Monday

21st Aug 2017

Ticker

Trump better than Obama on Ukraine, says Russia's Lavrov

Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has praised US president Trump's approach to the Ukraine crisis, saying it signalled an improvement from his predecessor Barack Obama. Lavrov said the US now understood that restoring Kiev's control over eastern Ukraine would not solve all the problems, TASS news agency reported. Since April 2014, some 10,000 people died in the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists.

'I thought I was safe in Europe'

Arrest of Turkish dissident has again highlighted the way rogue regimes use Interpol to hunt their enemies inside the EU.

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. Austria has begun checks at Italian border
  2. Slovenian PM: Brexit talks will take longer than expected
  3. Merkel backs diesel while report warns of economic harm
  4. UK to publish new Brexit papers this week
  5. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  6. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  7. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  8. European Union returns to 2 percent growth

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