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Investors cheer Italy after president elected

Hopes of an end to two months of political deadlock in Italy drove its financial markets higher on Monday after the re-election of 87-year-old Giorgio Napolitano suggested parties may be nearer a deal to form a government.


Hackers use Adobe to target European governments: experts

Hackers targeted dozens of computer systems at government agencies across Europe in a series of attacks that exploited a recently discovered security flaw in Adobe Systems Inc's software, security researchers reported on Wednesday.


After death, Ireland to alter abortion law


Ireland's government is to introduce a new law and regulations to clarify that abortions are permissible when the life -- but not health -- of the mother is at risk, Minister of Health James Reilly announced Tuesday.


Italy Senate passes budget, Berlusconi end nigh

Italy Senate passes budget, Berlusconi end nigh

Italy's Senate approved economic reforms intended to reverse a collapse of market confidence on Friday, kicking off a rapid transition that will end the era of Silvio Berlusconi and clear the way for an emergency government within days.


Strike by Greek civil servants shuts down government

Workers walk off the job with anger over country's financial crisis.


Britain's government workers stage 24-hour mass strike

Britain's government workers stage 24-hour mass strike

Proposed cuts in state-sponsored pension plans spur hundreds of thousands of teachers, police, immigration workers and others to picket for a day. The walkout could be a sign of further industrial action this summer over deep cuts in British public spending.


Ireland's main parties form new coalition government

Ireland's two largest parties agreed to form a new coalition government Sunday, clinching a quick deal that will allow it to press European leaders to ease the terms of the country's 85 billion euro EU/IMF bailout.


Talks on Government Help to Airlines

Talks on Government Help to Airlines

Back in the mid-1980s, Boeing and Airbus avoided a trade war by making a gentlemen’s agreement not to seek government financing to sell planes in each other’s home markets. The deal symbolized an aviation world dominated by the United States and Europe.


Aviation industry blasts E.U. for continued closures, lockdowns

The aviation industry sharply criticized European governments on Monday for their handling of airport closures, saying there ...


Struggling Governments Get Creative to Raise Income

Authorities in Europe and the U.S. are turning to “stealth taxes” to avoid drawing attention to the tightening fiscal noose.


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