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20th Aug 2017

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Climate talks open in Bonn, with all eyes on Trump

Negotiations led by the United Nations on climate began in Bonn on Monday, with almost 200 nations represented. US president Donald Trump is yet to announce whether he intends to withdraw from the pact, which his predecessor, Barack Obama, helped push through in Paris in 2015. Obama himself arrived on Monday in Italy on a two-day trip, meeting former Italian PM, Matteo Renzi, and participating in a climate change conference.

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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