Brazil's Top Court Rules Former President Lula Can Be Jailed
2018-04-05 07:22:17 UTC
BRASILIA — Justices had been weighing whether former President Lula should be allowed to put off beginning a 12-year sentence while he appeals a corruption conviction. The ruling against Lula will likely end his political career.
Kurdish-led SDF and Iraqi government could mount joint operations against ISIS
2018-04-04 18:48:34 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A top Syrian Kurdish politician suggested on Wednesday that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Iraqi government could mount joint operations against Islamic State in the area on the border of the two countrie...
China increased tariffs by up to 25 percent on 128 US goods
2018-04-02 06:29:23 UTC
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has increased tariffs by up to 25 percent on 128 U.S. products including frozen pork, wine and certain fruits and nuts, escalating a spat between the world’s biggest economies in response to U.S. duties on imports of alum...
Science is afraid of tackling some of events of religious significance
2018-04-01 07:31:20 UTC
Science and journalism are kindred spirits: Both rely on curiosity, the courage to ask tough questions, and deal fairly and ethically with the answers. Sure, it doesn't always happen that way — there are plenty of dodgy scientists and many mor...
Gathering for 'right of return for Palestinian refugees' — Israeli forces kill 15 Palestinians
2018-03-31 23:18:16 UTC
Thousands in Gaza Strip attend mass demonstration calling for the return of Palestinian refugees.
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot and wounded about 70 Palestinians among crowds demonstrating at the Gaza-Israel border on Saturday, healt...
Trade Conflict Fears To Keep Markets On Edge
2018-03-30 08:50:53 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A full-scale global trade war has not broken out yet - but that hasn’t stopped the market from fretting about one or analysts from warning about the potential cost.
Whether such concerns remain a driving force for asset pri...
Germany to deepen military ties with Netherlands
2018-03-29 15:42:48 UTC
COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Germany and the Netherlands could deepen missile defense ties in the coming years to strengthen NATO defenses, a German general told Reuters, at a time of growing tensions with Russia.
Defense ministers from both co...
Repeal the Second Amendment, Retired Supreme Court Justice Says
2018-03-27 19:09:32 UTC
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, responding to this past weekend's March For Our Lives in several cities, is proposing what some might call a radical solution to prevent further gun violence — repealing the Second Amendment.
UK: EU to take possible further measures against Russia
2018-03-26 16:42:13 UTC
EU foreign ministers report back on possible further measures against Russia
LONDON (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers will consider what possible further measures could be taken against Russia by June, British Prime Minister Theresa ...
Zimbabwe investigates Grace Mugabe for ivory smuggling
2018-03-26 06:11:15 UTC
The former first lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe, is suspected by wildlife officials of having smuggled ivory worth millions of dollars. The wife of ex-President Robert Mugabe was once tipped to lead the country.
The wife of former Zimbabwean ru...
Ex Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany
2018-03-25 16:24:05 UTC
BARCELONA/BERLIN (Reuters) - Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was detained on Sunday in Germany five months after he went into self-imposed exile from Spain, where he faces up to 25 years in prison for organizing an illegal referendum on se...
Earth Hour: Millions of people turn off lights for nature
2018-03-24 22:38:27 UTC
Millions of people around the world are observing the annual Earth Hour to raise awareness about climate change. Dubai and Australia's Sydney Opera House were among the places to join the blackout.
People around the world are turning off their ...
European Union economy is performing at its best level
2018-03-23 17:37:32 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The euro zone’s economy is performing at its best level yet, European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters on Friday, calling for EU leaders to consider reforms.
“We are experiencing the most favorable situation sin...
European Union: It is not clear what Trump wants
2018-03-23 16:29:14 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s trade chief is unsure what Washington wants in return for a permanent EU exemption from steel tariffs but she warned on Friday that she would resist pressure to cut EU duties on U.S. cars.
Trans-Atlantic under Trump is worse than it has been in decades
2018-03-22 07:36:03 UTC
From nationalism to NATO spending, the trans-Atlantic relationship under US President Donald Trump is worse than it has been in decades. But, note practitioners and scholars, it doesn't have to stay that way.
No American president in recent mem...
Karl Marx, author of "The Communist Manifesto" remains a celebrated figure in his hometown of Trier
2018-03-22 07:06:35 UTC
TRIER, GERMANY — While Karl Marx was exiled from Germany and died in England, the author of "The Communist Manifesto" and "Das Kapital" remains a celebrated figure in his hometown of Trier in Germany, where he now adorns pedestrian traffic lights ...
Israeli court sentences Palestinian teenage protest icon Ahed Tamimi
2018-03-21 21:52:33 UTC
OFER MILITARY PRISON, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian teenage protest icon Ahed Tamimi on Wednesday was sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping and kicking a pair of Israeli soldiers outside her West Bank home, capping a case that sparked up...
Brexit: EU leaders warn UK on Irish border and Gibraltar
2018-03-21 18:48:03 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders will issue a warning to Britain on Friday that it will only finally secure a Brexit transition period if it stands by its commitments on the Irish border and Gibraltar, a draft statement showed on Wednesday.
Germany returned relics from 'Olmec civilization' to Mexico
2018-03-21 18:37:38 UTC
After nearly a decade of litigation, Mexico recovered two Mesoamerican busts that had been missing since the 1980s. German authorities had found the wooden pieces in 2008, when they seized them from an artifacts dealer.
In a ceremony in Munich ...
Chinese carmaker Geely's profit more than doubled in 2017
2018-03-21 07:58:51 UTC
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese carmaker Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd, whose chairman recently took a $9 billion stake in Germany’s Daimler AG, said on Wednesday its profits more than doubled in 2017, driven by strong domestic sales of popular SUVs....
Israel confirms it bombed Syrian 'nuclear site' in 2007
2018-03-21 07:24:50 UTC
JERUSALEM, March 21 (Reuters) - Israel for the first time confirmed that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, saying on Wednesday that the strike removed a major threat to Israel and the region and was a “message” to others.
Turkish Aggressors Captured Syrian Town of Afrin From Kurds
2018-03-19 07:18:55 UTC
ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, raising their flags in the town center and declaring full control after an eight-week campaign to drive out Kurdis...
Another 6 years for Putin: Only Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ruled longer
2018-03-18 19:41:42 UTC
KEMEROVO, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajector...
Russian foreign ministry to expel 23 British diplomats
2018-03-17 16:34:25 UTC
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a carefully calibrated retaliatory move against London, which has accused the Kremlin of orchestrating a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in...
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron to unveil EU roadmap
2018-03-16 19:56:23 UTC
Things are moving quickly now that Germany finally has its new government: Germany's new foreign minister, Heiko Maas of the Social Democrats (SPD), flew to Paris on the very same day he was sworn in. The chancellor is not wasting time, either. Le...