European Leaders News
Brexit EU summit: The week the talks got stuck in spinach
Saturday, October 20, 2018 02:54:00 AM
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A provisional agreement was supposed to have been hammered out before the EU summit - and the mood had been positive. The pavement cafes and bars were packed last Sunday as Brussels basked in an unseasonably warm weekend.
Moody's downgrades Italy credit rating on debt and deficit concerns
Saturday, October 20, 2018 02:50:00 AM
The ratings agency downgraded the country's debt to Baa3 from Baa2, with a stable outlook, according to a statement. The decision cited "material weakening in Italy's fiscal strength, with the government targeting higher budget deficits for the coming years," as well as debt holding near the current....
European Cybersecurity Month: How to identify fake bank websites
Saturday, October 20, 2018 02:44:00 AM
For the sixth year in a row, the European Commission and the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) are calling October in order to promote cybersecurity across the EU. The goal is to raise awareness of cybersecurity, identify and change unsafe behavior and provide users....
Energy, Consumer Staples Stocks Lift TSX
Saturday, October 20, 2018 02:25:00 AM
The Canadian stock market ended modestly higher on Friday, led by gains in consumer staples, energy and telecom stocks. Data showing a notable dip in consumer price inflation and higher crude oil prices lifted the market. The benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index ended up 65.97 points, or 0.43%, at 15,470.
Facebook hires EU veteran to help with tougher scrutiny
Saturday, October 20, 2018 02:20:00 AM
Facebook has hired former UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to head its global policy and communications teams, enlisting a veteran of European Union politics to help it with increased regulatory scrutiny in the region and snowballing challenges to its reputation.
Scottish Tory MPs could vote down Budget as tempers flare over extending Brexit transition
Saturday, October 20, 2018 02:18:00 AM
The Herald has been told several of the 13 Scottish Tories have told the party whips they are intent on making a firm stand on the issue and would be compelled to vote against the Government if it opposed their wishes. Asked if this could include voting down Philip Hammond’s Budget, one Scottish Tory MP said: “Anything is possible.
Poland ordered to reverse purge of high court
Saturday, October 20, 2018 02:16:00 AM
WARSAW The top court in Europe on Friday sided with critics who accused Poland of undermining judicial independence, ordering the country’s leaders to suspend a law that cleared the way for a sweeping purge of the nation’s Supreme Court and demanding reinstatement of more than two dozen judges.
Liked at last . . . Clegg takes top job at Facebook
Saturday, October 20, 2018 02:14:00 AM
Two years ago Sir Nick Clegg said: “I’m not especially bedazzled by Facebook. I find the messianic Californian new-worldy-touchy-feely culture of Facebook a little grating.” How times have changed. After intense “wooing” the former deputy prime minister has become its head of global affairs and communications.
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