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December 11, 2016 4:40 PM Italy’s Foreign Minister Will Try to Form a New Government

Italy’s foreign minister, Paolo Gentiloni, will try to form a new government, hoping to lead the country out of a political crisis. ROME — Italy’s foreign minister, Paolo Gentiloni, accepted a presidential mandate on Sunday to try to form a new government, hoping to lead Italy out of a political crisis that ensued with the resignation of Matteo Renzi 20

December 11, 2016 2:30 PM Romanians Go To the Polls, With Corruption High Among Voter Concerns

Social Democratic Party tipped to secure most votes though not necessarily outright majority in parliament Romanians stepped into voting booths on Sunday, for a parliamentary election billed as a pivotal fight between the country’s longstanding center-left party and a rising club of new urban, reformist politicians. Polls favor the country’s Social Democratic 25

December 11, 2016 12:46 PM Soft-spoken loyalist Paolo Gentiloni gets nod to replace Matteo Renzi as Italian PM

ROME: The soft-spoken son of an aristocratic family, Paolo Gentiloni is set to become Italy's fifth prime minister in as many years, promoted thanks to his unwavering loyalty to outgoing premier Matteo Renzi. Two years into the foreign minister's job, Gentiloni was asked by President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday to form a new government tasked with tackling 42

December 11, 2016 12:38 PM The Latest: Italy’s foreign minister asked to be new premier

Italy’s foreign minister, Paolo Gentiloni, says he has accepted a presidential mandate to try to form a new government and serve as premier. Gentiloni told reporters minutes after receiving the mandate from President Sergio Mattarella that he’ll go straight to work trying to form a new government with the same Democratic-led coalition majority. If he succeeds 41

December 11, 2016 11:06 AM Turkey vows to avenge dozens slain in twin Istanbul bombings

ISTANBUL — Turkish officials on Sunday vowed to avenge the deaths of dozens of people who were slain in twin bombings in Istanbul the night before in a brazen attack that the government blamed on Kurdish militants waging a decades-long war for autonomy. The fresh carnage, in which 38 people were killed and 155 others were injured, threatened to further 38

December 11, 2016 8:20 AM Romanians began voting in parliamentary election

BUCHAREST, Romania – Romanians began voting Sunday in a parliamentary election a year after a massive anti-corruption drive forced the last Socialist prime minister from power. The country of about 19 million is one of the poorest in the European Union and perceived as one of the most corrupt. Romania's biggest party, the Social Democratic Party, is expected 32

December 11, 2016 6:15 AM Iran proposes regional anti-terror bloc to include Saudis

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has proposed the formation of a bloc of Muslim countries to fight terrorism and boost economic cooperation that would include its regional rival Saudi Arabia. Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani told a security conference on Sunday that the two countries, along with Turkey, Egypt, Iraq and Pakistan, should join together to promote "regional 33

December 11, 2016 12:09 AM 60 in Nigeria die as new roof of church collapses

60 die as new roof of church collapses LAGOS — The roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshipers in southern Nigeria on Saturday, killing at least 60 people. The Reigners Bible Church International in Uyo was still under construction, and workers had been rushing to finish it in time for Saturday’s ceremony to ordain founder Akan Weeks as a bishop 42

December 10, 2016 9:23 PM Greece passes 'final exit' budget from financial crisis

Greece's Parliament has passed a budget of continued austerity as mandated by the country's creditors, but which forecasts robust growth for 2017. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says it will mark Greece's "final exit" from its nearly decade-long financial crisis. The budget adds more than €1bn in new taxes, mostly indirect taxes on items from phone calls 33

December 10, 2016 12:02 PM France Seeks To Extend State Of Emergency Until July: PM Bernard Cazeneuve

Paris: The French government will propose extending the state of emergency until July 15 2017 due to presidential and parliament elections in spring next year, prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Saturday. The socialist government imposed the state of emergency, which gives police extended powers to search and arrest, in November 2015 following 40