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UPDATE 1-Macron calls for "synergies, alliances" to strengthen Renault-Nissan

UPDATE 1-Macron calls for "synergies, alliances" to strengthen Renault-NissanFrench President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for further synergies and alliances to strengthen the Renault-Nissan partnership in a global market. "The Renault-Nissan alliance is a jewel in the industry," Macron told French expatriates in Tokyo. Last month, Renault and Italian-American group Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced they were in merger talks.



Spain's Sanchez will go ahead with PM confirmation vote, risking new elections

Spain's Sanchez will go ahead with PM confirmation vote, risking new electionsSpain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will on Tuesday set a date for a parliamentary vote on whether he can stay on in the role, a Socialist party source said, as talks to form a government with its closest ally have stalled. The vote will trigger a two month deadline to repeat the elections if Sanchez does not get enough support. A Socialist source said on Tuesday that negotiations with the leftist Podemos party, seen as the closest ally to Sanchez, are stalled, with Podemos refusing to rule out voting against Sanchez's candidacy.



UPDATE 1-Hong Kong activists call on G20 leaders to help "liberate" city

UPDATE 1-Hong Kong activists call on G20 leaders to help "liberate" cityMore than one thousand protesters marched to major foreign consulates in Hong Kong on Wednesday, urging leaders at the upcoming G20 summit to support the full scrapping of a controversial extradition bill. Holding placards that read "Please Liberate Hong Kong" in multiple languages including Russian and German, the demonstrators, some wearing masks, marched to consulates of nations represented at the Group of 20 major economies summit in Japan this weekend. Millions of people in Hong Kong have protested in recent weeks against an extradition bill that would have allowed individuals, including foreigners, to be extradited to mainland China to face trial in courts controlled by the Communist Party.



Spain's Sanchez will go ahead with PM confirmation vote, risking new elections

Spain's Sanchez will go ahead with PM confirmation vote, risking new electionsSpain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will on Tuesday set a date for a parliamentary vote on whether he can stay on in the role, a Socialist party source said, as talks to form a government with its closest ally have stalled. The vote will trigger a two month deadline to repeat the elections if Sanchez does not get enough support. A Socialist source said on Tuesday that negotiations with the leftist Podemos party, seen as the closest ally to Sanchez, are stalled, with Podemos refusing to rule out voting against Sanchez's candidacy.



Italy govt infighting could delay meeting on deficit - paper

Italy govt infighting could delay meeting on deficit - paperA crucial government meeting over Italy's new budget deficit target scheduled for Wednesday might be postponed due to disagreements within the ruling coalition over an unrelated policy issue, daily Il Corriere della Sera reported. Unless Rome makes concessions this week on its spending plans for 2019 and 2020, the EU Commission is expected on July 2 to open a disciplinary procedure against Italy for excessive debt. Economy Minister Giovanni Tria voiced confidence on Tuesday that Rome would reach a deal with Brussels to avoid disciplinary action and confirmed Italy would cut its 2019 deficit target to around 2.1% of gross domestic product from 2.4%.





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