Monday

27th Mar 2017

Ticker

Dozens drown off Libyan coast

The Libyan Red Crescent aid organisation said it had recovered some 74 bodies on Monday that had washed ashore on the Libyan coast. The Red Crescent says the deceased had attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Italy on a rubber boat. More are feared dead, with children said to be among those who had perished. Smugglers are known to overload the rubber boats with too many passengers.

Tens of thousands challenge Putin's authority

EU and US call on Russia to free those who are detained, after tens of thousands protested against corruption in the biggest challenge to Kremlin authority in five years.

Agenda

UK to file EU divorce This WEEK

UK prime minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 of the EU treaty on Wednesday, with the EU expected to respond within 48 hours.

Analysis

From Bratislava to Rome: Little more than a show of unity

The so-called Bratislava process of reflection for the EU came to an end on Saturday, but there were few tangible results that citizens could take away from the soul-searching. Despite that, unity among the EU-27 has been maintained.

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