Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe: There is no one with my political stature to replace me
2017-07-29 16:04:49 UTC
CHINHOYI, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Saturday said he was not stepping down nor dying and that there was no one with his political stature who could immediately take over from him.
The 93-year-old leader has been...
Iran interprets U.S. rhetoric as bad faith
2017-07-28 17:39:56 UTC
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran denied on Friday U.S. accusations that its test of a rocket that can put satellites into orbit violated a U.N resolution and said Washington's "rhetoric" was a sign of bad faith towards Tehran's nuclear deal with world power...
North Korea fired a ballistic missile in a late-night test launch
2017-07-28 16:18:34 UTC
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Friday in an unusual late-night test launch from its northern Jangang province that landed in the sea off its east coast, possibly in Japan's exclusive economic zone, South Korea and Japan...
New EU aid to help refugees with rent and cash in Greece
2017-07-27 18:02:36 UTC
ATHENS (Reuters) - The European Commission will give Greece 209 million euros ($245 million) in new emergency aid to help refugees stranded in the country rent homes and pay for basics with a cash card, the Commission said on Thursday.
EU, the world's biggest trading bloc, seeks to set global trade rules - US out of the race
2017-07-27 16:29:50 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - If Donald Trump's ditching of a U.S.-led trade alliance with Pacific Rim nations wasn't a gift to the European Union, then it must be the next best thing.
The president's decision on his first day in office effectively pull...
Russian cyber criminals: $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring
2017-07-26 17:56:41 UTC
ATHENS/MOSCOW/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least $4 billion has been arrested in Greece, police and sources said on W...
"Mandela's Last Years" - Was Madiba on life support for political ends?
2017-07-25 04:41:05 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Publisher Penguin on Monday pulled a book about Nelson Mandela off the shelves after the widow and family of South Africa's former president complained that the doctor who wrote the book had not been given permission to do...
Polish President says he would veto Supreme Court bills
2017-07-25 04:40:59 UTC
WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday said he would veto two of three bills passed by parliament in a judicial reform that has triggered nationwide protests and raised EU and U.S. concerns about a politicization of the courts....
British households' financial situation already deteriorating
2017-07-24 03:04:56 UTC
LONDON - U.S. president Donald Trump announced in June 2016, "I think Brexit is going to end up being a great thing."
Just one year after the Brexit vote, British people are more pessimistic and worried about their uncertain future.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro says vote for new congress will take place
2017-07-31 04:47:23 UTC
<blockquote><h2>Deadly protests against President Maduro rocked Venezuela</h2>CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, (Reuters) - Deadly protests rocked Venezuela on Sunday as voters broadly boycotted an election for a constitutional super-body that unp...
Iran & Iraq signed agreement to step up military cooperation
2017-07-23 17:54:06 UTC
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to step up military cooperation and the fight against "terrorism and extremism", Iranian media reported, an accord which is likely to raise concerns in Washington.
Iranian Defence Mi...
Germany confronts Russia over Siemens turbines in Crimea
2017-07-23 04:38:53 UTC
<blockquote>FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany has warned Russia that breaches of sanctions including the relocation to Crimea of four gas turbines delivered to Russia by Siemens are straining political relations between the two countries, 'Bild am Son...
EU warns of 'unintended consequences' on Russia sanctions
2017-07-22 20:26:27 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union sounded an alarm on Saturday about moves in the U.S. Congress to step up U.S. sanctions on Russia, urging Washington to keep coordinating with its G7 partners and warning of unintended consequences.
In a ...
Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line
2017-07-22 16:23:52 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line on Saturday, according to state media, against a backdrop of tension between the United States and Tehran.
The Sayyad 3 missile can reach an altitude of 27 km (16 mil...
African immigrants in Germany help refugees to integrate
2017-07-21 06:52:17 UTC
<blockquote><h2>How African migrants are turning the tide for refugees in Germany</h2><h3><i>There's hardly anyone more qualified to help migrants and refugees new to Germany than former newcomers themselves. This is the premise of AfricanTide, an...
German patience is over with Turkey's Erdogan
2017-07-20 16:04:36 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - In comments that threatened broader economic consequences, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said he could not advise companies to invest in a country [Turkey] without legal certainty where even completely innocent companie...
Netanyahu caught on hot microphone complaining about EU
2017-07-19 18:23:30 UTC
Netanyahu has been caught by journalists imploring central European leaders to campaign for Israel in the EU. Conference organizers quickly cut his microphone when they realized his closed-door comments were broadcast.
Israeli Prime Minister ...
German engineers refusing to help Putin to turn on turbines in Crimea
2017-07-19 17:10:03 UTC
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia outfoxed European Union sanctions by delivering gas turbines made by Germany's Siemens to the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea. Now for the hard part, switching them on.
No Russian company, according to Reuters data,...
One of the biggest icebergs has broken away from Antarctica
2017-07-19 03:43:30 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up.
The one trillion ton iceberg, measuring 5,800 squar...
105-year-old Japanese doctor who was still working died
2017-07-18 06:18:09 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - A centenarian Japanese doctor who saw patients until just months before his death and helped set up the medical systems that have made Japan one of the world's longest-lived nations died on Tuesday at the age of 105.
Born in 1...
Iran sentenced a U.S. dual national to 10 years in jail on spying charges
2017-07-16 22:14:18 UTC
DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian court has sentenced a U.S. dual national to 10 years in jail on spying charges, Iran's judiciary spokesman said on Sunday, the latest case involving dual nationals held on security charges in the country.
Angela Merkel: Brexit changed my view on Europe
2017-07-15 18:57:48 UTC
ZINGST, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told voters on Saturday that Britain's decision to leave the European Union and France's election of President Emmanuel Macron had changed her view on the bloc, adding it was worth fighti...
Maths 'genius' Maryam Mirzakhani, First Woman to Win Fields Medal, Dies Age 40
2017-07-15 18:46:03 UTC
The Iranian-born professor, Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal –considered the mathematics equivalent of the Nobel Prize – for mathematics, has died in the US.
The 40-year-old had breast cancer, which had...
China allows the Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife to leave the country
2017-07-15 07:05:25 UTC
SHENYANG, China (Reuters) - Deceased Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo was cremated on Saturday and his wife is "free", a government official said, as a state-run newspaper attacked him as a "despised" criminal out of step wit...
Trump shows his chauvinist attitude in France
2017-07-14 01:54:45 UTC
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised French first lady Brigitte Macron for being in <i>"such good shape"</i> on Thursday during his state visit to France, according to a video on the French government's Facebook page.
Trump, 71, who ...