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19th Aug 2017

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EU sends Portugal urgent assistance to fight forest fires

Wildfires on Madeira have prompted Portugal to ask for EU assistance. The European Commission said on Wednesday that two planes from Spain and one from Italy were sent to Madeira under the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism. At least three people have been killed and more than 1,000 people evacuated from their homes due to the fires, which have raged for five days on the island in the North Atlantic.

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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