German Parties at Impasse as Deadline Passes With No Deal

German Parties at Impasse as Deadline Passes With No Deal

Nov/20 By

Germany’s would-be coalition partners appeared to have reached an impasse over immigration policy as a self-imposed Sunday evening deadline for agreeing the outlines of a government program passed with no deal. A deadline of 1700 GMT passed with no announcement being made, suggesting Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, the pro-business Free …

European Cities Battle Fiercely for Top Agencies Leaving UK

European Cities Battle Fiercely for Top Agencies Leaving UK

Nov/19 By

Brexit is still well over year away but two European cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain’s departure from the European Union.   Two major EU agencies now in London — the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority — must move to a new EU city because Britain is …

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip to Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip to Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Nov/19 By

When Britain’s 21-year-old Princess Elizabeth married 26-year-old Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in 1947, the wedding sparked joy and celebration in a country just recovering from World War II.    Seven decades on, the couple who would become Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, both now in their 90s, …

Ukraine, Poland Escalate Diplomatic Spat

Ukraine, Poland Escalate Diplomatic Spat

Nov/19 By

Ukraine has summoned the Polish ambassador in Kyiv after Poland denied entry to a Ukrainian official in an escalation of a diplomatic spat over the two neighbors’ troubled past. Poland’s decision to refused entry on Saturday to the head of Ukraine’s commemoration commission, Svyatoslav Sheremet, was in response to a …

German Parties Seek Compromise on Migrants, Climate Change

German Parties Seek Compromise on Migrants, Climate Change

Nov/18 By

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and two smaller parties pushed Saturday to find agreement on climate change and immigration, with an eye on producing compromises by weekend’s end so they can move ahead with talks on building a ruling coalition. Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats and sister Bavarian-only Christian Social Union …

‘Pocket Hercules,’ 3-time Olympic Champion, Dies at 50

‘Pocket Hercules,’ 3-time Olympic Champion, Dies at 50

Nov/18 By

Naim Suleymanoglu, the Turkish weightlifter who won three Olympic gold medals and was known as “Pocket Hercules,” died Saturday. He was 50. Suleymanoglu was considered one of the sport’s greatest athletes and earned his nickname for his strength and diminutive size. He died at an Istanbul hospital where he was …

Hariri Says He’ll Return to Lebanon in Coming Days, Announce His Position

Hariri Says He’ll Return to Lebanon in Coming Days, Announce His Position

Nov/18 By

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said Saturday at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris that he would return to Beirut in the coming days and announce his position on the crisis in his country after holding talks with Lebanese President Michel Aoun. “With regard to the political situation in Lebanon, …

Pentagon: Raytheon Gets OK for $10.5B Patriot Sale to Poland

Pentagon: Raytheon Gets OK for $10.5B Patriot Sale to Poland

Nov/18 By

The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10.5 billion sale of Raytheon Co’s Patriot missile defense system to Poland, the Pentagon said on Friday. NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014 and in response to Moscow’s renewed …