Saturday

19th Aug 2017

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Hundreds feared drowned in Egypt capsize

Hundreds of EU-bound African and Syrian migrants are feared to have drowned off the coast of Egypt. The BBC said rescuers had found 163 survivors and recovered 42 bodies, but as many as 600 were said to have been aboard the boat when it capsized near the coastal town of Rosetta. The victims were one child, 10 women and 31 young men.

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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