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  • Germany: The world needs 'more United Nations'
    Germany-_the_world_needs_'more_united_nations' 2018-03-28 18:41:39 UTC
    The world needs 'more United Nations,' new German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass has said. He is promoting Germany's claim to be elected to one of the 10 non-permanent Security Council seats. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met with UN Secret...
  • Zimbabwe investigates Grace Mugabe for ivory smuggling
    Zimbabwe's_former_first_lady_grace_mugabe_faces_arrest 2018-03-26 06:11:15 UTC
    The former first lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe, is suspected by wildlife officials of having smuggled ivory worth millions of dollars. The wife of ex-President Robert Mugabe was once tipped to lead the country. The wife of former Zimbabwean ru...
  • Trump signs spending bill that "nobody read it"
    Trump 2018-03-23 18:45:02 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed Congress’ newly passed $1.3 trillion spending bill on Friday, ending suspense over a surprising threat he made hours earlier to veto the budget and shut down the federal government. In t...
  • European Union: It is not clear what Trump wants
    Eu_tells_us_president__you're_wrong_trade_wars_are_'easy_to_lose' 2018-03-23 16:29:14 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s trade chief is unsure what Washington wants in return for a permanent EU exemption from steel tariffs but she warned on Friday that she would resist pressure to cut EU duties on U.S. cars. European Trad...
  • Mueller scrutinizing connections between Trump’s campaign and Cambridge Analytica
    Mueller_manafort_probe_intensifies 2018-03-22 16:56:37 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing the connections between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, which has come under fierce criticism over reports that it swiped the data of ...
  • Trans-Atlantic under Trump is worse than it has been in decades
    Trans-atlantic_under_trump_is_worse_than_it_has_been_in_decades 2018-03-22 07:36:03 UTC
    From nationalism to NATO spending, the trans-Atlantic relationship under US President Donald Trump is worse than it has been in decades. But, note practitioners and scholars, it doesn't have to stay that way. No American president in recent mem...
  • Brexit: EU leaders warn UK on Irish border and Gibraltar
    Germany_calls_on_uk_to_offer_more_'concrete'_brexit_plans 2018-03-21 18:48:03 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders will issue a warning to Britain on Friday that it will only finally secure a Brexit transition period if it stands by its commitments on the Irish border and Gibraltar, a draft statement showed on Wednesday. The ...
  • Germany returned relics from 'Olmec civilization' to Mexico
    German_authorities_returned_two_wooden_busts_from_the_ancient_olmec_civilization_to_mexico 2018-03-21 18:37:38 UTC
    After nearly a decade of litigation, Mexico recovered two Mesoamerican busts that had been missing since the 1980s. German authorities had found the wooden pieces in 2008, when they seized them from an artifacts dealer. In a ceremony in Munich ...
  • Hillary Clinton Explains Her Comments on Trump Voters
    Hillary_clinton_explains_her_comments_on_trump_voters 2018-03-19 17:02:19 UTC
    The former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, provided an explanation for some recent comments she made that she understood 'upset or offended' some Americans. Clinton, on a trip to India, had talked...
  • Turkish Aggressors Captured Syrian Town of Afrin From Kurds
    Turkish_aggressors_captured_syrian_town_of_afrin_from_kurds 2018-03-19 07:18:55 UTC
    ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, raising their flags in the town center and declaring full control after an eight-week campaign to drive out Kurdis...
  • Another 6 years for Putin: Only Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ruled longer
    Another_6_years_for_putin-_only_soviet_dictator_stalin_ruled_longer 2018-03-18 19:41:42 UTC
    KEMEROVO, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajector...
  • Russian foreign ministry to expel 23 British diplomats
    Uk's_theresa_may_underlines_importance_of_iran_nuclear_deal 2018-03-17 16:34:25 UTC
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a carefully calibrated retaliatory move against London, which has accused the Kremlin of orchestrating a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in...
  • Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron to unveil EU roadmap
    Angela_merkel_and_emmanuel_macron_to_unveil_eu_roadmap 2018-03-16 19:56:23 UTC
    Things are moving quickly now that Germany finally has its new government: Germany's new foreign minister, Heiko Maas of the Social Democrats (SPD), flew to Paris on the very same day he was sworn in. The chancellor is not wasting time, either. Le...
  • Germany, France and UK propose fresh sanctions on Iran
    Ballistic_missile-_germany__france_and_uk_propose_fresh_sanctions_on_iran 2018-03-16 19:18:56 UTC
    BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - Germany, France and Britain have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria’s war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuc...
  • South Africa ex-President, Jacob Zuma, faces corruption charges
    South_africa_ex-president__jacob_zuma_faces_corruption_charges 2018-03-16 19:08:19 UTC
    PRETORIA (Reuters) - Former South African president Jacob Zuma is to face corruption charges over a $2.5 billion arms deal, prosecutors said, as a years-old scandal returned to haunt him within weeks of his fall from power. It was a stunning ...
  • Trump is heading to kill Iran nuclear deal
    Trump_is_heading_to_kill_iran_nuclear_deal 2018-03-13 22:45:42 UTC
    The replacement of Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo at the State Department spells trouble for the Iran nuclear deal. Germany's public international broadcaster-DW spoke to three experts on what the shake-up means for the Iran nuclear deal and ties ...
  • Trump's new team in place before US-North Korea summit
    Trump's_new_team_in_place_before_any_summit_with_north_korea 2018-03-13 21:14:06 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran, replacing his chief diplomat with loyalist CIA Director Mike Pompeo. ...
  • Porn star to Trump: I'll give you back the money!
    Porn_star_to_trump-_i'll_give_you_back_the_money! 2018-03-13 03:13:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The adult-film actress who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became U.S. president offered on Monday to return $130,000 that Trump’s personal lawyer paid her in what she said was hush money to remain silen...
  • Turkish troops and allied rebels reached outskirts of Kurdish enclave of Afrin
    Turkish_troops_and_allied_rebels_reached_outskirts_of_kurd_enclave_afrin 2018-03-11 04:11:21 UTC
    A family walks past a tank belonging to the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army rebels after the capture of Khaldieh village in the east of Syria's Afrin region on March 10, 2018. Khalil Ashawi / Reuters — Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels...
  • Palestinian teen killed during clashes with Israeli army
    Palestinian_teen_killed_during_clashes_with_israeli_army_forces 2018-03-10 22:40:45 UTC
    NABLUS, West Bank - A Palestinian was shot and killed on Saturday in what began as a clash between Palestinians and Israeli settlers of Yitzhar in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said. The Israeli military said soldiers a...
  • Trump's policy will cost some supporters jobs
    Trump's_policy_will_cost_his_supporters_their_jobs 2018-03-10 07:47:41 UTC
    FARRELL, Penn. (Reuters) - Mick Lang has been a steelworker for nearly 40 years and voted for businessman Donald Trump in the hopes he would bring about a renaissance for the long-suffering U.S. steel industry - now he worries President Trump’s ta...
  • Trump to meet Kim Jong-un by May
    Trump_to_meet_kim_jong-un_by_may 2018-03-09 02:37:27 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May in response to Kim’s invitation to hold the first-ever U.S.-North Korea summit, a South Korean envoy said, marking a potentially dramatic breakth...
  • Lobbyist & corporate lawyers occupy WH: Is Trump drowning in his 'swamp'?
    Is_trump_drowning_in_swamp__lobbyist___corporate_lawyers_occupy_wh 2018-03-09 03:02:21 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries from which they previously collected paychecks, despite promising as a...
  • Porn Star Sues US President Trump, Nondisclosure Agreement Is Null
    Porn_star_sues_trump__nondisclosure_agreement_is_null 2018-03-07 09:25:50 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A porn star who has said she had sex with President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement that she signed days before the 2016 presidential election, which prevented her from discus...
  • German automakers outselling GM in South Korea
    German_automakers_outselling_gm_in_south_korea 2018-03-07 07:22:17 UTC
    Mercedes and BMW both sold more cars in South Korea than General Motors for the first time last month, helped by the growing popularity of German premium brands and as consumers shied away from GM after it announced a major restructuring. While...