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49 min ago | The Financial Mirror

ROTH: German Minister of State for Europe to visit Cyprus

German Minister of State for Europe in the Federal Foreign Office Michael Roth will be visiting Cyprus from September 17 to 19. During his stay, Roth will be received by President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and will hold meetings with the negotiators of the two sides for the Cyprus problem, Andreas Mavroyiannis and Kudret zersay. Furthermore, he will meet with Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Alexander Zenon, with whom he will sign a Technical Arrangement concerning cooperation during evacuation operations from crisis regions.

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Related Topix: Cyprus, Middle East, World News

5 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

-Europe News Digest, AP

As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants. Neither Iran nor Syria, which together share most of Iraq's borders, was invited to the international conference Monday in Paris, which opened as a pair of French reconnaissance jets took off over Iraqi skies.

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Europe, United Kingdom, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Fredrik Reinfeldt

9 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Austria to ban Islamic State symbols in crackdown on militants

Austria plans to ban militant Islamist groups' symbols and strip citizenship from people who travel abroad to fight with jihadists in a crackdown announced by conservative government ministers on Monday. The People's Party campaign still needs to be coordinated with their Social Democrat coalition partners but looks likely to be adopted amid mounting concern in Austria about the potential security threat from radicalized Muslims, especially those who ally with Islamic State .

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13 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Non-Jewish minorities drawn to Berlin anti-racism rally

A Jewish community-organized rally protesting the recent surge of anti-Semitism throughout Germany saw an eclectic 8,000-strong crowd at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate Sunday. Among the heterogeneous protesters at the rally, organized by the Central Council of Jews in Germany, were non-German minorities including Syrian Christians, Muslims, and Africans seeking recognition of their own struggles at home and abroad.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Israel, Middle East, Angela Merkel,

14 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Greenback Remains Firm To Start Key Week

The US dollar is firm, though largely confined to the pre-weekend range. The Australian dollar is a significant exception.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Post-gazette.com

World Briefs: North Korea sentences U.S. citizen

North Korea sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard labor for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the country, a statement carried by state media said Sunday, as the United States requested his immediate pardon and release. Miller joins Kenneth Bae to become the second American currently serving a hard labor sentence in North Korea.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Prison, Sweden, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, Mexico

The Star Online

Sweden centre-left opposition holds lead in election - exit poll

Sweden's centre-left opposition was heading for an election victory on Sunday, an exit poll showed, on a platform of increased spending on job schemes, schools and hospitals after eight years of tax cuts under the centre-right Alliance. The Social Democrats, the largest single party with 31.1 percent in the state broadcaster SVT poll, hope to rule with the Green Party, with 7.1 percent.

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Related Topix: Fredrik Reinfeldt

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Jewish News Weekly

Opposition leader questions Germany's arms sales to Israel

The top politician in Germany's main opposition party has come under fire for questioning Germany's military commitment to Israel. Ralf Stegner, vice chair of the Social Democratic Party, also told the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag in an interview published Sept.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy

Deutsche Welle

German hawks wary on Moscovici as 'currency commissioner'

Politicians and the press in Germany have criticized the EU for putting Pierre Moscovici in charge of monitoring budgetary affairs. The French former finance minister has said EU rules on debt will be his "compass."

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany

Korean News

Talks between Secretary of C.C., WPK and Chairman of International...

Talks were held on Sept. 8 between Kang Sok Ju, member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea , who is heading the delegation of the WPK on a visit to Germany and Niels Annen, chairman of the International Committee of the Social-Democratic Party of Germany.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Globe and Mail

Sweden's deadlock threatens trouble for pillar of Europe's economy

Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt arrives at an European Union leaders summit in Brussels on June 27, 2014. After Sweden's general election on Sept.

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Related Topix: Fredrik Reinfeldt

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Bloomberg

Swedish QE Bets Mount as Price Fight Tests Standard Weapons

Sweden's central bank may be forced to resort to unconventional measures, including quantitative easing, as the next step in a battle to drive inflation closer to its target.

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Related Topix: AB Electrolux, Appliances, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Times of Israel

Palestinian-born German hopes to be next mayor of Berlin

After unpopular incumbent Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit announced his resignation Tuesday, Berlin's new hope may lay in Palestinian immigrant Raed Saleh.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Palestinian Territories

Deutsche Welle

Opinion: the problem to the right of the CDU

Despite the Christian Democrats' clear victory in Saxony state elections, the CDU has a real problem.

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Related Topix: US News, Europe, World News, Germany, Opinion

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Swissinfo

'The inconceivable as reality' - 75 years later

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Related Topix: Poland, World News

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Deutsche Welle

PKK - from terrorist threat to ally?

The Kurdistan Workers Party is banned in Germany. The EU deems it a terrorist group.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Terrorism, Turkey, Middle East, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Bloomberg

Merkel Ally Sees Russian War Act as Germany Debates Role

An ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel who wants Germany to take a more assertive role in global crises called Russia 's reported military incursion into Ukraine an "act of war."

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Eastern conflict darkens EU summit prospects

The crisis in eastern Ukraine and the response to the threat posed by Russia are poised to overshadow a fresh attempt by the European Union to set order in its affairs at an extraordinary summit in Brussels this weekend.

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Related Topix: Donald Tusk, Labour Party (UK)

The Economist

Berlin's mayor: Wowi bows out

HIS 13-year reign as mayor of Berlin, Germany's capital as well as one of its 16 federal states, coincided with the city's rise as a metropolis of cool.

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Related Topix: World News, Germany

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Berlin mayor to resign by end of year

Klaus Wowereit, Mayor of Germany's capital Berlin speaks during a news conference at the city hall in Berlin, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany

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