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  • Brazil's Top Court Rules Former President Lula Can Be Jailed
    Brazil's_top_court_rules_former_president_lula_can_be_jailed 2018-04-05 07:22:17 UTC
    BRASILIA — Justices had been weighing whether former President Lula should be allowed to put off beginning a 12-year sentence while he appeals a corruption conviction. The ruling against Lula will likely end his political career. Brazil’s Sup...
  • Kurdish-led SDF and Iraqi government could mount joint operations against ISIS
    Kurdish-led_sdf_and_iraqi_government_could_mount_joint_operations_against_isis 2018-04-04 18:48:34 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A top Syrian Kurdish politician suggested on Wednesday that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Iraqi government could mount joint operations against Islamic State in the area on the border of the two countrie...
  • China increased tariffs by up to 25 percent on 128 US goods
    China_increased_tariffs_by_up_to_25_percent_on_128_us_products 2018-04-02 06:29:23 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China has increased tariffs by up to 25 percent on 128 U.S. products including frozen pork, wine and certain fruits and nuts, escalating a spat between the world’s biggest economies in response to U.S. duties on imports of alum...
  • Science is afraid of tackling some of events of religious significance
    Why_science_is_afraid_of_tackling_some_of_events_of_religious_significance 2018-04-01 07:31:20 UTC
    Science and journalism are kindred spirits: Both rely on curiosity, the courage to ask tough questions, and deal fairly and ethically with the answers. Sure, it doesn't always happen that way — there are plenty of dodgy scientists and many mor...
  • Gathering for 'right of return for Palestinian refugees' — Israeli forces kill 15 Palestinians
    Israeli_forces_kill_16_palestinians_pressing_for_right_of_return_for_refugees 2018-03-31 23:18:16 UTC
    Thousands in Gaza Strip attend mass demonstration calling for the return of Palestinian refugees. GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot and wounded about 70 Palestinians among crowds demonstrating at the Gaza-Israel border on Saturday, healt...
  • Trade Conflict Fears To Keep Markets On Edge
    Trade_conflict_fears_to_keep_markets_on_edge 2018-03-30 08:50:53 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A full-scale global trade war has not broken out yet - but that hasn’t stopped the market from fretting about one or analysts from warning about the potential cost. Whether such concerns remain a driving force for asset pri...
  • Germany to deepen military ties with Netherlands
    Germany_to_deepen_military_ties_with_netherlands 2018-03-29 15:42:48 UTC
    COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Germany and the Netherlands could deepen missile defense ties in the coming years to strengthen NATO defenses, a German general told Reuters, at a time of growing tensions with Russia. Defense ministers from both co...
  • Repeal the Second Amendment, Retired Supreme Court Justice Says
    Repeal_the_second_amendment 2018-03-27 19:09:32 UTC
    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, responding to this past weekend's March For Our Lives in several cities, is proposing what some might call a radical solution to prevent further gun violence — repealing the Second Amendment. In ...
  • UK: EU to take possible further measures against Russia
    Uk-_eu_to_take_possible_further_measures_against_russia 2018-03-26 16:42:13 UTC
    EU foreign ministers report back on possible further measures against Russia LONDON (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers will consider what possible further measures could be taken against Russia by June, British Prime Minister Theresa ...
  • Zimbabwe investigates Grace Mugabe for ivory smuggling
    Zimbabwe's_former_first_lady_grace_mugabe_faces_arrest 2018-03-26 06:11:15 UTC
    The former first lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe, is suspected by wildlife officials of having smuggled ivory worth millions of dollars. The wife of ex-President Robert Mugabe was once tipped to lead the country. The wife of former Zimbabwean ru...
  • Ex Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany
    Catalan_president_carles_puigdemont_rejected_the_madrid's_decision 2018-03-25 16:24:05 UTC
    BARCELONA/BERLIN (Reuters) - Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was detained on Sunday in Germany five months after he went into self-imposed exile from Spain, where he faces up to 25 years in prison for organizing an illegal referendum on se...
  • Earth Hour: Millions of people turn off lights for nature
    Earth_hour-_cities_around_the_world_turn_off_lights_for_nature 2018-03-24 22:38:27 UTC
    Millions of people around the world are observing the annual Earth Hour to raise awareness about climate change. Dubai and Australia's Sydney Opera House were among the places to join the blackout. People around the world are turning off their ...
  • European Union economy is performing at its best level
    Time_for_european_visionary_leadership_with_france_and_germany_at_its_heart 2018-03-23 17:37:32 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The euro zone’s economy is performing at its best level yet, European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters on Friday, calling for EU leaders to consider reforms. “We are experiencing the most favorable situation sin...
  • European Union: It is not clear what Trump wants
    Eu_tells_us_president__you're_wrong_trade_wars_are_'easy_to_lose' 2018-03-23 16:29:14 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s trade chief is unsure what Washington wants in return for a permanent EU exemption from steel tariffs but she warned on Friday that she would resist pressure to cut EU duties on U.S. cars. European Trad...
  • Trans-Atlantic under Trump is worse than it has been in decades
    Trans-atlantic_under_trump_is_worse_than_it_has_been_in_decades 2018-03-22 07:36:03 UTC
    From nationalism to NATO spending, the trans-Atlantic relationship under US President Donald Trump is worse than it has been in decades. But, note practitioners and scholars, it doesn't have to stay that way. No American president in recent mem...
  • Karl Marx, author of "The Communist Manifesto" remains a celebrated figure in his hometown of Trier
    Karl_marx__the_author_of_%22das_kapital%22_remains_a_celebrated_figure_in_his_hometown_of_trier 2018-03-22 07:06:35 UTC
    TRIER, GERMANY — While Karl Marx was exiled from Germany and died in England, the author of "The Communist Manifesto" and "Das Kapital" remains a celebrated figure in his hometown of Trier in Germany, where he now adorns pedestrian traffic lights ...
  • Israeli court sentences Palestinian teenage protest icon Ahed Tamimi
    Ahed_tamimi__palestinian_teen_activist_remain_in_custody 2018-03-21 21:52:33 UTC
    OFER MILITARY PRISON, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian teenage protest icon Ahed Tamimi on Wednesday was sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping and kicking a pair of Israeli soldiers outside her West Bank home, capping a case that sparked up...
  • Brexit: EU leaders warn UK on Irish border and Gibraltar
    Germany_calls_on_uk_to_offer_more_'concrete'_brexit_plans 2018-03-21 18:48:03 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders will issue a warning to Britain on Friday that it will only finally secure a Brexit transition period if it stands by its commitments on the Irish border and Gibraltar, a draft statement showed on Wednesday. The ...
  • Germany returned relics from 'Olmec civilization' to Mexico
    German_authorities_returned_two_wooden_busts_from_the_ancient_olmec_civilization_to_mexico 2018-03-21 18:37:38 UTC
    After nearly a decade of litigation, Mexico recovered two Mesoamerican busts that had been missing since the 1980s. German authorities had found the wooden pieces in 2008, when they seized them from an artifacts dealer. In a ceremony in Munich ...
  • Chinese carmaker Geely's profit more than doubled in 2017
    Chinese_carmaker_geely's_profit_more_than_doubled_in_2017 2018-03-21 07:58:51 UTC
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese carmaker Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd, whose chairman recently took a $9 billion stake in Germany’s Daimler AG, said on Wednesday its profits more than doubled in 2017, driven by strong domestic sales of popular SUVs....
  • Israel confirms it bombed Syrian 'nuclear site' in 2007
    Israel_confirms_that_it_bombed_a_syrian_nuclear_reactor_in_2007 2018-03-21 07:24:50 UTC
    JERUSALEM, March 21 (Reuters) - Israel for the first time confirmed that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, saying on Wednesday that the strike removed a major threat to Israel and the region and was a “message” to others. Th...
  • Turkish Aggressors Captured Syrian Town of Afrin From Kurds
    Turkish_aggressors_captured_syrian_town_of_afrin_from_kurds 2018-03-19 07:18:55 UTC
    ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, raising their flags in the town center and declaring full control after an eight-week campaign to drive out Kurdis...
  • Another 6 years for Putin: Only Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ruled longer
    Another_6_years_for_putin-_only_soviet_dictator_stalin_ruled_longer 2018-03-18 19:41:42 UTC
    KEMEROVO, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajector...
  • Russian foreign ministry to expel 23 British diplomats
    Uk's_theresa_may_underlines_importance_of_iran_nuclear_deal 2018-03-17 16:34:25 UTC
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a carefully calibrated retaliatory move against London, which has accused the Kremlin of orchestrating a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in...
  • Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron to unveil EU roadmap
    Angela_merkel_and_emmanuel_macron_to_unveil_eu_roadmap 2018-03-16 19:56:23 UTC
    Things are moving quickly now that Germany finally has its new government: Germany's new foreign minister, Heiko Maas of the Social Democrats (SPD), flew to Paris on the very same day he was sworn in. The chancellor is not wasting time, either. Le...