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United States | Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale Travel to Romania, Germany, and Lebanon

United States – Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to Romania, Germany, and Lebanon January 9-15. On January 9, Under Secretary Hale will arrive in Cluj, Romania where he will meet with EU political directors. While in Romania, the Under Secretary will also meet with senior Romanian officials in Bucharest … Continue reading United States | Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale Travel to Romania, Germany, and Lebanon

BERLIN | 1 dead, 44 injured in Switzerland bus crash

BERLIN — Zurich police say a tour bus on its way to Germany has crashed in Switzerland, killing one person and injuring 44 others. The dpa news agency reported Sunday that the Geneva-to-Duesseldorf bus crashed at 4:15 a.m. south of Zurich, a city in northern Switzerland that is the country’s financial hub. Zurich canton (state) … Continue reading BERLIN | 1 dead, 44 injured in Switzerland bus crash

FRANKFURT, Germany | EU leaders approve small steps to buttress euro currency

FRANKFURT, Germany  — European leaders agreed Friday to press ahead with work toward a limited, common eurozone budget and took other steps to strengthen the currency union’s resistance to downturns and crises. The budget proposal leaves its size undefined and it appeared to fall short of more sweeping ideas pushed by French President Emmanuel Macron. … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | EU leaders approve small steps to buttress euro currency

BERLIN | German railway workers’ union calls strike over pay

BERLIN— A labor union representing German railway workers is calling on its members to go on strike Monday after failing to reach a deal on pay. The EVG union said Sunday that employees of Deutsche Bahn, the country’s biggest rail company, will stage a four-hour walkout on the morning of Dec. 10. Labor strikes are … Continue reading BERLIN | German railway workers’ union calls strike over pay

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Police arrest 84 in European crackdown on Italian mob

THE HAGUE, Netherlands— Hundreds of police in Germany, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands arrested at least 84 suspected mobsters and seized around 2 million euros ($2.3 million) Wednesday in a series of coordinated raids targeting a powerful Italian organized crime syndicate. “Today we send a clear message to organized crime groups across Europe,” said Filippo … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Police arrest 84 in European crackdown on Italian mob

United States | The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement To Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room

United States – The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement Ambassador James F. Jeffrey and Syria Envoy and Deputy Assistant Secretary Joel Rayburn will brief the media at 3:00 p.m. today in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State on the results of the Syria Small Group meetings held earlier on Monday in … Continue reading United States | The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement To Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room

DUBLIN | Germany, Netherlands get quick reunion in Euros qualifying

DUBLIN — Frustrated at seeing the Netherlands paired again with Germany, Ronald Koeman was candid. “I wasn’t happy because they are strong,” the Netherlands coach said at the 2020 European Championship qualifying draw on Sunday. “Germany is also not happy with Holland I think.” The two leading countries being together in Group C was only … Continue reading DUBLIN | Germany, Netherlands get quick reunion in Euros qualifying