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  • Green crabs from Nova Scotia threaten coastal ecosystem
    Green_crabs_from_nova_scotia_threaten_coastal_ecosystem 2018-09-19 05:21:29 UTC
    BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink. Green crabs from Nova Scotia are the same species as their cousins that already inhabit Maine waters, but are ornerier and angrier, threa...

  • London mayor calls for second referendum on Brexit
    London_mayor_calls_for_second_referendum_on_brexit 2018-09-16 18:23:03 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for another referendum on Britain’s European Union membership, saying the prime minister’s handling of Brexit negotiations had become “mired in confusion and deadlock” and was leading the country down a damaging path. Britain is due to leav...

  • Florence: US Facing the Challenges of Climate Change
    Florence-_us_facing_the_challenges_of_climate_change 2018-09-12 00:11:05 UTC
    Hurricane Florence is moving relentlessly toward the Southeastern U.S. It's a large, powerful cyclone that will likely bring storm surge and high winds to coastal communities. But climate scientists say one of the biggest threats posed by Florence is rain. "Freshwater flooding poses the gre...

  • Sweden's Social Democrats lead election, far right gains
    Sweden's_social_democrats_lead_election__far_right_make_gains 2018-09-10 18:11:31 UTC
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden faces a political impasse after its mainstream center-left and center-right blocs virtually tied in an election on Sunday, while the far-right - which neither wants to deal with - made gains on a hardline anti-immigration platform. With nearly all votes counted on ...

  • US government proposes new rules to detain migrant children
    Us_government_proposes_new_rules_to_detain_migrant_children 2018-09-06 16:10:36 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Thursday that it plans to withdraw from a federal court agreement that strictly limits the conditions under which authorities can detain migrant children, and proposed new rules that it said would enable it to detain minors during their immi...

  • Britons would choose to stay in EU if given the option
    Britons_would_choose_to_stay_in_eu_if_given_the_option 2018-09-05 23:29:59 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britons would choose to stay in the European Union if given the option, according to an opinion poll on Wednesday that showed a six-point swing away from Brexit and the highest support for EU membership in such a survey since the 2016 referendum. The author of the poll urged...

  • Brexit could tip Scotland to seek independence
    Brexit_could_tip_scotland_to_seek_independence 2018-09-04 00:35:44 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s exit from the European Union could tip public opinion in Scotland in favor of seeking independence, an opinion poll showed on Sunday. Scotland voted against independence in 2014, but a subsequent referendum on leaving the EU has reignited debate over its long-term ...

  • McCain tributes echo with criticism of Trump
    Mccain_tributes_echo_with_criticism_of_trump 2018-09-02 15:40:22 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, once rivals of the late Senator John McCain, praised him in eulogies on Saturday and joined his daughter at a memorial service in subtle and not-so-subtle rebukes of President Donald Trump. Without naming Trump, who...

  • US to end funding to UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees
    Us_halts_all_funding_to_a_u.n._agency_that_helps_palestinian_refugees 2018-08-31 22:44:17 UTC
    WASHINGTON/RAMALLAH (Reuters) - The United States on Friday halted all funding to a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees in a move likely to further heighten tensions between the Palestinians and the Trump administration. A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the...

  • EU: We will not let US "determine our trade policies"
    Eu-_we_will_not_let_us_%22determine_its_trade_policies%22 2018-08-31 22:46:02 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union will respond in kind if U.S. President Donald Trump reneges on his pledge not to impose car tariffs, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said as trade tensions between Europe and the United States rose again. Juncker told German broadcaster Z...

  • Germany to end its reliance on 'cyber security' from US
    Germany_to_end_its_reliance_on_'cyber_security'_from_us 2018-08-30 00:21:47 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany announced a new agency on Wednesday to fund research on cyber security and to end its reliance on digital technologies from the United States, China and other countries. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told reporters that Germany needed new tools to become a top pla...

  • UK Brexit-negotiator is struggling to make headway
    18747_uk_brexit-negotiator_is_struggling_to_make_headway 2018-08-29 15:36:40 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Financial centers outside the European Union would be the benefactors if the European Union sought to punish the City of London as Britain leaves the bloc, Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Wednesday. Raab told a parliamentary committee he did not believe the EU would try...

  • US and Mexico agreed to overhaul NAFTA
    Us_and_mexico_agreed_to_overhaul_nafta 2018-08-28 01:30:25 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Mexico agreed on Monday to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), putting pressure on Canada to agree to the new terms on auto trade and other issues to remain part of the three-nation pact. U.S. President Donald Trump and outgoin...

  • Senator John McCain dies at 81
    Senator_john_mccain_dies_at_81 2018-08-26 05:11:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran unsuccessfully for president as a self-styled maverick Republican in 2008 and became a prominent critic of President Donald Trump, died on Saturday, his office said. He was 81. McCain, a U.S. senator f...

  • American hero, John McCain stops treatment for terminal brain cancer
    American_hero__john_mccain_stops_treatment_for_terminal_brain_cancer 2018-08-24 18:54:54 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain, the six-term Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for his brain cancer, his family said Friday. In a statement, the family said McCain had surpassed expectations for survival, but “the progress of d...

  • Germany: When U.S. 'Crosses the Line' Europe Must Act
    Germany-_when_u.s._'crosses_the_line'_europe_must_act 2018-08-22 19:01:39 UTC
    BERLIN — In a long column on how Europe should respond to U.S. policy under President Donald Trump, German foreign minister, Heiko Maas, a member of Merkel’s junior Social Democrat coalition partners, called for the creation of a “balanced partnership” with the US in which the Europeans filled th...

  • Cohen pleads guilty, Manafort found guilty
    Cohen_pleads_guilty__manafort_found_guilty 2018-08-28 01:28:36 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty in New York on Tuesday to campaign finance violations and other charges, saying he made payments to influence the 2016 election at the direction of a candidate for federal office. The guilt...

  • Iran praises EU for their efforts to salvage 'Nuclear deal'
    Federica_mogherini_and_javad_zarif-_iran_praises_eu_for_their_efforts_to_salvage_'nuclear_deal' 2018-08-19 16:50:57 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s vice president said on Sunday the government was seeking solutions to sell oil and transfer its revenues despite fresh U.S. sanctions. “We are hopeful that the European countries can meet their commitments but even if they cannot, we are seeking solutions to sell our ...

  • Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies aged 80
    Former_un_secretary-general_kofi_annan_dies_aged_80 2018-08-19 06:04:34 UTC
    ACCRA/GENEVA (Reuters) - Former U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of championing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Annan, a Ghanaian national, died...

  • Merkel meets Putin to discuss human rights, Ukraine, Syria and Iran
    Merkel_to_meet_putin_to_discuss_human_rights__ukraine_and_iran 2018-08-18 19:05:40 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would discuss the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on Saturday. Standing beside Putin outside Meseberg castle, Merkel...

  • Iran: We made a "mistake" negotiating with US over nuke
    Iran-_we_made_a_%22mistake%22_negotiating_with_us_over_nuke 2018-08-15 18:16:14 UTC
    (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country’s foreign minister to speak to his U.S. counterpart during negotiations that led to a 2015 international nuclear agreement. International sanctions on Iran were lifted when the pact...

  • Steady and strong: German economy picking up more steam
    German_economy_picking_up_more_steam_than_expected 2018-08-14 07:07:13 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The German economy picked up more steam than expected in the second quarter, driven by higher household and state spending, preliminary data showed on Tuesday. Gross domestic product in Europe’s biggest economy expanded by 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter, the Federal Statisti...

  • German Right Wing snubs Bannon: “This is Not America”
    German_right_wing_snubs_bannon-_this_is_not_america 2018-08-11 02:50:07 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has poured cold water on plans by Steve Bannon, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former political strategist, to forge a wide populist alliance to undermine the European Union. “We’re not in America,” Alexander Gaula...

  • Iran tells North Korea that the US cannot be trusted
    Iran_tells_north_korea_that_the_us_cannot_be_trusted 2018-08-09 15:34:50 UTC
    SEOUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea’s foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran’s state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the North’s nuclear and missile programs. North Korea for its part denounced the Unite...

  • Ohio Special Election Results: 12th Congressional District
    Ohio_special_election_results-_12th_congressional_district 2018-08-08 02:23:46 UTC
    (Reuters) - Republican Troy Balderson and Democrat Danny O’Connor were running close on Tuesday in a hotly contested special election in Ohio that became a referendum on U.S. President Donald Trump’s leadership and a chance to gauge Democratic strength ahead of November’s midterm elections. O’...