Wednesday, December 12, 2018
French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that the minimum wage will be raised and that new taxes on pensions would be scrapped as he responded to weeks of violent protest which have challenged his leadership. In a televised address to the...
After a closed-door briefing with senators Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo once again defended the Trump administration's response to the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying there is "no direct reporting" connecting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed...
No stranger to gaffes, Romania’s prime minister is perhaps best known for one particularly glaring slip of the tongue not long into her tenure. Addressing colleagues at a government meeting in May -- as well as a live online audience...
Angela Merkel’s favored successor to head her governing party is running into stiff competition in a race that will shape the German chancellor’s legacy. Her old nemesis Friedrich Merz is now a contender for the Christian Democratic Union’s chairmanship, raising...
MPs will debate the Budget later with Labour dismissing the government's claim to be ending austerity. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said welfare cuts were continuing and public services could face a further squeeze. But Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition allies in Berlin both lost support in a regional election in the western state of Hesse on Sunday, dealing a blow to the fragile national government. Merkel’s conservative Christian...
The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker received an open harsh   letter from the president of the Neoliberal Party in Romania, Catalin Beciu,  in which Catalin Beciu is accusing Jean-Claude of indifference regarding the high corruption from the...
A Chinese intelligence official who allegedly conspired to steal trade secrets from an Ohio aviation company has been extradited to the U.S., according to the Justice Department. Xu Yanjun targeted U.S. and European aerospace companies on behalf of China’s Ministry...
Romania’s prime minister Viorica Dancila was welcomed with standing ovations by her ministers before the government meeting on Thursday. She was congratulated for her speech before the European Parliament on Wednesday, in which she criticized the Cooperation and Verification mechanism (CVM) on...
Italy and the European Union resumed their sniping as the populist government in Rome prepared to flesh out its fiscal plans.  Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, predicted the administration would overshoot the budget deficit target of 2.4 percent...

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