Bob Hawke, a transformative and charismatic left-wing lawmaker with a “larrikin’ streak who served as Australian prime minister from 1983 to 1991, died on Thursday aged 89, his Labor party said.
Australia's 'larrikin' former prime minister Bob Hawke dies at 89
Airbus Chief Executive Guillaume Faury warned on Thursday any further escalation of trade tensions would damage aerospace firms globally, including the European planemaker’s US rival Boeing.
Airbus CEO says all planemakers to suffer from 'lose-lose' trade war
Britain’s foreign ministry, officially called the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, has gone into the crisis mode to monitor escalating tensions between Iran and the United States.
UK foreign ministry in ‘crisis mode’ over Iran-US escalation
Turkey is discussing with the US setting up a working group to assess the impact of its purchase of Russian missile defenses systems, but will not delay their delivery, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.
Turkey says discussing S-400 working group with US, postponement not on agenda
Germany’s weakened Social Democrats (SPD) look likely to lose the state of Bremen after seven decades next week in an election that could set the clock ticking on their strained national coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Defeat for SPD in bastion Bremen may threaten Merkel's coalition
European Union budget rules are “starving the continent” and must be changed, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday, a day after he roiled financial markets by saying Italy should be ready to break the rules.
Italy's Salvini again raps EU budget rules, shrugs off impact on markets
The German economy returned to growth in the first quarter as householders spent more freely and construction activity picked up, but the government cautioned that the outlook remained clouded by trade disputes.
'First ray of hope' as German economy returns to growth
President Donald Trump’s next trade battle could involve the US slapping steep tariffs on auto imports from Europe — but that wouldn’t really be the White House’s ultimate goal, one expert said on Wednesday.
Trump’s threat of auto tariffs on Europe may really be a ‘Trojan horse’
American banking giant JPMorgan has informed its clients that British Prime Minister Theresa May would be in office at last until the end of June.
Sand running out of hourglass for UK PM: JPMorgan

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