Europe
  • With none of the major political blocs willing to forge an alliance with anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, the formation of a new stable government could be a tricky affair.

    Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was voted out with 204-142 votes.
    LAST UPDATE : Sep 25, 2018, 6:26 AM EDT
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  • Jimmie Åkesson, leader of the Sweden Democrats

    The far-right Sweden Democrats, riding on populist, anti-immigrant wave, have emerged as the kingmaker after the country’s two mainstream blocs, tied for the top spot, fell well short of the majority.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 10, 2018, 5:21 AM EDT
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  • British PM Theresa May said the country's economy can endure a no-deal Brexit.

    Playing down Chancellor Philip Hammond’s bleak Treasury forecasts in case of a no-deal Brexit, British PM Theresa May said the U.K.’s crashing out of the E.U. without a deal “wouldn’t be the end of the world.”

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 28, 2018, 5:17 AM EDT
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  • (Source: https://www.mprnews.org)

    Rescuers toiled hard overnight to dig out mountains of debris, extracting victims and locating the survivors after the Morandi bridge in Italy’s Genoa collapsed on Tuesday, leaving at least 37 people dead.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 04, 2018, 8:23 AM EDT
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  • (Source: https://bitcoinist.com)

    The collapse of the Turkish currency lira amid Ankara’s diplomatic standoff with the U.S. had a cascading effect on the global markets as it weighed down the euro to a one-year low on Monday.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 31, 2018, 8:09 AM EDT
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  • U.S. President Donald Trump called on bloc members to double Nato defense spending to 4% of their GDP.

    A day after U.S. President Donald Trump poured scorn on allies over failing to meet their commitments for Nato military spending, the leaders plan to shift focus to the Afghan conflict on the second day of the summit.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 12, 2018, 6:27 AM EDT
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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted the EU leaders are divided over migration issue.

    The leaders agreed to share out migrants on a voluntary basis and to shoulder the burden of Italy, which prior to the deal, had threatened to veto the summit’s entire agenda.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 29, 2018, 7:46 AM EDT
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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel is under immense pressure at home over her migrant policy.

    In an impassioned appeal in the parliament, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the EU leaders to come together on the “make-or-break” issue of irregular migration.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 29, 2018, 7:27 AM EDT
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  • Turkey’s leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan will enjoy sweeping executive powers.

    Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been re-elected as the country's president, a victory that hands him sweeping powers to control the cabinet, make judicial appointments and issue decrees with the force of law.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 25, 2018, 8:02 AM EDT
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  • Outgoing Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy defended his tainted party earlier on Thursday.

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was ousted from office after he lost a no-confidence vote on Friday, as various small parties joined hands to unseat the leader whose party has been implicated in a corruption scandal.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 01, 2018, 7:43 AM EDT
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