Sunday

20th Aug 2017

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Putin sends message to Macron

Russian president Vladimir Putin wished the newly-elected French president, Emmanuel Macron, "good health, well-being and success" in a message sent on Monday. He said he was ready to "work together constructively on topical matters" and insisted that "overcoming mutual distrust and joining efforts to ensure international stability and security is especially important". Russia is suspected of having led fake news and hacking efforts to undermine Macron ahead of Sunday's vote.

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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