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20th Aug 2017

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Nato moves summit forward so US can attend

The foreign affairs Nato ministerial meeting has been moved forward to Friday (31 March), the alliance said on Monday. The meeting was originally scheduled for 5-6 April, but was rescheduled so that US secretary of state Rex Tillerson can attend. Tillerson initially said he'd skip the Nato meeting to visit Russia. As a consequence of the rescheduling, his UK counterpart, Boris Johnson, now had to cancel his trip to Russia.

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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