Zimbabwe’s Ruling 'ZANU-PF' to Discuss Mugabe's Impeachment
2017-11-20 20:20:15 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF will discuss the impeachment of President Robert Mugabe on Monday, its chief whip said, after a noon deadline expired for the 93-year-old to resign and bring the curtain down on nearly four decades in p...
Germany Faces a Period of Political Wrangling and Uncertainty
2017-11-20 20:28:44 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s failure to forge a three-way coalition government has plunged Europe’s largest economy into uncharted waters, raising pressure on the three-term conservative chancellor to maintain stability.
Mass murderer Charles Manson died at age 83
2017-11-20 17:58:25 UTC
Manson and members of his "family" of followers were convicted of killing actress Sharon Tate and six other people during a bloody rampage in the Los Angeles area in August 1969.
Prosecutors said Manson and his followers were trying to incite ...
Germany faces snap election as Merkel fails to form a new government
2017-11-20 09:41:11 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would meet the German president to inform him that she had failed to form a coalition government with the Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP).
Germany's FDP Calls of Preliminary Coalition talks
2017-11-20 00:33:49 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - The pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) unexpectedly walked out of the talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Greens, saying that the three parties could not find compromises on key issues like immigrat...
Mugabe Agrees to Stand Down as He Faces Impeachment
2017-11-21 17:54:29 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal African stro...
Lebanon's Hariri Arrives In Paris as Macron Plays Mediator
2017-11-19 19:03:36 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week.
Hariri’s resignation on Nov. 4 threw Lebanon into p...
Mugabe and his wife “ready to die rather than step down”
2017-11-18 19:03:21 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to dismiss President Robert Mugabe and reinstate the vice-president he dismissed, Emmerson Mnangagwa, two party sources told Reuters on Saturday.
The sources said a party ...
Mafia 'boss of bosses' Salvatore 'Toto' Riina dead
2017-11-17 09:05:49 UTC
MILAN (Reuters) - Salvatore “Toto” Riina, the most powerful and feared Sicilian Mafia boss of the 20th century, died of natural causes early on Friday after almost a quarter century in jail, Italy’s Justice Ministry said.
Riina, who turned 87 o...
Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe’s Fate Hung in the Balance
2017-11-17 04:19:43 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s fate hung in the balance on Friday as he apparently resisted efforts to make him step down following a seizure of power by the army, until this week a key pillar of his 37-year-rule.
Germany Replaces US as Country with Best International Image
2017-11-17 03:56:39 UTC
Germany has replaced the US as the country with the best "brand image," according to a new study of 50 countries released Thursday.
The Nation Brands Index survey, carried out by German-based market research firm GfK and the British political c...
Germany for the removal of all US nuclear warheads stationed on its soil
2017-11-16 06:24:19 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Greens want the next coalition government to push for the removal of all nuclear warheads stationed in Germany, a document seen by Reuters showed on Wednesday.
The United States is believed to have 20 nuclear warheads at a mi...
The GOP Tax Cut Plan Has Almost No Impact on Investment
2017-11-16 05:47:30 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur and potential presidential candidate Mark Cuban said on Wednesday that a cut in the U.S. corporate tax rate would have little to no effect on his investment decisions.
Bills before both the U.S. Sen...
Canada reaches out to US Congress to bypass Trump on NAFTA
2017-11-15 20:02:04 UTC
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will redouble its lobbying efforts in Congress to block any Trump administration move to pull the United States out of NAFTA, sources familiar with government strategy said, as talks to modernize the treaty run into troub...
Lebanese PM Hariri is being held "hostage by Saudi Arabia"
2017-11-15 19:49:37 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - France said on Wednesday that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who Lebanon’s president says is being held hostage by Saudi Arabia, will visit France with his family in coming days.
Hariri travelled to Riyadh on Nov. 3 ...
Zimbabwe: Military appears to prevent Mugabe’s wife from succeeding him
2017-11-15 18:50:18 UTC
ZIMBABWE/ HARARE (Reuters) — Military seized the state broadcaster and a general appeared on television to announce the takeover. But it has avoided calling the move a coup.
Armored vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliam...
Zimbabwe military seized power, Robert Mugabe Arrested
2017-11-15 19:18:51 UTC
ZIMBABWE/ HARARE (Reuters) — Zimbabwe’s military said it had seized power in a targeted assault on “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family...
Strong German Growth Data Lifts Euro
2017-11-14 22:08:49 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The euro was set for its strongest session in more than four months on Tuesday, boosted by strong economic growth in Germany, but world stocks fell for the fourth straight day as oil prices fell and investors worried about U.S...
Germany intends to set up a mandatory registry of lobbyists
2017-11-14 21:57:06 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German parties exploring a coalition government agreed on Tuesday to set up a mandatory registry of lobbyists and may require private firms to disclose breaches of cyber defenses, according to a draft paper on security seen by R...
Democrats Accuse U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions of Lying Under Oath
2017-11-14 20:43:37 UTC
The comment by Sessions to a House of Representatives panel did not reveal any new link between the Trump team and Russia but it was another example of the top U.S. law enforcement official offering a different version of events as lawmakers try t...
Former US intelligence chiefs: Putin is Manipulating Trump
2017-11-12 23:57:30 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two former top U.S. intelligence officials said on Sunday they fear President Donald Trump is being manipulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Trump said he believed Putin was sincere in denying Russian meddling ...
Justin Trudeau charming residents of the Philippines capital
2017-11-12 17:58:35 UTC
MANILA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hopped from one table to the next, chatted with people and posed for selfies on Sunday at a fastfood chain store in Manila, charming residents of the Philippines capital for the second time...
BREXIT: UK will not say how much it owes the EU
2017-11-12 16:50:04 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not offer a figure or a formula for how much it believes it owes the European Union, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday, after the EU demanded that London spell out its approach to the final bill to unblock ...
German Analyst Calls on the Major Parties in US to Wake Up
2017-11-12 09:24:02 UTC
By Michael Knigge — Even after saying and typing the words President Donald Trump hundreds or even thousands of times since his stunning presidential election victory one year ago, it still feels awkward.
And that's the way it should be. Becaus...
Trump & Putin On the Same Page: We Didn't
2017-11-11 16:39:11 UTC
DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed President Vladimir Putin when he denied accusations that Russia meddled in last year’s U.S. election after the two met briefly at a summit in Vietnam on Saturday and agreed a...