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Italian economist: Markets will judge Italy's spending plans

Jun 8, 2018

The economist who tried to form an Italian government amid political gridlock says he's worried about the new populist leaders' enacting measures that will swell the national debt.

Mattis: Trade dispute with Europe won't damage security ties

Jun 6, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he does not expect the dispute with European allies over U.S. import tariffs to damage military and security relations

EU to impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports from July

Jun 6, 2018

The European Union says it will start imposing duties from July on a list of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe

EU trade chief Malmstrom says U.S. tariffs are "further weakening the trans-Atlantic relations."

Jun 1, 2018

EU trade chief Malmstrom says U.S. tariffs are "further weakening the trans-Atlantic relations."

Croatia's far right pushes for vote to curb minority rights

May 31, 2018

A far right civic group campaigning for a change of the Croatian election laws says it has collected enough signatures to call a referendum that could curb the rights of ethnic minorities

The Latest: Industry in Italy has agenda for new government

May 29, 2018

The Italian association of high-end producers is pushing for a coordinated industrial strategy to help grow the sector worth 100 billion euros ($115 billion) a year, or 5 percent of GDP

Financial turmoil engulfs Italy amid political uncertainty

May 29, 2018

Financial turmoil has engulfed Italy amid fears that it is heading toward another election that could shape up to be a vote on whether to stay in the common currency

Ex-IMF official tapped to head Italy firmly backs euro

May 28, 2018

The man tapped to head a neutral government in Italy after two populists failed in their bid is a former official at the International Monetary Fund who is a firm believer in the euro and in the necessity of Italy cutting its stubbornly high-debt load

'Quiet revolution' leads to abortion rights win in Ireland

May 26, 2018

Irish voters _ young and old, male and female, farming types and city-bred folk _ endorse expunging abortion ban from their largely Catholic country's constitution by a two-to-one margin

Newcomer struggles to give Italy 1st populist government

May 25, 2018

Newcomer struggles to give Italy 1st populist government; another day spent in talks

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