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26/07 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC EuropeHostage-takers at French church near Rouen are killed. Two armed men who took hostages at a church near Rouen in northern France are dead and one hostage has been killed, police and media have said. The hostage-takers were reported to have been holding between four and six people at the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. A priest and two nuns, as well as churchgoers, were among those held, local media said.

FT Europe – Dotcom star Yahoo eclipsed as Verizon agrees $4.8bn cash deal. Internet pioneer to be merged with AOL. Price is far cry from $125bn peak valuation.

Wall Street Journal Europe Germany Bomber Had Radical Ties. Syrian who blew himself up at concert pledged allegiance to leader of Islamic State.

International New York Times – Russia accused of playing in US politics. An unusual question is capturing the attention of cyberspecialists, Russia experts and Democratic Party leaders in Philadelphia: Is Vladimir V. Putin trying to meddle in the American presidential election?

Le Monde Germany: State of shock after a series of attacks. Black Sunday in Germany. A young Syrian murdered a woman with a machete, while another one blew himself up at the entry of a festival, injuring 12 people.

Les Echos –  iPhone: the incredible success of a billionaire product. Apple is expected this week to pass the sales of a billion iPhones worldwide. Despite its efforts, the group shows an increasing dependence on sales of its smartphone.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung –  Herrmann: Terror attack in Ansbach was motivated by Islam. Federal Attorney leads inquiries. Offender should have been deported.

Süddeutsche Zeitung –  First suicide attack in Germany.  After the bomb blast in Ansbach, the police find a video of the perpetrator. The 27-year-old refugee from Syria announces an act of revenge against Germany and invokes IS.

La Repubblica – Attack in Germany, the bomber was a refugee and “Islamic state soldier”. The asylum claim of the Syrian who attacked Ansbach had been denied, the refugee debate again takes centre stage in Germany.

Il Sole 24 Ore – MPS: solutions during the board but the ECB takes time. Mustier reorganises the top management of UnicCredit, board today.

Gazeta-Wyborcza – Labour market: The Central Statistical Office of Poland indicates that June 2016 has been the best month in 25 years on the labour market. The unemployment rate fell below 9% with fewer than 1.4 million people out of work.

El Pais – Political leaders consult the King, without any plan to stop the embargo. One month after elections, negotiations still deadlocked.

Expansion – Prudential brings its photovoltaic company to market in Spain. The operation, worth more than 150 million euros, could exceed the sale of T-Solar by Isolux.

The Times – Crackdown on rail firms for hiding cheap fares. Millions of passengers are being overcharged as train operators use a range of techniques to hide the cheapest fares.

The Guardian Bank warns of first negative interest rates. NatWest tells business customers it could begin charging for deposits.




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