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Italy's Salvini clashes with judge over premature tweet

Dec 04 2018

ROME Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini clashed with one of the country's most respected judges on Tuesday after sending a congratulatory tweet for the arrest of "15 Nigerian mobsters" before the operation was complete.

Italy's Salvini gets win with new asylum and security rules

Nov 29 2018

ROME The Italian government passed a law that clamps down on asylum rights and boosts funds for police, handing Interior Minister and right-wing League party leader Matteo Salvini his first major legislative win.

Italy may cut deficit target in bid to appease EU, markets

Nov 26 2018

ROME Italy's governing coalition may reduce next year's budget deficit target to as low as 2 percent of gross domestic product to avoid disciplinary action from Brussels, two government sources said on Monday.

Italien deutet Entgegenkommen im Haushaltsstreit mit EU an

Nov 26 2018

Rom Im Haushaltsstreit mit der EU-Kommission signalisiert die italienische Regierung ein Entgegenkommen.

Canada's Trudeau uses Trump card to attack main political rival

Nov 16 2018

OTTAWA Donald Trump is so unpopular in Canada that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is using the specter of the U.S. president to attack his conservative rival ahead of a national election set for next year.

Trudeau apologizes for Canada's 1939 refusal of Jewish refugee ship

Nov 07 2018

OTTAWA Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized on Wednesday for the country's 1939 refusal to take in a ship carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees, adding that the country would do more to protect Canadian Jews from violence.

Canadian lawmaker quits security oversight panel over sexting

Nov 07 2018

OTTAWA A leading member of Canada's main opposition party, who was also a former cabinet minister, has resigned from parliament's national security oversight committee after admitting he sent explicit pictures and video to someone he had never met.

Top Canadian lawmaker quits security oversight panel over sexting

Nov 07 2018

OTTAWA A leading member of Canada's main opposition party, who was also a former cabinet minister, has resigned from parliament's national security oversight committee after admitting he sent explicit pictures and video to someone he had never met.

Bank of Canada reiterates interest rates need to keep rising

Oct 30 2018

OTTAWA The Bank of Canada on Tuesday reiterated that more interest rate hikes would be needed to achieve its inflation target and said now was the ideal time to remove monetary stimulus given how well the economy was doing.

Bank of Canada raises rates, might speed up pace of future hikes

Oct 24 2018

OTTAWA The Bank of Canada on Wednesday raised interest rates as expected and said it might speed up the pace of future hikes given the economy was running at almost full capacity and did not need any stimulus.

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