Investigators are seen during a police operation in Oullins, France, May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot PARIS (Reuters) – French police have arrested three people, including a 24-year-old computer science student of Algerian nationality, in connection with last week’s bomb blast in Lyon that injured 13 people, authorities said. The case is being handled as a
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Pro-European parties kept a firm grip on the EU parliament on Monday as liberal and green parties matched a surge by eurosceptic parties, who won control of a quarter of seats in European elections for the first time. The far-right and nationalists in Italy, Britain, France and Poland came out on top
SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Nigel Farage demanded a seat at Brexit negotiations on Monday after his new party swept to victory in the United Kingdom’s European Parliament election, warning that he would turn British politics upside down if denied. Farage, a bombastic 55-year-old commodities broker-turned anti-establishment supremo, won by riding a wave of anger at
FILE PHOTO: Labour Party’s Shadow Secretary of State for Departing the European Union Keir Starmer is seen outside the Cabinet Office in London, Britain, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s main opposition Labour Party must back a public vote between a credible “leave option and remain”, its Brexit policy chief said on Monday,
FILE PHOTO: Forensic officers inspect the site of a suspected bomb attack in central Lyon, France May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot PARIS (Reuters) – French police have arrested a man suspected of being behind last week’s bomb blast in the central city of Lyon that injured 13 people, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Monday.
TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and expressed confidence, despite Japanese wariness, that “good things” would come from North Korea. Trump is on a four-day state visit to Japan meant to showcase the alliance between the
BANGKOK (Reuters) – Two Thai political parties were meeting leaders of a pro-army party on Monday to discuss a possible deal to keep military junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha on as prime minister more than two months after a disputed election. FILE PHOTO: Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha attends the coronation procession for Thailand’s newly
TAIPEI (Reuters) – Senior national security officials from the United States and Taiwan have met to deepen cooperation, the government in Taipei said, the first such meeting in four decades that came amid tense relations between the United States and China. FILE PHOTO: Flags of Taiwan and U.S. are placed for a meeting between U.S.
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a bilateral meeting in Tokyo, Japan May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TOKYO (Reuters) – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss North Korea, U.S.-Japan economic issues and next month’s Group of 20 summit, the Japanese premier said on Monday.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party stormed to victory in a European election, riding a wave of anger at the failure of Prime Minister Theresa May to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union. FILE PHOTO: Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage leaves a polling station after voting in the European elections,
TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump met new Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on Monday in the ceremonial highlight of a state visit overshadowed by trade tensions between the two allies. U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand at attention next to Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako at the
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Parties committed to strengthening the European Union held on to two-thirds of seats in the EU parliament, official projections from the bloc’s elections showed on Sunday, though far-right and nationalist opponents saw strong gains. France’s Emmanuel Macron, who has staked his presidency on persuading Europeans that the EU is the answer to
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Marine Le Pen’s far-right party edged just ahead of the centrist alliance of President Emmanuel Macron in exit polls as French voters led what pollsters expected to be a nationalist surge in an EU parliament election on Sunday. The defeat was narrow – just one seat – but a bitter one for
Presidential candidate Gitanas Nauseda smiles during the second round of Lithuanian presidential election in Vilnius, Lithuania May 26, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins VILNIUS (Reuters) – Former central bank board member and economist Gitanas Nauseda won Lithuania’s presidential election on Sunday after his opponent Ingrida Simonyte conceded. Nauseda, 55, had 74 percent of the vote, according to
BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) suffered a humbling blow on Sunday, failing to win the most votes in the state of Bremen for the first time in 73 years, but their leader vowed to stay in government with Angela Merkel’s conservatives. Carsten Meyer-Heder, Germany’s Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) top candidate for the
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Germany’s Green party doubled its share of the vote in Sunday’s European Parliament election, leaping into second place behind Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and above the centre-left Social Democrats. The far-right Alternative for Germany showed gains to 10.5% as Merkel’s party shed nine percentage points from 5 years ago but Europeans looking