EU leaders tell Britain to exit swiftly
2016-06-29 05:30:05 UTC
European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic confusion unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union last week, after the IMF said the uncertainty could put pressure on global economic growth.
Sterling and world stock markets recovered sligh...
Merkel: No “cherry-picking exercise” in the exit negotiations
2016-06-28 22:26:08 UTC
"Whoever wants to leave this family cannot expect to have no more obligations but to keep privileges," said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday in an address to Germany's parliament, or Bundestag, ahead of an EU summit in Brussels.
The UK cannot expect to keep its privileges if it leave...
EU wants a quickie divorce, UK wants time to think things over
2016-06-28 17:32:44 UTC
I can only advise our British friends not to fool themselves,.. no cherry-picking exercise in UK negotiations to leave the EU, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“We will make sure that negotiations will not be carried out as a cherry-picking exercise. There must be and there will be a palp...
Will Britain fall into post-Brexit recession?
2016-06-28 07:56:12 UTC
Brexiters continually dismissed claims that the UK economy would suffer from a vote to leave the EU as establishment "scaremongering". Now we will see which side was right.
It was frequently noted during the referendum campaign that a "striking" majority of financial experts were forecasting d...
Brexit - "Made in England" : How the elderly have put the future of their children on the line
2016-06-26 23:42:22 UTC
Brexit - "Made in England" : How the elderly have put the future of their children on the line.
I’m sitting here looking at my burgundy-red British passport, with EUROPEAN UNION emblazoned in gold letters across the top. I’ve fastened the shirt I’m wearing with cufflinks which have the UK flag...
EU Pushes Quick UK Exit: Cameron has to act immediately
2016-06-26 09:00:36 UTC
<h1>Cameron needs to 'live with the consequences'</h1><h3>EU: "It doesn't have to be written. He [Cameron] can just say it."</h3>"There is no time to lose," said French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. "Of course a new (British) prime minister must be appointed. That will probably require a fe...
Merkel calls Brexit 'a watershed for Europe'
2016-06-25 07:03:13 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called the UK's decision to leave the European Union a watershed for Europe and European unity. It's now up to her and EU leaders to ensure other countries don't follow suit.
"There's no way around it: Today is a watershed for Europe and the European unity p...
What's next in the EU after Brexit vote?
2016-06-25 23:03:56 UTC
For the first time in the history of European integration, a member state has decided to leave the bloc. European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker said the decision would be respected. The remaining 27 member states in the Union would continue and stood ready to start negotiations on the ...
Brexit wins as Britain votes to leave European Union — David Cameron announces resignation as Prime Minister
2016-06-24 07:33:40 UTC
BREAKING NEWS: David Cameron announces resignation as Prime Minister following UK vote to leave EU.
LONDON — Brexit wins as Britain votes to leave European Union
Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday's referendum showed, a stunning repudiation of the nation's ...
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity finishes work at Marathon Valley on Mars
2016-06-19 03:22:31 UTC
Pasadena, CA – “Marathon Valley,” slicing through a large crater’s rim on Mars, has provided fruitful research targets for NASA’s Opportunity rover since July 2015, but the rover may soon move on.
Opportunity recently collected a sweeping panorama from near the western end of this east-west vall...
ISIS In Panic, Losing Its Capital, Fighters Killed By Their Own Leadership
2016-06-07 00:14:36 UTC
In March, a senior commander with Isis, was driving through northern Syria on orders to lead militants in the fighting there when a drone blasted his vehicle to oblivion.
The killing of Abu Hayjaa al-Tunsi, a Tunisian jihadi, sparked a panicked hunt within the group's ranks for spies who coul...
Obama rails against Donald Trump's Nonsense Economic Plans
2016-06-03 01:07:48 UTC
President Barack Obama slammed Donald Trump's proposal to weaken Wall Street reforms and touted his own economic record on Wednesday during a trip to a city he visited three weeks into his presidency that has recovered from its recession lows.
Obama's remarks in Elkhart, Indiana, foreshadowed ...
Germany allots 93.6 billion euros to refugees till 2020
2016-05-14 12:54:58 UTC
Germany's government expects to spend around 93.6 billion euros ($1 = 0.8841 euros) by the end of 2020 on costs related to the refugee crisis, a magazine said on Saturday, citing a draft from the federal finance ministry for negotiations with the country's 16 states.
The figure is likely to st...
Panama Papers affair widens as database goes online
2016-05-09 22:41:21 UTC
The Panama Papers affair has widened, with a huge database of documents relating to more than 200,000 offshore accounts posted online.
The database became accessible from 18:00 GMT at offshoreleaks.icij.org.
The Panama Papers have shown how some wealthy people use offshore firms to evade tax an...
'A Filipino Donald Trump': Rodrigo Duterte emerged has rocked the political establishment
2016-05-09 18:58:41 UTC
Rodrigo Duterte, the longtime mayor of Davao, has rocked the political establishment with vows to kill tens of thousands of criminals, threats to establish one-man rule if lawmakers disobey him and even a crude rape joke.
But Duterte's critics have warned he would plunge the country into another...
House Speaker Paul Ryan: I'm not ready to endorse Trump
2016-06-02 20:06:07 UTC
<h2>BREAKING NEWS: Paul Ryan says he'll vote for Donald Trump, via Twitter</h2>
House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said he will be voting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 presidential election.
"It’s no secret that he and I have our differ...
George H.W. Bush and his son George W. Bush do not plan to endorse Trump for President
2016-05-05 05:37:03 UTC
For the first time since his own presidency, George H.W. Bush is planning to stay silent in the race for the Oval Office — and the younger former president Bush plans to stay silent as well.
Bush 41, who enthusiastically endorsed every Republican nominee for the past five election cycles, will...
Sources: Kasich out
2016-05-04 21:24:19 UTC
WASHINGTON, Donald Trump became the last man standing in the race for the Republican U.S. presidential nomination on Wednesday as one after the other his sole remaining rivals, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, faded out of the picture.
Anointed the presumptive nominee after winning Indiana on Tuesday...
Obama is set to visit Germany, one of his closest allies in dealing with a shaky global economy and security crises in the Middle East and Ukraine
2016-04-24 21:10:05 UTC
U.S. President Barack Obama is set to visit Hanover, Germany on Sunday to hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one of his closest allies in dealing with a shaky global economy and security crises in the Middle East and Ukraine.
Obama says Trump and Cruz doing Democrats a 'favor' - Vatican trip could boost Sanders' fight against Clinton
2016-04-10 00:45:47 UTC
<h2>Obama says Trump and Cruz doing Democrats a 'favor'</h2>
San Francisco — President Barack Obama on Friday told donors that Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were doing Democrats a "favor" by exposing extreme views within their party on issues such as immigration ...
Icelandic PM quits, first casualty of Panama Papers
2016-04-05 23:19:10 UTC
Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigned on Tuesday, becoming the first casualty of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm which have shone a spotlight on the offshore wealth of politicians and public figures worldwide.
The Panama Papers showed the premier's wife own...
Sanders wins Michigan in big upset over Clinton
2016-03-09 06:42:28 UTC
Republican front-runner Donald Trump racked up primary wins in the big prize of Michigan and in Mississippi on Tuesday, brushing off a week of blistering attacks from the party's establishment and expanding his lead in the White House nominating race.
In the Democratic contest, Bernie Sanders ...
Clinton has stunning victory over Sanders in South Carolina primary
2016-02-28 01:38:31 UTC
Clinton has stunning victory over Sanders in South Carolina Democratic primary
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rolled to a big victory over rival Bernie Sanders in South Carolina on Saturday, propelling her into next week's crucial "Super Tuesday" voting in 11 states on a wav...
Democracy à la Republican: Poll workers in Trump gear ignoring IDs - Trump wins Nevada caucus
2016-02-24 10:56:46 UTC
Democracy à la Republican: Poll workers at the Nevada caucuses are wearing Donald Trump campaign gear while working, causing unease and skepticism of a fair vote.
At Durango High School in Las Vegas, caucus workers wearing Trump campaign apparel and stickers were photographed by Independent Jo...
Will Ted Cruz's false stories cost him the nomination?
2016-02-23 00:28:51 UTC
Will Ted Cruz's false stories cost him the nomination? The U.S. Senator from Texas and the most prominent member of the Tea Party movement, Ted Cruz fired his main spokesman on Monday on the eve of the Nevada caucuses over a video that falsely showed rival Marco Rubio dismissing the Bible.