Barcelona Attackers Evaded Checks Designed to Prevent Attacks
2017-08-28 17:29:16 UTC
MADRID (Reuters) - A jihadist cell that killed 16 people in a double attack in Catalonia earlier this month managed to evade controls specifically intended to detect potential threats, Spain’s interior minister said on Monday, promising to review ...
Merkel stands by decision to open Germany's borders to refugees
2017-08-27 19:50:20 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she has no regrets about her 2015 decision to open the country’s borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees and added she will not be deterred from campaigning by angry hecklers.
In an i...
Ukraine's Tuberculosis Problem Concerns Europe
2017-08-25 18:43:12 UTC
ODESSA, Ukraine — In the Ukrainian tourist destination of Odessa, a port on the Black Sea, holidaymakers mingle with internally displaced people from the country’s war-torn east, local Roma, students, and economic migrants from Central Asia and th...
Turkey Purges Hundreds of Civil Servants
2017-08-25 16:25:35 UTC
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey dismissed hundreds civil servants and boosted President Tayyip Erdogan’s powers over the MIT national intelligence agency in two decrees published on Friday, the latest under emergency rule imposed after last year’s att...
Turkey will never be a member of the EU under Erdogan says German FM
2017-08-25 01:11:16 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey will never be a member of the European Union as long as it is governed by Tayyip Erdogan, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Thursday, accusing the Turkish president of failing to take accession talks with the...
Venezuela Pulls Columbian TV Channel From Airwaves
2017-08-24 18:01:07 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government has pulled a Colombian television channel from Venezuela's airwaves, Caracol Television said on Thursday, slamming the move as a crackdown on media.
Maduro's administration fre...
Key UN panel warns US over 'alarming' racism, as it did with Iraq and Burundi
2017-08-24 02:11:19 UTC
A UN committee charged with tackling racism has issued an “early warning” over conditions in the US and urged the Trump administration to “unequivocally and unconditionally” reject discrimination.
The warning specifically refers to events last ...
Germany's top politician wants US nukes out of his country
2017-08-23 17:10:25 UTC
Germany's top politician from the Social Democratic Party, Martin Schulz has vowed to remove US nuclear weapons from Germany's soil if he defeats Chancellor Angela Merkel in the upcoming election.
Trump's conflict with North Korea "shows more ...
Kurds Impossible Issue for Tillerson in Turkey
2017-08-23 15:24:36 UTC
ANKARA—(The Atlantic) Before Jim Mattis, the U.S. defense secretary, set off on a trip to strengthen ties with America’s allies in the Middle East and Europe, the Pentagon released a statement saying he would “look for ways to help Turkey address ...
North Korea Seen As Number Two Threat to China
2017-08-22 20:33:35 UTC
TAIPEI, KYODO – North Korea is seen as the No. 2 threat to China after the United States, according to a recent document written by strategists with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and seen by Kyodo News.
It shows that despite the two ne...
Trump Has No Afghanistan Policy
2017-08-22 23:18:12 UTC
Donald Trump has no strategy for Afghanistan. Appearing at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday evening, the president announced ... something. A strategy, allegedly, that will “win” our 16-year-old war in Afghanistan.
Trump being Trump...
Timeline of North Korea Standoff
2017-08-22 19:32:37 UTC
(Reuters) - In North Korea's effort to become a nuclear power capable of striking the United States, leader Kim Jong Un has telegraphed what his scientists and weapons experts are achieving. Over the past two years, the country has moved from a fl...
Trump Lacks Options on Pakistan's "terrorist" havens
2017-08-22 19:24:09 UTC
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Outlining a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump chastised Pakistan over its alleged support for Afghan militants - an approach analysts say probably won't change Pakistan's strategic calculati...
Germany hits Erdogan with call to back Turkish democracy
2017-08-22 16:38:41 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and the rest of Europe should back the "democratically minded" majority of Turks who do not support President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Germany's foreign minister said in remarks likely to hurt Berlin's relations with Ankara...
He Won!: US Is Moving Away From Its Anti-Assad Course
2017-08-22 01:33:25 UTC
The US is increasingly moving away from its anti-Assad course. And the winner is: Assad.
The Syrian president appears increasingly confident, announcing that conditions will apply to countries wanting to rejig their relationship with Syria.
Merkel: Erdogan misuses Interpol warrants for his purposes
2017-08-21 08:26:42 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized Turkey's use of an Interpol arrest warrant to detain a German writer in Spain, telling an election town hall event on Sunday that this amounted to abuse of the international police agen...
Sweden to deport 106-year-old Afghan woman
2017-08-21 05:23:45 UTC
The Swedish Migration Agency rejected the asylum application and ruled for the deportation of a 106-year-old Afghan woman, who is blind, confined to bed and is believed to be the world's oldest refugee.
According to the report of Sweden's publi...
Angela Merkel leads pre-election polls in Germany
2017-08-20 16:50:56 UTC
It's becoming something of a weekly ritual. Every Sunday, opinion polls for Germany's national election on September 24 are published that put Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU 15 percentage points ahead of the Social Democrats (SPD) and...
Turkey's Erdogan Attacks Germany with Morbid Language
2017-08-19 21:09:52 UTC
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the German government on Saturday for criticising his call to ethnic Turks to vote against Germany's two ruling parties in September elections, warning the foreign minister to "know your limits"...
Barcelona van driver among five killed by police
2017-08-18 21:23:17 UTC
BARCELONA (Reuters) - The driver of the van that plowed into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people, was one of five men shot dead by police in a Catalan seaside resort hours later, Spanish newspapers reported on Friday.
Josep Lluis Trapero, po...
Police hunt van driver who hit Barcelona crowd
2017-08-18 05:47:41 UTC
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain mounted a sweeping anti-terror operation on Friday after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people before fleeing, in what police suspect was one of multiple planned attacks.
Waves of asylum seekers crossing the US border into Canada
2017-08-17 20:25:42 UTC
TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Thursday, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration...
Van plowed into crowds in Barcelona and killed 13 people
2017-08-17 19:27:25 UTC
BARCELONA (Reuters) - A van plowed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday and a regional official said 13 people were killed, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack.
Police said they had arrested a man li...
World leader called Trump's words "monstrosities"
2017-08-17 02:54:36 UTC
International leaders criticized US President Trump after he said multiple parties were to blame for violence at neo-Nazi marches in the US. In Germany, a leading politician called the president's words "monstrosities."
At home and abroad, US P...
Clues of North Korea Missile Technology Lead To Russia
2017-08-16 19:25:13 UTC
A new media report claims North Korea was able to develop its missile system after buying rocket engines on the black market in Ukraine. Kyiv denies the link. In this international mystery, the clues lead to Russia.
Anyone who asks Vitaly Zusht...