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03/08 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


Financial-Times-Europe Obama brands Trump « unfit » for presidency in call to Republicans. Party backers urged to withdraw support. Unprecedented move after slain soldier storm.

Wall Street Journal Europe Japan refires stimulus gun. Spending plan among country’s biggest since the financial crisis.

Le Monde –  Libya: The United States strike the IS in Sirte. For the first time, the United States led air strikes against jihadists, on Monday 1 August, in Sirte, Libya.

Les EchosEuropean banks worry markets. Following the publication of Europe stress test results, the Euro STOXX 600 Banks Index fell 5.10% in two days. Increasing doubts on the profitability of the sector and the health of Italian banks.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – Erdogan: The West supports terrorism. The Turkish President attacks America and the judiciary in Germany.

Süddeutsche Zeitung –  Donald Trump caught up by his past. The presidential candidate attacked the parents of a fallen US soldier. Now he faces criticism of exemption from military service in Vietnam – because of foot disease.


La Repubblica“Libya, 30 days of war.” Here’s the role of Italy. The aerial bombing campaign to liberate Sirte from Islamic State militias will continue to be led by the Americans and will last at least thirty days.

Il Sole 24 Ore – Stock markets, European banks under attack. The effects of the stress tests on the banking world has contributed to Piazza Affari’s latest slide (-2.76%).

Gazeta Wyborcza –  Smaller support for holders of loans in CHF currency. Yesterday, President of Poland Andrzej Duda presented his plan of financial aid for borrowers of mortgage loans in Swiss francs.

El Pais –  Political deadlock worsens after Rajoy and Sanchez’s meeting. Mariano Rajoy: “If the PSOE maintains its “no”, there will be a new election.” Pedro Sanchez: “If right-wing parties refuse to give their support, why should left-wing parties give their support?”

Expansion – PwC and KPMG to win the audit law battle. The two groups improve their position at Ibex thanks to modifications due to the new law.

The Times –  HIV drug puts other care at risk, warns NHS. Cancer treatments postponed in row over costs.

The Guardian –  Britain leaves child refugees alone, afraid and abandoned. Little has changed three months after the Dubs amendment committed the UK to giving lone children a home.

International New York Times (UK edition) – Body count soars in Philippine drug war. Since President took over in June, more than 400 have been reported killed.



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