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23rd Jul 2018

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One in five Germans has migrant past

The number of people in Germany with an immigrant origin rose by 8.5% last year, reaching 18.6 million, according to a micro-census published by the Federal Statistical Office on Tuesday. It said 22.5 percent of people living in Germany were not born there or had at least one parent who was not. It linked the increase to arrivals of migrants from the Middle East and from Africa.

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EU wants answers to de-dramatise Brexit talks

Further talks on the Irish border could continue next week as the EU is open to "any solution" that keeps the border invisible. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said key questions remain over the UK's white paper on a future partnership.

EU urges no-deal Brexit preparation

The EU Commission urged companies, citizens, and member states to prepare in case the UK next March crashes out of the EU without a deal - on the day the new UK Brexit minister arrived in Brussels.

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