French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has shrugged off nationwide protests against planned reforms to France’s strict labor regulations, saying on Wednesday he was “listening” but would nonetheless press ahead with the bill.
French PM shrugs off labor protests, truckers call strike
At least eight people died in flooding after violent rains lashed the Tuscan city of Livorno over the weekend, Italian rescue services said Tuesday.
At least eight die in Italy floods: rescuers
French unions launched a day of strikes and protests Tuesday against Emmanuel Macron's flagship labor reforms, a key test as he stakes his presidency on overhauling the sluggish economy.
Labor protests hit France in key challenge for Macron
British lawmakers voted a key Brexit bill past its first big hurdle in Parliament early Tuesday. But many legislators branded the bill a government power grab, and vowed to change it before it becomes law.
UK lawmakers back a key Brexit bill but a fight still looms
Fulfillment of Iran nuclear deal commitments by the signatories to the agreement is going to benefit all the parties, former French foreign minister said.
Iran nuclear deal to benefit all parties: French official
There were celebrations on Tuesday for Prime Minister Erna Solberg as her Conservative Party declared victory in Norway’s parliamentary election.
Conservatives declare victory in Norwegian election
Moscow will bring the terms of work of its diplomatic missions in the US and those of Washington in Russia into “full parity,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced.
Lavrov: Moscow to bring diplomatic missions in US, Washington’s in Russia, to parity
Pope Francis had a slight mishap on the last leg of his five-day visit to Colombia. He lost his balance while riding through Cartagena in the popemobile.
Pope Francis suffers minor injury in Colombia (Video)
Turks can safely come to Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, dismissing a warning from Ankara that its citizens should take care when travelling there due to what it said was an increase in anti-Turkish sentiment.
Merkel says Turks safe in Germany, dismisses Ankara warning
Hundreds of thousands of Catalans are expected to rally in the streets of Barcelona today in what campaigners hope will be a show of support for independence after Madrid moved to block a planned referendum on the region’s split from Spain.
Hundreds of thousands to rally for Catalan independence from Spain

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