World Oct 13, 2019

German chancellor urges Erdogan to immediately end Syria offensive

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to halt Turkey's offensive in northern Syria immediately, warning it could spark further destabilization of the region and a resurgence of the Islamic State jihadi group. In a phone conversation with Erdogan, Merkel "spoke ...

Johnson pushes for last-ditch Brexit deal

World / Politics Oct 13, 2019

Johnson pushes for last-ditch Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was to brief his ministers Sunday on progress in Britain's last-ditch efforts to strike a new Brexit agreement with the EU. Negotiators went behind closed doors for intensive talks in Brussels after Johnson outlined a new set of divorce terms to ...

Climate activists block roads, stage global protest marches

World / Science & Health Oct 8, 2019

Climate activists block roads, stage global protest marches

Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked roads and staged demonstrations in big cities around the globe Monday, part of a wide-ranging series of protests demanding much more urgent action against climate change. Demonstrators stopped traffic in European cities including Berlin, London, Paris and Amsterdam. ...

Global appetite for beef and soy fuels Amazon fires

Business Aug 25, 2019

Global appetite for beef and soy fuels Amazon fires

REUTERS Two of the industries involved in the infernos consuming the Amazon rainforest and drawing the attention of global powers gathered at the G7 meeting in France are familiar to diners worldwide: soy and beef. Brazil is the world's largest exporter of beef, with a record ...

Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort

Business Aug 25, 2019

Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort

Squabbles erupted among G7 nations Saturday as their leaders gathered for an annual summit, exposing sharp differences on global trade tensions, Britain's exit from the EU and how to respond to the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. French President Emmanuel Macron, the summit host, ...