Monday , July 23 2018

Politics

Putin starts new term with same premier as foreign tensions grow

Bloomberg Vladimir Putin was sworn in for the fourth time as president, promising Russians an “economic and technological breakthrough” and reappointing his long-serving prime minister amid the deepest standoff with the West in decades. Despite Putin’s rhetoric, there’s little appetite in the Kremlin for real changes, according to senior officials, ...

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Italy’s center-right, Five Star boost chances of new elections

Bloomberg Italy’s two biggest political forces rejected the idea of a government of technocrats in talks with President Sergio Mattarella, increasing the chances of new elections as early as July to overcome a two-month deadlock. Center-right leader Matteo Salvini, who also heads the anti-immigrant League, demanded the head of state ...

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