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Last Build Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:15:27 EDT

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As ECB Contemplates Rate Move, Storm Clouds Gather

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:15:00 EDT

Trade disputes and a stronger currency are threatening a hard-fought economic recovery in the 19-nation eurozone, potentially delaying a move by the ECB to follow the Federal Reserve in increasing short-term interest rates.

Greece's Business Prospects Brighten After Lost Decade

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:18:18 EDT

As economic growth returns to Greece after a decade of crisis, so are some businesses that once wrote the country off.

Spain Puts On a Show to Win Post-Brexit Military Role

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:51:42 EDT

The U.K.’s looming exit from the European Union brought senior European officials to Spain’s main naval base for a military display designed to make the case for Spain to take over the U.K.’s command-and-control role.

Macron Visits Trump, Hoping to Bridge Policy Gaps

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:56:47 EDT

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Washington for the first state visit of Donald Trump’s presidency, in a test of whether personal chemistry between the two leaders can bridge a yawning policy divide.

Tensions Rise in Greece as Locals Attack Asylum Seekers

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:51:05 EDT

Groups of locals attacked migrants camping on the island of Lesbos, underscoring the continued tensions on Greek islands that continue to see thousands of Middle Eastern people arriving from Turkey each month.

Italy Running Out of Ways to Form Government

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:47:00 EDT

President Sergio Mattarella kicked off a fourth round of consultations among political parties to try to form a new government, as the likelihood of brokering a deal fades nearly two months after national elections.

U.K.'s National Health Service Is in Trouble

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:59:08 EDT

Seventy years after its foundation, Britain’s beloved National Health Service, which delivers free care for all, struggles with chronic shortages, and politicians and experts are debating whether more public spending alone is the right solution.

CIA Memo Says Haspel Isn't to Blame for Destroyed Tapes

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:14:45 EDT

The CIA released a 2011 internal memo saying Gina Haspel wasn’t to blame for the destruction of videotaped interrogations of terror suspects, an effort to shore up support on Capitol Hill for her nomination to lead the spy agency.

Human Rights Report by U.S. Singles Out Russia, China

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 04:52:24 EDT

The first assessment by the State Department under the Trump administration also reflects some policy changes.

Basque Separatists Apologize for Decades of Violence

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:21:12 EDT

Basque separatist group ETA apologized for the hundreds of deaths and harm it caused during a campaign for an independent state, a step that paves the way for the group’s potential dissolution.

Michael Cohen's Attorney Urges Judge to Delay 'Stormy Daniels' Suit Against Him

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:50:40 EDT

Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen asked a federal judge here Friday to halt a civil case against him in light of the criminal investigation embroiling him in New York.

Merkel and Macron Begin Sparring on Eurozone Reform

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:56:15 EDT

German and French leaders on Thursday kick-started what promised to be difficult talks about strengthening the eurozone’s architecture, as Berlin maintained its skepticism over ambitious French proposals to deepen the integration of the currency union’s economies.

Russian Crackdown on Messaging App Sparks Business Outages

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:50:55 EDT

When Russia’s communications regulator tried to shut down a messaging app, hundreds of businesses and sites got caught in the web, underscoring how far Kremlin is willing to go to tighten its grip on the internet.

Trump to Face New Calls to Keep Iran Nuclear Deal

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:08:18 EDT

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel will visit the White House next week, hoping to persuade President Trump to remain part of the Iranian nuclear agreement.

U.S. Holds Back on New Russia Sanctions

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:41:07 EDT

White House officials said U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke prematurely in saying the Trump administration would imminently impose new sanctions on Russia over its support for the Assad regime in Syria. Conflicting messages about a new round of Russia sanctions are the latest instance of the White House struggling to speak with one voice.

Don't Rule Out an EU-U.S. Trade War

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:48:22 EDT

The EU is refusing to bow to U.S. demands for concessions as the price of making temporary exemptions from steel and aluminum tariffs permanent before they expire on May 1.

EU Seeks to Avoid U.S. Steel Tariffs by Reviving Trade Pact

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:57:32 EDT

The European Union is drawing up a peace offer it hopes will end trade hostilities with the White House and avoid steel and aluminum tariffs being imposed on the bloc in two weeks’ time, according to European officials.

Italy's President Hopes Neutral Politician Can Break Stalemate

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:05:37 EDT

Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella asked a parliamentary leader to mediate among party chiefs in an attempt to form a government, hoping a neutral figure can end the political paralysis that has persisted since March’s elections.

Ruling to Let Migrants Travel Around Greece, Officials Say

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:11:02 EDT

A Greek court ruled that migrants arriving on Aegean islands near Turkey should be allowed to travel freely around the country, officials said, a decision that could alleviate dire conditions on the islands, but might derail a pact aimed at limiting arrivals.

Turkey's Erdogan Calls Early Election

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:45:03 EDT

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called an election more than a year early, a gambit that could help him secure a new term while the nation is still clocking record economic growth.

Macron Appeals for EU Unity in Face of Nationalism

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:14:27 EDT

French President Emmanuel Macron set out on a campaign to drum up grassroots support for the European Union, urging unity as he faces resistance throughout the 28-nation bloc to his plan to deepen ties.

EU Support Grows for New Iran Sanctions

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:25:01 EDT

European Union diplomats said there is growing support for imposing new sanctions on Iran as they seek to persuade President Donald Trump to stick by the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers.

U.S. Pastor Held in Turkey Denies Links to Terrorists

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:38:47 EDT

An American pastor who has spent 18 months in Turkish custody appeared for the first time in court Monday, denying accusations of espionage and contacts with terrorists in a case that has exacerbated tense relations between Washington and Ankara.