Germany: Big Victory for Merkel's Party in state election 'Saarland'
2017-03-27 01:43:15 UTC
Stability and Democracy in Europe Persevere against populism. Big Victory for Merkel's Party in state election 'Saarland' —
By Paul Carrel and Hakan Erdem |
BERLIN/SAARBRUECKEN, GERMANY — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won ...
UK and Gulf Arab states seeking free trade deal
2017-03-26 16:55:50 UTC
By Tom Finn |
LONDON/ DOHA — Gulf Arab states are pressing for an early deal on free trade with Britain to secure preferential arrangements after Brexit, and could have a draft agreement ready within months, Gulf officials say.
Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash
2017-03-25 23:39:22 UTC
By Gina Cherelus
Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said.
The Stunning Failure Of Trump, A Man Who Brands Himself A Deal-Maker And Fixer
2017-03-25 03:26:15 UTC
By James Oliphant | REUTERS
WASHINGTON — In the end, the Closer couldn’t close the deal.
For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after h...
Congress Fails to Abolish Obamacare: The Story of Trump and the GOP's Tragic Loss
2017-03-24 23:26:57 UTC
Washington — The 2010 Affordable Care Act - known as Obamacare - remains in place despite seven years of Republican promises to dismantle it. Repealing and replacing Obamacare was a top campaign promise by Trump in last year's presidential electio...
'This is a disappointing day for us': House Speaker Ryan
2017-03-24 20:24:58 UTC
Republican leadership aide says healthcare bill has been pulled
By Dustin Volz and David Lawder |
WASHINGTON — Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system from consideration o...
EU is trying to limit the negative effects of Brexit for Britain
2017-03-24 06:58:02 UTC
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday that the European Union was trying to limit the negative effects of Brexit for Britain but stressed that countries wanting to get the benefits related to the bloc had to make commitments, t...
BREXIT: Merkel Doesn't Fear More Countries Could Leave EU
2017-03-24 01:42:31 UTC
Berlin — Chancellor Angela Merkel does not fear that more countries will leave the European Union, she told a German newspaper as the bloc's leaders prepare to celebrate 60 years of union on Saturday days before Britain files for divorce.
House cancels today's vote on Republican healthcare plan
2017-03-23 20:01:29 UTC
By David Morgan and Richard Cowan |
WASHINGTON — House cancels today's vote on Republican healthcare plan as President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress labored to find enough support among fellow Republicans for their version of a new f...
Unexpected Increase Of Americans Filing For Unemployment Benefits
2017-03-23 17:43:18 UTC
By Lucia Mutikani |
WASHINGTON — An unexpected increase in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week, data on Thursday showed. Still, the labor market continues to tighten, which together with the strength in housing, ...
GOP Healthcare Plan Forcing U.S. Hospitals To Cut Costs, Stop Hiring
2017-03-23 18:00:24 UTC
By Robin Respaut and Yasmeen Abutaleb
Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing some U.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or take on added risk to borrow money for capital investment projects, ...
Trump fighting a losing battle ahead of healthcare vote
2017-03-22 20:04:04 UTC
By David Morgan and Susan Cornwell |
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders appeared on Wednesday to be losing the battle to get enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their Obamacare roll...
Lead poisoning across California
2017-03-22 14:03:07 UTC
By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell |
NEW YORK — Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blo...
Mexican companies should not participate in Trump's border wall
2017-03-22 05:20:11 UTC
By Anthony Esposito |
MEXICO CITY — Mexico's government on Tuesday warned Mexican companies that it would not be in their best "interests" to participate in the construction of U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, though there will be no...
US dollar struggles near a four-month low against the yen
2017-03-22 03:58:12 UTC
By Shinichi Saoshiro |
TOKYO — The dollar struggled near a four-month low against the yen on Wednesday as a bout of investor risk aversion hit U.S. stocks and sent U.S. Treasury yields sharply lower, eroding the greenback's interest rate allur...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wants Montenegro to be a member of NATO
2017-03-22 00:55:32 UTC
By Patricia Zengerle |
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has written to the leaders of the U.S. Senate urging the ratification of Montenegro as the newest member of the NATO alliance, saying it is "strongly in the interests of the ...
Fox News fires Trump's paranoid conspiracy source, Napolitano
2017-03-22 00:43:29 UTC
Even Fox News is sprinting away from Donald Trump’s bogus and paranoid claim that President Barack Obama ordered wiretaps of Trump Tower.
According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, the right-wing “news” organization has fired senior judi...
BREXIT: Goldman Sachs moving hundreds of London jobs to EU
2017-03-21 15:34:42 UTC
By Anjuli Davies | LONDON
Goldman Sachs will begin moving hundreds of people out of London before any Brexit deal is struck as part of its contingency plans for Britain leaving the European Union, the Wall Street firm's Europe CEO said.
US Attorney Preet Bharara, whom Trump fired, will join NY University's law school
2017-03-21 14:51:27 UTC
Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, whom President Donald Trump fired earlier this month, will join New York University's law school on April 1 as a distinguished scholar in residence, the school announced on Tuesday.
In a statement p...
Rex Tillerson skipping first NATO meeting, visiting Moscow
2017-03-21 04:52:25 UTC
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip an April 5-6 meeting of NATO foreign ministers for a U.S. visit by the Chinese president and will travel to Russia later in the month, U.S. officials said on Monday, a step allies may see as putt...
Google apologizes for ads alongside offensive videos on YouTube
2017-03-20 19:20:23 UTC
By Esha Vaish and Kate Holton
Google apologized on Monday for allowing ads to appear alongside offensive videos on YouTube as more high-profile firms such as Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) and HSBC (HSBA.L) pulled advertising for British markets fro...
Germany is strongly in favor of free trade and open markets
2017-03-19 21:24:59 UTC
Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated on Sunday that Germany was strongly in favor of free trade and open markets, at a time when the United States is becoming increasingly protectionist.
"We do want open markets, fair trade, we certainly don't w...
Germany rejected Trump's claim that Germany owes NATO and US
2017-03-20 10:10:17 UTC
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's claim that Germany owes NATO and the United States "vast sums" of money for defense.
"There is no debt account at NATO," von der Leyen said in a state...
G20 Drop 'Climate' and 'Free Trade' Pledge, Acquiescing To An Increasingly Protectionist United States
2017-03-18 21:45:12 UTC
By Balazs Koranyi and Gernot Heller |
BADEN BADEN, GERMANY — Financial leaders of the world's biggest economies dropped a pledge to keep global trade free and open, acquiescing to an increasingly protectionist United States after a two-day mee...
German Journalists Schools US Reporters | The Straightforward Line Of German Journalists Visibly Put Off Trump: 'Why do keep saying things you know are not true?'
2017-03-21 14:47:52 UTC
US reporters shocked when the German reporter asked Trump: "Why do you keep saying things you know are not true Mr President?"
The first face-to-face meeting between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel started awkwardly a...