FDP Finance Minister Christian Lindner (L), Greens Economy Minister Robert Habeck (C) and Chancellor Olaf Scholz (R) of the SPD are locked in a budget dispute

Germany's Coalition In Impasse Over 2025 Budget

Chancellor Olaf Scholz's Social Democrats (SPD), the Greens and the liberal FDP, who came to power in 2021, have until July 3, the end of the current parliamentary term, to reach a compromise.
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China's Premier Li Qiang talks with Penfolds winemaker Peter Gago at the Magill Estate winery in Adelaide on June 16, 2024

China Says Relations With Australia Back 'On The Right Track'

China hailed mended ties with Australia on Monday, saying relations were "on the right track" as the trading partners moved on from a bitter economic dispute despite a duel for influence in the Pacific. Chinese Premier Li Qiang arrived to a grand ceremonial welcome at Parliament House in Canberra.
The election is seen as an immense gamble for President Emmanuel Macron

France Begins Frenetic Campaign After Macron Poll Gamble

France on Monday began less than a fortnight of frenetic election campaigning for snap polls called by President Emmanuel Macron to combat the far right, with star footballer Kylian Mbappe warning the country was at a historic crossroads.


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