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  • Germany: Chinese Pressure on North Korea Works
    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
    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
    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
    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." Venezuela h...
  • Russia, China and Germany alarmed at escalating rhetoric of Trump, North Korea
    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'
    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
    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
    Turkish_assault_will_draw_kurds_away_from_the_battle_against_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. K...
  • Israel plans to close Al-Jazeera's offices
    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
    Venezuelan_military_base_attacked_as_officials_claim_it_%22crushed%22_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?
    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
    North_korea_willing_to_use_nuclear_weapons_if_provoked 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
    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
    Opponents_trying_to_block_maduro%e2%80%99s_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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Venezuelan_security_agents_seizes_opposition_leaders_leopoldo_lopez_and_antonio_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
    Brigitte_zypries_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
    Deadly_protests_against_unpopular_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
    Russian_president_vladimir_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?
    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> Kim, ...
  • "Working together to take the UK out of the EU" is falling to Chaos
    %22working_together_to_take_the_uk_out_of_the_eu%22_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
    Kurds_in_syria_sets_local_and_assembly_elections_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...