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EU Member States Adopt New Anti-Dumping Rules

EU Member States Adopt New  Anti-Dumping Rules

December 05, 2017

BRUSSELS - The European Union (EU) member states on Monday adopted its new anti-dumping rules with “market distortion approach” at its core. The new legal framework removes the former...

McMaster Says Potential for War with DPRK “Increasing”

McMaster Says Potential for War with DPRK “Increasing”

December 04, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that the potential for war with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is increasing every day” after...

As Brexit Deal Takes Shape, Juncker to Meet MEPs

As Brexit Deal Takes Shape,  Juncker to Meet MEPs

December 04, 2017

BRUSSELS - The European Commission added to mounting confidence in Brussels that it is set for a Brexit deal with London when it scheduled talks with EU lawmakers ahead of a crunch meeting on...

Martin Schulz Denies Green Light to Grand Coalition Talks with Merkel

Martin Schulz Denies Green Light to Grand Coalition Talks with Merkel

December 02, 2017

BERLIN - Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz on Friday denied an earlier report that his party was ready to start grand coalition talks with German Chancellor...

Trump Visit to Britain Dropped in Row with PM over Social Media Posts

Trump Visit to Britain Dropped in Row with PM over Social Media Posts

December 02, 2017

LONDON - A planned visit to Britain by U.S. President Donald Trump has been dropped by U.S. diplomats, British newspaper The Telegraph reported Friday. Trump was set to travel to Britain...

UNSC Urges all Syrian Parties to Attend Geneva Peace Talks

UNSC Urges all Syrian Parties to Attend Geneva Peace Talks

November 29, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council on Monday urged all Syrian parties to actively participate in the Geneva political process without preconditions and to support efforts to ensure...

Not Worried about EU’s Moves on Defense Pact: Russian Official

Not Worried about EU’s Moves on  Defense Pact: Russian Official

November 29, 2017

BERLIN - A senior Russia’s foreign ministry official on Tuesday said he was not worried by the European Union’s move to integrate European defenses, saying the initiative was...

Islamic Counterterrorism Alliance Meeting Focuses on Role of Media

Islamic Counterterrorism Alliance Meeting Focuses on Role of Media

November 28, 2017

RIYADH - Defense ministers of around 41 Arab and Islamic countries met in Saudi Arabia to discuss fighting terrorism and extremism, with a focus on the role of media, Al Arabiya local news reported...

Merkel Vows ‘Serious’ Coalition Talks with SPD

Merkel Vows ‘Serious’ Coalition  Talks with SPD

November 28, 2017

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday her party was ready to hold serious talks with the Social Democrats to form a government, warning that time is pressing as Europe faces a slew of...

No Breakthrough in Brexit Talks as New Deadline Approaches

No Breakthrough in Brexit Talks as New Deadline Approaches

November 26, 2017

BRUSSELS — British Prime Minister Theresa May failed Friday to make any breakthrough in Brexit talks with the European Union, as time runs out to move the negotiations into a critical second phase...

Trump Tells Turkey’s Leader: US to Stop Arming Syrian Kurds

Trump Tells Turkey’s Leader: US to  Stop Arming Syrian Kurds

November 26, 2017

ANKARA, Turkey — The United States will cut off its supply of arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria, President Donald Trump told the Turkish president on Friday, in a move sure to please Turkey...

Crunch Time for British PM as Brexit Talks Enter Decisive Phase

Crunch Time for British PM as Brexit Talks Enter Decisive Phase

November 25, 2017

LONDON - This month has been described by British media as “make or break” for Theresa May, the embattled British prime minster under pressure due to stalled Brexit talks and...

Trump Delivers Thanksgiving Address, Touting U.S. Economy

Trump Delivers Thanksgiving  Address, Touting U.S. Economy

November 25, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday delivered a Thanksgiving video address to Americans, touting the state of the U.S. economy. “Our country is doing very well...

Erdogan Accuses West of Destroying Muslim Unity

Erdogan Accuses West  of Destroying Muslim Unity

November 23, 2017

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused Western nations of trying to implement a “dirty scenario” to destroy the unity, coexistence and wealth...

EU Lifts Britain out of Deficit Sin Bin

EU Lifts Britain out of Deficit Sin Bin

November 23, 2017

BRUSSELS - The EU said Wednesday it would end its special budget supervision for Britain after almost a decade, saying London had reduced its excessive deficit enough to fall within...

Children’s Suffering across World Unacceptable: UN

Children’s Suffering  across World Unacceptable: UN

November 22, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday deplored the fact that the world is letting children down by allowing them to go through hardships and suffering. I am sorry to...

Russian Military Operations in Syria Near Completion: Putin

Russian Military Operations in Syria Near Completion: Putin

November 22, 2017

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin told his visiting Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, that military operations against terrorists in Syria are coming to an end, with the focus...

German Coalition Talks Collapse after FDP Withdraws

German Coalition Talks  Collapse after FDP Withdraws

November 21, 2017

BERLIN - The three-party exploratory talks for the formation of Germany’s new government failed late Sunday night after the Free Democratic Party (FDP) pulled out due to unbridgeable...

EU, Iran Hold High-Level Talks Amid Trump’s Threats

EU, Iran Hold High-Level Talks  Amid Trump’s Threats

November 21, 2017

TEHRAN - Iran and the EU have started their third round of high-level talks following the 2016 implementation of a nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world countries. Helga Schmid...

Illegal Nuclear Launch Order can be Refused: US General

Illegal Nuclear Launch Order can be Refused: US General

November 20, 2017

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order...

Trump, Macron Agree on Need to Work with Allies

Trump, Macron Agree on Need  to Work with Allies

November 20, 2017

JEDDAH - US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday agreed on the need to partner with allies to respond to the destabilization activities of Hezbollah and Iran...

UN Chief Urges Cooperation to Tackle Security Challenges in Mediterranean

UN Chief Urges Cooperation to Tackle Security Challenges in Mediterranean

November 19, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged the international community to step up cooperation to tackle security challenges in the Mediterranean region...

EU Cuts Funding to Turkey in 2018 Budget

EU Cuts Funding to  Turkey in 2018 Budget

November 19, 2017

BRUSSELS - An EU 2018 budget deal was announced Saturday that cuts funds destined to Turkey, citing doubts about Ankara’s commitment to democracy and human rights. German Chancellor...

EU Leaders Proclaim European Social Standards to Woo Voters

EU Leaders Proclaim European Social Standards to Woo Voters

November 18, 2017

GOTHENBURG, Sweden - European Union leaders proclaimed a set of 20 "social rights" on Friday in an attempt to make the EU more appealing to voters and counter rising eurosceptic...

More Work to be Done to Unlock Brexit Talks: May, Tusk

More Work to be Done to Unlock  Brexit Talks: May, Tusk

November 18, 2017

GOTHENBURG, Sweden - British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Council President Donald Tusk agreed on Friday there was more work to be done to advance Brexit talks and discussed ways to...

US Security Officials in Israel to Discuss Syria Agreement

US Security Officials in Israel to Discuss Syria Agreement

November 16, 2017

JERUSALEM - Officials with the U.S. National Security Council arrived in Israel on Tuesday to discuss with their Israeli counterparts the recent U.S.-Russian truce agreement for Syria, officials...

Erdogan Again Visits Qatar for Cooperation, Regional Issues

Erdogan Again Visits Qatar for  Cooperation, Regional Issues

November 16, 2017

DOHA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived here on Tuesday evening for the second official visit since the gulf crisis began, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported on Wednesday.

Qatar ‘Thousand Times Better Off’ without Gulf Allies: Emir

Qatar ‘Thousand Times Better Off’ without Gulf Allies: Emir

November 15, 2017

DOHA - Months into a dispute that has seen Doha cut off from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Qatar's emir said Tuesday his country was "a thousand times better off" without them...

Russia Accuses U.S. Coalition of Hampering its Anti-IS Operation in Syria

Russia Accuses U.S. Coalition of  Hampering its Anti-IS Operation in Syria

November 15, 2017

MOSCOW - The Russian Defense Ministry on Tuesday accused the U.S.-led coalition of interfering with the Russian air force to protect retreating Islamic State (IS) militants. The militants had...

23 EU Countries Sign Defense Pact on Permanent Structured Cooperation

23 EU Countries Sign Defense Pact on Permanent Structured Cooperation

November 14, 2017

BRUSSELS - Defense ministers of 23 EU member states Monday signed a pact to on joint defense cooperation and handed it over to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. According to a statement...

May Meets EU Business Leaders as Brexit Tensions Grow

May Meets EU Business Leaders  as Brexit Tensions Grow

November 14, 2017

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May will meet EU business leaders worried about Britain’s departure on Monday as a secret letter emerged from two cabinet ministers instructing her how to...

Trump, Putin Say Military Communications Improving in Syria

Trump, Putin Say Military  Communications Improving in Syria

November 13, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin said on Saturday they are satisfied with the communication between their militaries, which has...

No Figure on Cost of Brexit Offered to Unlock Talks: British Minister

No Figure on Cost of Brexit Offered to Unlock Talks: British Minister

November 13, 2017

LONDON - Britain will not offer a figure or a formula for how much it believes it owes the European Union, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday, after the EU demanded that London spell...

Xi, Putin Pledge to Enhance Regional, Int’l Cooperation

Xi, Putin Pledge to  Enhance Regional, Int’l Cooperation

November 12, 2017

DA NANG, Vietnam - Chinese President Xi Jinping met here Friday with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on further strengthening bilateral ties and cooperation on regional and international...

Putin and Trump Talk Syria, Election Meddling at Brief Meeting

Putin and Trump Talk Syria, Election Meddling at Brief Meeting

November 12, 2017

DANANG, Vietnam - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed a statement on Syria during a brief meeting at a summit in Vietnam on Saturday and Putin again...