Saturday, October 20, 2018
Cuba will officially recognise private property for the first time under a new constitution that features a number of far-reaching changes, state media say. Property sales were banned after Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, but permitted after a...
Scott Morrison has become Australia's new prime minister after Malcolm Turnbull was forced out by party rivals in a bruising leadership contest. Mr Turnbull had been under pressure from poor polling and what he described as an "insurgency" by conservative...

Swedish election

The Swedish general election has left the two main political blocs almost tied, with the anti-immigration party making gains on its previous results. With nearly all ballots counted, the governing centre-left coalition is marginally ahead of its centre-right Alliance rivals,...
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...

Trump-Putin summit

US President Donald Trump will meet Russia's Vladimir Putin later on Monday, ending a tumultuous European tour in which he criticised his allies. Mr Trump said he had "low expectations" ahead of the talks in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, but...
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...
UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to tell the European Union that the UK will not accept its proposals to deal with one of the thorniest issues in Brexit talks -- the issue of the Irish border. In a speech...
Britain will refuse to pay its £39 billion divorce bill to Brussels if the European Union fails to agree a trade deal, the new Brexit Secretary pledges today. Dominic  Raab told The Sunday Telegraph that he would make the vast payment formally...
The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the EU's core values. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government has been accused of attacks on the media, minorities, and the rule of law -...

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