_waves_ 2017-10-03 16:50:23 UTC
    STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - Three U.S. scientists won the 2017 Nobel prize for physics on Tuesday for opening up a new era of astronomy by detecting gravitational waves, ripples in space and time foreseen by Albert Einstein a century ago. The ...
  • Spain Attempts to Break Catalan Revolution
    Catalan_revolution 2017-10-02 14:52:47 UTC
    MADRID — The Spanish government isn’t taking any chances. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the prosecutor’s office and the Spanish judiciary have launched an all-out legal assault on the government of Catalonia over its plans to hold a binding refere...
  • Women Deny Murdering Kim Jong Un's Half-brother
    Kim_jong_un_half_brother 2017-10-02 14:44:39 UTC
    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Two women accused of murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with a banned nerve agent pleaded not guilty at the start of a high-profile murder trial in a Malaysian court on Monday. Indon...
  • ISIS Uses Tunnels To Launch Sneak Attacks In Raqqa
    Isis_uses_tunnels_to_launch_sneak_attacks_in_raqqa 2017-10-03 06:20:07 UTC
    RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - Raqqa’s hospital, a big complex pocked with bullets holes, whose capture will signal the end of Islamic State’s crumbling Syrian capital, lies just 200 yards from a front-line base of the Syrian Democratic Forces. Beyon...
  • Pope Appeals for Help for Migrants: Wears Refugee ID Bracelet
    Pope_refuge_bracelet 2017-10-01 14:53:10 UTC
    Philip Pullella BOLOGNA, Italy (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday urged governments and people to do more to help migrants and not see them as enemies, wearing a plastic ID bracelet used by asylum seekers to drive home his message. Francis v...
  • Germany to U.S.: Match North Korea Overture with Talks with Iran
    Sigmar_gabriel_north_korea 2017-10-01 14:48:01 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s announcement that he was “probing” opportunities for dialogue with North Korea about its nuclear weapons program and called for Washington to take a similar step with Iran...
  • Erdogan says Iraqi Kurdish Authorities "will pay price" for Vote
    Erdogan_kurdish_vote 2017-09-30 23:44:09 UTC
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Iraqi Kurdish authorities would pay the price for an independence referendum which was widely opposed by foreign powers. Iraq’s Kurds overwhelmingly backed independence in ...
  • Catalans Occupy Voting Stations: Defy Madrid's Efforts to Stop Referendum
    Catalans_occupy_voting_stations 2017-09-30 14:32:10 UTC
    Sam Edwards BARCELONA (Reuters) - Supporters of Catalan independence began occupying polling stations on Friday, setting up a possible confrontation with police who have been ordered to clear them out by Sunday morning to ensure a referendum ca...
  • Catalonia's Leader: 'Everything prepared' for Catalan Vote: Madrid Says No
    Catalan_vote 2017-09-29 13:44:35 UTC
    Catherine MacDonald, Marco Trujillo BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia’s leader made clear his government was determined to go ahead with a Sunday vote on independence that Madrid calls illegal and which has thrust Spain into its most dramatic pol...
  • More Than 60 Rohingya Feared Drowned: U.S. Pressures Myanmar
    Rohingya_drowned 2017-09-29 13:36:40 UTC
    Tommy Wilkes, Michelle Nichols COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than 60 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar are believed to have drowned when their boat capsized, the latest victims in what the United Nations says is th...
  • Time for European Leadership with France and Germany at its Heart
    Time_for_european_visionary_leadership_with_france_and_germany_at_its_heart 2017-09-29 07:20:49 UTC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised French President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitions for the European Union and said his ideas could be the foundation for “intense” Franco-German cooperation on the future of Europe. Macron reiterated his view t...
  • KURDISTAN: Nearly 93 Percent of Kurds Voted for Independence
    Kurdistan_nearly_93_percent_of_kurds_voted_for_independence 2017-09-27 17:13:52 UTC
    KURDISTAN, ERBIL - Iraq's Kurds have voted to create an independent state, the High Elections and Referendum Commission said on Wednesday, in a referendum that has angered the Baghdad government and regional powers Turkey and Iran. Final result...