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20th Aug 2017

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UN: 250 refugees feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

Almost 250 refugees are missing after two separate boats sank in the Mediterranean Sea over the weekend, the UN has said. Survivors have been taken to Italy. The total number of people feared dead or missing - while trying to cross from North Africa to Italy since the beginning of 2017 - has reached more than 1,300, according to the UN's refugee agency.

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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