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Italian politician Salvini blasts EU after bridge disaster

Aug 15, 2018

Italian politician Salvini blasts EU after bridge disaster

The populists setting the agenda in Italy's coalition government have seized on the collapse of a bridge in the north to question whether they should respect European Union budget constraints. The collapse came as the bridge was undergoing maintenance work on Tuesday and as the ...

Once-eased U.S. economic sanctions against Iran back in effect

/ Aug 7, 2018

Once-eased U.S. economic sanctions against Iran back in effect

The first set of U.S. sanctions against Iran that had been eased under the landmark nuclear accord went back into effect early Tuesday under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump, targeting financial transactions that involve U.S. dollars, Iran's automotive sector, the purchase ...

Heat wave ravages European fields, sending wheat prices soaring

Aug 3, 2018

Heat wave ravages European fields, sending wheat prices soaring

Searing heat has devastated wheat fields across northern Europe and a combination of dry conditions and extreme rain in the Black Sea have hit output estimates, with prices soaring on fears of further crop damage. Evidence of serious harm to crops is growing as harvesting ...

Three killed as army fires on Zimbabwe election protesters

Aug 2, 2018

Three killed as army fires on Zimbabwe election protesters

Zimbabwe's government vowed Wednesday to crack down on opposition dissent after three people were killed when protests against alleged electoral fraud were met with live ammunition, denting hopes of a new era for the country. Soldiers fired on demonstrators during opposition Movement for Democratic Change ...