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Italy sparks fears of new European crisis

Italy sparks fears of new European crisis

Fears of a new European crisis grew Tuesday over Italy's incoming eurosceptic government, which has vowed to reject the Brussels austerity diet and to crack down on immigrants.

Italy's two maverick parties to boost spending, seek review of EU rules

Italy's two maverick parties to boost spending, seek review of EU rules

Italy's two anti-establishment parties on Friday promised to ramp up spending in a programme for a new coalition government, putting them on a collision course with the European Union ...

European economies try to protect interests in Iran

European economies try to protect interests in Iran

Europe's heavyweight economies took steps on Friday to safeguard their interests in Iran, seeking to keep the nuclear deal with Tehran alive after Washington pulled out and said sanctions would follow.

IMF sees solid near-term global growth but risks beyond

IMF sees solid near-term global growth but risks beyond

The global economy is expected to grow at a solid pace through next year, boosted by faster expansion in the United States and Europe, but after that risks will build, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

Turnout high in Hungary as Orban fights to retain power

Turnout high in Hungary as Orban fights to retain power

Prime Minister Viktor Orban launched a last-ditch effort to mobilise supporters in Hungary's parliamentary election on Sunday, as interim turnout ran even higher than in a 2002 vote that consigned him to eight years in opposition.

UK economy grows more than expected in 2017: data

UK economy grows more than expected in 2017: data

Britain's economy expanded last year by more than previously thought according to official data published on Thursday, one year before the nation exits the European Union.

Italian police arrest Moroccan planning truck attack

Italian police arrest Moroccan planning truck attack

Italian anti-terrorism police on Wednesday arrested an Italian citizen of Moroccan origin who they said was an Islamic State sympathiser planning a truck attack.

China's Huawei see Europe as stepping stone in Samsung/Apple rivalry

China's Huawei see Europe as stepping stone in Samsung/Apple rivalry

Huawei, the world's No.3 smartphone maker, will use the launch of a new flagship phone in Paris on Tuesday to make fresh gains in Europe, a region where it has made strides against rivals Samsung Electronics and Apple.

Asylum seeker jailed for life in Germany for rape, murder

Asylum seeker jailed for life in Germany for rape, murder

An asylum seeker claiming to be from Afghanistan was sentenced to life in jail in Germany on Thursday for the rape and murder of a student that stoked public fears and a backlash against a mass influx of migrants.

At least 16 dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

At least 16 dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

Sixteen people, including at least five children, drowned on Saturday when the small boat they on capsized in the Aegean Sea, Greek coast guard officials said.

Trump charges Ross with pushing EU to lower tariffs, EU demurs

Trump charges Ross with pushing EU to lower tariffs, EU demurs

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will urge the European Union to lower its trade barriers, which are unfair to US farmers and industry, Donald Trump said on Monday.

Trade war between US and Europe can still be avoided: Germany

Trade war between US and Europe can still be avoided: Germany

A trade war between Europe and the United States can still be averted, German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said on Saturday, adding she hoped that talks in Brussels this weekend could help to prevent an escalation.