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25/08 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT Europe

US in last-ditch push to quash Brussels tax demand on Apple

Washington attacks ‘disturbing’ European move; Group could pay billions over Irish deal.


Italy quake kills more than 100

Many are trapped under building rubble in flattened towns after 6.2-magnitude tremor.


France’s ‘burkini’ ban starts to backfire

Images emerge of police enforcing law, unleashing a barrage of criticism.


Le Monde

Increased vigilance in France before the start of the school year

Almost 12 million pupils will go back to school on September 1st, while the government takes more precautions following jihadist threats.

Les Echos 

Unemployment: why the decrease is limited

The number of unemployed dropped by 19,100 in July and by 74,000 since January, thanks to job creations that are rather precarious. There are still 3.5 million unemployed in France.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

More than 120 killed in severe earthquake in Italy

More victims feared. Government provides 235 million euros for emergency aid.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

“It’s a tragedy here”

Italy mourns dozens of people who have died in the earthquake in the middle of the country. Several cities in the mountainous region are nothing more than ruins, thousands of people are homeless.


La Repubblica

Like a war

Earthquake in the center of Italy: at least 165 dead, thousands hurt between Latium, Marche and Umbria. “Whole regions on the ground”.

Il Sole 24 Ore

From cuts and new voluntary, a 6-7 billion “dowry”

The problems of the estimation of the GDP and of the negotiations around flexibility.


Gazeta Wyborcza

Turkey in Syria

Turkish tanks crossed the border with Syria. The visit of US Vice President and a joint operation against the jihadis appease tension between Washington and Ankara. The key element is whether the Americans will accept to extradite Fetullah Gülen.


El Pais 

Earthquake hits Italy

A magnitude 6 earthquake killed 120 people with dozens missing. Matteo Renzi states that saving people who are still beneath the ruins is the priority.


BBVA to fund Latin America’s major project

The company leads the “project finance” worth 4.125 billion dollars of Gasuducto Sur Peruano.


The Times 

Top school hid sex abuse claims

Ampleforth pupils ‘denied justice’ at trial of ex-teacher.

The Guardian 

NHS ‘needs EU employees to avoid collapse’

Give 57,000 workers UK citizenship to avoid brain drain, says think-tank.




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