Month: November 2018

BERLIN (Reuters) – Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, leading polls to succeed Angela Merkel as head of Germany’s Christian Democrats, said she would consider legislation to ensure better representation of women in parliament, unless her party changed its approach. FILE PHOTO: Christian Democratic Union (CDU) candidate Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks at a regional conference in Luebeck, Germany, November 15,
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SOFIA (Reuters) – The junior partner in Bulgaria’s ruling center-right coalition reaffirmed its support on Saturday for Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s 18-month-old government despite the resignation of one of its leaders. FILE PHOTO: Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov looks at Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov during a swearing-in ceremony in the parliament in Sofia, Bulgaria
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Iraq’s President Barham Salih is welcomed by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani during his visit in Tehran, Iran, November 17, 2018. Official President website/Handout via REUTERS DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran and Iraq could raise annual bilateral trade to $20 billion from the current level of $12 billion. Rouhani’s remarks,
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People wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers’ protest against higher fuel prices, gather to block the ring road in Paris, France, November 17, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau PARIS (Reuters) – A motorist on Saturday accidentally hit and killed a protester taking part in a campaign of road blockades across France that has been
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FILE PHOTO: German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer addresses a news conference in Berlin, Germany, November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch BERLIN (Reuters) – Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer wants to open the German market to car pooling services offered by Uber and other companies by 2021, Focus magazine reported Saturday. Scheuer told Focus in an interview that
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Iraq’s President Barham Salih walks with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani during an official reception ceremony in Tehran, Iran, November 17, 2018. Official President website/Handout via REUTERS DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran and Iraq could raise annual bilateral trade to $20 billion from the current level of $12 billion, in
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PORT MORESBY (Reuters) – The United States will not back down from its trade dispute with China, and might even double its tariffs, unless Beijing bows to U.S. demands, Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a joint press conference at the Istana or Presidential Palace
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PORT MORESBY (Reuters) – The United States and China swapped barbs over trade, investment and regional security at an Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit on Saturday, as growing fault lines among members suggested little prospect of consensus at the weekend meeting. President of China Xi Jinping speaks during the APEC CEO Summit 2018 at
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