Thousands continue protests against government in Romania

By Luiza Ilie BUCHAREST, Feb 12 : Thousands of Romanians protested in Bucharest and other cities today against the Social Democrat government that tried to weaken a crackdown on corruption earlier this month. The one-month-old cabinet of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu enraged voters when it quietly approved late on January 31 an emergency decree that […]

Romanian government urges calm after graft U-turn, protests persist

By Luiza Ilie and Radu-Sorin Marinas BUCHAREST, Feb 6 : Romania’s ruling Social Democrats appealed for calm today after withdrawing a decree widely condemned as reversing the country’s anti-corruption drive, but protesters again took to the streets to demand the government’s resignation. Yesterday, the government rescinded the decree, which would have shielded dozens of politicians […]

Libya’s UN-backed government appoints finance minister, deputy to unlock funds

By Ahmed Elumami and Aidan Lewis TRIPOLI/TUNIS Nov 14 : Libya’s UN-backed government has appointed a finance minister and deputy finance minister in a move it hopes will unlock crucial funding from the central bank and revive its flagging fortunes. But the appointments by the Government of National Accord (GNA) are likely to anger powerbrokers […]