Slumping exports sent Germany’s economy into reverse in the second quarter, with prospects of an early recovery slim as its manufacturers struggle at the sharp end of a global slowdown amplified by tariff conflicts and the fallout from Brexit.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
Sinn Féin has warned a collapse of the powersharing institutions at Stormont is an option if First Minister Arlene Foster refuses to stand down to allow a probe into her handling of a botched green energy scheme.
Tue, 20 Dec, 2016
The Stormont Assembly has been plunged into crisis after all non-Democratic Unionist members walked out ahead of a disputed statement by the North's First Minister on her role in a botched renewable energy scheme.
Mon, 19 Dec, 2016
Turkish special forces captured a group of rebel commandos who tried to seize or kill President Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup, and a government minister said plotters would “never see God’s sun as long as they breathe”.
Tue, 02 Aug, 2016
Bavarian allies cranked up pressure on German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday to reverse her “open-door” refugee policy, saying the deadly attacks in Paris underlined the need for tougher measures to control the influx of migrants.
Mon, 16 Nov, 2015
The weekend suggestion from Simon Harris, the junior finance minister, that income tax should be cut adds momentum to statements made by senior cabinet ministers Michael Noonan and Simon Coveney. If that expectation is not met, then the political consequences will be severe.
Tue, 26 Aug, 2014
Italy’s fragile coalition government, already struggling to contain deep divisions over tax and economic policy, woke up to a whole set of new problems yesterday after Silvio Berlusconi’s conviction for tax fraud was upheld by the supreme court.
Sat, 03 Aug, 2013