Ahead of election, tech could unite Europe’s populist groups

Europe 02/19/19, 11:14

The web platform was named for a revered French populist philosopher and created by an Italian internet entrepreneur to transform common grievances into proposals and activists into political candidates. When Italy's deputy prime minister offered the populist 5-Star Movement's Rousseau platform to France's "yellow vest" protesters, he took a step too ...

Update: Iran urges Europe to do more to keep nuke deal

Europe 02/17/19, 07:51

The Latest on the Munich Security Conference (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Iran's foreign minister says European nations need to do more than talk if they want to preserve a deal meant to keep Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the treaty. Mohammad Javad ...

Iran blasts US efforts to turn Europe against nuclear deal

Europe 02/17/19, 05:53

Iran's foreign minister is blasting the United States' "unhealthy fixation" with his country and condemning the Trump administration's efforts to press European countries to pull out of the nuclear agreement with Tehran. Mohammad Javad Zarif addressed the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, a day after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence prodded ...

Trump warns Europeans not to try to evade Iran sanctions

Politics 01/28/19, 00:57

The Trump administration is closely eyeing efforts in Europe to set up an alternative money payment channel to ease doing business with Iran and avoid running afoul of sanctions the U.S. has levied on the Islamic republic. The White House is putting the Europeans on notice, saying that if they try ...

Interest rates could stay lower for longer in Europe

Business 01/21/19, 06:49

Multiple threats stalking Europe's economy mean the European Central Bank could keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels longer than expected, extending skimpy returns for savers — but supporting indebted companies and governments with low borrowing costs. Speculation about a possible longer path to the first rate increases in Europe since 2011 ...

Brexit, Italy, trade: Risks piling up for Europe’s economy

Europe 11/16/18, 08:28

Europe's five-year economic expansion is facing a mid-life crisis as it copes with a potential debt explosion in Italy, a U.S.-China trade war and the risk of a disorderly British exit from the European Union. How those risks play out will decide whether the economic upswing that began in early 2013 ...

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