Ireland: Surprise Surge for Sinn Fein
2020-02-07 17:34:14 UTC
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s elections are usually two-horse races. But this time there’s a third contender, as a party with historic links to the Irish Republican Army soars in the polls.
As Irish voters prepare to choose a new parliament on Saturday, a restive electorate is rattling the two parti...
European Union Rejects Trump Middle East Peace Plan
2020-02-04 22:07:55 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union rejected parts of U.S. President Donald Trump’s peace plan for the Middle East on Tuesday, prompting an angry response from Israel which has strongly backed the U.S. proposal.
The plan, announced by Trump last week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Ne...
Stock Market Falls as Coronavirus Continues to Spread
2020-01-31 20:45:32 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street’s major averages tumbled more than 1% on Friday as the spreading coronavirus outbreak along with sluggish U.S. economic data and a mixed batch of corporate earnings fueled concerns about global growth.
The S&P 500 .SPX is down nearly 3% from its closing high hi...
EU Parliament Gives Final Approval to Brexit Deal
2020-01-29 18:07:08 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament on Wednesday gave its final approval to Britain’s divorce deal from the bloc, paving the way for Brexit to take place on Friday.
The chamber broke into singing Auld Lang Syne, a traditional Scottish song to bid farewell, after voting 621 for versus ...
75TH ANNIVERSARY - LIBERATION OF AUSCHWITZ
2020-01-28 18:44:45 UTC
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world.
“We have wi...
Trump Plan Calls for Palestinian State, Settlement Freeze
2020-01-28 18:37:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan Tuesday, calling for the creation of a State of Palestine with its capital in portions of east Jerusalem. He declared it a “win-win” opportunity for both Israel and the Palestinians.
The plan ends specula...
US Ambassador to EU Admits Quid Pro Quo
2019-11-05 21:12:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland said he knew that the Trump administration withheld nearly $400 million in American aid while pressuring Ukraine to investigate President Donald Trump’s political rivals, according to an excerpt of his testimony released...
Russian Troops to Fill Void Left by US in Syria
2019-10-23 00:55:16 UTC
SOCHI, Russia/ANKARA (Reuters) - Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph.
Hours after the deal was announced, the Turkis...
Iran's Intelligence Agents Captured Exiled Journalist
2019-10-14 20:04:20 UTC
DUBAI (Reuters) - Agents of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have captured and returned to Iran an exiled journalist who allegedly fueled anti-government street unrest across the country early last year using social media, Iranian state television reported on Monday.
Ruhollah Zam, a journalist-turn...
Invasion Into Kurdish-Syrian Territory: Germany Bans Arms Exports to Turkey
2019-10-12 19:55:28 UTC
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Germany has banned arms exports to Turkey over its assault against Kurdish YPG militia in Syria, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Saturday.
Turkish-backed Syrian rebels advanced into Ras al Ain in northeast Syria on Saturday but it was unclear how far, with Turk...
Trump's Ukraine Inner Circle: Two Arrested
2019-10-11 01:54:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump’s lawyer and the Ukraine impeachment investigation were charged Thursday with federal campaign finance violations.
The charges relate to a $325,000 donation to a group supporting Trump’s reelection.
Lev Parnas and Igor...
US Will Betray Kurds Again
2019-10-07 23:06:05 UTC
For decades, the United States has maintained a curious relationship with the Kurds. Americans have historically enlisted them to help fight in the Middle East, only to turn on them in the end. Despite a history of betrayal, the Kurds have yet again become an important long ally in the fight agai...
New 25% Tariffs on EU Food Will Lead to Higher Prices, Cost American Jobs
2019-10-04 00:39:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New 25% U.S. tariffs on Italian cheese, French wine, Scotch whisky, British biscuits, Spanish olives and thousands of other European food products will lead to higher prices ahead of the holiday season and cost American jobs, trade groups said on Thursday.
The U.S. Trade...
North Korea Tested New Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile
2019-10-03 04:56:04 UTC
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the sea to contain external threats and bolster self-defense, ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States.
The launch on Wednesday was the most provocati...
Zelenskiy May Damage Ukraine’s International Standing
2019-09-27 01:22:09 UTC
KIEV (Reuters) - Opponents of Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday they were worried that the Ukrainian president’s criticism of European leaders in a call with Donald Trump could damage the country’s international standing.
Zelenskiy, a former television comedian and political novice who was ...
Bird Numbers Plunge in US and Canada
2019-09-20 01:59:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From grasslands to seashores to forests and backyards, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in the United States and Canada, with a 29% population drop since 1970 and a net loss of about 2.9 billion birds, scientists said on Thursday.
People are to blame, the resea...
Millions of Young People to Strike for Climate Action
2019-09-20 01:46:10 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - With world leaders about to gather in New York for a UN Climate Action Summit next week, millions of young people from Australia to Iceland will take off from school or work on Friday to demand urgent measures to stop environmental catastrophe.
Protests, inspired by the 16...
Afghanistan: US Strike Kills at Least 30 civilians
2019-09-20 01:35:45 UTC
JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day’s labor in the fields, officials said on Thursday.
The attack on Wednesday night also injured 40 people after accidentally target...
France, Germany to Sign Arms Exports Pact
2019-09-20 01:36:58 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany said on Thursday they were close to an agreement on how to remove obstacles to exporting weapons manufactured in joint programs, after French firms called for easing German export restrictions.
German curbs on arms exports to non-European Union or non-NATO ...
Justin Trudeau Says He Is ‘Deeply Sorry’
2019-09-20 01:17:55 UTC
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to continue his re-election campaign and asked for forgiveness on Thursday after pictures of him in blackface emerged less than five weeks before the national vote.
The Liberal Party leader’s campaign has been upended since Time m...
Attacks on Saudi Oil Field Knock Out Half of Its Output
2019-09-15 07:21:05 UTC
RIYADH/DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom’s output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and increase tensions in the Middle East.
2 Million More Americans Without Health Insurance
2019-09-10 19:07:40 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The share of Americans without health insurance rose for the first time in a decade last year and U.S. household income barely rose, according to a government report on Tuesday that laid bare issues that could become central to the U.S. presidential election next year.
Boris Johnson's Brexit Dilemma
2019-09-10 01:33:31 UTC
Brexit, the UK’s most significant geopolitical move in decades, remains in question more than three years since the 2016 referendum, with possible outcomes ranging from an exit on Oct. 31 without a withdrawal agreement to smooth the transition, to abandoning the whole endeavour.
Irish PM: We Need a Single Irish Economic Zone
2019-09-08 18:15:51 UTC
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar plans to discuss whether regulatory alignment between Ireland and Northern Ireland might form the basis of a Brexit deal when he meets British counterpart Boris Johnson on Monday.
But Varadkar said a breakthrough was unlikely during Monday’s...
Hurricane Dorian Shows We Are Losing the Fight Against Global Warming
2019-09-01 22:29:33 UTC
As Hurricane Dorian churns its way through the Atlantic, we need to recognize that climate change can make any hurricane more intense and Category 5 hurricanes more likely. Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, release carbon dioxide and methane into Earth’s atmosphere. Th...