Pressure grows on Trump to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

Pressure grows on Trump to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) – Western allies stepped up pressure on U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday to keep alive an international nuclear deal with Iran, with French President Emmanuel Macron due to urge him in person not to tear up the 2015 agreement….

G7 to set up group to study Russian ‘malign behavior’: UK

G7 to set up group to study Russian ‘malign behavior’: UK

TORONTO (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations will create a working group to study Russia’s “malign behavior” because of concerns about Moscow’s actions, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday. Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs…

U.S. allies press Trump to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

U.S. allies press Trump to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) – Western allies stepped up pressure on U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday to keep alive an international nuclear deal with Iran, with French President Emmanuel Macron due to urge him in person not to tear up the 2015 agreement….

Trump’s pick for ambassador to Germany hangs at Mar-a-Lago

Trump’s pick for ambassador to Germany hangs at Mar-a-Lago

President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, was doing the rounds at the president’s private resort Mar-a-Lago over the weekend. Witnesses said that Grenell was seen at dinner chatting with Trump and being introduced to other diners by politically…

G7 foreign ministers unite in condemning Russian behavior

G7 foreign ministers unite in condemning Russian behavior

TORONTO (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations on Monday united to condemn Russia for behavior that they said undermined international laws, and called on Moscow to help resolve the conflict in Syria. Canada’s Minister of Foreign…

U.N., EU, Russia back Iran nuclear deal as Trump meets Macron

U.N., EU, Russia back Iran nuclear deal as Trump meets Macron

GENEVA/MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. allies and rivals spoke out in support of the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, bolstering French President Emmanuel Macron’s pitch to U.S. President Donald Trump that there was no “Plan B” for keeping a lid on Tehran’s atomic…

Germany’s Social Democrats choose first ever female chair to revamp…

Germany’s Social Democrats choose first ever female chair to revamp…

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) elected Andrea Nahles as their first ever female chairwoman on Sunday, hoping she can reinvigorate the country’s oldest party after it suffered heavy losses in September’s election. Designated SPD leader Andrea Nahles addresses a one-day…

Germany’s Social Democrats choose first female chair in hope of revamp

Germany’s Social Democrats choose first female chair in hope of revamp

Wiesbaden, GERMANY/BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) elected Andrea Nahles as their first ever female leader on Sunday, hoping she can reinvigorate the country’s oldest party after it suffered heavy losses in September’s election. Designated SPD leader Andrea Nahles addresses a…

Trump, France’s Macron to discuss Iran nuclear deal next week

Trump, France’s Macron to discuss Iran nuclear deal next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the Iran nuclear agreement at the White House on Tuesday, although discussions with European countries on addressing U.S. concerns about the 2015 deal were “not quite done yet,”…

Swiss law enforcers get tough on cross-border crime

Swiss law enforcers get tough on cross-border crime

BERN (Reuters) – Switzerland’s top law enforcer took on 237 new criminal investigations last year, 25 percent more than in 2016, as one of the world’s most secretive financial centers steps up efforts to tackle international crime. Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber…

Berlin: Merkel likely to discuss Russia during U.S. visit next week

Berlin: Merkel likely to discuss Russia during U.S. visit next week

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to discuss Russia when she meets U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington next week, a government spokesman said on Friday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen before welcoming French President Emmanuel Macron at…

EU urges Albania to deepen reforms for entry talks

EU urges Albania to deepen reforms for entry talks

TIRANA (Reuters) – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urged Albania on Wednesday to deepen a reform drive so that it can persuade member states it deserves to join the bloc after 2025. The European Commission recommended on Tuesday that the Balkan…