IMF urges Germany to loosen purse strings

IMF urges Germany to loosen purse strings

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has joined calls on Germany to invest in future economic growth even at the cost of relaxing its cherished budgetary discipline, raising hackles in Europe's powerhouse. ...
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Merkel urges Germany’s SPD to back ‘fair’ coalition plan

Merkel urges Germany’s SPD to back ‘fair’ coalition plan

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday urged the Social Democrats to make the "responsible" choice for Germany as the centre-left party readies for a crucial vote on seeking a coalition with her conservative bloc. ...
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Britain, France to strike new border deal on migrants

Britain, France to strike new border deal on migrants

Britain will agree to take in more young refugees while providing "significant" funds for northern France's economic development under a new border agreement to be struck between Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May on Thursday, French sources told AFP. ...
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Catalanlawmakers elect separatist speaker as sacked leader eyes comeback

Catalan lawmakers on Wednesday elected a separatist as parliamentary speaker, the first stage of a plan by pro-independence deputies to get regional leader Carles Puigdemont, in self-exile in Belgium, back into power. ...
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Landmark Brexit bill set to clear parliamentary hurdle

Landmark Brexit bill set to clear parliamentary hurdle

British MPs are set to give the green light Wednesday to a key Brexit bill whose turbulent passage through parliament has dealt damaging defeats to Prime Minister Theresa May, but it faces further opposition from the upper house. ...
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UK appoints ‘minister for loneliness’

UK appoints ‘minister for loneliness’

Britain appointed a "minister for loneliness" on Wednesday to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May described as "the sad reality of modern life" affecting millions of people. ...
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Queen Elizabeth II honours Interswitch boss, Ken Olisa with Knighthood

Following the announcement in November 2017 of the appointment of Kenneth Olisa (OBE) as Interswitch’s new chairman, the businessman and philanthropist has been recognized, amongst other notable individuals, in Queen Elizabeth (II)’s New Year Honours. Olis...
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British lawmakers resume debate on key Brexit law

British lawmakers resume debate on key Brexit law

British MPs resumed discussions Tuesday on a landmark piece of legislation allowing Britain to leave the European Union, on the eve of a vote on the draft law. ...
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Pressure rises on British govt over Carillion collapse

Pressure rises on British govt over Carillion collapse

The British government held an emergency meeting of ministers on Monday evening over the implosion of construction-to-catering group Carillion, as criticism grows of its handling of the giant firm's demise. ...
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Denmark to charge 1,000 youths with spreading sex videos via Facebook

Denmark to charge 1,000 youths with spreading sex videos via Facebook

More than 1,000 youths in Denmark are to be charged with spreading sex videos of two 15-year-olds through Facebook, Danish police said on Monday, in the nation's largest case of its kind. ...
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