The global march towards lower interest rates reaches Europe this week with the European Central Bank expected at least to signal easier monetary policy, while Turkey’s new banking chief is seen taking an ax to the country’s rates.
A Europe-based human rights organization says Saudi authorities have ordered the execution of 122 people in the first half of 2019 — well over double the number of beheadings carried out in the first six months of the preceding year.
Hundreds of firefighters battled on Saturday to contain wildfires in southern France as a stifling heatwave brought record-breaking temperatures to parts of Europe, killing at least three people in Italy.
A new report in the Wall Street Journal has suggested that the three European parties to a landmark nuclear deal with Iran are to announce their first practical effort to save a special mechanism for trade with the country amid growing economic sanctions imposed by the United States on Tehran.
Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said Iran now has no doubt that the Europeans’ political unwillingness, and NOT their inability, is to blame for their failure to fulfill their commitments under the 2015 agreement.