News archive of December 2018
The 2019 budget agreement reached between Italy and the EU is likely to ease market concerns. Rome and Brussels had gone head-to-head since October over the original high-spending fiscal plan, reported DW.
Italian lawmakers on Saturday passed the government's 2019 budget, soothing market angst after Rome reached a compromise with the European Commission last week.
China is set to mark the Year of the Pig with a film starring "Peppa Pig," the popular British cartoon character that fell foul with its censors earlier this year.
The ruling PSD (Social Democrat Party, ed. n.) leaders have reacted on Saturday night to the statements made by the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker regarding to what degree Romania is ready to take over the presidency of the EU Council, asserting that actually the guilty for the stalemates among the state institutions is president Klaus Iohannis.
Thousands of Napoli fans showed their support for Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly who was subjected to racist chanting at Inter Milan in midweek by wearing masks and holding up his picture before their team's Serie A game against Bologna on Dec. 29.
A total of 30 ISIL-linked terror suspects were arrested in the Turkish capital Ankara, security sources said on Dec. 30.