Saturday

19th Aug 2017

Ticker

EU to 'reward' Israel as settlement surge continues

Israel announced the retroactive legalisation of 4,000 settler outposts in Palestine the same day the EU foreign service confirmed it would hold an "association council" with Israeli diplomats later this month despite a Palestinian outcry on the diplomatic "reward". EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini also said she would go to the US this week to talk with senior aides to US leader Donald Trump, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner.

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

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  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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