Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said a European financial mechanism to facilitate trade with Iran has not been effective so far, describing it as a “weak system”.
Iran official dubs Europe’s sanction-evading trade tool ‘ineffective’
Beijing slammed the US for attempting to “meddle in” China’s internal affairs by working to get the United Nations involved in the succession issue of the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader.
China raps US for ‘meddling’ in Tibet-related affairs
Germany’s recent glimmer of hope after a year of industrial doldrums risks coming too late to prevent wider weakness from taking hold.
Germany teeters on recession, but it’s not all bad news
Romania voted in the first round of a presidential election on Sunday, with pro-European incumbent Klaus Iohannis the favorite to win, potentially adding to a liberal fightback against the region's prevailing nationalism.
Romania holding presidential vote, liberal incumbent favored
As part of their plan to sabotage preparations for a second Scottish independence referendum, the Scottish Conservatives have appealed to Labour voters to switch sides.
Tories try to sabotage emerging SNP-Labour cooperation
A Tory party election candidate has been forced to step down after his incendiary and offensive social media posts came to light.
Aspiring candidate insulted ethnic minorities and poor people
The campaign to implicate the Labour party in anti-Semitism has gained further momentum after a leading party official was accused of indulging in casual anti-Semitism.
New attempt to smear the Labour party with anti-Semitism
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned on Sunday against undermining NATO, in Berlin’s strongest response to date to French President Emmanuel Macron’s critical remarks about the security alliance.
Germany warns France against undermining NATO security alliance
Spain held its second parliamentary election in just over six months on Sunday, with voters likely to deliver an even more fragmented parliament with no clear winner and a sizeable appearance by the far-right.
Spain holds election in hope of breaking political stalemate
The European Central Bank’s next German policy maker will bring with her an extensive portfolio of research into how financial systems throughout history have coped with war, bubbles and hyperinflation.
Meet the other powerful woman to start at ECB

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