Saturday

10th Dec 2016

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Ukraine leader sacks PM, prosecutor

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has publicly asked for the resignation of prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and of the prosecutor general Viktor Shokin. He said they "failed to gain trust" on anti-corruption reforms. Shock move comes after Lithuanian economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius resigned and the IMF threatened to hold back aid.

News in Brief

  1. Council of Europe critical of Turkey emergency laws
  2. Italian opposition presses for anti-euro referendum
  3. Danish MP wants warning shots fired to deter migrants
  4. Defected Turkish officers to remain in Greece
  5. Most child asylum seekers are adults, says Denmark
  6. No school for children of 'illegal' migrants, says Le Pen
  7. Ombudsman slams EU Commission on tobacco lobbying
  8. McDonald's moves fiscal HQ to UK following tax probe

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