Monday

21st Aug 2017

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Former German chancellor defends Russia

Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt on Wednesday said Russia's invasion and annexation of Crimea were "completely understandable" and the sanctions imposed by the West "stupid stuff." Schmidt's comments come after another ex-chancellor who went to work for Gazprom, Gerhard Schroeder, also defended Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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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