Politics

UK’s Johnson: I need to lose weight but becoming vegan would cheese me off

UK’s Johnson: I need to lose weight but becoming vegan would cheese me off

Published 14/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wants to lose weight in 2020, but will not do “Veganuary” - the popular practice [more…]

As Amazon.com flexes its muscle, Seattle moves to curb corporate political donations

As Amazon.com flexes its muscle, Seattle moves to curb corporate political donations

Published 13/01/2020

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle, the Pacific Northwest city where home-grown online retailer Amazon.com has increasingly flexed its political muscle, is expected to approve on Monday [more…]

Resigning California congressman’s seat to be left vacant for year

Resigning California congressman’s seat to be left vacant for year

Published 09/01/2020

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - California Governor Gavin Newsom has decided against calling a special election to fill the seat U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter will leave [more…]

After Britain appeals for weirdos, spoon bender Uri Geller applies

After Britain appeals for weirdos, spoon bender Uri Geller applies

Published 08/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Spoon-bending celebrity psychic Uri Geller, 73, has applied for a job in the British government in response to an advert for “misfits” [more…]

Germany’s Scholz to carry on as finance minister despite SPD defeat

Germany’s Scholz to carry on as finance minister despite SPD defeat

Published 02/12/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Olaf Scholz will carry on for now as finance minister despite losing a bid to lead his Social Democratic Party because [more…]

Azeri parliament asks to be dissolved, calls for snap elections

Azeri parliament asks to be dissolved, calls for snap elections

Published 02/12/2019

BAKU (Reuters) - Azerbaijan’s parliament on Monday formally asked President Ilham Aliyev to dissolve it and to schedule new parliamentary elections. The next election is [more…]

Make up your minds, Merkel protegee tells new SPD leaders

Make up your minds, Merkel protegee tells new SPD leaders

Published 02/12/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - The coalition deal forming the basis of Germany’s ruling alliance is not up for renegotiation and the new leaders of the Social [more…]

From euro to ESM, Italy’s Salvini re-trains his eurosceptic fire

From euro to ESM, Italy’s Salvini re-trains his eurosceptic fire

Published 25/11/2019

ROME (Reuters) - Matteo Salvini has recently dropped threats to take Italy out of the euro zone but the hard-right leader is now alarming European [more…]

Istanbul metro project gets 110 million euro financing from Deutsche Bank

Istanbul metro project gets 110 million euro financing from Deutsche Bank

Published 24/11/2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Istanbul has secured 110 million euros ($121 million) of financing from Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) for an underground transport project, the mayor of [more…]

German 5G bidders must guarantee no foreign state meddling: CDU

German 5G bidders must guarantee no foreign state meddling: CDU

Published 23/11/2019

LEIPZIG, Germany (Reuters) - Bidders for German 5G rollout contracts must guarantee the network will be free of foreign state influence, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian [more…]