Politics

EU wants to include financial services in U.S. trade talks

EU wants to include financial services in U.S. trade talks

Published 16/03/2013

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's top trade official said on Saturday he wants financial services to be included in negotiations on an ambitious EU-U.S. [more…]

German finance minister asks Bundestag to agree Cyprus deal

German finance minister asks Bundestag to agree Cyprus deal

Published 16/03/2013

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's finance minister said on Saturday he would ask parliament to agree the outline of a euro zone bailout for Cyprus as [more…]

EU’s Ashton urges caution on lifting arms ban for Syria rebels

EU’s Ashton urges caution on lifting arms ban for Syria rebels

Published 16/03/2013

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's foreign policy chief urged caution on Saturday about a Franco-British drive to lift an EU arms embargo to help [more…]

Combat soldiers more likely to commit violent crimes: study

Combat soldiers more likely to commit violent crimes: study

Published 15/03/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - British soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan - particularly young men and those who have seen active combat - are [more…]

France to raise Syrian arms embargo at EU summit

France to raise Syrian arms embargo at EU summit

Published 14/03/2013

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France will raise the issue of lifting a European Union embargo on supplying weapons to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at [more…]

Kosovo says close to deal with Serbia to improve ties

Kosovo says close to deal with Serbia to improve ties

Published 14/03/2013

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo said on Thursday it was close to reaching an accord with Serbia to improve relations, with the European Union's foreign policy [more…]

France, Britain to push EU to end Syria arms ban: Fabius

France, Britain to push EU to end Syria arms ban: Fabius

Published 14/03/2013

PARIS (Reuters) - France and Britain want an urgent European Union meeting, possibly this month, to persuade their allies to lift an embargo on supplying [more…]

U.S. extends waivers on Iran sanctions to 11 countries

U.S. extends waivers on Iran sanctions to 11 countries

Published 14/03/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States extended 180-day waivers on Iran sanctions to Japan and 10 European Union nations in exchange for their cutting purchases [more…]

Analysis: Greenland’s resources boom still more talk than action

Analysis: Greenland’s resources boom still more talk than action

Published 13/03/2013

NUUK (Reuters) - The promise of a resources boom has Greenland's locals both eager and anxious, while the European Union sees it as a battleground [more…]

Britain, France, push EU to drop Syria arms ban

Britain, France, push EU to drop Syria arms ban

Published 12/03/2013

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Britain and France raised the pressure on other European Union members on Tuesday to lift a ban on supplying arms to Syria, [more…]