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Croatia on course for Schengen zone entry in 2020 – government official

ZAGREB (Reuters) – Croatia expects to meet the technical criteria for the border-free European Union’s Schengen zone by year-end and hopes to join it by 2020, a senior Interior Ministry official said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A border crossing between Croatia and Slovenia is seen in Trnovec, Croatia, May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic/File Photo Croatia is one of six European ...

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U.S. government posts widest deficit since 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government closed the 2018 fiscal year $779 billion in the red, its highest deficit in six years, as Republican-led tax cuts pinched revenues and expenses rose on a growing national debt, according to data released on Monday by the Treasury Department. A U.S. Dollar note is seen in this June 22, 2017 illustration photo. REUTERS/Thomas ...

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Portugal prime minister reshuffles government

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s prime minister has carried out a reshuffle of his cabinet following the resignation of the defense minister and completion of next year’s budget, making changes at four ministries ahead of a general election in 2019. FILE PHOTO: Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa attends a news conference after the Energy Interconnections Summit in Lisbon, Portugal July 27, ...

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Swedish centre-right Alliance leader abandons attempt to form government for now

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The leader of Sweden’s Moderate Party, Ulf Kristersson, said on Sunday he had been unable to get enough support for a centre-right coalition government, putting the task of finding a candidate for prime minister back in the hands of parliament’s speaker. FILE PHOTO: Swedish Moderate party leader Ulf Kristersson gives a news conference after a meeting with ...

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Landslide in eastern Uganda kills at least 31 people: government official

KAMPALA (Reuters) – At least 31 people were killed when a landslide rolled down the slopes of Mt. Elgon in eastern Uganda, wrecking homes and burying animals, a government official told Reuters on Friday. Martin Owor, Commissioner for Disaster Preparedness and Management, said the landslides tumbled down onto a small town on the mountain’s slopes on Thursday afternoon. The area, ...

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Lebanon’s Berri says economy ‘very fragile’, new government needed: al-Manar TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday the economic situation was “very fragile” and it was time for everyone to “shoulder their responsibilities” so a new government could be formed, al-Manar TV said. FILE PHOTO: Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri heads a general parliament discussion in downtown Beirut, Lebanon October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo Berri ...

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Lebanon’s Hariri says concessions made, hopes for government formation soon

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Tuesday he hoped a new government would be formed after President Michel Aoun returns from a trip abroad, after all sides made concessions. FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri talks inside the parliament building at downtown Beirut, Lebanon May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo In the more than five months ...

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