Monday , February 19 2018

Politics

Merkel calls on coalition parties to compromise

Bloomberg Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Germany’s prospective coalition parties to compromise, pointing to turbulence on global stock markets as adding urgency to talks to end the country’s political impasse. After more than four weeks of coalition negotiations between her Christian Democrat-led bloc and the Social Democratic Party, Merkel faces ...

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Macron heads to Corsica to avert French repeat of Catalonia

Bloomberg Emmanuel Macron doesn’t wa-nt Corsica to turn into France’s Catalonia. The French president on Tuesday begins a two-day visit to the Mediterranean island where a recently elected local administration is making demands for greater autonomy that the national government so far has indicated it can’t accept. French governments have ...

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Pak premier sees no military solution to Afghan war

Bloomberg There’s no military solution to the long-running conflict in Afghanistan, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said, warning little progress would be made until all sides entered into peace talks. Abbasi voiced skepticism over US President Donald Trump’s increase in troops to assist the Afghan security forces and said ...

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Cyprus re-elects president as economic growth back on track

Bloomberg Nicos Anastasiades was re-elected as Cyprus president, winning his bid to continue overseeing the Mediterranean island’s economic recovery nearly six years after the country came close to financial collapse. Anastasiades, 71, the candidate of the center-right Disy party, won 56 percent of the vote, compared with 44 percent for ...

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