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Italy voters give verdict on new government programme

Milan - In a piazza in the centre of Milan, supporters of Italy's far-right League party came Sunday to cast their vote on the new government programme agreed by their party and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S).

Catalan president names jailed, exiled ministers to govt

Barcelona - Catalonia's new president Quim Torra on Saturday named two former ministers jailed by Madrid for backing independence from Spain, together with two others who fled into exile, to his regional government.

'Stability' rules in Putin's reshuffle, but Mutko loses sports brief

Sochi - Russia's doping-tainted deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko lost his sports portfolio in a government reshuffle Friday, but other key players retained their posts for President Vladimir Putin's fourth Kremlin term.

Putin approves new government without major changes

Sochi - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday approved a new government with key posts largely unchanged for his fourth Kremlin term.Veteran foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu both retained their posts in the government.

Italy awaits PM nominee after populists unveil government programme

Rome - Anti-establishment and far-right parties began haggling over who will be Italy's next prime minister after publishing a joint policy programme on Friday that brought the eurozone's third largest economy a step closer to a populist government.

Italian populists say on verge of reaching govt deal

Rome - Italy inched closer towards ending more than two months of political deadlock on Thursday as anti-establishment leader Luigi Di Maio said he was confident an agreement would be reached on forming a coalition government with the far-right.

Peso crisis is over, says Argentina's Macri

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri said a crisis that saw the country's currency plummet in recent weeks had ended, adding that reducing the budget deficit was a priority for his administration.

Ecuador replaces finance minister amid economic woes

Quito - Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno on Monday replaced the country's finance minister for the second time in as many months, amid economic woes that have prompted major cuts to the state apparatus.

Italy's League leader sets conditions on government talks

Rome - Cracks appeared in nascent coalition negotiations between Italy's far-right and anti-establishment political forces Monday after nationalist League leader Matteo Salvini said "key issues" remained unsolved and the Five Star Movement (M5S) asked for mor...

Italy's anti-establishment parties set to announce power-sharing deal

Rome - A deeply eurosceptic far-right party and an anti-establishment group are set to unveil a coalition government agreement and name a new Italian prime minister on Monday, ending over two months of political deadlock.

Italian parties agree on ruling programme, PM choice: reports

Rome - Italian anti-establishment and far-right leaders on Sunday informed the president they are ready to put forward a government programme and nominate a prime minister, according to media reports.

Czech mogul's party okays coalition backed by Communists

Prague - The ANO (YES) movement of populist billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Friday approved a coalition deal with the leftwing CSSD Social Democrats for a minority cabinet with informal Communist backing to guarantee a parliamentary majority.

Trudeau sees other countries following Canada to legalize pot

Ottawa - The world is closely following Canada's plans to legalize the recreational use of cannabis, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an exclusive interview with AFP, predicting that several nations would follow suit.

Govt talks in full swing between Italy populists, far-right

Rome - Italian anti-establishment and far-right parties said they took "big steps" Thursday towards forming a populist government to end months of deadlock.

Italy's populists, far-right seek last-gasp govt deal

Rome - Italy's populist Five Star Movement and the far-right League asked Wednesday for another day to try to form a coalition government, with a green light from Silvio Berlusconi opening a way to end the country's political deadlock.

Sessions: Parents, children entering US illegally will be split

Los Angeles - US Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned during a visit to the border with Mexico on Monday that people who enter the United States unlawfully with children will have them taken away.

Italian president moots 'neutral' government as crisis lingers

Rome - Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Monday proposed the formation of a "neutral" government to steer the country until December if bickering political parties fail to form a ruling coalition after inconclusive elections in March.

Italian president moots 'neutral' government as crisis lingers

Rome - Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Monday proposed the formation of a "neutral" government to steer the country until December if bickering political parties fail to form a ruling coalition after inconclusive elections in March.

Czech billionaire says closing in on cabinet deal

Prague - Czech billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis said Monday he was closing in on a coalition cabinet deal after crunch talks with the leftwing Social Democrats (CSSD) following inconclusive elections in October.

Italian stalemate into third month after talks collapse

Rome - Italy is facing a third month of political paralysis after talks between the centre-left and the Five Star Movement over a coalition government failed to get off the ground Thursday.

French government under fire after May Day chaos

Paris - France's interior minister promised Wednesday to boost security at protests after hooded youths ran amok at a May Day rally in Paris, torching cars and a McDonald's restaurant.

109 in custody after Paris May Day violence: police

Paris - French police said 109 people were in custody on Wednesday after violent May Day protests in Paris, correcting an earlier figure of 209 given by Interior Minister Gerard Collomb.

Canada looks to prevent foreign interference in vote

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government unveiled legislation Monday aimed at safeguarding Canada's elections from cyber threats and "foreign interference.

Former Italian PM warns against Five Star coalition

Rome - Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi urged his centre-left Democratic Party on Monday not to form a government pact with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, leaving the country's political future in the balance almost two months after inco...

Thousands gather to pay tribute to Toronto massacre victims

Toronto - Thousands gathered at a vigil Sunday night paying tribute to 10 people mowed down by a van in downtown Toronto earlier this week.

Thousands pay tribute as Guatemala's ex-president buried

Guatemala City - Thousands of Guatemalans paid their last respects Sunday as ex-president Alvaro Arzu, who helped end the country's 36-year civil war, was laid to rest.

Romanian president seeks PM's resignation over Israel embassy row

Bucharest - Romania's President Klaus Iohannis called Friday for the resignation of Prime Minister Viorica Dancila amid a row sparked by the possible move of the country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Czech leftwing party returns to coalition talks

Prague - Czech social democrats said Friday they would return to coalition talks with the ANO movement of billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis who is struggling to clinch a parliamentary majority.

Cuban leadership changes, but that's all for now

Havana - Cuba's president may no longer be named Castro, but the communist system that Fidel and Raul cemented over the course of decades is not going anywhere, at least not soon.

Hundreds of opposition protesters arrested in Armenia

Yerevan - Tens of thousands protested in Armenia's capital on Friday against what they say is a power-grab by ex-president Serzh Sarkisian, as police arrested more than 230 people.
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