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Israel to Bar Entry of Foreigners From Italy on Virus Concerns

Israel to Bar Entry of Foreigners From Italy on Virus Concerns

Israel will bar entry of foreign nationals arriving from Italy due to the spread of the coronavirus in the European country.
Bulgarian Police Use Pepper Spray at Fringe-Party Protest

Bulgarian Police Use Pepper Spray at Fringe-Party Protest

Bulgarian police clashed with protesters trying to break into a government building during a demonstration by a fringe nationalist party in Sofia.
Italy Establishment Has Upper Hand Again After Salvini Loss

Italy Establishment Has Upper Hand Again After Salvini Loss

Incumbent centre-left candidate of the Democratic Party (PD) in a regional vote in Emilia-Romagna, Stefano Bonaccini addresses a press conference on January 27, 2020 in Bologna, a day after he won
Populists Humiliated in Italy Vote

Populists Humiliated in Italy Vote

Matteo Salvini’s latest attempt to grab power in Italy ended in humiliation, as his right-wing populist party lost a crucial regional election, breathing new life into the ruling coalition. Italian
Italy Populist Defeated in Key Vote, Lifting Conte Coalition

Italy Populist Defeated in Key Vote, Lifting Conte Coalition

Italy’s Matteo Salvini suffered a stinging loss in a key regional vote, providing a much-needed boost to Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s fragile government and making a snap general election less
Ukraine Probes Alleged Yovanovitch Surveillance and Burisma Hack

Ukraine Probes Alleged Yovanovitch Surveillance and Burisma Hack

Ukrainian police opened criminal investigations into the alleged illegal surveillance of a former U.S. ambassador by people working for President Donald Trump and a cyber-attack against a company
Giuliani Ally Says Trump Lied About What He Knew About Ukraine

Giuliani Ally Says Trump Lied About What He Knew About Ukraine

Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, accused President Donald Trump of lying for saying that he didn’t know what Parnas and Giuliani were doing in Ukraine.
Egypt Detains Four Employees of Turkish State News Agency

Egypt Detains Four Employees of Turkish State News Agency

Egyptian police raided the Turkish state news agency’s office in Cairo and detained four employees, a move that may strain already fraught relations between the regional rivals.
Macron’s Age Target Sacrifice May Allow Pension Plan to Pass

Macron’s Age Target Sacrifice May Allow Pension Plan to Pass

French President Emmanuel Macron’s strategic sacrifice, giving up an effort to make age 64 the baseline for full retirement benefits, could be the move that finally allows him to push through reforms
France Provisionally Pulls Retirement Age From Reform Plan

France Provisionally Pulls Retirement Age From Reform Plan

The French government signaled it’s prepared to scrap an effort to raise the age at which workers can retire with full benefits to 64 in a bid to get the country’s moderate unions on board with
Macron Seeks to Drive Pension Reform With Fresh Talks

Macron Seeks to Drive Pension Reform With Fresh Talks

French President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Friday held hastily arranged negotiations on the financing of pensions in an effort to secure the backing of moderate unions for his overhaul of the
Worst Baku Clashes in Years Followed by Claims of Critic's Abuse

Worst Baku Clashes in Years Followed by Claims of Critic's Abuse

The political fallout of rare anti-government demonstrations is spreading in Azerbaijan, with the European Union issuing a warning and an opposition leader saying he was beaten up by riot police
IS Says It Carried Out Afghan Suicide Bombing That Killed 63

IS Says It Carried Out Afghan Suicide Bombing That Killed 63

An Islamic State affiliate said it was responsible for a suicide bombing attack at a wedding hall in Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday that killed 63.
Salvini Eyes Enhanced Powers as Italy Government Wins Key Vote

Salvini Eyes Enhanced Powers as Italy Government Wins Key Vote

Matteo Salvini, Italy’s de facto leader, gained new powers to curb immigration while tightening his grip on the government, as the populist coalition won a key vote in parliament.
Egypt Arrests Eight People in Alleged Uprising Anniversary Plot

Egypt Arrests Eight People in Alleged Uprising Anniversary Plot

Egyptian security officials said Tuesday they’d arrested eight people, including a former lawmaker and two journalists, accused of links to the banned Muslim Brotherhood movement.
Salvini Pledges Flat Tax in Budget, Urges EU to Promote Growth

Salvini Pledges Flat Tax in Budget, Urges EU to Promote Growth

Italian Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini vowed to push through a so-called ‘flat tax’ in the 2020 budget, insisting that the European Union must allow his country to adopt pro-growth measures as Rome
African Migrants Reel as Israeli Law Cuts Their Salaries

African Migrants Reel as Israeli Law Cuts Their Salaries

Tel Aviv, Israel (AP) -- African migrants in Israel have been detained, threatened with deportation and faced hostility from lawmakers and residents. Since last year, they face another burden: a de
Turkey Takes Aim at Media Reporting on Country's Currency Crisis

Turkey Takes Aim at Media Reporting on Country's Currency Crisis

Turkey signaled a clampdown on news and social media, with officials including the public prosecutor warning that criticism may be viewed as “economic attacks” on the country.
Putin's Waning Clout in European Backyard Exposed by Greek Spat

Putin's Waning Clout in European Backyard Exposed by Greek Spat

When Greece, traditionally among Russia’s closest friends in Europe, expelled two Russian diplomats last month for trying to wreck a deal with the neighboring Republic of Macedonia, it exposed
Emails: Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr. Tied to Russian Officials

Emails: Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr. Tied to Russian Officials

London (AP) -- The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump's presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she