Carmakers FCA and Renault to go public on tie-up talks

Fiat Chrysler and Renault are set to confirm tie-up talks on Monday, with the board of the French carmaker called to an early morning meeting to discuss the situation.


Posted 2019/05/26 16:04:14

Netanyahu struggles to form government amid talk of new election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on Sunday on what he termed a "final effort" to break a deadlock on forming a governing coalition ahead of a Wednesday deadline for a deal.


Posted 2019/05/26 16:02:19

Trade beef aside, Trump and Abe bond over burgers, sumo and golf

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday played golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and presented a trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament, turning to personal diplomacy for the second day of a Japan visit shadowed by tough trade talk.


Posted 2019/05/26 11:26:16

German state vote could threaten future of Merkel coalition

Voters in the northern state of Bremen look set to inflict a humiliating blow on Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) in an election on Sunday that could hasten the end of their loveless federal coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.


Posted 2019/05/26 11:14:40

Support for abortion rights grows as some U.S. states curb access: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Americans have become more supportive of abortion rights over the past year, even as a wave of Republican-controlled state governments have imposed new restrictions, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday.


Posted 2019/05/26 11:07:48

EU election turnout in France nearly 20% by noon, up from 16% in 2014

Turnout figures for European elections in France showed a 19.26% participation rate by noon local time (1000 GMT), the Interior Ministry said on Sunday, a rate significantly higher than during the 2014 vote.


Posted 2019/05/26 10:38:39

UK must be ready to leave EU without a deal: leadership contender Raab

Britain must be ready to leave the European Union without an exit deal on Oct. 31, former Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday, as he set out his pitch to succeed Theresa May as prime minister.


Posted 2019/05/26 09:46:11

Iran will defend itself against any aggression, says foreign minister

Iranian will defend itself against any military or economic aggression, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday, calling on European states to do more to preserve a nuclear agreement his country signed.


Posted 2019/05/26 09:24:00

Fiat Chrysler in tie-up talks with Renault: sources

Fiat Chrysler and Renault are in talks on a comprehensive global tie-up that could address some of the main weaknesses of both carmakers, two sources with knowledge of the discussions told Reuters on Saturday.


Posted 2019/05/25 22:41:44

Seven up: Contest to replace May as British prime minister gets crowded

The contest to replace Theresa May as British prime minister hotted up on Saturday with seven candidates now throwing their hat into the ring, saying they would succeed where she failed by taking a deeply-divided Britain out of the European Union.


Posted 2019/05/25 22:12:52

Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy.


Posted 2019/05/25 22:08:33

Israelis protest moves to grant Netanyahu immunity, limit Supreme Court

Thousands of Israelis protested on Saturday against legislative steps that could grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution and limit the power of the country's Supreme Court.


Posted 2019/05/25 21:53:08

Subpoenas for Trump financial records on hold pending appeal: court filing

Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp will not have to immediately hand over the financial records of U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization, according to a court filing on Saturday.


Posted 2019/05/25 21:48:40

Ex-House of Commons leader Leadsom enters race to be next British PM: media

Former House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom will enter the race to be leader of UK's Conservative party and replace Theresa May as prime minister, British media reported on Saturday, citing a confirmation from Leadsom.


Posted 2019/05/25 21:39:56

Heavy fighting in Libyan capital

Heavy fighting raged in the Libyan capital on Saturday as eastern forces made a new push to advance inside the city controlled by the internationally recognized government.


Posted 2019/05/25 19:23:36

Trump urges greater Japanese investment in U.S., criticizes trade advantage

U.S. President Donald Trump urged Japanese business leaders on Saturday to increase their investment in the United States while he chided Japan for having a "substantial edge" on trade that negotiators were trying to even out in a bilateral deal.


Posted 2019/05/25 18:50:34

French police search for man who left bomb in Lyon

Police hunted on Saturday for a man who left a bomb in a pedestrian shopping street in the central French city of Lyon on Friday that wounded 13 people, including a 10-year-old girl.


Posted 2019/05/25 18:29:13

Russia, eyeing Arctic future, launches nuclear icebreaker

Russia launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker on Saturday, part of an ambitious program to renew and expand its fleet of the vessels in order to improve its ability to tap the Arctic's commercial potential.


Posted 2019/05/25 18:06:41

Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.


Posted 2019/05/25 17:45:52

Democratic presidential hopeful Klobuchar proposes revamping EPA ethanol rules

Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar on Saturday called for revamping the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rules governing how small refineries are exempted from the nation's biofuel laws, a proposal aimed at boosting her standing in the politically critical state of Iowa.


Posted 2019/05/25 14:51:17