Economy

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

The Latest: Bank chief updates outlook for UK post-Brexit

Mar 5, 2019

The head of Britain's central bank says recent "constructive developments" will help limit the scale of any recession that would occur if Britain leaves the European Union without a withdrawal deal

Bank of Cyprus chief executive to depart in September

Mar 4, 2019

The chief executive of Cyprus' largest bank says he will quit his position in September after nearly six years to take up a "commercial opportunity" in the U.K.

US puts end to dispute with EU over diplomatic protocol

Mar 4, 2019

The United States has put an end to a dispute with the European Union over diplomatic protocol and lauded the 28-nation bloc as "one of America's most valuable partners."

With four weeks to go, there's calm within the Brexit storm

Mar 1, 2019

With Britain's split from the European Union scheduled for the end of the month, and their divorce deal still far from signed, London and Brussels were surprisingly calm Friday

EU unhappy with Greek reforms, debt relief in doubt

Feb 27, 2019

Greece's bailout creditors say the country has fallen behind on key reforms linked to additional relief, including a plan to protect distressed mortgage holders

EU warns Italy to slash rampant public debt

Feb 27, 2019

The European Union says it's concerned about Italy's soaring debt and is warning the government in Rome to shore up its public finances.

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