One million French smokers quit in a year: France has seen a sharp fall in the number of people smoking daily, with one million fewer lighting up from 2016-2017, a survey suggests. Such a drop has not been seen in a decade.

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BBC News—France sees the steepest drop in daily smokers for over a decade as anti-smoking regulations bite.

Sharp fall in number of people seeking asylum in EU. Almost 730,000 applications were made in 2017, a 44% drop on the 1.3m made in 2016 Fewer people sought asylum in the European Union last year, although numbers remain higher than before the arrival of 1 million people in 2015 triggered a political crisis that continues to divide Europe. Showing a sharp drop in asylum claims, the latest report from the EU’s asylum office was published on Monday after emergency talks in the German government over asylum policy and a bitter standoff between EU...