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Merkel and Macron Begin Sparring on Eurozone Reform

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:56:15 EDT

German and French leaders on Thursday kick-started what promised to be difficult talks about strengthening the eurozone’s architecture, as Berlin maintained its skepticism over ambitious French proposals to deepen the integration of the currency union’s economies.(image)



Russian Crackdown on Messaging App Sparks Business Outages

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:50:55 EDT

When Russia’s communications regulator tried to shut down a messaging app, hundreds of businesses and sites got caught in the web, underscoring how far Kremlin is willing to go to tighten its grip on the internet.(image)



Trump to Face New Calls to Keep Iran Nuclear Deal

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:08:18 EDT

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel will visit the White House next week, hoping to persuade President Trump to remain part of the Iranian nuclear agreement.(image)



U.S. Holds Back on New Russia Sanctions

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:41:07 EDT

White House officials said U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke prematurely in saying the Trump administration would imminently impose new sanctions on Russia over its support for the Assad regime in Syria. Conflicting messages about a new round of Russia sanctions are the latest instance of the White House struggling to speak with one voice.(image)



Don't Rule Out an EU-U.S. Trade War

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:48:22 EDT

The EU is refusing to bow to U.S. demands for concessions as the price of making temporary exemptions from steel and aluminum tariffs permanent before they expire on May 1.(image)



EU Seeks to Avoid U.S. Steel Tariffs by Reviving Trade Pact

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:57:32 EDT

The European Union is drawing up a peace offer it hopes will end trade hostilities with the White House and avoid steel and aluminum tariffs being imposed on the bloc in two weeks’ time, according to European officials.(image)



Italy's President Hopes Neutral Politician Can Break Stalemate

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:05:37 EDT

Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella asked a parliamentary leader to mediate among party chiefs in an attempt to form a government, hoping a neutral figure can end the political paralysis that has persisted since March’s elections.(image)



Ruling to Let Migrants Travel Around Greece, Officials Say

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:11:02 EDT

A Greek court ruled that migrants arriving on Aegean islands near Turkey should be allowed to travel freely around the country, officials said, a decision that could alleviate dire conditions on the islands, but might derail a pact aimed at limiting arrivals.(image)



Turkey's Erdogan Calls Early Election

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:45:03 EDT

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called an election more than a year early, a gambit that could help him secure a new term while the nation is still clocking record economic growth.(image)



Macron Appeals for EU Unity in Face of Nationalism

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:14:27 EDT

French President Emmanuel Macron set out on a campaign to drum up grassroots support for the European Union, urging unity as he faces resistance throughout the 28-nation bloc to his plan to deepen ties.(image)



EU Support Grows for New Iran Sanctions

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:25:01 EDT

European Union diplomats said there is growing support for imposing new sanctions on Iran as they seek to persuade President Donald Trump to stick by the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers.(image)



U.S. Pastor Held in Turkey Denies Links to Terrorists

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:38:47 EDT

An American pastor who has spent 18 months in Turkish custody appeared for the first time in court Monday, denying accusations of espionage and contacts with terrorists in a case that has exacerbated tense relations between Washington and Ankara.(image)



U.K.'s May Defends Striking Syria Without Seeking Parliament's Backing

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:51:22 EDT

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday defended her decision to attack chemical-weapons facilities in Syria alongside the U.S. and France, in the face of criticism that she should have first sought the backing of Parliament.(image)



Can the EU Break Out of Its Political Limbo?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:20:20 EDT

Now that the EU’s electoral cycle is over, difficult decisions about reducing the risk of another sovereign crisis and about asylum policy can no longer be ducked, Simon Nixon writes.(image)



Syria Airstrikes Target Chemical Sites

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 18:02:22 EDT

U.S., British and French forces targeted sites associated with Syria’s chemical-weapons capabilities, a reprisal for an attack last week that killed at least 43 civilians and injured hundreds more.(image)



U.S. Upholds Its Red Line in Syria, While Steering Clear of Russia's

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 07:40:08 EDT

In carrying out airstrikes in Syria, the U.S. and its allies were trying to maintain a careful balance: preventing the use of chemical weapons, without crossing Moscow’s red lines against toppling President Bashar al-Assad or targeting Russian forces.(image)



Cambridge University Pushes Back Against Facebook Scrutiny of Research Apps

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 15:35:15 EDT

The uproar over how Facebook allowed a Cambridge University researcher to improperly harvest data on 87 million users has prompted a clash between the social network and the 800-year-old institution.(image)



Allies United on Syria Despite Tensions

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 10:21:24 EDT

The Trump administration’s close coordination with France and the U.K. to plan the strikes on the Syrian regime underscores an alignment between the U.S. and its European allies despite deep divisions over other issues.(image)



Russia Poisoned Sergei Skripal? Not All Britons Agree

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:52:51 EDT

Opposition parties and Russian propaganda have stoked skepticism among some in the U.K. about Theresa May’s explanation that Russia was behind an attempt to kill ex-spy Sergei Skripal.(image)



Europe Has Some Lessons on Tech Regulation

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:45:16 EDT

U.S. lawmakers could look to Europe’s example to seek answers and avoid pitfalls as they study Facebook and weigh tech regulations.(image)



U.S., France and Britain Craft Broad Plans for Strike on Syria

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:10:56 EDT

Britain, France and the U.S. united around broad plans for a military strike against Syria as they worked to bridge differences over the scope and purpose of a response to a suspected chemical weapons attack.(image)



ECB Worried About Trade Wars, Euro's Strength at March Meeting

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 04:10:53 EDT

The European Central Bank is fretting about the risk of trade wars and a stronger euro just as data suggest the eurozone’s long-awaited economic recovery is losing speed.(image)



Chemical-Weapons Watchdog Backs Up U.K. View on Poisoning

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:08:02 EDT

The global chemical-weapons watchdog confirmed Britain’s analysis of the type of the nerve agent used in the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter.(image)



U.K. Calls for EU to Recognize Its Regulation Post-Brexit

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 06:16:10 EDT

U.K. Brexit secretary David Davis said he envisioned a future trade agreement between the U.K. and the European Union that would levy zero tariffs and relied on each side respecting each other’s regulations on products and services.(image)



Are the Wheels Coming Off the Eurozone Recovery?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:28:20 EDT

A string of weak eurozone data in the first quarter may be just a blip but there are three big risks that investors need to keep an eye on.(image)



Pope Says He Made 'Grave Mistakes' in Handling Accusations of Sex-Abuse Coverup in Chile

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:52:41 EDT

Pope Francis acknowledged he made ‘grave mistakes’ in his handling of accusations that a Chilean bishop covered up sex-abuse allegations in the case of a priest whom the Vatican found guilty of assault in 2011.(image)



Israel Caught in U.S.-Russia Rift Over Syria

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 06:23:51 EDT

A significant U.S. attack on Syria could shake Israel’s balancing act between superpowers and undo Benjamin Netanyahu’s understandings with the Kremlin about activities in his country’s backyard.(image)



Saudi Crown Prince Makes Deals in France

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:08:40 EDT

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman capped a three-day visit to France by breaking out the kingdom’s check book.(image)