Sunday

28th Aug 2016

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Merkel to meet Putin in Brazil

German Chancellor Angela Merkel may hold brief talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the World Cup final on Sunday, her spokesman said in a press conference. Merkel is an avid soccer fan, while Putin is going because Russia will host the next World Cup, in 2018.

News in Brief

  1. Hungary plans to reinforce border fence against migrants
  2. France's highest court suspends burkini ban
  3. Greeks paid €1bn more in taxes in June
  4. Greek minister denounces EU letter on former statistics chief
  5. Turks seeking asylum in Greece may cause diplomatic row
  6. Merkel becomes digital resident of Estonia
  7. Report: VW will compensate US dealers with €1bln
  8. EU mulls making Google pay news media for content

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