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28th Aug 2016

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Dutch Queen Beatrix abdicates

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has abdicated, ending a 33 year reign on the throne. The Queen chose the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the week of her 75th birthday to step down. Her 45 year old son Willem-Alexander will take over ceremonial position.

News in Brief

  1. Hungary plans to reinforce border fence against migrants
  2. France's highest court suspends burkini ban
  3. Greeks paid €1bn more in taxes in June
  4. Greek minister denounces EU letter on former statistics chief
  5. Turks seeking asylum in Greece may cause diplomatic row
  6. Merkel becomes digital resident of Estonia
  7. Report: VW will compensate US dealers with €1bln
  8. EU mulls making Google pay news media for content

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