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20th Aug 2017

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Defeated Fillon retires from French politics

Francois Fillon, who was eliminated from the French presidential election on Sunday, said on Monday that he would not seek a new seat in the lower chamber of the French parliament in the upcoming June elections. He said in a statement that he didn't have "the legitimacy to lead the fight" and that he would become a "simple militant at heart among others" in his centre-right Republicans party.

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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