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Haiti's president names new prime minister

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise on Monday named Fritz-William Michel prime minister, following the resignation of his predecessor who failed to win parliamentary approval for his government.

Atlantia, Delta picked to reboot ailing Alitalia

Milan - Italy's state railway Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) on Monday said it had chosen the Atlantia transport group and US airline Delta as partners to reboot the ailing carrier Alitalia.

Iraq's former prime minister Abadi hints at comeback

Baghdad - Iraqi ex-prime minister Haider al-Abadi is eyeing a sequel to his turbulent single term, he hinted to AFP, warning a failure to tackle sectarianism and corruption risks seeing his country "fall apart".

Lithuania's new president sworn in, vowing to tackle inequality

Vilnius - Pro-EU centre-right economist Gitanas Nauseda was sworn in as Lithuania's new president on Friday, vowing to tackle inequality in the Baltic eurozone state.

In France, a woman is killed by partner or ex-partner every three days

Paris - A total of 121 women were killed by their partner or former partner in France last year, equating to one death every three days, government figures showed on Wednesday.

Greek conservative government sworn in

Athens - Greece's new conservative government was sworn in on Tuesday, a day after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis took office vowing to turn the page on a decade of economic crisis.

Greek conservative government sworn in

Athens - Greece's new conservative government was sworn in on Tuesday, a day after new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis took office vowing to turn the page on a decade of economic crisis.

French strike delays final exam results for thousands

Paris - Thousands of high-school students in France received only provisional results from their baccalaureat exams on Friday due to a strike by hundreds of teachers who have refused to return marked papers.

Czech coalition teeters amid row over ministerial post

Prague - The Czech Republic's minority government risked collapse Thursday as a junior partner threatened to quit, ramping up the pressure on billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who recently faced mass protests demanding he step down over alleged graft.

Denmark's Social Democrat leader forms leftist govt

Copenhagen - Denmark's Social Democrat leader Wednesday prepared to become the country's youngest ever prime minister after weeks of negotiations for a new government she said would focus on climate, welfare and immigration.

Denmark's Social Democrat leader forms new leftist govt

Copenhagen - Denmark's Social Democrat leader has announced she will form a minority government after reaching an agreement with three left and centre-left parties after weeks of negotiations. "Now we have reached the goal...

French techno fan missing after police music festival raid

Nantes - Concern was growing Tuesday over the fate of a young techno music fan in France who went missing after attending a festival that ended with police dispersing participants and allegedly forcing some into the river.

Iraq appoints ministers but govt still incomplete

Baghdad - The Iraqi parliament approved three new ministers on Monday, but the post of education minister remains unfilled eight months after Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi was appointed.

Debate in Germany over tie-up between Merkel's CDU and far-right

Berlin - Until now, a possible tie-up between any of Germany's mainstream parties and the rising far-right AfD movement has always been strictly seen as a political taboo.

Battle heats up to tackle Boris Johnson and be British PM

London - The battle to make the two-man shortlist to become Britain's prime minister, which will almost certainly include Boris Johnson, heats up on Wednesday when another contender will be eliminated.

France launches trial of Macron's new national service for teens

Paris - Nearly two decades after France phased out conscription for men, some 2,000 teenagers Sunday began trialling a new national service, a pet project of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Italy lets 10 migrants off rescue boat as row drags on

Rome - Interior Minister Matteo Salvini Italy on Saturday cleared 10 migrants to leave the rescue boat Sea-Watch 3, Italian media reported, while pressing on with plans to ban the vessel from Italian waters.

Italy's Salvini cracks down on Sea Watch migrant rescue boat

Rome - Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Thursday launched a crackdown on the German charity Sea Watch whose ship on Wednesday rescued 52 migrants off the coast of Libya.

German industry blasts 'faint-hearted' Merkel coalition

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a broadside from a powerful industry federation on Tuesday, adding to the woes of her coalition government already mired in crisis.

Merkel vows coalition will push on despite jitters as SPD chief quits

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Sunday that Germany's government will push on with its work, even after her junior coalition partner SPD plunged into crisis following the resignation of its party chief.

Haitian investigators say president in 'embezzlement scheme'

Port-au-prince - A panel of judges on Friday accused Haitian President Jovenel Moise of being at the center of an "embezzlement scheme" that siphoned off Venezuelan aid money meant for fixing roads.

Finnish centre-left parties agree to form government

Apo - Five of Finland's centre-left parties have reached a coalition agreement following April elections, and could be officially appointed to government next week, the incoming Social Democrat prime minister Antti Rinne said on Friday.

French govt appeals court ruling on vegetative man's life support

Paris - The French government said Friday it had filed an appeal against a Paris court ruling ordering that life support be resumed for a man in a vegetative state for over a decade, the latest move in a long legal fight over his fate.

Rocky road ahead as Italy's populists mark one year

Rome - Matteo Salvini's far-right League is flourishing one year after Italy's populist coalition came to power, but the government remains riven by infighting and the economy is in bad shape.

Venezuela's Guaido says Norway talks to continue

Oslo - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said talks hosted by Norway between his delegation and that of President Nicolas Maduro would continue despite Wednesday's discussions ending "without agreement.

Venezuela's Guaido says Norway talks to continue

Oslo - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido said that talks hosted by Norway between his delegation and that of President Nicolas Maduro would continue despite Wednesday's discussions ending "without agreement.

Venezuela's Guaido says Norway talks to continue

Oslo - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido said that talks hosted by Norway between his delegation and that of President Nicolas Maduro would continue despite Wednesday's discussions ending "without agreement.

Repatriation from Belgium of body of DRC's Tshisekedi delayed: official

Apo - The repatriation of the body of former Congolese Prime Minister and opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi from Belgium to DR Congo was postponed at the last minute on Wednesday, an official source told AFP.

South Africa slashes cabinet size, appoints 50% women

Johanesburg - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday cut the number of cabinet ministers from 36 to 28, in a move he said would tackle the country's "bloated" government and improve efficiency.

S.Africa slashes cabinet size, appoints 50% women

Johanesburg - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday cut the number of cabinet ministers from 36 to 28, in a move he said would tackle the country's "bloated" government and improve efficiency.
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