Weak US Dollar Struggles, Asian Shares Reach Record Peak
2018-01-25 07:27:10 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks hit a record high on Thursday though concerns about the Trump administration’s protectionist stance tempered enthusiasm in financial markets, while the dollar struggled after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin we...
Davos: Merkel says right-wing populism is a 'poison'
2018-01-24 21:04:11 UTC
DAVOS, Switzerland — German Chancellor Angela Merkel evoked the two world wars and questioned whether the West had learned the lessons from those conflicts.
Merkel has told WEF delegates that "the right-wing populism is a poison."
“We are ...
Turkey Attacks Kurds, the Most Effective Anti-ISIS Force
2018-01-23 07:30:10 UTC
BERLIN — By launching an offensive against Kurdish YPG militias in northern Syria, Turkey is again proving itself to be an unpredictable actor. The failure of Turkey's partners to speak up smacks of cynicism, says Kersten Knipp from Germany's publ...
Queen Elizabeth II Seeks to Reconcile Britain with Zimbabwe
2018-01-23 02:41:44 UTC
LONDON — The Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, is seeking to reconcile Britain with Zimbabwe and is pinning hopes on the latter rejoining the Commonwealth.
There are indications Zimbabwe and Britain will soon engage in high-level diplo...
Turkey Launches Airstrikes Against Kurds in Syria
2018-01-20 20:22:54 UTC
HASSA, Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey opened a new front in Syria’s war on Saturday with airstrikes against Afrin that raised the prospect of worsening relations between Ankara and NATO ally Washington.
The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in the...
Far-Right Leader Farage 'Handed Data to Assange' to Favor Trump
2018-01-19 20:44:53 UTC
Nigel Farage ‘handed data to Julian Assange during a secret meeting at the embassy where WikiLeaks boss is hiding.’
Private investigator tells House panel Farage gave thumb drive to Assange, who officials view as a conduit for the Russian gover...
South African 'homeland' leader who resisted the end of apartheid dies
2018-01-19 09:32:39 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Lucas Mangope, a leader of one of South Africa’s tribal homelands who resisted the end of apartheid, died on Thursday at the age of 94, local media reported on Friday.
Mangope was president from 1977 to 1994 of Bophutha...
Zimbabwe opposition leader dies in US helicopter crash
2018-01-19 07:31:03 UTC
New Mexico/ Albuquerque — Authorities in the US state of New Mexico say key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett has been killed in a helicopter crash.
State Police Lieutenant Elizabeth Armijo confirmed Bennett's death on Thursday, a day af...
Zimbabwe fires more than 30 senior police commanders
2018-01-18 19:21:36 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has fired more than 30 senior police commanders as part of a process to clean up the image of the force, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported in its online edition on Thursday quoting unnamed police sources.
Pope Francis on Immigration: There is no Christian joy when doors are closed
2018-01-18 18:27:58 UTC
IQUIQUE, Chile (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Thursday that it is not Christian to shut out immigrants, urging nations to welcome people whose lives had been “watered down” by poverty, injustice and exploitation.
Francis, whose defense of mig...
Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian Teen Activist Remain in Custody
2018-01-18 01:59:52 UTC
An Israeli court has ruled to keep a prominent Palestinian teen activist and her mother in custody until the end of their trial.
Ahed Tamimi, 16, was detained last month during an overnight raid on her home in the occupied West Bank village o...
Trade surplus in EU expanded to its highest point in 2017
2018-01-15 10:42:15 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The trade surplus in the 19 countries sharing the euro expanded in November to its highest point in eight months, as a rise in exports of goods outpaced increasing imports, despite a stronger euro, official estimates released ...
Scotland Sees 'Golden' Chance to Stay in European Single Market
2018-01-14 08:31:04 UTC
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday there was a “golden opportunity” to argue for Britain to remain in the European single market after Brexit, as no-one had yet demonstrated the benefit of loosening trade ties wit...
Immigrants from Africa Boast Higher Education Levels Than Overall U.S. Population
2018-01-13 10:19:57 UTC
NEW YORK - Today, New American Economy (NAE) released a report on the contributions of immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa to the U.S. economy. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of African immigrants in America more than doubled - rising from rough...
Norwegians decline Trump's offer to move to US
2018-01-13 08:35:25 UTC
Norwegians have been quick to decline the offer from Donald Trump to move to the US. The president had said in less than polite terms that they would be more welcome than migrants from other American or African states.
Norwegians were firm but ...
All African countries decry Trump's insult as "outrageous, racist, and xenophobic"
2018-01-13 08:01:19 UTC
All 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations decried Donald Trump's reported remarks as "outrageous, racist, and xenophobic" on Friday, a day after US media reported that Trump had referred to African states, Haiti, and El Salvador as "s***hol...
Earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck Caribbean Islands/ Honduras, tsunami warning for Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
2018-01-10 04:13:26 UTC
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck near remote Caribbean Islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The quake rattled windows in the Honduran capi...
Russia: US abusing UN to undermine Iran nuclear deal
2018-01-08 21:29:28 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday to discuss recent protests in Iran turned into criticism of the United States for requesting to meet on what some member states said was an internal issue for Tehran.
Arab states seek international resolution to recognize Jerusalem as Palestinian capital
2018-01-07 06:46:33 UTC
Arab states will push for the international community to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, Jordan's foreign minister said Saturday, a month after US President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel's capital.
Nobel peace laureate Ebadi urges sanctions against Mullahs
2018-01-04 21:12:12 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi urged the United States and international community to support nationwide protests in Iran with political sanctions and not economic measures that could hit the general population.
Who is more dangerous? My nuclear button is bigger than yours!
2018-01-03 19:15:40 UTC
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un recently referred to their "nuclear buttons," with the US leader boasting that his was "bigger" than Kim's. The US nuclear briefcase, however, doesn't really have a big red button...
The image of a president unleash...
Iranians Taking to the Streets, Want Change
2018-01-03 07:14:24 UTC
The protests in Iran are the result of an accumulation of unsolved problems. No matter what happens next, resentment in Iran is on the rise — people want to see change.
For the past two years at least, many an expert in Iran has warned that an ...
Trump Plans to Withhold US Aid to Palestinians
2018-01-03 06:24:52 UTC
US President Donald Trump has tweeted the US may withhold aid money to the Palestinian Authority because it is "no longer willing to talk peace." The US move comes after recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
Trump said that Washington ...
UN Panel Accuses Saudi Arabia of 'Repression' of Activists
2018-01-02 22:00:42 UTC
In a rare criticism of Saudi Arabia by the United Nations, rights experts have called on the kingdom to release dozens of detained activists. The UN panel has accused Saudi authorities of abusing counterterrorism laws.
A group of United Nations...
Why is Trump wrong and what is really happening in Iran?
2018-01-02 10:09:45 UTC
Does U.S. President Donald Trump think Iranians are fools with goldfish memories, who cannot remember the CIA-sponsored coup in their country in 1953?
Does he also think other governments in this ancient part of the world were not alarmed by Tr...