Thursday

24th Aug 2017

Ticker

UK economy sees post-Brexit growth

The British economy, especially the services sector, grew by 0.5% in July to September, in the wake of the Brexit referendum, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics out on Thursday. It beat expectations of 0.3% growth, but fell short of the 0.7% expansion in the pre-Brexit quarter. "There is little evidence of a pronounced effect in the immediate aftermath of the vote," the UK office said.

Opinion

Refugees in limbo on Greek island

Out of sight and out of space: a volunteer documents the conditions, and the state of limbo experienced by refugees on the Greek island of Chios.

Opinion

Managing migration: a European responsibility

"The EU now needs to bring its weight to bear, to ensure non-EU countries cooperate on taking back their nationals arriving as economic migrants", writes migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos.

News in Brief

  1. Macron slams EU posted workers rules
  2. Germany asks EU to strengthen foreign takeover rules
  3. Poll shows tight race in Norway's upcoming elections
  4. Air Berlin insolvency talks begin amid 'stitch-up' accusation
  5. EU calls on Serbia and Macedonia to remain calm
  6. Schulz wants US to remove nuclear weapons from Germany
  7. Ukraine and Russia to announce another ceasefire
  8. EU to investigate Monsanto-Bayer merger

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