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Giuseppe Conte sworn in as Italian Prime Minister

Giuseppe Conte sworn in as Italian Prime Minister

The populist Five Star Movement emerged the single largest party in Italy's March elections , gaining almost a third of the vote. European Council President Donald Tusk congratulated the newly appointed prime minister, saying the appointment "comes at a crucial time for Italy and the European Union ".



These U.S. industries could feel the bite of a trade war

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau questioned the reasons behind the new USA tariffs on Canadian goods, saying he was "having a lot of trouble" understanding the idea that the United States viewed his nation as a national security threat.


US, N. Korea hold 5th round of summit prep talks at Panmunjeom

US, N. Korea hold 5th round of summit prep talks at Panmunjeom

Security personnel patrol outside Shangri-la Hotel during the IISS Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore June 1, 2018. The military moves also may be viewed as another step by Kim to underscore his willingness to make bold internal changes ahead of the scheduled June 12 summit with Trump in Singapore.


Brexit secretary plans to give Northern Ireland joint UK, EU status

Brexit secretary plans to give Northern Ireland joint UK, EU status

The British cabinet is divided on how to solve the Border issue, with some, led by Mrs May, favouring some form of customs partnership with the EU. British civil servants have warned of shortages of food, fuel and medicines within weeks if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union next year without a trade deal, a newspaper reported Sunday.


North Korea 'military reshuffle' raises eyebrows in Seoul

North Korea 'military reshuffle' raises eyebrows in Seoul

South Korea's unification and defence ministries declined to confirm the report, while an official at the Unification Ministry said the government was watching the leadership situation in the North very closely. The North established diplomatic relations with Syrian in 1966 and sent troops and weapons during the Arab-Israeli war in October 1973. Syria opened its mission in Pyongyang in 1969.