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New Italian coalition wants €250bn debt forgiveness

The new Italian government plans to ask the European Central Bank to forgive €250bn of Italian debt, according to a 39-page draft coalition program dated 14 May between the 5-Star Movement and the far-right League. Obtained by Huffington Post Italia, the draft also calls for a renegotiation of Italy's European Union budget contributions and to end sanctions against Russia.

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Trump and Kurz: not best friends, after all

The visit of Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz to the White House on Wednesday showed that the current rift in transatlantic relations is deepening by the day.

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EU commission appeals Dieselgate ruling

The Court of Justice of the EU annulled legislation which relaxed toxic emission limits for cars. EU commissioner Bienkowska said the commission will appeal.

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