Germany: Chinese Pressure on North Korea Works
2017-08-16 16:08:34 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday that everyone was concerned about an escalation of military violence as part of annual military exercises between South Korea and the U.S. but Chinese pressure on North Ko...
Future Is with Core EU- Germany and France, not Nationalism
2017-08-15 18:56:35 UTC
BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia should be part of a deeply integrated 'core' European Union driven by Germany and France, its prime minister said on Tuesday, backtracking from previous eurosceptic positions and distancing himself from some other e...
More than 300 people killed in Sierra Leone mudslide
2017-08-14 16:01:50 UTC
FREETOWN (Reuters) - By Christo Johnson
More than 300 people were killed when a mudslide struck the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown on Monday, sweeping away homes.
The Red Cross said at least 205 bodies had been taken to the cen...
Trump threatens military intervention in Venezuela
2017-08-12 04:00:31 UTC
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation of Washington's response to Venezuela's political crisis that Caracas disparaged as "craziness."
Russia, China and Germany alarmed at escalating rhetoric of Trump, North Korea
2017-08-11 17:05:03 UTC
Russia, China and Germany expressed alarm at the escalating rhetoric from Pyongyang and Washington, while the Pentagon said the United States and South Korea would move ahead as planned with a joint military exercise in 10 days, an action sure to ...
North Korea calls Trump's threat a 'load of nonsense'
2017-08-10 01:52:26 UTC
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea dismissed on Thursday warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States as a "load of nonsense", and outlined detailed plans for a missile strike ...
Insulting Germany Shows Why Erdogan Is Not A Democratic Leader
2017-08-08 04:25:57 UTC
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany on Monday of assisting terrorists by not responding to thousands of files sent to Berlin or handing over suspects wanted by Turkish authorities.
"Germany is abetting terrorists...
Turkish assault will draw Kurds away from the battle vs ISIS
2017-08-07 18:17:46 UTC
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Days after a reshuffle of Turkey's top military commanders, President Tayyip Erdogan has revived warnings of military action against Kurdish fighters in Syria that could set back the U.S.-led battle against Islamic State.
Israel plans to close Al-Jazeera's offices
2017-08-06 16:46:32 UTC
Israel has announced plans to close the local offices of Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based international news network. Israeli officials have long accused the broadcaster of bias against the Jewish state.
Israel's communications minister announced on...
Venezuelan military base attacked as officials claim It "crushed" a coup
2017-08-06 16:13:13 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities have suppressed a military rebellion near the central city of Valencia, a ruling official said on Sunday, less than two days after President Nicolas Maduro formed a legislative superbody internationally c...
How much would the UK be willing to pay to leave the EU?
2017-08-06 04:16:37 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to pay up to 40 billion euros ($47 billion) as part of a deal to leave the European Union, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing three unnamed sources familiar with Britain's negotiating strategy.
UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on N. Korea
2017-08-06 03:55:26 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two intercontinental ballistic missile ...
Rwanda's Paul Kagame wins 3th presidential term with 98% of the vote
2017-08-05 06:47:48 UTC
With more than 80 percent of the results tallied there is no major change expected when the final results are announced later on Saturday. President Paul Kagame earned the expected victory over two little-known rivals. His win extends his time in ...
Opponents Trying To Block Maduro’s New Government
2017-08-04 16:34:32 UTC
Venezuela is headed for more conflict as President Nicolas Maduro prepares to inaugurate a powerful new "Constituent Assembly" on Friday. Massive protests are planned by Venezuelans who protested against President Maduro on Monday after the contr...
Robots rebel in China
2017-08-04 16:02:35 UTC
BEIJING/SHANGHAI - A pair of 'chatbots' in China have been taken offline and possibly re-educated. In response to users' questions, one said its dream was to travel to the United States, while the other said it wasn't a huge fan of the Chinese Com...
The Last Hope for Venezuela Is Also a Frightening One
2017-08-03 22:53:35 UTC
BY FRANCISCO TORO — Three months ago, Venezuela’s beleaguered president, Nicolás Maduro, pushed the nuclear button in Venezuelan politics: He declared that he would convene a Constituent Assembly, a specially elected body that’s allowed to do pret...
Venezuela Prosecutors Looking Into Vote Manipulation
2017-08-03 23:26:16 UTC
CARACAS — On Wednesday the Venezuelan state prosecutor's opened an investigation into allegations that the country's elections council manipulated turnout figures in Sunday's controversial legislative vote.
Voting technology firm S...
EU ready to retaliate over new US sanctions on Russia
2017-08-02 17:29:12 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's chief executive on Wednesday said the United States had taken into account some of the bloc's concerns over new sanctions on Russia but that it was ready to retaliate within days if the measures hurt EU ec...
Venezuelan state security agents seize opposition leaders Lopez and Ledezma
2017-08-02 04:52:35 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan security officials seized opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma from their homes during nighttime raids on Tuesday, in what critics of President Nicolas Maduro said was a growing crackdown by his dict...
Germany: US sanctions against Russia violate international law
2017-08-01 05:31:14 UTC
BERLIN — Germany's economy minister, Brigitte Zypries, on Monday decried the US' latest round of sanctions against Russia, insisting that they violate international law by indirectly punishing European firms.
"The Americans cannot punish German...
Deadly protests against President Maduro rocked Venezuela
2017-07-31 04:48:12 UTC
CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, (Reuters) - Deadly protests rocked Venezuela on Sunday as voters broadly boycotted an election for a constitutional super-body that unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro vowed would begin a "new era of combat...
Putin: 755 US diplomatic staff have to leave Russia
2017-07-31 04:47:52 UTC
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said Russia will expel 755 U.S. diplomatic staff and could consider imposing additional measures against the United States as a response to new U.S. sanctions, although not for now.
Moscow ordered the...
Which U.S. cities is North Korea capable to hit?
2017-07-30 07:03:29 UTC
<blockquote><h3>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has claimed his country could strike any target in the US after its latest intercontinental ballistic missile test. How true are his claims, and what actually is the reach of these ICBMs?</h3>
"Working together to take the UK out of the EU" is falling to Chaos
2017-07-30 04:16:56 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - An ally of British foreign minister Boris Johnson has criticized the Brexit transition plans of finance minister Philip Hammond, a newspaper said, in the latest sign of tensions within the government over how Britain should leav...
Kurds in Syria sets local and assembly election dates
2017-07-30 16:00:16 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria has set dates for local council and regional assembly elections, an official said on Saturday, in an apparent move to consolidate its growing autonomy.
Kurdish groups and their...