Europe

  • Palm Oil: Consuming Sweat and Blood
    Palm_oil-_you_are_%e2%80%9cconsuming_our_sweat_and_blood%e2%80%9d 2020-09-25 02:21:38 UTC
    PENINSULAR MALAYSIA (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government-owned Felda, one of the world’s largest palm oil companies. His boss confiscated and then lost his Indonesian pa...

  • New Poll: Majority of Scots Want Independence From UK
    New_poll-_majority_of_scots_wants_independence_from_uk 2020-08-13 07:05:31 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - A majority of Scots support independence from the United Kingdom, a YouGov poll found on Wednesday, with support for nationalists bolstered by a much more positive view of how they have responded to COVID-19 compared with London. The poll for the Times newspaper found that 5...

  • A Setback for Trump as Germany and France Quit WHO Reform Talks
    A_setback_for_trump_as_germany_and_france_quit_who_reform_talks 2020-08-12 22:23:33 UTC
    (Reuters) - France and Germany have quit talks on reforming the World Health Organization in frustration at attempts by the United States to lead the negotiations, despite its decision to leave the WHO, three officials told Reuters. The move is a setback for President Donald Trump as Washingto...

  • UK Death Toll Edges Close to 50,000: Boris Johnson Says "Maybe There Were Things We Could Have Done Differently"
    Uk_death_toll_edges_close_to_50_000-_boris_johnson_says_%22maybe_there_were_things_we_could_have_done_differently%22 2020-07-25 00:23:45 UTC
    <p>LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been criticised for acting too slowly in the COVID-19 pandemic, said on Friday there may have been things he could have done differently.&nbsp;</p><p>He has pledged to hold an inquiry into his handling of the coronavirus crisis b...

  • A Look at Comet Neowise
    A_look_at_comet_neowise 2020-07-24 19:31:19 UTC
    LINVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The newly discovered comet Neowise is only visible from Earth once every 6,800 years, and photographers who want to document it seek places with high elevation and little smog or light pollution. A place like North Carolina’s famed Grandfather Mountain. On a recent weeken...

  • Tesla Quarterly Revenue Fell to $6.04 Billion
    Tesla_quarterly_revenue_fell_to__6.04_billion 2020-07-22 23:42:19 UTC
    (Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Wednesday beat analysts’ estimates for second-quarter revenue, helped by better-than-expected vehicle deliveries despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis. Revenue fell to $6.04 billion from $6.35 billion a year earlier. Analysts had expected revenue of $5.3...

  • UK Covid-19 Vaccine Shows Promising Results
    Uk_covid-19_vaccine_shows_promising_results 2020-07-20 19:18:54 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot. British researchers first began testing the vaccine in April in about 1,000 people, half of w...

  • WHO Warns "No Return to Normal, It’s Going to Get Worse and Worse and Worse”
    Who_warns_%22no_return_to_normal__it%e2%80%99s_going_to_get_worse_and_worse_and_worse%e2%80%9d 2020-07-13 21:48:19 UTC
    MIAMI (AP) — The resurgence of the coronavirus in the United States ignited fierce debate Monday about whether to reopen schools, as global health officials warned that the pandemic will intensify unless more countries adopt comprehensive plans to combat it. “If the basics aren’t followed, the...

  • Ennio Morricone, Iconic Film Composer, Dies at 91
    Ennio_morricone__iconic_film_composer__dies_at_91 2020-07-06 19:26:40 UTC
    ROME (AP) — Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables” and the epic “Once Upon A Time In Ame...

  • First Industrialized Country: Germany Leaves Behind Both Nuclear Energy and Coal
    First_industrialized_country-_germany_leaves_behind_both_nuclear_energy_and_coal 2020-07-04 03:02:11 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers have finalized the country’s long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a plan that environmental groups say isn’t ambitious enough and free marketeers criticize as a waste of taxpayers’ money. Bills approved by both houses of parliament Friday e...

  • Germany, Australia, Brazil: Google to Pay Media Groups for Content
    Germany__australia__brazil-_google_to_pay_media_groups_for_content 2020-07-03 03:03:29 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet’s Google on Thursday took a step towards resolving its spat with publishers, saying it would pay some media groups in Australia, Brazil and Germany for high-quality content and expects to do more deals, but others were sceptical. The U.S. internet giant has for y...

  • Russians Approve Putin to Hold Power Until 2036
    Russians_approves_putin_to_hold_power_until_2036 2020-07-01 19:47:23 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian voters approved changes to the constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that concluded Wednesday was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other irregularities. With the nation’s polls ...

  • Europe’s Borders to Reopen, But Americans Are Not Invited
    Europe%e2%80%99s_borders_to_reopen__but_americans_are_not_invited 2020-06-28 00:11:58 UTC
    BRUSSELS/CHICAGO (Reuters) - European Union countries failed to settle on Friday on a final “safe list” of countries whose residents could travel to the bloc from July, with the United States, Brazil and Russia set to be excluded. Ambassadors from the 27 EU members convened from Friday afterno...

  • User's Data: Facebook Must Comply With an Order by Germany’s Antitrust Watchdog
    User's_data-_facebook_must_comply_with_an_order_by_germany%e2%80%99s_antitrust_watchdog 2020-06-23 19:51:33 UTC
    BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) - Facebook must comply with an order by Germany’s antitrust watchdog to curb data collection from users, a top German court ruled on Tuesday, in a setback for the U.S. social network company that could set a wider precedent. The Federal Court’s stay order, which suspe...

  • Black Lives Matter - The Moment to Change the World Is Right Now
    Black_lives_matter_-_the_moment_to_change_the_world_is_right_now 2020-06-09 00:56:29 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Just like coronavirus, racism pays no attention to borders. Across the world, people representing a broad spectrum of society have marched as one to protest racial injustice and police brutality at home and abroad. Despite the risks posed by possibly the biggest public healt...

  • Rwanda Genocide Suspect Felicien Kabuga Arrested After Years on Run
    Rwanda_genocide_suspect_felicien_kabuga_arrested_after_years_on_run 2020-05-16 19:11:18 UTC
    <p>PARIS/KAMPALA (Reuters) - Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, who is accused of funding militias that massacred about 800,000 people, was arrested on Saturday near Paris after 26 years on the run, the French justice ministry said.</p><p>The 84-year-old, who is Rwanda&rsquo;s most-wanted ...

  • U.S. Trails Far Behind Europe in Social Safety Response to COVID-19
    U.s._trails_far_behind_europe_in_social_safety_response_to_covid-19 2020-05-10 17:17:07 UTC
    The coronavirus pandemic is straining social safety nets across the globe — and underlining sharp differences in approach between wealthy societies such as the United States and Europe. In Europe, the collapse in business activity is triggering wage support programs that are keeping millions ...

  • US-UK Trade Talks at Risk With No-Deal Brexit
    Us-uk_trade_talks_at_risk_with_no-deal_brexit 2020-05-05 01:13:57 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. business lobby on Monday urged Britain to conclude a bilateral trade deal with the European Union as quickly as possible to remove uncertainty that is limiting investment flows and could pose risks to its trade talks with the United States. The Chamber of C...

  • EU: Germany's Financial Aid Can Be Locomotive for Europe
    Germany_financial_aid_can_be_locomotive_for_europe_-_angela_merkel 2020-05-04 19:30:26 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) — Germany’s extensive bailouts of coronavirus-hit companies can work as a locomotive for Europe, the EU’s competition chief said on Monday amid criticism from other, less wealthy EU countries about what they see as an unfair edge given to German firms. To date, a whopping 52...

  • COVID-19: People Roll Up Their Sleeves to Be Injected with Vaccines
    Covid-19-_people_roll_up_their_sleeves_to_be_injected_with_vaccines 2020-05-04 18:33:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated. About 100 research groups are...

  • United Kingdom Had Plan for PM Boris Johnson’s Death
    Uk's_johnson_loses_control 2020-05-02 22:24:29 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government had a contingency plan for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s death as his condition deteriorated while he battled COVID-19 last month in intensive care, Johnson said in an interview with The Sun newspaper. Johnson returned to work on Monday, a month afte...

  • Queen and Adam Lambert Honor Global COVID-19 Fight: “You Are the Champions”
    Queen_and_adam_lambert_honor_global_covid-19_fight-_%e2%80%9cyou_are_the_champions%e2%80%9d 2020-05-01 00:09:54 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Queen and singer Adam Lambert have a message for workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 fight: “You Are the Champions.” Brian May, Roger Taylor and Lambert recently gathered virtually to record a new version of the Queen classic, “We Are the Champions.” “You Are the Champio...

  • 75 Years Ago: Dachau Concentration Camp Liberation
    75_years_ago-_dachau_concentration_camp_liberation 2020-04-29 23:03:48 UTC
    On Sunday, April 29, 1945 Colonel Sparks gave the marching orders to the 3rd battalion of his infantry regiment. The US troops came from the West, advancing towards Munich. They didn't know exactly where Dachau, the concentration camp the Nazis set up in 1933, was located. When they discovered it...

  • COVID-19: Germany Pushes Green Deal to Cut EU Net Emissions to Zero
    Covid-19-_germany_pushes_green_deal_to_cut_eu_net_emissions_to_zero 2020-04-28 18:33:38 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Governments should focus on climate protection when considering fiscal stimulus packages to support an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday. Her comments are the clearest sign yet that Merkel wants to combine the ta...

  • Impasse: No Progress in Brexit Talks
    Impasse-_no_progress_in_brexit_talks 2020-04-28 13:22:21 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Negotiations between the European Union (EU) and ex-member Britain over new trade arrangements from next year are at an impasse due to disagreements and the coronavirus crisis, according to diplomats and officials in the bloc’s hub Brussels. Halted when the epidemic starte...