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.
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 ...
US President Trump: I have "the complete power to pardon"
2017-07-22 17:19:22 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Washington Post reported on Thursday that Trump had inquired about his authority to issue pardons to aides, family members and perhaps himself as Mueller’s Russia probe widens.
Trump cited his power to pardon in the s...
Ex-CIA Chief: Trump's comments are disgraceful and he should be ashamed of himself
2017-07-22 06:56:07 UTC
ASPEN, Colo. (Reuters) - Former CIA director John Brennan on Friday criticized as "disgraceful" President Donald Trump's efforts to play down U.S. intelligence agencies' assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election.
Solid European economic outlook kept euro strong against dollar
2017-07-21 04:12:59 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - Concerns about Trump's inability to push the US economy and strong global growth are weakening the dollar.
The euro held near two-year highs against the dollar on Friday after the head of the European Central Bank said taperin...
Trump taught his children: Fight dirty and win, no matter the cost
2017-07-19 22:11:23 UTC
Donald Trump taught his children to fight dirty and win, no matter the cost.
Decades before Donald Trump Jr. started making headlines as a First Son with a controversial record of meeting with Russian nationals, President Donald Trump‘s eldest...
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,...
Brexit EU hub: Morgan Stanley & Citigroup choosing Frankfurt
2017-07-19 16:48:26 UTC
FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley has chosen Frankfurt to be the new base for its European Union operations as Britain prepares to leave the bloc, according to a source familiar with the matter, becoming the latest U.S. bank to pick the ...
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...
Trump had undisclosed hour-long meeting with Putin at G20
2017-07-19 01:49:47 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a second, previously undisclosed conversation during a dinner for G20 leaders at a summit earlier this month in Germany, a White House official confirmed ...
US Dollar falls to lowest level in 2017
2017-07-17 21:08:40 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar hit its lowest level against a basket of major currencies in 10 months on Monday and the Australian dollar hit a more than two-year high on strong Chinese economic data and doubts that the Federal Reserve would...
Trump’s approval rating has hit the lowest mark ever
2017-07-16 20:45:02 UTC
<blockquote>U.S. President Donald Trump’s approval rating has hit the lowest mark ever for any president who has been in office for six months, according to a new poll released on Saturday.
A survey conducted by ABC News and The Washington Post...
Meet Donald Trump's 'dirty trickster' Roger Stone
2017-07-15 21:30:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (By Astead W. Herndon BOSTON GLOBE) — For decades, mainstream Republicans mocked Roger Stone Jr. for his seersucker suits and outlandish affection for Richard Nixon, whose face he has tattooed on his back. They shrugged when he made out...
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...
Ex-Soviet counter-intelligence officer participated Trump Jr. meeting
2017-07-14 20:48:46 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Soviet counter-intelligence official attended a meeting with senior aides to U.S. President Donald Trump, including his son, and a Russian lawyer, the Associated Press and NBC News reported on Friday, adding to alle...
Clinton on Being President: "It's About the People, Not About You"
2017-07-14 07:58:58 UTC
DALLAS (Reuters) - Former U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton told a forum in Dallas on Thursday that they were able to forge mutual bonds of respect and friendship because the other had been gracious in victory and respectful of presi...
Death of Liu Xiaobo shows a different side of China
2017-07-13 19:47:08 UTC
Beijing has been increasingly successful recently in its attempts to boost its image abroad. However, the death of Liu Xiaobo is a reminder that China locks away peaceful dissidents, says Germany's international broadcaster, DW's Phillip Bilsky.
Trump Jr. may have violated U.S. election law: Experts
2017-07-12 17:33:16 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who had incriminating information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton that could help his father's presidential campaign could lead inv...
Trump must lance the boil and resign
2017-07-12 05:43:50 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fresh off one foreign trip and preparing for another, Donald Trump was enjoying a period of relative calm - until the White House was rocked by a fresh controversy over contacts between the president's campaign and Russia.
McCain: The Republican bill to roll back Obamacare is likely dead
2017-07-09 17:08:21 UTC
WASHINGTON — U.S. Republican senator John McCain predicted on Sunday that the Republican bill to roll back Obamacare would likely fail, adding to growing signs that the bill is in trouble.
"My view is that it's probably going to be dead," Senat...
World leaders see no value in dealing with the US president
2017-07-09 15:54:58 UTC
HAMBURG — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was pleased that all Group of 20 members besides the United States had agreed in a communique that the Paris climate accord was irreversible.
"I think it's very clear that we could not reach co...
Merkel convinces fellow world leaders to support trade, energy & Africa - US isolated
2017-07-08 23:24:18 UTC
HAMBURG — Leaders from the world's leading economies broke with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate policy at a G20 summit on Saturday, in a rare public admission of disagreement and blow to multilateral cooperation.
German Chancellor ...
Germany's Federal Crime Office has the Panama Papers
2017-07-04 17:22:23 UTC
BERLIN — Germany's Federal Crime Office(BKA) said on Tuesday it had obtained a copy of the leaked data known as the Panama Papers that last year revealed how offshore firms are used to stash the wealth of the world's rich and powerful.
Death toll from cholera outbreak in Yemen rises to 1,500
2017-07-03 06:06:50 UTC
The death toll from a major cholera outbreak in Yemen has risen to 1,500, Nevio Zagaria, the World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Yemen, said on Saturday, and appealed for more help to put an end to the epidemic.
Yemen has been d...