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  • EU Schools Trump On Trade: You're Wrong! Trade Wars Are 'Easy to Lose'
    Eu_tells_us_president__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
    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. While...
  • Trade War: Mexico Rejects U.S. Bid to Split NAFTA
    Trade_war-_mexico_rejects_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
    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
    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
    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
    France_wants_%22to_keep_a_cultural_relationship%22_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
    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. If ...
  • Social Democrat party members approve Merkel-led coalition
    Angela_merkel_-__social_democrat_party_members_approve_new_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
    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
    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
    Trump's_protectionist_measures_will_hurt_the_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
    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. Israeli polic...
  • Eurozone Posts Fastest Economic Growth in a Decade
    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. Sti...
  • South Korean prosecutors seek long sentence for ex-President Park Geun-hye
    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
    Police-_britain_faces_a_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
    Palestinian_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
    Un_security_council_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
    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
    Iraq-_turkey_warns_kurds_against_holding_an_independence_referendum 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
    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
    Iran_is_sentencing_children_and_teenagers_to_death 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
    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
    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 ...
  • Netanyahu faces corruption and breach of trust charges
    Netanyahu_linked_to_a_'corrupt_deal'_with_german_steel_producer 2018-02-14 16:36:57 UTC
    How is the Israeli prime minister linked to an allegedly corrupt deal with German steel producer ThyssenKrupp? One is Israel's long-serving prime minister, the other is one of Germany's biggest industrial corporations, and now the two have been...