Germany, France, Britain, Russia, China and Iran to flesh out strategy to save nuclear agreement
2018-05-25 06:00:35 UTC
VIENNA (Reuters) - Nations that remain in the Iran nuclear deal meet on Friday for the first time since U.S. President Donald Trump left the pact, but diplomats see limited scope to salvage it after Washington vowed to be tougher than ever on Tehr...
Football legend Ronaldinho to marry two women at same time
2018-05-25 00:57:53 UTC
LONDON — Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho will reportedly "marry" two women at the same time during a small wedding ceremony in August.
While polygamy is outlawed in Brazil, O Dia (h/t Dan Gartland of Sports Illustrated) reported civil unio...
Europe and US deeply divided: "We're pursuing two completely different paths"
2018-05-24 03:08:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Europe and the United States remain deeply divided over how to proceed after Washington’s exit from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday after back-to-back meetings with two seni...
Will Trump offer Kim a deal like Iran got?
2018-05-21 18:29:22 UTC
Last week, North Korea canceled a meeting with South Korean officials and threatened to cancel a planned summit with US President Trump. Ostensibly, the cancellations were over the participation of U.S. B-52 bombers in a military exercise with Sou...
US threatens to 'crush' Iran and warns European companies
2018-05-21 17:06:09 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday threatened to impose the “strongest sanctions in history” against Iran if it did not accept a sweeping series of U.S. demands, including effectively giving up its nuclear ambitions, c...
Merkel, Putin share common ground on Iran nuclear accord
2018-05-18 17:09:29 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Iran nuclear deal, Syria, the conflict in Ukraine and the North Stream 2 gas pipeline.
Merkel said that the Iran nuclear deal was better than none at all in a p...
EU's stance on Trump: "With friends like that who needs enemies"
2018-05-16 22:44:23 UTC
Ahead of a summit of EU leaders, Donald Tusk criticizes Trump for US actions. He asked "with friends like that who needs enemies," apparently in response to the US scrapping the Iran deal and planning steel tariffs.
In remarkably frank terms, E...
North Korea threatens to cancel Kim-Trump summit
2018-05-16 00:42:38 UTC
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Wednesday threw into question an unprecedented summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump scheduled for next month, denouncing military exercises between South Korea and the United States...
European powers condemn violence against Palestinian and blast US embassy move to Jerusalem
2018-05-14 23:10:47 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the violence against Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza in a statement released late on Monday and reiterated his opposition to the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
Israeli Forces Turned Palestinian Protests Into Bloodshed
2018-05-14 16:37:24 UTC
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed dozens of Palestinians taking part in mass protests on the Gaza border on Monday as the United States opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.
The U.S. relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv f...
Merkel emphasizes again that Europe can no longer rely on U.S.
2018-05-11 00:27:32 UTC
AACHEN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Europe can no longer count on the United States to protect it, urging the continent to “take destiny into its own hands.”
“It is no longer such that the United States simply protects u...
Merkel: Tensions between Iran and Israel "is truly about war and peace"
2018-05-10 19:44:33 UTC
BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany on Thursday urged Israel and Iran to exercise restraint and avoid further escalation of hostilities in the Middle East after the heaviest military exchange ever between the two regional adversaries.
Iran-Israel Proxy War Heats Up in Syria
2018-05-10 05:37:50 UTC
AP — The Israeli army says air raid sirens have sounded in the Golan Heights.
The sirens went off shortly after the Syrian state news agency and activists reported rocket fire from Israel into southern Syrian just before midnight Wednesday.
European Powers Regret Trump's Decision on Iran
2018-05-08 19:22:15 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Israel praised President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, while Washington’s allies in Europe expressed regret over the decision and said they would to try keep the pact alive.
Iran plans to respond to any move by US on nuclear agreement
2018-05-06 16:00:21 UTC
(Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday Iran had plans to respond to any move by U.S. President Donald Trump on the 2015 nuclear agreement and the United States would regret a decision to exit the accord.
Trump says that unless Euro...
France: Trump’s comments and antics are shameful and obscene
2018-05-06 06:41:04 UTC
"France is proud to be a country where acquiring and carrying firearms is strictly regulated,” French foreign office said in a statement.
"Trump’s comments and antics were “shameful” and “obscene”, said former French president Francois Hollande...
Emmanuel Macron unsure whether US will stick to Iran deal
2018-05-02 06:08:29 UTC
SYDNEY (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said he did not know whether U.S. President Donald Trump would stick to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that many in the West see as the best hope of preventing Tehran from getting a nucl...
European powers seek to save Iran nuclear agreement
2018-04-29 18:02:16 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - The leaders of Britain, France and Germany have agreed the Iran nuclear deal is the best way of stopping Tehran from gaining nuclear weapons, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said in a statement on Sunday.
May had ...
North Korea's Kim Jong Un meets South Korea's President Moon Jae-in
2018-04-27 06:36:12 UTC
SEOUL (Reuters) - Smiling and holding hands, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the heavily fortified demilitarized zone between the countries on Friday in the first summit for the two Koreas in over a de...
Shift in US-German relations after a year of Trump
2018-04-27 02:44:24 UTC
Germany and the United States of America remain close allies, but since the election of Donald J Trump, disagreements have emerged on key policies. The shift could be seen as seismic.
Former US president Barack Obama and German Chancellor Ange...
French President Macron rejects US nationalism
2018-04-26 06:17:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day after flaunting his friendship with Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron forcefully challenged many of the U.S. president’s policies on Wednesday, urging the United States to engage more with the world, step ...
EU and Mexico reached agreement on free trade deal
2018-04-22 17:58:44 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday welcomed an agreement reached between the European Union and Mexico on a new free trade deal, a coup for both parties in the face of increased protectionism from the United States unde...
Merkel and Macron seeking a joint proposal on EU reforms
2018-04-18 23:46:24 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - The leaders of Germany and France meet on Thursday to try to work out a common position on reforming the euro zone, a sensitive issue that is testing the new government in Berlin just a month after it took office.
Cuba's Castro era ends after 59 years in power
2018-04-18 23:29:57 UTC
HAVANA - Cuba's Raul Castro was just hours away from retiring as president after parliament proposed Miguel Diaz-Canel as his replacement, a shift that will usher in the island's first non-Castro leader since the 1959 revolution.
Castro, 86, ...
China asks EU to stand together against US protectionism
2018-04-17 17:12:37 UTC
BEIJING/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China’s international trade representative held a series of meetings with the ambassadors from major European nations last week to ask them to stand together with Beijing against U.S. protectionism, according to four s...