Friday

9th Dec 2016

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UK most successful EU country in 2016 Olympics

The UK, which won 67 medals in Rio, did best out of any EU member state at the games, which ended on Sunday. Germany and France came second out of the EU, both winning 42 medals each. The official medal-count showed America top with 121 awards. If all EU countries were counted as a bloc, it would have won with 325 medals.

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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