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20th Aug 2017

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Greece vetoes EU criticism of Chinese human rights

Greece refused on Sunday to endorse a joint EU statement that criticised human rights in China. A Greek foreign ministry official said Athens blocked the statement, due to be submitted to the UN’s human rights council in Geneva last Thursday, calling it "unconstructive criticism of China". Brussels has welcomed Beijing as an ally against US president Donald Trump, in the wider fight against climate change and trade protectionism.

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

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  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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