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08/01 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

FT EuropeGlobal markets in fresh turmoil after Beijing fails to halt sell-off. Action to support equities and renminbi. Shanghai market frozen for second time.

WSJEA year after Charlie Hebdo, Paris is still on edge. Police shot dead a man, who they said tried to attack a Paris police station Thursday, a year to the day after the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo. A bomb-disposal robot inspected the body.

INYTSolemnity and fear in Paris. Soon after President François Hollande paid tribute on Thursday to police and security forces in Paris, officers in the city killed a knife wielding man on the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, prompting the temporary closing of schools, shops and streets.

BBC Europe – Paris attacks suspect’s ‘hideout found’ in Brussels.In an apartment in the Schaerbeek district police found traces of explosives, and a fingerprint of fugitive Salah Abdeslam. The apartment had been rented in a false name, that might have been used by a person already in custody.

FRANCE

Le MondeChina is the number one economic danger. Stock exchanges in Shenzhen and Shanghai fell over 7% within 29 minutes on Wednesday, just before being shut down. The same events happened on Monday.

Les EchosStock market: why such a big mess? Six questions to explain why global markets shudder. Beijing, helpless to respond to the crash of the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Growing concerns about France’s recovery.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)Merkel is considering the extension of deportation possibilities. Chancellor: Cologne assaults are not isolated cases. Minister Maas: temporary break with civilisation.

Sueddeutsche ZeitungCologne events show effect on Merkel. After the sexual assault on New Year’s Eve, the Chancellor is considering a stricter deportation policy. A police report describes “a run” for women. Refugees taunted police officers.

ITALY 

La Repubblica – Fear in Paris for the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. A man shot dead at a Paris police station. The terrorist had a knife, was wearing a fake suicide belt and shouted “Allah Akbar”.

Il Sole 24 OreChinese crunch heavily weighs on worldwide stock markets. Another day spent tumbling down for worldwide stock markets as China’s downturn drags other markets down with it. The price of oil reached a 12-year record low.

POLAND

Gazette WyborczaThe revolution has begun. After the attack on the Constitutional Court, now it is PiS party’s time for a revolution in Poland. Yesterday, President Andrzej Duda signed amendments to media, civil service and school laws.

SPAIN 

El PaisSanchez proposes a “progressive coalition” but does not give any details on its members. The socialist leader uses Portugal’s pact as a model even if Podemos insists in saying that it will not give up on the referendum on Catalonia’s independence.

Expansion – Fear in the stock markets. Global markets headed for the worst start since 2000, due to doubts about China. The Ibex falls a 1.5% but maintains at 9,000 points. Experts recommend to investors to look for cheaper stock prices.

UK

The Times Outcry over thousands of Syrians starved by Assad. Women and children are forced to eat pets and grass as aid agencies demand access.

The GuardianCut drinking to a pint a day, men warned. New guidance puts male limit in line with women. 14 units a week represent a low danger of illness. All drinking a risk, says chief medical officer.

 

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