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24th Mar 2017

Ticker

Italy ex-intelligence chief jailed over CIA rendition

Italy's former intelligence chief, Nicolo Pollari has received a nine-year sentence over his involvement in a CIA extraordinary rendition case. US agents kidnapped an Egyptian cleric in Italy in 2003. He was flown to Afghanistan, tortured, and released several years later without charge. Pollari is expected to appeal the verdict.

Column / Brexit Briefing

The Union under threat

The effect of Brexit will be much more profound on Northern Ireland than on Scotland. Some kind of border controls with Ireland seem inevitable.

Bulgaria's election test

Sunday's general elections will be a test for the country's relations with the EU, Russia, and Turkey, as well as for the political future of former leader Borisov.

'Mr Putin steps into French elections'

Putin treated France's anti-EU firebrand, Le Pen, as if she had already won the elections. "I have my own viewpoint ... identical to Russia's", she said.

SMEs lack support in EU financial plan

The European Commission's plan for a capital markets union is said to be aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises, but many could end up being left out in the cold.

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