Government budgets

Protesters burn lookalike dummies of Italian deputy premiers Matteo Salvini, left, and Luigi Di Maio, during a students protest, in Turin, Italy, Friday, Oct.12, 2018. Italian students across the country demonstrated against the failure of the government’s spending plans to include promised allocations for schools, in the first widespread show of dissident against the new populist government. Students demonstrated in 50 cities, including the capital Rome, and in Turin, where students burned effigies of deputy premiers Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)
October 12, 2018 - 11:36 pm
MILAN (AP) — Students across Italy demonstrated against the government's education funding plans, in the first widespread show of dissidence against the new populist government. Students demonstrated in 50 cities, including some 3,000 who ended their protest outside the Education Ministry in Rome...
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In this Sept. 29, 2018 photo, Hadi Mohammed sits with his 9 year old son Mohammed Ghaleb, as he displays a photo of his son as a baby in Baghdad, in their Lincoln, Neb. apartment. Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. But the danger hasn’t been enough to allow his wife to join them. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
October 08, 2018 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. But the danger hasn't been enough to allow his wife to join them. Mohammed, who worked as a security guard for the U.S. military in...
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Italian Deputy Premier and Labour Minister Luigi Di Maio speaks during a question time session at the Senate, in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Stocks in Europe rose after Italy's economy minister backed down on spending plans that would keep the country's deficit at an elevated level for three years. That relieved investors who were worried about Italy's debts and the possibility of tensions between the country and the European Union. (Maurizio Brambatti/ANSA via AP)
October 06, 2018 - 7:46 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's deputy premier is vowing to press ahead with spending plans after the European Commission expressed "serious concern" over what it termed a "significant deviation" from previous targets. Five-Star leader Luigi Di Maio said Saturday "there is no plan B" to plans that will...
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October 04, 2018 - 1:56 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain said Thursday that Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged $10 billion to support the island kingdom, helping it avoid defaulting on loans as it tries to restructure its finances. Bahrain, though the first Arab nation in the Persian Gulf...
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Italian Finance Minister Giovanni Tria, center, arrives for a round table meeting of eurogroup finance ministers at the European Council building in Luxembourg, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
October 03, 2018 - 7:53 am
MILAN (AP) — The Italian government on Wednesday indicated a softening in the public spending plans that have alarmed investors and eurozone partners, saying they would be gradually lowered after 2019. Economy Minister Giovanni Tria confirmed that the deficit to GDP ratio next year would be higher...
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A man stands in front of an electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 03, 2018 - 5:53 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday after reports suggested Italy will rein in spending after 2019, following heavy criticism of its budget plans. KEEPING SCORE: The CAC 40 in France edged 0.1 percent higher to 5,472.12 and Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.1 percent to 7,482.23. Italy's...
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Catalan regional President Quim Torra, centre, applauds in front of a large Catalonia independence flag during a rally in Sant Julia de Ramis, Spain, Monday Oct. 1, 2018. Sant Julia de Ramis is the northern town where anti-riot police used force one year ago to enter a school-turned-polling station, injuring hundreds on the morning of Oct. 1, 2017 as a banned referendum crushed by police failed to deliver an independent state.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
October 02, 2018 - 12:34 pm
MADRID (AP) — Catalan regional president Quim Torra issued an ultimatum to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday over the wealthy northeastern region's future. Torra indicated he could deny Sanchez the votes he needs to approve the national budget in Spain's parliament unless the...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Asian shares fell on Tuesday as relief that the United States had brokered a trade deal with Canada gave way to concerns that negotiations with China were at a standstill. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 02, 2018 - 8:47 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets slipped Tuesday as investors took stock of the standstill in U.S. trade negotiations with China, despite a fresh deal on North American trade. In Europe, concerns about Italy's public spending plans weighed on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX lost 0.6 percent...
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Italian Finance Minister Giovanni Tria, left, attends a round table meeting of eurogroup finance ministers at the European Council building in Luxembourg, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
October 02, 2018 - 5:43 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy's leaders refused to budge from new spending targets that have been spooking investors recently and prompted concerns from the country's partners in eurozone. Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said Tuesday that the government "will not back up one millimeter" from spending...
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September 28, 2018 - 7:37 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it's offering an extra 40 million euros ($46 million) to the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency to help educate children and provide health care in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The EU move announced Friday is intended to help fill a $217 million budget short-...
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