News Headlines - 03 March 2019

U.S., China Close In on Trade Deal - WSJ

China and the U.S. are in the final stage of completing a trade deal, with Beijing offering to lower tariffs and other restrictions on American farm, chemical, auto and other products and Washington considering removing most, if not all, sanctions levied against Chinese products since last year.
The agreement is taking shape following February's talks in Washington, poeple briefed on the matter on both sides said.

President of Slovenia says EU could approve short Brexit delay | Sky News

The President of Slovenia has said he believes his country and "a lot of other" EU nations would approve a short delay to Brexit... President Borut Pahor added that Britain needs to show "clarity and consensus" and come back to the EU with a plan MPs can approve.

German public servants to get 8-percent pay increases

Union and government negotiators say they’ve reached a new wage agreement that will give more than a million public servants in Germany a nearly 8 percent pay increase over 33 months.
The deal, announced just before midnight Saturday, comes after disruptive short-term strikes by teachers and others designed to put pressure on the government.

OPCW confirms chemical weapons use in Douma, Syria | DW

The OPCW fact-finding mission said there were reasonable grounds that toxic chemicals had been used in the Syrian town of Douma, near Damascus in April 2018. The investigation did not assign blame.

Italy arrests Camorra 'superboss' after 14 years on run - The Local

Italian police on Saturday arrested top mafia fugitive Marco Di Lauro, the fourth son of ex-Camorra boss Paolo Di Lauro, after over 14 years on the run. Di Lauro, 38, was arrested without a fight at a modest apartment where he lived with his wife in the Chiaiano district in southern city Naples, police said.








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