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Italy, China sign accord deepening economic ties

Italy has signed a memorandum of understanding with China in support of Beijing's 'Belt and Road' initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with...

Mar 23, 2019

Italy, China deepen ties under wary gaze of US, EU

Chinese President Xi Jinping is received with full honors in Italy, launching a two-day visit aimed at deepening ties through an infrastructure program that has raised suspicions among Italy's U.S....

Mar 22, 2019

EU seeks more 'balanced' economic relationship with China

European Union leaders worried about the growing power of China are devising plans to counter the ambitions of a country they describe as a "systemic rival."

Mar 22, 2019

The Latest: Bombproof bunker deployed for Brexit planning

Britain's armed forces have set up a command post in a bombproof bunker beneath the building that houses U.K. Ministry of Defense to coordinate plans for the military's role in a possible no-deal...

Mar 21, 2019

Chinese visit to Italy seeks closer ties, stirs suspicions

Chinese Premier Xi Jingping's visit to Rome will see the two countries sign a deal making Italy the first major democracy to join China's ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project.

Mar 21, 2019

US envoy in Kosovo to push for lifting of tax on Serbia

A senior U.S. official has met with Kosovo top leaders trying to convince Pristina to revoke or suspend a tariff on Serb goods so that dialogue with Serbia can resume

Mar 9, 2019