Spain threatens Catalan separatists as deadline looms

/ Oct 18, 2017

Spain threatens Catalan separatists as deadline looms

Spain said Wednesday it would take the unprecedented step of seeking to suspend Catalonia's autonomy if the region's leader does not abandon his independence bid, on the eve of his deadline to give a final answer. Separatist leader Carles Puigdemont — whose banned independence referendum ...

Macron government cuts wealth taxes in first budget

Sep 27, 2017

Macron government cuts wealth taxes in first budget

French President Emmanuel Macron's business-friendly government unveiled its first annual budget Wednesday, fending off criticism that its tax cuts favor the very wealthiest. Ministers insisted the 2018 budget would benefit both rich and poor after criticism from left-wing opponents about the slashing of a tax ...