Tag Archives: Government

21Oct/17

Rajoy calls emergency cabinet meeting to halt Catalonia’s independence bid

SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday (October 21) to pave the way for Madrid establishing central control in the Catalonia and check the regional government’s push for independence. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Congo ban on non-biometric passports sparks outcry

Democratic Republic of Congo’s decision to ban semi-biometric passports by October 16th has sparked criticism with many saying they were not given sufficient time to prepare for new passports. The new passports are among the most expensive in the world and a Reuters investigation showed that one-third of the sticker price goes to a company believed to be controlled by a close relative of President Joseph Kabila.
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25Sep/17

German market analyst says ‘Jamaica’ coalition will be very difficult

FRANKFURT, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – The Euro slipped 0.4 per cent in early trading on Monday (September 25) after Germany’s election showed surging support for a far-right party that left Chancellor Angela Merkel scrambling to form a governing coalition. Continue reading

19Sep/17

Germany on high alert over cyber attacks at election nears

SHOWS: BERLIN, GERMANY (REUTERS) – Germany is on high alert ahead of the Sept. 24 election, but government officials say they have not seen signs of any new cyber attacks or suspicious news leaks despite months of warnings about possible foreign meddling. Continue reading

19Sep/17

A look at the reign of Angela Merkel: from Helmut Kohl’s little girl to mother of the nation

ROEVERSHAGEN, GERMANY (REUTERS) – With German elections looming, polls indicate that Europe’s longest-serving female Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to emerge triumphant for a fourth term.
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19Sep/17

Germany: economy propels Merkel towards 4th term

German investor sentiment has improved by more than expected in September in readings that bode well for Chancellor Angela Merkel as she seeks a fourth term in Sunday’s national election. As David Pollard reports, an opposition campaign to highlight inequality appears to be gaining little traction with voters. Continue reading

09Sep/17

U.S. celebrities fall for Germany’s First Lady: The Merkel effect

BERLIN, GERMANY (REUTERS) – Hollywood stars and a former U.S president offer Germany’s incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel their backing for the September 24 elections even as the chancellor faces persistent heckling on the home front.
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03Sep/17

South Korea says North Korea earthquake produced more energy than in the past

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (SEPTEMBER 3, 2017) (REUTERS) – South Korea’s Meteorological agency said on Sunday (September 3) North Korea’s earthquake produced 5 to 6 times more energy compared to fifth nuclear test in September 2016. Continue reading

29Aug/17

Juncker: No EU-UK trade talk until divorce settled

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker stressed on Tuesday that negotiations about a future EU-UK trading relationship after Britain leaves the European Union could only start once divorce issues were resolved. Ciara Lee reports Continue reading