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21/07 – today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

BBC Europe Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced. Turkey’s president has declared a state of emergency for three months following Friday night’s failed army coup. The emergency allows the president and cabinet to bypass parliament when drafting new laws and to restrict or suspend rights and freedoms. Speaking at the presidential palace in Ankara, Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that “all the viruses within the armed forces will be cleansed”.

FT Europe Erdogan declares emergency rule. Turkey’s president warns nation is still under threat as post-coup purge continues. Anxious relatives await fate of troops caught up in coup. Syrian refugees support for Erdogan repays past favours.

WSJE –  Britain begins sounding out Europe on Brexit conditions. Britain’s Theresa May met with Germany’s Angela Merkel for the first time Wednesday, declaring that the U.K. wasn’t walking away from its “European friends.”

INYTTheresa May Flies to Meet Angela Merkel After a Confrontation in Parliament. Mrs. May faced down the opposition leader at home, Jeremy Corbyn, before she went to Berlin to discuss Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

FRANCE

Le MondeRole of the police in Nice 14/07. Administrative enquiry launched by Caseneueve. Its been confirmed that there was only one police car on the promenade des Anglais on 14/07.

Les Echos – Labour law: what will ultimately change. The law will be finally adopted on Thursday brings significant changes to the labour law.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine – Russia’s athletes to be banned from the Olympics in Rio. The appeal of 68 Russian athletes against Olympic exclusion is rejected. The judgment of the Court of Sport (Cas) considered to be a strong guideline for the IOC decision on whether all the athletes from Russia be excluded.

Süddeutsche ZeitungThe Trump phenomenon explained.  Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence delivers in Cleveland what Trump wants: respectability. He must win over those voters who Donald Trump deters.

ITALY

La Repubblica – Doping, No Russian athletics in Rio. CAS rejected the appeal of 68 athletes.

Il Sole 24 OreTed Cruz booed at Republican convention. He fails to support Trump explicitly.

SPAIN

El Pais King Felipe gives acting PM one week to form a government. Monarch will meet with party representatives next week to hear their concerns and test their willingness for dealmaking.

UK

The TimesDoctors warn everyone to take vitamin D pills. Millions risk health problems, guidelines say.  Advice from previous major study is reversed

The GuardianTed Cruz showered with boos as he withholds Trump endorsement. An impatient crowd drowned out Cruz’s speech, which seemed designed to lay the groundwork for a future bid at the presidency, with chants of ‘Trump!’

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