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19th Aug 2017

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Catalans take to the streets in support of former leader

Thousands of people gathered in Barcelona on Monday in support of the former leader of Catalonia Arthur Mas and two of his former ministers Jonna Ortega and Irene Rigau. They are to stand trial for organising what Madrid called an unconstitutional referendum on secession in 2014 and could be banned from holding any official position for up to 10 years.

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
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  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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