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Italy, EU finally resolve budget impasse: now 'hard part' begins

Italy's two-month-old budget standoff with the European Commission ended Wednesday after commissioners said the Italian government's most recent set of cutbacks were enough for Italy to avoid looming economic sanctions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 9:24:17

French gov't discusses draft bill to implement emergency social measures

French ministers of health and labor presented at a government meeting on Wednesday a draft law "on economic and social emergency plan" that President Emmanuel Macron had unveiled a week ago to defuse public discontent over soaring living costs.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 1:08:23

Chinese living in France stay away from 'yellow vest' protests

Chinese living in France have shunned the "yellow vest" movement that began against a plan to increase fuel prices, and spread nationwide.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 22:43:12

Firms, EU prepare 'no-deal' Brexit plans

With just 100 days until Brexit, businesses and the EU ramped up planning for the risk that the UK will leave without a divorce deal, the nightmare scenario for many companies which are now planning for an economic shock.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/19 21:58:41

Chinese artist's sculptures decorate Greek Thessaloniki port

Chinese artist's sculptures decorate Greek Thessaloniki port
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/19 10:29:25

France expected to see slower growth in 2018 due to "Yellow Vests" movement: Insee

France, eurozone's second biggest economy, would record slower growth this year as month-long blockades of the country's motorways and streets protests at the weekends during pre-Christmas shopping took a toll to domestic economy, Insee statistics institute forecast on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/19 9:38:17

Ukraine welcomes adoption of UN resolution on Crimea, surrounding waters

Ukraine on Tuesday welcomed the adoption by the UN General Assembly a Kiev-initiated resolution on "militarization" of Crimea and parts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, surrounding the peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/19 9:34:12

Accountancy firms may face reforms in UK amid scandals

The UK audit sector may face overhaul following the controversial role of auditors in major corporate failures, two government-backed reports suggested on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/19 9:33:50

Russia to strengthen its strategic nuclear forces next year: Putin

Russia's strategic nuclear forces have grown significantly stronger and it is necessary to further strengthen the potential of the country's strategic nuclear forces next year, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/19 7:58:03

Belgian King to suspend PM's cabinet resignation decision

After Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel visited the King on Tuesday evening to submit the resignation of his government, King Philippe announced that he was holding "his decision in abeyance".
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/19 7:52:32

Kremlin rejects charges Russia targeted black US voters

The Kremlin on Tuesday rejected Washington's accusations that Russia tried to disrupt the 2016 presidential vote and sought to demoralize African-Americans, calling the charges incomprehensible.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/18 22:38:40

Berlin's Arab mafia

Berlin crime gangs of Arab origin have long earned infamy with violence and brazen robberies but now, police warn, they have targeted a new generation of refugees for recruitment.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/18 20:58:39

5 injured in helicopter hard landing in Russia's Siberia

A Mi-8 helicopter made a hard landing in the Tomsk Region in Siberia on Sunday, injuring five people on board, the Russian Emergency Ministry's Tomsk branch said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 13:24:57

Britain's PM announces time for MPs' Brexit vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced in the House of Commons Monday that Members of Parliament (MPs) will vote on her Brexit deal in mid-January.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 9:44:03

Threat of no confidence vote looms as Labour turns up heat on UK PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May Monday faced a second no confidence vote at Westminster in the latest row over her Brexit deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:17:35

Albanian students protest for 13th day, refusing dialogue with PM

Albanian students continued their protest for the 13th day on Monday in front of the Prime Minister's headquarters, asking the government to meet their eight requests and refusing to dialogue.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:13:56

Greek political leaders, journalists condemn bomb attack on media group

Greek political leaders and journalists' unions on Monday strongly condemned the pre-dawn bomb attack against local media group SKAI headquarters as an "attack on democracy," as an unidentified individual made a new threat which eventually proved to be a hoax.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:11:21

Merkel welcomes COP24 outcome as "important signal for multilateralism"

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the agreement reached at the United Nations climate talks COP24 in Katowice as "an important signal for multilateralism", government spokesman Steffen Seibert said here on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:07:42