Sunday

20th Aug 2017

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Socialists in Spain re-elect Pedro Sanchez

The Socialists in Spain have re-elected Pedro Sanchez to lead the party. Sanchez had stepped down last October after he refused to abstain from a vote that aimed to break a nine-month political deadlock, which eventually led to Mariano Rajoy, from the conservative People's Party, becoming prime minister. Sanchez is expected to toughen up the party's opposition to the ruling conservatives.

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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