IMF inches toward deal on boosting bailout funds
2012-04-17 23:17:55 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund appeared to be inching toward a deal on increasing its financial firepower on Tuesday, with Japan, Sweden and Denmark committing a total of $77 billion to help contain the euro zone's debt crisis.
The pledges were made ahead of meetings of...
France questions suspect over serial murders
2012-04-15 03:36:35 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - French police detained a suspect on Saturday for questioning over a spate of fatal shootings in a Paris suburb in the last few months which had raised fears a serial killer was on the loose, a police source said.
Police were searching the home of the suspect, who French media...
After Harvard, future is uncertain for Bo's son
2012-04-14 01:00:43 UTC
CAMBRIDGE, Mass./BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) - Bo Guagua, a 24-year-old descendant of Chinese Communist royalty, seemed destined to one day become a rich and powerful businessman in an economy that in his lifetime would become the world's largest.
His pedigree, elite schooling, easy confidence an...
Obama, Sarkozy discussed oil market conditions: White House
2012-04-12 17:51:30 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama discussed conditions on world oil markets during a video conference on Thursday with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the White House said.
"The president and President Sarkozy agreed to continue their consultations about the tightness in glo...
Treasury bond prices drop as investors take profits
2012-04-11 16:39:51 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Treasury debt prices fell on Wednesday as investors took profits on the previous day's gains and worked to cheapen prices ahead of a debt sale later in the afternoon.
Investors were also taking cues from weaker European debt prices, while strength in U.S. stocks undermined...
Troubled euro zone states most at risk from high oil
2012-04-11 07:19:26 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Oil prices at record levels in euro terms are threatening to rock the euro zone's economy more than might be expected, with those countries least capable of riding out a shock being the worst hit.
Standard estimates of the impact of oil prices on the euro zone economy are ...
Abbott wins EU approval for new use of Humira drug
2012-04-11 06:18:59 UTC
(Reuters) - Humira, the best-selling arthritis drug that forms the cornerstone of Abbott Laboratories' pharmaceutical business, has been approved in Europe for ulcerative colitis, the U.S. drugmaker said on Wednesday.
The green light from the European Commission follows a positive opinion from...
Günter Grass "persona non-grata" in Israel: Netanyahu
2012-04-09 04:07:24 UTC
German author Guenter Grass, who wrote a poem describing Israel as "a cause of recognizable danger," has been declared persona non grata in the Jewish state, Interior Minister Eli Yishai announced Sunday, dpa reported.
Grass' poem, "What must be said," which claimed Israel was preparing a firs...
France does not accept Syrian regime's demands
2012-04-09 03:41:38 UTC
Paris- France on Sunday condemned as "unacceptable" the Syrian government's demands for "written guarantees" from the opposition before withdrawing troops from civilian areas by an April 10 deadline, DPA reported.
"After Bashar al-Assad's regime announced that it accepted the (Kofi) Annan prop...
French election 2017 LIVE updates:
2017-04-23 06:38:55 UTC
PARIS — France goes to the polls today for the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election, crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment.
Nearly 47 million voters will decide, under tight security, whether to back a pro...
Günter Grass calls Israel threat to peace
2012-04-08 19:10:02 UTC
German writer and Nobel Prize-winner Günter Grass has published a poem about Israeli-Iranian relations. He accuses Israel of endangering world peace - and has sparked a wave of criticism.
It doesn't often happen that a lyric work penned by a German poet makes its way into the international press...
Stunning Images of Ramadan From Around the Globe
2020-04-30 19:44:18 UTC
<p>Ramadan is usually a time of togetherness, with Muslims filling mosques for hours of prayer and sharing large, lavish meals with friends and neighbors after days of dawn-to-dusk fasting.</p><p>But as Associated Press images show, the coronavirus has forced Muslims around the world — from...
Pray For Manchester
2017-05-23 17:07:23 UTC
Parents go online to find their children after UK attack</h2>
By Michael Holden and Jon Super | </i>MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — Desperate parents and friends posted heart-wrenching messages and pictures on social media in the search for their loved ones on Tuesday after a s...
Hollywood cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, dead at 81
2017-04-13 06:42:53 UTC
Hollywood cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who counted "Goodfellas", "Gangs of New York" and "The Departed" among the blockbuster movies he filmed, died overnight at his home in Berlin, his publisher said on Wednesday. He was 81.
In a career that spanned over four decades, Ballhaus worked wit...
MH370 Search: Airplane debris arrives in Paris
2015-08-01 07:37:08 UTC
Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin.
According to a Reuters witness and Agence France Presse, an Air France flight carrying the debri...
Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
<blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2>
<h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution.</h3>
Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorists who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other A...
EU sent inspectors to examine Spain deficit figures
2012-03-13 17:10:08 UTC
Inspectors from the European Commission have been in Spain to evaluate its 2011 budget deficit after the numbers came in much higher than expected, the EU executive said on Friday.
Spain said at the end of February that its budget deficit was 8.5 percent last year, far above the Commission's ex...
How the U.S. is using terrorists' smartphones and laptops to defeat them
2018-02-04 04:58:15 UTC
BETHESDA, Md. – Smartphones helped terror organizations grow and communicate. Now the devices are contributing to their downfall.
In a nondescript, highly secured building in this Washington suburb, a group of U.S. government technicians and linguists are downloading massive amounts of data f...
"Bomb-like device" Found In Central Oslo, Suspect Arrested
2017-04-09 07:09:52 UTC
Norwegian police set off a controlled explosion of a "bomb-like device" found in central Oslo on Saturday, a suspect is being held in custody, and the security police has overtaken the conduct of the investigation, authorities said.
A Reuters reporter described a loud bang shortly after the ar...
2016-06-28 19:33:53 UTC
Explosionen am Istanbuler Flughafen
Am Istanbuler Atatürk-Flughafen ist es zu Explosionen gekommen. Der Sender CNN Türk berichtete auch von Schüssen. Mehrere Menschen seien verletzt worden, hieß es aus türkischen Regierungskreisen.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says Assad is lying about chemical attacks
2017-04-14 06:47:34 UTC
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault dismissed as lies and propaganda on Friday Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's comments that a poison gas attack blamed on his government last week in Idlib province was "100 percent fabrication".
Ayrault made the comment during a joint media briefing i...