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19th Aug 2017

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Fewer French joining jihadists in Iraq and Syria

During the first half of the year, 18 people left France to join the Islamic State group (IS) in Iraq and Syria, compared with 69 during the same period last year, French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Tuesday. The decrease is due to recent defeats suffered by IS and by "enhanced anti-terrorism efforts", Cazeneuve said. According to official figures, 689 French citizens, including 275 women, are in the region.

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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