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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:01:19 EDTThe U.K. economy slowed sharply in the first quarter as consumers pared back spending, a warning sign on growth ahead of a national election in June and the start of Britain’s exit talks with the European Union.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:26:28 EDTFrench economic growth slowed at the start of the year, but the Spanish economy gained momentum, a mixed signal at a time of cautious optimism about the outlook for the eurozone’s so-far modest recovery.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:38:04 EDTPope Francis departed for Egypt on Friday morning for a two-day trip expected to draw attention to the plight of Christian minorities in the Middle East amid an upsurge of Islamist terrorism that poses security concerns for the Holy See.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:18:09 EDTA thousand-year-old university where Pope Francis will take part in a peace conference on Friday is at the center of a dispute gripping Egypt over how to modernize Islam at a time of terrorist violence.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:16:08 EDTLawmakers from France’s National Front may have misspent as much as €5 million in EU funds, the European Parliament now estimates, more than double the original estimate in the investigation into the party’s activities.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:04:34 EDTWhen leaders of 27 European Union states meet on Saturday to settle guidelines on how to negotiate Brexit, they will show their determination to give EU courts a major role over U.K.-EU affairs, after Theresa May’s demand for freedom from European jurisdiction.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:11:15 EDTOur Lady of Peace in Ivory Coast can hold 18,000 people, but years of civil strife and its remote jungle location long kept worshippers and tourists away. ‘It is indeed strange.’
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:51:20 EDTIntelligence officials had been tracking the 27-year-old who was carrying knives. Police said no bystanders were injured and there were no known immediate threats.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:57:49 EDTThe European Central Bank gave no signs it is ready to wind down its monetary stimulus despite an economic rebound in the eurozone, opting to soothe financial markets ahead of the second round of France’s presidential election.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:13:16 EDTGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the U.K. risked “wasted time” because some people in the country suffered illusions over how well Britain could fare in talks about the country’s exit from the European Union.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:11:15 EDTEurozone businesses and consumers grew more upbeat about their prospects in April, as a measure of confidence rose to its highest level since a year before the global financial crisis struck in 2008.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:45:14 EDTFrench presidential candidates on Wednesday turned a Whirlpool Corp. factory threatened with closure into a impromptu stage for an ideological battle over how to revive the country’s declining industrial might.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:42:33 EDTFrench presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron is positioned to succeed in his goal of overhauling the French economy, despite legitimate concerns about his record and platform and the political obstacles ahead.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:51:29 EDTThe European Union’s executive branch is ramping up its defense against critics, taking an unusually firm stand against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban over his “Stop Brussels” campaign and moves against foreign-funded universities and nongovernmental organizations
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:18:19 EDTBreaking with a longstanding tradition of French voters setting personal beliefs aside to coalesce behind whoever could block the National Front, many voters on the left and the right plan to stay home for the second round.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:39:54 EDTOn election day, monitors across the country reported problems in voting that expanded the powers of the president. Ballots lacked verification stamps and observers were kept from polling places.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:53:47 EDTThe European Union wants to expand its dialogue with Russia on key foreign policy issues, the first significant sign of a thaw in relations and a move that reflects growing concerns in Brussels about U.S. foreign policy.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:17:49 EDTPope Francis will pursue efforts to reach out to Muslims during a visit to Egypt this week that comes as rampant Islamist terrorism is posing the greatest test to dialogue between the faiths since the Vatican made it a priority half a century ago.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:54:18 EDTTurkish police detained more than 1,000 people suspected of links to a network which Turkey blames for a failed coup attempt last July.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:42:49 EDTThe ascension of centrist Emmanuel Macron as the heavy favorite in France’s presidential race spurred investors to set aside the political worries that have long plagued European markets and to make new bets on economic growth.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:39:55 EDTPolitical novice Emmanuel Macron is widely expected to win the French presidency on May 7, but he will need a big victory in yet another crucial round of elections to become more than a mere figurehead.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:13:26 EDTAn ascension of Emmanuel Macron to France’s presidency could trigger a much-anticipated event in European financial markets: tapering of the ECB’s massive stimulus program.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:30:17 EDTEmmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen led the first round of voting in France’s presidential election, as voters redrew the political map, placing the European Union at the center of a new divide.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:24:42 EDTEmmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen look headed for the May 7 presidential runoff. A win by Mr. Macron would strengthen the conviction of Europe’s mainstream politicians that they can beat back anti-EU nationalists such as Ms. Le Pen.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:33:26 EDTThe U.K. prime minister’s decision last week to call a snap election was a gamble, though not for the reasons that usually lead politicians to avoid unnecessary appointments with voters.