Sevil Shhaideh, a 52-year-old member of the Tatar Muslim minority and a low-key former public administration minister, was proposed by her political mentor Liviu Dragnea, leader of the left-leaning PSD party, after consultations on Wednesday. Source: FT
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Britain could launch military retaliation such as air strikes against a future cyber attack, the Defence Secretary has suggested. Sir Michael Fallon warned potential attackers that a strike on UK systems “could invite a response from any domain – air, land, sea or cyberspace”. Source The Telegraph
French President Emmanuel Macron invited his US counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday to attend the country’s traditional Bastille Day military parade, despite public differences over the Paris Agreement on climate change. Source France24
The Dutch state raised about 1.48 billion euros ($1.68 billion) from selling an additional 7 percent stake in ABN Amro Group NV, taking advantage of steady demand for European bank stocks as it progresses toward full privatization. Source Bloomberg