Paul Taylor

Islamic summit to tackle Syria amid Sunni-Shi’ite tension

By Paul Taylor
February 5, 2013

CAIRO (Reuters) – Leaders of Islamic nations will press for a negotiated end to Syria’s civil war at a summit in Cairo starting on Wednesday that thrusts Egypt’s new Islamist president to center stage amid political and economic turbulence.

Egypt opposition in muddle over call to oust Mursi

By Paul Taylor
February 4, 2013

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s main opposition alliance has got itself into a muddle by appearing to endorse a call for the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, then backing away.

At last EU has Cyprus leverage, but will it use it?

By Paul Taylor
February 4, 2013

PARIS (Reuters) – For the first time since Cyprus joined the European Union nearly a decade ago, its partners have financial leverage to press for a settlement of the island’s almost 40-year division.

Analysis: At last EU has Cyprus leverage, but will it use it?

By Paul Taylor
February 4, 2013

PARIS (Reuters) – For the first time since Cyprus joined the European Union nearly a decade ago, its partners have financial leverage to press for a settlement of the island’s almost 40-year division.

In Davos, world seeks U.S. engagement

By Paul Taylor
January 28, 2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – As President Barack Obama starts his second term, the world’s business and political elite pines for greater American engagement to tackle a thicket of security challenges.

Analysis: In Davos, world seeks U.S. engagement

By Paul Taylor
January 27, 2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – As President Barack Obama starts his second term, the world’s business and political elite pines for greater American engagement to tackle a thicket of security challenges.

Saudi prince calls for Syrian rebels to be armed

By Paul Taylor
January 25, 2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – A senior member of Saudi Arabia’s monarchy called on Friday for Syrian rebels to be given anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons to “level the playing field” in their battle against President Bashar al-Assad.

Britain’s EU future elbows out euro woes at Davos

By Paul Taylor
January 25, 2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – What a difference a year makes! At the last World Economic Forum in Davos there were frantic secret meetings on saving the euro and private straw polls on whether the euro zone would break up and how soon Greece would be forced out.

“Brexit” would be a disaster: Dutch PM

By Paul Taylor
January 24, 2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – A British vote to leave the European Union would be a disaster, but is not likely to happen, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday.

EU’s Rehn says not sure euro overvalued now

By Paul Taylor
January 24, 2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The euro is probably not overvalued now but the European Union is keen to avoid a currency war in which its exchange rate could suffer and set back Europe’s economic recovery, the EU’s top monetary official said on Thursday.