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27/07 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

BBC EuropeFrench church attack: Faith leaders call for more security. French religious leaders have called for more security at places of worship following the murder of an elderly priest in Normandy on Tuesday. Representatives of Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist faiths spoke after meeting President Hollande. Father Jacques Hamel was killed while conducting morning mass in his church.

Wall Street Journal Europe –  Militants Kill French Priest. Two knife-wielding adherents of Islamic State slit cleric’s throat in a church.

Financial Times Europe –  AB InBev raises SABMiller offer to head off shareholder rebellion. £79bn total said to be final. Sterling drop prompts move. Not all investors convinced.

International New York Times –  Aquatic Olympians face toxic stew in Rio. Sewage and pathogens abound after bold plans to clean waters fall short.

FRANCE
Les Echos The new barbaric act of the Islamic State.  The church has been, in turn, struck in the heart Tuesday by jihadist terrorism. François Hollande advocates national unity, Nicolas Sarkozy requires a stronger response.

Le Monde –  Panama papers: How the Algerian elite diverted the oil money. Papers reveal the existence of an offshore network which allowed the laundering of bribes made by Saipem, the Algerian subsidiary of Italian oil company ENI.

GERMANY
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Bayern wants to strengthen the police and reduce obstacles to deportation.  Seehofer: A new dimension of terror. Attorney General: State must protect citizens.

Süddeutsche Zeitung – IS murders 84-year-old priest. Terrorists kill the Catholic clergy in Normandy during the holy mass. The government sees it as action to split French religious communities.

ITALY
La Repubblica –  Jihad kills in churches too. Two teenagers claiming to be from ISIS slit the throat of a priest in a Church in Normandy.

Il Sole 24 Ore – MPS, agreement closer: increase up to 5 billion. Recapitalisation without public support – Exam by the ECB tomorrow.

POLAND
Gazeta Wyborcza – Kremlin bets on Donald Trump.  If Vladimir Putin is trying to help Donald Trump win the office of US President, surely he can be pleased after the first day of the Democratic National Convention.

SPAIN
El Pais – Terrorists film themselves beheading a priest in Normandy. Shock in France after latest scenes of cruelty of two people claiming their loyalty to ISIS.
Expansion OHL to withdraw its Mexico-based subsidiary from the Stock Exchange. It agrees on an exclusion takeover bid with Australian funds IFM but will remain the major shareholder.

UNITED KINGDOM
The Guardian – Priest’s killing in terror attack shocks France.  Two men took hostages in church before being shot dead by police.

The Times – Millions of Labour voters place May above Corbyn.  More than two and a half million people who voted Labour in last year’s general election think that Theresa May would make a better PM than Jeremy Corbyn.

 

 

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