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20th Aug 2017

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Spanish conservative apologises for sexist comment

Gender equality has entered Spain's EP election debate following a comment by the conservative's lead candidate about men's "intellectual superiority" over women. Miguel Arias Canete took five days to apologise for his remark. Socialist top candidate Elena Valenciano, and Martin Schulz, said the incident is a reason to vote red.

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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