Merkel: We stand by the 'Spitzenkandidat' system, but it's complicated6/26/2019 4:42:04 PM German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she still fully supported the 'Spitzenkandidat' system for choosing who should lead the European Commission but acknowledged that it would be difficult as the European Parliament was so fragmented.Pompeo vows cooperation with India but trade, defense issues unresolved6/26/2019 4:41:33 PM U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to reduce heightened trade tension with India on Wednesday, promising a renewed focus on negotiating better ties, but giving few specifics of how they would overcome their disputes over trade and investment.Thousands mourn officials killed in Ethiopia coup attempt, priests urge unity6/26/2019 4:40:43 PM Thousands lined the streets in Ethiopia's two main northern cities on Wednesday to mourn officials killed in a failed regional coup, as soldiers looked on and priests called for unity after months of ethnically-charged strife.Migrant rescue boat enters Italian waters, defying government ban6/26/2019 4:36:48 PM The German charity ship Sea-Watch with 42 migrants aboard entered Italian waters on Wednesday, defying an order from Rome to stay away, the ship's press office said.Blameless UK grandmother, 93, gets her "dying wish" - to be arrested6/26/2019 4:35:28 PM A British grandmother who has never strayed onto the wrong side of the law in all her 93 years has fulfilled one of her dearest wishes - to be arrested.Pro-China groups step up offensive to win over Taiwan6/26/2019 4:32:49 PM When Taiwanese businessman Jhang Yun-nan wanted to find buyers for his company's new cleaning products in China, he turned to an unconventional channel: A Taiwanese party that advocates the unification of China with the self-ruled, democratic island.Britain's Hunt takes aim at PM rival Johnson's 'do or die' Brexit pledge6/26/2019 4:29:36 PM Jeremy Hunt took aim at Boris Johnson's "do or die" pledge to take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31, saying his rival in the race to become prime minister could destroy the Conservative government and stop Brexit from happening.U.S. pushes Middle East economic plan, Palestinians reject it6/26/2019 4:26:58 PM Palestinians poured scorn on a $50 billion economic formula launched by the Trump administration for Israeli-Palestinian peace as the United States sought on Wednesday to win support for the plan as a foundation to ending the decades-old conflict.Denmark becomes third Nordic country to form leftist government this year6/26/2019 4:23:40 PM Denmark will become the third Nordic country this year to form a leftist government after Social Democratic leader Mette Frederiksen agreed terms for a one-party minority government late on Wednesday.Chinese farmers gear up for armyworm as government says situation severe6/26/2019 4:23:27 PM China's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it had now found fall armyworm in 19 provinces, across 5 million mu or about 333,000 hectares of crops.Britain wants accountability over Khashoggi murder: PM May6/26/2019 4:22:39 PM Britain wants to see accountability for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia should investigate the death thoroughly and in a way that adheres to international laws, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.Danish police arrest 31 people in European drug probe6/26/2019 4:21:26 PM Danish police said on Wednesday they had arrested 31 people as part of an international investigation into an organized criminal network with roots in Albania, suspected of smuggling drugs and weapons.Irish economy could contract in no-deal Brexit, PM says6/26/2019 4:10:10 PM Ireland's fast growing economy could suddenly contract if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal, a prospect that has become more likely, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday.U.S. aims to restart China trade talks, will not accept conditions on tariff use6/26/2019 4:09:59 PM The United States hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan on Saturday, but Washington will not accept any conditions around the U.S. use of tariffs in the dispute, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.U.S. wants 'reasonable' trade deal with China: U.S. Commerce Secretary6/26/2019 4:09:31 PM The United States "is not looking for victory" with China over trade but wants "a sensible deal that addresses the legitimate issues that we have," U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Wednesday.ICC prosecutor seeks Bangladesh and Myanmar investigation6/26/2019 4:07:49 PM The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday moved closer to opening a full investigation into alleged crimes against the Rohingya people who were driven from Myanmar to Bangladesh.Trump threatens 'obliteration,' Iran calls White House 'mentally retarded'6/26/2019 4:06:30 PM U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked "anything American," in a new war of words with Iran which condemned fresh U.S. sanctions on Tehran as "mentally retarded."Factbox: The atomic restrictions imposed by the Iran nuclear deal6/26/2019 4:05:44 PM Iran said on Wednesday it will accelerate its enrichment of uranium as of Thursday, a date it has previously suggested could see its stock of enriched uranium exceed a cap imposed by its nuclear deal with major powers.Russia to deliver first S-400 missile to Turkey in July: reports6/26/2019 4:01:42 PM Russia will make first delivery of the S-400 missile systems to Turkey in July, Russian news agencies cited the head of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport saying on Wednesday, in accordance with the earlier-stated plans.Mauritania opposition candidate challenges presidential election result6/26/2019 3:49:42 PM The third place candidate in Mauritania's presidential election filed an appeal late on Tuesday contesting the victory of ruling party candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani.