Saturday

19th Aug 2017

Ticker

Tourists avoid France

Fewer people are heading to France following a spate of attacks. Flight bookings to Nice, where some 84 people were killed on Bastille Day on 14 July, dropped by 57% in the period from 15 to 23 July when compared to the same time last year, reports Reuters. Nice is the second most popular destination for tourists after Paris in France.

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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