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25/07 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC EuropeAnsbach explosion: Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up in Germany.  A failed Syrian asylum seeker has blown himself up and injured 12 other people with a backpack bomb near a festival in the south German town of Ansbach. The state of Bavaria’s interior minister said the 27-year-old man had detonated the device after being refused entry to the music festival. About 2,500 people were evacuated from the venue after the explosion.

FT Europe

British MPs blame Goldman for lending credibility to doomed deal

11,000 jobs lost after collapse of BHS. Bank said to have sought favour with tycoon.


Europe’s New Terror Wave

Officials, civilians ask whether high-profile violence is becoming the new normal.


Russia escapes ban from Rio Olympics

But athletes must prove they have not doped before they can compete.


Le Monde

Germany faces stupor and interrogations after night of terror in Munich

A shooting near a shopping centre in Munich on Friday night left nine people dead and sixteen injured. The shooter, an isolated individual, committed suicide.

Les Echos

Clinton – Trump, the duel for the White House has begun

The Democratic convention opens this week. The candidate chose Time Kaine as her running mate, playing the card of experience facing the Republican Donald Trump who is multiplying provocations; up to evoke an output of the WTO.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Gunman prepared his attack probably long ago

“Role models” are Winnenden and Breivik. Political debate on gun laws and Bundeswehr mission in Germany.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Winnenden, Utøya, Munich. The 18-year-old David S. had planned his murder for a year

He bought the gun on the darknet. Are stricter laws needed? Politicians immediately resume an old debate.


La Repubblica 

Surprise for Hillary, Bloomberg against Trump

The former mayor of New York City has chosen to endorse Clinton for the White House.

Il Sole 24 Ore 

Competition, justice, health: all the reforms on the waiting list

For certain draft bills, under debate for more than 3 years.


Gazeta Wyborcza 

Man who knows history better

Mariusz Wójtowicz-Podhorski, the enthusiast for history, militaria and “I do not like Tusk and his deceitful gang” Facebook profile, will be appointed president of the World War II Museum in Gdańsk. The museum was founded upon the initiative of Donald Tusk.


El Pais 

Maduro speeds up his judicial coup in order to keep as much power as possible

Venezuela’s Supreme Court manoeuvers so as to leave the opposition without a qualified majority in Congress.


Merlin is competing with Hispania to become the leader of the hospitality market

After the takeover of Testa and the merger with Metrovacesa, the real estate company is getting closer to Hispania, the market leader.


The Times

Billionaire’s greed led to collapse of BHS chain

The blame for the collapse of BHS has been laid firmly at the door of Sir Philip Green in a devastating report by MPs.

The Guardian

Green’s reign at BHS torn apart by MPs

Tycoon is accused of extracting huge sums as store chain grew ever weaker.



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