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23rd Jul 2018

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Hollande says Macron reforms cause inequality

French president Emmanuel Macron is deepening inequality with his pro-business reforms, former president Francois Hollande writes in a 400-page book, "Lessons on power" (Les leçons du pouvoir) which went on sale on Wednesday. "My government reduced inequalities. This one is worsening them," writes the Socialist, who came into office in 2012. Hollande became the first French leader who did not to seek re-election in recent history.

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Malta's PM cleared of Panama Paper wrongdoing

Malta's prime minister Joseph Muscat says a year long probe has dispelled allegations he, his wife and political associates were involved in money laundering or fraud.

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.

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