France opens investigation into rape allegations against minister Zacharopoulou

France opens investigation into rape allegations against minister Zacharopoulou

French State Secretary for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships Chrysoula Zacharopoulou arrives for a working meeting with the French Prime Minister and members of the government at the Hotel Matignon in Paris, France, June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June 22 (Reuters) – The Paris public … Read more

France’s Macron says up to Ukraine to decide on potential territorial concessions

France’s Macron says up to Ukraine to decide on potential territorial concessions

PARIS, June 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine alone should decide whether or not to accept any territorial concessions towards Russia in view of ending the war, French President Emmanuel Macron told TF1 television in an interview as he visited Kyiv. “This is up to Ukraine to decide,” Macron said when asked what concessions, including on its … Read more

Anti-Jewish medieval sculpture can stay on church, top German court rules

Anti-Jewish medieval sculpture can stay on church, top German court rules

BERLIN, June 14 (Reuters) – Germany’s top court ruled on Tuesday that an anti-Semitic, medieval sculpture can stay on the facade of a church in the eastern town of Wittenberg, rejecting an appeal by a Jewish plaintiff who has for years argued it is an insult to all Jews. The 13th century “Judensau” or “Jew … Read more

NATO chief says Sweden has taken “important steps” to meet Turkey’s demands

NATO chief says Sweden has taken “important steps” to meet Turkey’s demands

STOCKHOLM, June 13 (Reuters) – Sweden has taken important steps to meet Turkey’s demands for approving Stockholm’s NATO membership application, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday during a visit to Sweden. Sweden and Finland applied to join the alliance last month, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Their applications have faced unexpected … Read more

World stocks near fresh 2022 lows on inflation fears

World stocks near fresh 2022 lows on inflation fears

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – World stocks fell towards fresh 2022 lows and the Japanese yen slid to levels not seen in nearly a quarter of a century on Monday as red-hot US inflation fueled worries about even more aggressive policy tightening in a big week for central banks. The substantially higher-than-expected US CPI print … Read more

Ireland’s Sinn Fein says UK is set to break international law

Ireland’s Sinn Fein says UK is set to break international law

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks during an interview with Reuters in her office at Government buildings, in Dublin, Ireland, May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) – Britain is set to break international law by bringing forward legislation to unilaterally change the … Read more

Spain swelters in hottest pre-summer heatwave for 20 years

Spain swelters in hottest pre-summer heatwave for 20 years

SEVILLE, Spain, June 11 (Reuters) – Fan-sellers were doing good business in the southern city of Seville on Saturday as Spain sizzled in the hottest pre-summer heatwave for at least 20 years. Carriage drivers dampened down horses who take tourists around the historic sights of Seville such as the Real Alcazar Palace and Plaza de … Read more

Murray into Stuttgart final after Kyrgios loses cool amid ‘racial slurs’

Murray into Stuttgart final after Kyrgios loses cool amid ‘racial slurs’

Tennis – Surbiton Trophy – Surbiton, Britain – June 3, 2022 Britain’s Andy Murray reacts during his quarter final match against Brandon Nakashima of the US REUTERS/Matthew Childs Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 11 (Reuters) – Former world number one Andy Murray looked back to his best on grass as … Read more

Estonia summons Russian envoy to protest Putin remarks

Estonia summons Russian envoy to protest Putin remarks

June 10 (Reuters) – Estonia on Friday summoned the Russian ambassador to condemn President Vladimir Putin’s “completely unacceptable” praise for an 18th century Russian ruler who captured a city that is now Estonian. Putin paid tribute on Thursday to Tsar Peter the Great, who he said had taken back territory that was Russia’s during a … Read more

Swiss say Germany can freely dispose of Leopard 2 tanks sold back to Rheinmetall

Swiss say Germany can freely dispose of Leopard 2 tanks sold back to Rheinmetall

Leopard 2 tanks take position during a visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at NATO new spearhead force “VJTF 2019” in Munster, Germany May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, June 3 (Reuters) – Switzerland’s defense procurement office said on Friday it had given the go-ahead for … Read more