Sunday

20th Aug 2017

Ticker

Syrian asylum claims double

The number of Syrian's seeking asylum in developed countries doubled last year compared to 2012, reports the AFP. Some 56,000 Syrians sought asylum in 2013 in 44 industrialised countries. Almost 12,000 filed asylum claims in Germany alone. Separately, some 38,699 Russians also sought asylum -mainly in Germany and in Poland.

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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