Giuseppe Conte arrives to address the media after meeting Italian President Sergio Mattarella, at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome. AP/Gregorio Borgia Italy's 5-Star Movement and League have been accused of making a plan to abandon the euro. That could pose major risks to Italy's economy in the short run. Some Italians don't like the euro, but doubt dropping the currency is plausible. Italy's antiestablishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right Northern League, populist parties that came out on top in an inconclusive election earlier this year, have been accused of making a plan to abandon the euro. Here's what you need to know. Is it legal? The eurozone was designed to be a "one-way street," according to a recent report from German think-tank Bertelsmann Stiftung. And the treaty laying out ground rules of the eurozone doesn't include any provisions for an exit from the currency system, which has been labeled "irreversible" and "i … [Read more...] about Italy’s populists reportedly drew up a plan to drop the euro — here’s what you need to know
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At the end of January, an Allentown man grabbed his backpack and boarded a Greyhound bus in Phoenix for the two-day, 2,300-mile trip back home.When he stepped off at the Greyhound terminal in Philadelphia, federal agents from Allentown’s Drug Enforcement Agency were waiting and followed him.A short time later, not far from the terminal, he pulled 4 pounds of crystal methamphetamine from the backpack and sold it to another man for $10,000.The agents swooped in and arrested the Allentown man, who had been under investigation by the DEA, and his buyer.After questioning the men and searching their cellphones, the agents traced the meth to a 24-year-old Phoenix man who got it from Mexico, according to a federal indictment filed in March.While heroin, fentanyl and other opioids kill in record numbers and grab the attention of those fighting the nation’s war on drugs, local law enforcement authorities note a steep rise in the dealing and use of meth, most of which now comes from … [Read more...] about Is meth making a comeback in the Lehigh Valley?
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration does not expect to make much noise following the results of Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela, which the U.S. considers a fraudulent election that leader Nicolas Maduro is expected to win despite widespread poverty and starvation in his country.But senior administration officials told McClatchy that plans are being drawn for more sanctions in the coming weeks that could potentially target the Venezuelan oil or mining sectors.Senior administration officials said they don’t want to give Maduro any unneeded attention on what they see as a corrupt vote with a forgone conclusion that will surprise no one. Maduro has cracked down on dissenters and allowed his country to descend into an economic and humanitarian crisis, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee.“This is to communicate to the world that really the 20th of May isn’t an important day,” said a senior administration official who spoke anonymously per … [Read more...] about Trump won’t make a big splash after Venezuela vote, but promises action later
POLITICS 05/16/2018 08:26 pm ET Somehow, the farm bill may hinge on immigration. By Matt Fuller and Arthur Delaney WASHINGTON ― With GOP support for a farm bill wavering among moderates and conservatives, Republican leaders are facing a dilemma that may force them into a deal this week to at least temporarily kill a discharge petition on immigration ― or not. House Freedom Caucus leaders emerged Tuesday night with a plan for more than a dozen members to withhold support for the farm bill until leaders agreed to vote on the so-called Goodlatte bill, a hawkish immigration measure authored by Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chairman of the judiciary committee. Republican immigration advocates are using the Goodlatte bill as a vehicle to get a vote on a plan addressing the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals immigration program that Democrats would support. But members of the Freedom Caucus, seeing how close the chamber is to getting a vote on a … [Read more...] about Facing Farm Bill Vote Problems, GOP Leaders May Have To Make A Deal