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Italy education minister resigns over lack of funds for ministry

福利网站Italian Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti told Reuters on Wednesday he had resigned after failing to obtain from the government billions of euros he said were needed to improve the country's schools and universities.


Paris Opera ballerinas, who retire at 42, kick up a fuss over Macron pension plans

Ballerinas in white tutus danced scenes from Swan Lake on the forecourt of the Paris Opera on Tuesday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to scrap their special pension benefits.

Dollar steady against most majors in holiday-lulled trading

The dollar was little-changed against the euro in holiday-thinned trading on Tuesday, ahead of the Christmas holiday, while the British pound snapped a five-day streak of losses against the U.S. currency.

Greek top court suspends decision to extradite Russian cybercrime suspect

福利网站Greece's top administrative court has suspended a decision to extradite a Russian man suspected of laundering billions of dollars in digital currency to France until it hears an appeal, his lawyer said on Monday.

Dollar steady before holidays, sterling slips on Brexit worries

The dollar was little-changed against a basket of currencies on Monday, holding near a two-week high, in holiday-lulled trading, while sterling fell on concerns over the British government's hard line on Brexit talks.

Italy parliament approves govt's 2020 budget in confidence vote

福利网站Italy's 2020 budget was passed by parliament on Monday, around a week ahead of the end-year deadline, thanks to a confidence vote in the Chamber of Deputies.

Portugal sticks to 0.1% deficit forecast after nine-month surplus

Portugal's budget surplus widened to 1% of gross domestic product in the first nine months of 2019 from 0.4% a year earlier, the National Statistics Institute said on Monday, but the government said it still expected a small full-year deficit.

Bank of Italy chief defends regulator's role in Bari bank crisis

福利网站The head of Italy's central bank rebuffed criticism of its role in supervising struggling lender Banca Popolare di Bari and said in an interview published on Monday that it was ready to account for its actions.

ECB's Knot says low rate policy risks becoming counterproductive

福利网站Interest rates in the euro zone could remain historically low for years, but the European Central Bank's (ECB) ultra-loose monetary policy risks becoming counterproductive, ECB governing council member Klaas Knot said in an interview published on Monday.

Ex-chairman of Popolare di Bari investigated for alleged corruption - source

福利网站Prosecutors in the southern Italian town of Bari are investigating the former chairman of Popolare di Bari for alleged corruption in relation to the central bank's supervisory activity over the failing local lender, a judicial source said on Sunday.

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German exchange student says he's told to leave India after joining protests

A German exchange student said on Tuesday that Indian authorities had ordered him to leave the country after he took part in protests against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new citizenship law.

German lifestyles must change to help protect climate - Schaueble

How U.S. sanctions could hit Russia's Nord Stream gas project


Factbox: Impact of French pensions strike on oil sector

福利网站France's hardline CGT trade union has rejected pleas for a Christmas truce and has vowed to intensify a nationwide strike to try to force the government to drop its plan to reform the country's pensions system.

French union workers vote to halt production at key oil facility

West Africa renames CFA franc but keeps it pegged to euro


Italy pushes on with plans to reform motorway concession rules

福利网站The Italian government is pressing ahead with measures to make it easier and less costly to revoke concessions to operate motorways, even though one party in the ruling coalition opposes this, top officials said on Tuesday.

Officials of Italy's ruling parties to meet over motorway concession decree

Huawei should be allowed 5G role in Italy - Industry minister