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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 03:54:28 ESTWhen Italians vote on a much-awaited popular referendum on Sunday, they will also be deciding the fate of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s government—and expressing the country’s appetite for change.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:56:03 ESTA parliamentary candidate who campaigned on a promise to fight for a softer exit from the EU won a seat previously held by the ruling Conservatives, signaling the vulnerability of Prime Minister Theresa May’s party.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:03:34 ESTPresident François Hollande said he wouldn’t stand for re-election in May, an unprecedented decision for a French head of state that adds more uncertainty to the presidential race.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:11:05 ESTEuropean Union leaders are considering freezing Turkey’s membership talks to protest President Erdogan’s post-coup crackdown. What would that mean?
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:37:41 ESTAnalysts warn that an expected “no” vote when Italians vote on a referendum Sunday could bring political and financial instability, with tougher funding conditions for Italy’s ailing lenders.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:05:44 ESTThe European Union and Germany have resolved a standoff that had put the bloc and its biggest member state on a collision course in Europe’s top court.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:55:04 ESTAs politics spook European markets, some large fund managers are buying battered stocks and bonds in a bet that worries about rising populist movements are overblown.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:07:11 ESTDonald Trump’s election has energized Austria’s anti-immigrant Freedom Party, which sees years of efforts to establish political ties in the U.S. paying off just as its own candidate stands on the verge of the Austrian presidency.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:17:47 ESTRussian President Vladimir Putin reached out to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in a nationally televised address, appealing to the U.S. to join in Russia’s “fight against international terrorism.”
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:20:17 ESTThe U.K. would consider making payments to the European Union’s budget to secure the best possible trade access, the minister overseeing Britain’s exit from the bloc said.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:25:54 ESTWhat more can the ECB do if the outcome of the Italian referendum leads to further volatility? In the short-term not much, Simon Nixon writes.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:56:46 ESTAs Germany takes over the presidency of the Group of 20, countering populism and protectionism will be at the top of its agenda.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:20:09 ESTA suspected mole in Germany’s domestic intelligence service has been detained, sparking criticism of an agency that has been on high alert following a string of attacks and foiled plots.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:25:37 ESTThe Bank of England said the outlook for financial stability remains challenging, citing potential risks following June’s Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:09:44 ESTSunday’s national referendum represents a vote of confidence in Matteo Renzi’s government, and a possible opening for the populist 5 Star Movement.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:50:37 ESTGerman convent long survived by selling milk and candles and collecting interest on bank deposits. When Europe’s central bank began cutting rates, it needed another strategy
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 03:33:11 ESTA sweeping British surveillance bill passed into law Tuesday, in an overhaul of spying powers that will require communications companies to keep records of every website and messaging services that individuals have accessed for a year.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:24:32 ESTThe euroskeptic UK Independence Party named Paul Nuttall, a longtime deputy to Nigel Farage, to lead the party, which has been riven by infighting since Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:38:06 ESTA flotilla of Russian warships in the Mediterranean is providing a high-profile show of force in support of the Syrian regime. But the deployment has also thrown into sharp relief the limits of Moscow’s conventional military.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 01:13:38 ESTIran and Russia have emerged as potentially deal-breaking obstacles to cuts in global oil production as OPEC members engage in a last-minute blitz of diplomacy ahead of a meeting on Wednesday.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 02:45:25 ESTThe warning, which comes as the ECB prepares to decide whether to hold rates down for longer, underlines the dearth of policy choices that central banks face as they seek to further stimulate their economies.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:32:20 ESTTax benefits granted for production of the company’s 777x jet are considered to be in violation of trade rules, but the ruling might ultimately have no effect in the long-running dispute over commercial plane makers.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 01:54:05 ESTBy choosing François Fillon as their presidential candidate, the French center-right has opted for a mild-mannered conservative known for the alarm he has sounded about the country’s high public-debt levels.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 22:24:18 ESTGermany shipped $125 billion in goods to the U.S. last year—2.5 times what it imported from the U.S. That, however, could shift next year when Donald Trump, a vocal critic of free trade, becomes president.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:27:08 ESTDeutsche Lufthansa’s principal pilots union is escalating the battle with the German flag carrier as it seeks to disrupt flights into a second week.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:20:05 ESTFrench aircraft struck and likely killed one of the most wanted senior al Qaeda operatives in southern Libya earlier this month, marking a new level of cooperation between France and the U.S. on targeting militants, U.S. officials said.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 22:32:42 ESTFidel Castro’s death set off rival demonstrations in Spain as anticommunist Cuban exiles celebrated while enduring chants of “Long live Socialist Cuba!” by a larger, nearby crowd of Spaniards.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:45:56 ESTIceland is suing U.K. discount supermarket chain Iceland Foods to stop it from prohibiting real Icelandic companies from using the country’s name.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 10:59:03 ESTThere is a ticking demographic time bomb in fast-aging Germany that threatens the country’s generous welfare system. Politicians’ reaction: Spend more money on pensioners.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:01:26 ESTFrench prosecutors credited recently enhanced surveillance powers for allowing them to foil a planned terror attack directed by Islamic State targeting sites such as Disneyland Paris.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:20:43 ESTU.K. business investment rose in the three months following the June vote to leave the European Union, suggesting uncertainty about the future relationship with the EU hasn’t weighed heavily on business sentiment.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 02:35:37 ESTEurope is being buffeted by forces—most recently the U.S. election of Donald Trump—that are calling into question long-held assumptions about the benefits of international cooperation.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:13:04 ESTThe European Parliament overwhelmingly called for a temporary freeze in talks on Turkey’s bid to join the European Union on Thursday, citing in a largely symbolic vote what it said was deteriorating human rights and democratic standards under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:21:29 ESTPolice searched for a masked gunman suspected of stabbing a woman to death in a retirement home for Catholic missionaries in southern France, authorities said.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:42:19 ESTSome 2,000 migrants were involved in the riots, which reportedly broke out after migrants complained about the camp being quarantined following an alleged outbreak of infectious diseases.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 07:07:47 ESTThe ECB’s top bank supervisor is looking to force through painful restructuring at struggling lenders and ensure rules are enforced evenly across the continent. Whether she succeeds will define the bloc’s ability to shake off its banking crisis.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 04:43:40 ESTEU officials are starting to think pragmatically about an exit deal for the U.K. Simon Nixon explores some of the options.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:41:04 ESTTurkey’s central bank raised interest rates for the first time in nearly three years, seeking to counter the economic reverberations of political upheaval at home and joining emerging-market peers in trying to stem a currency selloff.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 03:09:04 ESTU.K. Treasury chief Philip Hammond said Wednesday he expects billions in extra borrowing over the next few years to support an economy predicted to slow as it exits the European Union.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 01:26:08 ESTGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed concern about the dim prospects for a sweeping trade pact between the U.S. and Asia, which President-elect Donald Trump opposes, and argued that Europe should keep pushing for trade liberalization.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:27:49 ESTThe U.K. government gave a cool reception to a suggestion by President-elect Donald Trump that Nigel Farage, the outspoken leader of the anti-immigrant UK Independence Party, would make a good ambassador to the U.S.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:20:53 ESTAlexei Volchenko has on four occasions tried—and failed—to make a 775-mile journey to Red Square to gain a hearing with Vladimir Putin. He wants the president’s help in fighting corrupt local courts and land seizures in southern Russia.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:27:10 ESTFrench voters in the first round of a presidential primary for center-right candidates defied pollsters’ predictions by throwing their support behind François Fillon and his establishment brand of fiscal and social conservatism.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:47:40 ESTFrench police have detained seven people suspected of plotting a terror attack after an eight-month investigation, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Monday.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:46:40 ESTThe European Union will propose new rules this week requiring big foreign banks to hold extra capital and liquidity inside the bloc, a step mirroring U.S. regulations aimed at strengthening oversight of overseas banks, EU officials said.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 02:31:38 ESTAn impassioned 111-year old letter written by Donald Trump’s grandfather, Friedrich Trump, appealing his expulsion from his German homeland has turned up in regional German archives.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:06:25 ESTPope Francis on Monday indefinitely extended the power of priests to forgive the “grave sin” of abortion, one of his signature gestures from the Catholic Church’s just-ended Jubilee Year of Mercy.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 03:07:46 ESTThe risk to the European project comes from a new generation of Dutch euroskeptics who are less divisive about immigration but utterly committed to the destruction of the EU, Simon Nixon writes.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:09:17 ESTNicolas Sarkozy’s campaign to reclaim the French presidency came to an abrupt end after a surge of support for his former prime minister, notching a fresh upset in a year of electoral upheaval for the West’s political establishment.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:55:32 ESTU.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said she would increase spending on science and technology and slash the corporate-tax rate to the lowest in the G-20, a bid to head off uncertainty after the vote to leave the EU.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 01:38:03 ESTGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided to run for a fourth term next year, launching her re-election campaign at one of the most challenging times the chancellor has seen in her 11 years in office.