Economy

Comedian leads presidential polling in Ukraine

Mar 30, 2019

A comedian who's never held political office tops the public opinion polls ahead of Ukraine's presidential election, but even he appears to fall far short of enough support to win in the first round

Cyprus government to fight court's pay cut ruling

Mar 30, 2019

Cyprus' finance minister says authorities will act to "neutralize" an administrative court decision that declared unconstitutional cuts to government workers' salaries that were made amid a 2012 financial crisis

Italy, China sign accord deepening economic ties

Mar 23, 2019

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 Africa, Europe and beyond

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

Mar 22, 2019

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. and European allies.

EU seeks more 'balanced' economic relationship with China

Mar 22, 2019

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."

The Latest: Bombproof bunker deployed for Brexit planning

Mar 21, 2019

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 Brexit

Chinese visit to Italy seeks closer ties, stirs suspicions

Mar 21, 2019

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.

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

Mar 9, 2019

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

Italian populists launch welfare program for poor, jobless

Mar 6, 2019

Italy's populist government has launched its new minimum income welfare program

AP Interview: Czech PM praises Trump ahead of meeting

Mar 5, 2019

Ahead of his meeting with Donald Trump, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is praising the U.S. president for trying to reach a North Korea nuclear disarmament peacefully

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