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ECB debates switching course before change of helmsman

ECB debates switching course before change of helmsman

Politics will have an unusually large role in picking a new chief for the European Central Bank this year, as the switchover coincides with European Parliament elections and the choice of a new Commission.But beyond the horse-trading over the right person for

Trump and Pelosi face off -- and it isn't pretty

Trump and Pelosi face off -- and it isn't pretty

Nancy Pelosi is the most powerful woman in American politics, and President Donald Trump's most potent Democratic nemesis. The pair have sparred repeatedly, but the gloves really came off Wednesday.Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, start

Pressure at top Russian daily triggers mass walkout

Pressure at top Russian daily triggers mass walkout

The entire politics desk of one of Russia's top daily newspapers, Kommersant, quit on Monday in protest over censorship after two veteran reporters were fired.The walkout at the newspaper controlled by pro-Kremlin tycoon Alisher Usmanov is a rare protest in t

Spanish, French or Polish: expats fight Brexit at UK polls

Spanish, French or Polish: expats fight Brexit at UK polls

Chatting with voters in a small town in northwest England ahead of this week's European elections, lawyer Sophie Larroque's French accent is hard to miss.The MEP candidate is one of several European expatriates making the leap into politics in Britain, spurr

Russia says UN chemical weapons watchog is 'off track'

Russia says UN chemical weapons watchog is 'off track'

Russia's UN ambassador charged Friday that the UN's chemical weapons watchdog had been hijacked by politics and its mandate derailed after Moscow put forward a draft Security Council resolution on the OPCW.Western diplomats fear the proposed Russian measure