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Italy hosts summit with neighbouring countries on coronavirus crisis

Italy hosts summit with neighbouring countries on coronavirus crisis

Italy was due Tuesday to host a summit of health ministers from neighbouring countries to discuss a coordinated response to the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy.

Rains forecast to douse Australia wildfires, raising hopes crisis nearly over

Rains forecast to douse Australia wildfires, raising hopes crisis nearly over

Torrential rain across Australia's east could extinguish all remaining bushfires in the country's most populous state by the end of the week, authorities said on Tuesday ...

Crisis-hit Lebanon names new govt

Crisis-hit Lebanon names new govt

Lebanon ended a painful wait yesterday by unveiling a new cabinet line-up, but the government was promptly scorned by protesters and faces the Herculean task of saving a collapsing economy.

Bolivia opposition figure calls on military in election crisis

Bolivia opposition figure calls on military in election crisis

Tension rose in Bolivia's election crisis on Sunday after an opposition figure called on the military to take ‘the side of the people’ and vowed to oust leftist President Evo Morales.

Italy's president begins talks aiming to solve political crisis

Italy's president begins talks aiming to solve political crisis

Italy's president began talks with political leaders on Wednesday in a bid to form a new coalition, as a proposed alliance between the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and opposition centre-left Democratic Party ...

British opposition leader calls for election to end Brexit 'crisis'

British opposition leader calls for election to end Brexit 'crisis'

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn called on Monday for a general election to try to end the Brexit impasse, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under pressure to recall parliament.

Lebanon newspaper goes black to raise alarm over political crisis

Lebanon newspaper goes black to raise alarm over political crisis

A prominent Lebanese daily Thursday appeared on newsstands with a black front page in the second such protest by a local paper in less than a year over the country's lingering political crisis.

Nissan to cut 12,500 jobs as crisis deepens after profit wipe out

Nissan to cut 12,500 jobs as crisis deepens after profit wipe out

Nissan Motor Co unveiled its biggest restructuring plan in a decade, axing nearly a tenth of its workforce and flagging possible plant closures to rein in costs that ballooned when Carlos Ghosn was CEO.

Moldova crisis deepens as new president calls snap vote

Moldova crisis deepens as new president calls snap vote

Moldova plunged deeper into crisis Sunday as a new, acting president dissolved parliament and called elections just after lawmakers appeared to have formed a government following months of wrangling.

Qatar turned a crisis into an opportunity: South Korean envoy

Qatar turned a crisis into an opportunity: South Korean envoy

Qatar has turned a crisis into an opportunity overcoming the blockade and achieving a lot in self-sufficiency and food security areas in the last two years, South Korean ambassador Kim Chang-mo has said.

Belgium ‘hopeful’ on GCC role in resolving crisis

Belgium ‘hopeful’ on GCC role in resolving crisis

Belgium “remains hopeful” that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the GCC summit held in Makkah would help open avenues to ease regional tensions and to resolve the blockade imposed on Qatar in 2017 ...

Syria steps up fuel rationing as crisis worsens

Syria steps up fuel rationing as crisis worsens

Syria on Monday stepped up fuel rationing as shortages became more severe in government-held areas, with an official blaming the shortfall on Western sanctions against the war-torn country.