Saturday

19th Aug 2017

Ticker

Report: EU to add 10 names to Syria blacklist

EU states aim to add 10 names of Syrian government, military, and business people to their old blacklist of more than 270 names over Syria and Russia's bombing campaign in Aleppo, the US newspaper, the Wall Street Journal, reports. It said the final decision was due later Thursday. France, Germany, Poland, and the UK has also wanted to to threaten new Russian sanctions, but Italy has stopped them for now.

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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