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26th Aug 2016

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French far-right leader downplays Ebola remark

The founder of France's far-right National Front, Jean-Marie Le Pen, downplayed remarks made Tuesday that the Ebola virus could address Europe's immigration problem saying it was purely an "observation" about potential disasters. Le Pen handed over the party leadership to his daughter in 2010, but is running as an MEP.

News in Brief

  1. Greeks paid €1bn more in taxes in June
  2. Greek minister denounces EU letter on former statistics chief
  3. Turks seeking asylum in Greece may cause diplomatic row
  4. Merkel becomes digital resident of Estonia
  5. Report: VW will compensate US dealers with €1bln
  6. EU mulls making Google pay news media for content
  7. Sweden to name new EU ambassador
  8. Deutsche Boerse and LSE request EU merger approval

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