Italian election: Populist surge, no majority
2018-03-05 04:01:06 UTC
ROME (Reuters) - Italian voters delivered a hung parliament on Sunday, flocking to anti-establishment and far-right parties in record numbers and casting the euro zone’s third-largest economy into political gridlock, initial results showed.
If early projections are confirmed, none of Italy’s t...
A Divided Italy Goes To The Polls
2018-03-04 08:26:18 UTC
ROME (Reuters) - Italians went to the polls on Sunday in a vote that could bring political gridlock after an election campaign marked by anger over the listless economy, high unemployment and immigration.
Pollsters have predicted that former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and his far-right a...
Iran urges West to dismantle its nuclear weapons before any missile talks
2018-03-04 01:23:53 UTC
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will not negotiate over its ballistic missiles until the United States and Europe dismantle nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, a top Iranian military official said on Saturday.
Separately, Iran confirmed that the Iranian foreign minister had met his former U.S. cou...
Trump's protectionist measures will hurt US economy
2018-03-04 00:47:34 UTC
WASHINGTON - Trump finally appears poised to make good on his promised threats to slam the door on free trade and erect walls around the country’s economy.
The U.S. President kept up pressure on trading partners, threatening European automakers with a tax on imports if the European Union reta...
Trump's inner circle depleted by firings and clouded by scandal
2018-03-01 06:52:00 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hope Hicks, one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s longest-serving and most trusted aides, is resigning from her job as White House communications director, a blow to the president, whose inner circle has been depleted by firings and clouded by scandal.
The White House ann...
German company plans to install mobile phone network on Moon
2018-02-28 18:53:07 UTC
BARCELONA (Reuters) - The moon will get its first mobile phone network next year, enabling high-definition streaming from the lunar landscape back to earth, part of a project to back the first privately funded moon mission.
Vodafone Germany, network equipment maker Nokia and carmaker Audi (VOW...
Ex-Trump Aide to Plead Guilty, Cooperate with Mueller
2018-02-23 19:24:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former senior official in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, will plead guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, according to court documents, in a sign he will likely cooperate with a federal probe into Russ...
NAFTA: Brazil exported 10 times more corn into Mexico, hurting US agriculture
2018-02-22 17:52:49 UTC
CHICAGO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican buyers imported ten times more corn from Brazil last year amid concern that NAFTA renegotiations could disrupt their U.S. supplies, according to government data and top grains merchants.
Mexico is on track to buy more Brazilian corn in 2018, which woul...
Florida's students urge lawmakers to act on gun-control laws
2018-02-20 04:43:56 UTC
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida’s capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.
The students plan to hold a rally Wednesday in hopes that it will ...
Mueller issues indictment against 13 Russians, three entities
2018-02-16 19:23:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirteen Russians and three Russian companies were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump and harming the prospects of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Cli...
Germany calls on UK to offer more 'concrete' Brexit plans
2018-02-16 17:47:12 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - A Brexit deal should strike a balance to ensure Britain clearly diverges from the European Union’s single market but keeps close economic ties with the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after meeting British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday.
Merkel struck an upb...
US teenager shoots and kills at least 17 in a Florida high school
2018-02-15 08:05:51 UTC
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old gunman returning to a Florida high school where he had once been expelled opened fire with an assault rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people and wounding more than a dozen others before he was arrested, authorities said.
The shooting at Marjory Stoneman ...
U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January
2018-02-14 18:37:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January, with a measure of underlying inflation posting its biggest gain in a year, strengthening expectations the Federal Reserve will have to quicken the pace of interest rate increases this year.
The fairly strong inflat...
South Africa's ANC party to "recall" Jacob Zuma as president
2018-02-13 07:12:26 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The ANC has decided to sack Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa, a senior official said on Tuesday, after a marathon meeting to determine the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela’s ‘Rainbow Nation’.
The decision ...
Alarming research finds global warming accelerating sea level rise
2018-02-13 03:25:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows.
At the current rate, the world’s oceans on average will be at least 2 feet (61 centimeters) higher by the end of the century compared to today...
Britain's Hope For New Vote On Brexit
2018-02-06 21:00:28 UTC
LONDON — Brexit opponents have begun pushing for a new referendum in the hopes that British voters will have had a change of heart about leaving the European Union. That may just be so, reports Samira Shackle from London.
At the end of December, former Labour minister Andrew Adonis resigned fr...
Germany slams US nuclear plans, urges Europe to act
2018-02-04 20:13:53 UTC
BERLIN — Germany's top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel joined a chorus of condemnation on Sunday after the US proposed upgrading and expanding its nuclear arsenal.
Gabriel said it was now up to Europe to take the lead in pushing for worldwide nuclear disarmament.
"As in the times of the Cold War, we ...
Kurds Continue the Resistance Against Turkish Barbarity
2018-02-04 06:16:11 UTC
Kurdish forces in Syria said one of their fighters was mutilated by Turkey-backed rebels, referencing a video circulating on social media.
Turkey launched an air and ground offensive last month against Kurdish fighters who control the northwest Syrian region of Afrin on the Turkish border, ope...
France's Macron Condemns Turkey's Invasion Into Syria
2018-01-31 09:56:25 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron warned Turkey that its operation against Kurdish militias in northern Syria should not become an excuse to invade the country and said he wanted Ankara to coordinate its action with its allies.
“If it turns out that this operation takes a turn...
WH counsel threatens to resign after Trump orders to fire Mueller: NY Times
2018-01-26 02:25:30 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump last June ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller fired but backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than follow his directive, The New York Times reported on Thursday, citing four people told of the matter.
There were n...
Homo sapiens trekked out of Africa far earlier than previously known
2018-01-25 21:32:55 UTC
Homo sapiens were wandering out of Africa at least 177,000 years ago — some 60,000 years earlier than previously thought.
The new migration date comes after ancient stone tools and part of a fossilised Homo sapiens jaw bone with teeth were discovered in a cave in northern Israel.
Mueller Questioned CIA Officials About Trump
2018-01-24 18:31:36 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. intelligence officers including CIA Director Mike Pompeo have been questioned by the U.S. special counsel’s team about whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice in the Russia probe, sources told Reuters on Wednesday.
Such questioning is further...
Syria: Turkish Aggression Against Kurds Continues
2018-01-24 06:53:28 UTC
As Turkey continues its offensive in Syria's Kurdish enclave of Afrin, Ankara says it has killed 260 enemy fighters. Washington and Moscow have called for restraint as the United Nations readies aid supplies.
Turkish artillery on Wednesday continued to pound targets controlled by the Syrian Ku...
A year of Trump: Hate binds and blinds US
2018-01-21 07:50:21 UTC
The US president has been in office for a year. His critics make it far too easy for him when they unite in blind hate against all things Donald Trump, writes Germany's public international broadcaster-DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl.
Figures of hate have a great advantage: people can rally b...
#TrumpShutdown — U.S. Government Shuts Down After Senate Vote Fails
2018-01-20 08:57:36 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security.
The shutdown formally began on Saturday, the first anniversary...