Government And Politics

Italy president taps Berlusconi ally to try to break impasse

Apr 18, 2018

Italian President Sergio Mattarella has tapped the Senate president, a longtime supporter of ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi, to explore possible alliances to create a governing majority in Parliament more than a month after Italy's inconclusive elections

EU renews call for Zuckerberg to testify over data scandal

Apr 18, 2018

The European Parliament is repeating a call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the internet giant's data privacy scandal, after Zuckerberg offered to send someone else in his place

EU lawmakers want action amid top EU job scandal

Apr 18, 2018

European Union lawmakers want for the appointment of a top EU official to be reconsidered amid a scandal that has raised troubling questions about the accountability of civil servants in Brussels

Belgium probing if chemical was illegally exported to Syria

Apr 18, 2018

Belgian authorities are investigating whether three companies might have been involved in the illegal export of chemicals to Syria

Ukraine backs down on sports boycott of Russia

Apr 18, 2018

Ukraine has backed down on a sports boycott of neighboring Russia, a month after banning its athletes from competing there

Kosovo, Serbian business ties withstand political dispute

Apr 18, 2018

Despite simmering diplomatic tensions between Serbia and Kosovo, business ties seem to be growing, with companies from both sides flocking to strike deals at a regional trade fair.

EU says US tariffs are 'distorting' global trade flows

Apr 18, 2018

The EU's trade chief says that new U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs are distorting global trade and could hurt economic growth.

Suspect in Iceland's 'Big Bitcoin Heist' escapes prison

Apr 17, 2018

A prisoner in Iceland suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoin has managed to escape custody and flee the remote North Atlantic nation on a passenger plane

Amid protests, Armenia's ex-president becomes prime minister

Apr 17, 2018

Armenia's former president shifted into the prime minister's seat Tuesday as about 40,000 opposition supporters rallied to protest the move

The Latest: After nod from EU, Macedonia pledges new reforms

Apr 17, 2018

Macedonia has warmly welcomed the European Commission's recommendation to start membership talks, and is promising to press ahead with accession-oriented reforms

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