Italy parties propose unknown academic to head radical government

Rome - Giuseppe Conte is joint PM pick of 5-Star, League. Choice must be approved by president.


Bulgaria open to Russian role in nuclear power project

Moscow - Bulgaria cancelled the 2,000 megawatt plant in 2012 after failing to find investors. It had also faced pressure from Washington and Brussels to limit its energy dependence on Russia, which was under contract to build the plant.


Britain is determined to tackle “dirty money”

London - Britain is determined to tackle the problem of illicit money flows, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday, after a report by lawmakers said Russian money laundered by British financial institutions harms national security.


Greece, lenders reach initial agreement on bailout review

Athens - Greece and representatives from its European and International Monetary Fund creditors have reached an initial agreement on the country’s reform progress under its final bailout review, the finance minister said on Saturday.


Kenya oil production on course after agreement on revenue share

Nairobi - Tullow Oil and its partner Africa Oil discovered commercial reserves in the Lokichar basin in 2012.

Cutting $200 billion from U.S.-China trade deficit is a tall order
U.S., China launch trade talks to avert tariff war, economic damage
May says Britain will leave customs union, EU warns on Irish border again
Iran signs oil contract with Pergas to develop Keranj field
Greece says “still far” from a deal on Macedonia name row