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20th Aug 2017

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Pahor wins first round of Slovenian run-off

Former Prime Minister Borut Pahor claimed a surprising victory in the first round of Slovenia's presidential elections on Sunday. The centre-left Pahor won 40%, ahead of conservative incumbent Danilo Turk's 36%. Slovenia is in the second year of recession with its leaders battling to avoid an international bail-out.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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