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WTO faults US over Trump’s China tariffs

Wed, 2020-09-16 06:53
The World Trade Organization has upheld a complaint by China over additional US duties on some $250 billion of Chinese goods, a decision that sparked outrage in Washington.
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EU calls for UN monitoring of Belarus rights abuses

Wed, 2020-09-16 06:40
The European Union is calling for close monitoring of the human rights situation in Belarus by the UN human rights chief, adding to pressure on Minsk following what it calls a "fraudulent election", a draft document showed.
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EU to throw London lifeline with extension to coveted clearing

Wed, 2020-09-16 06:30
The European Union is expected to throw the City of London an 18-month lifeline to continue clearing euro derivatives after Britain's unfettered access to the bloc ends in January, industry sources said on Tuesday (15 September).
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Bronze statue of Melania Trump unveiled in Slovenia

Wed, 2020-09-16 06:28
A life-size rough bronze sculpture of US first lady Melania Trump was unveiled near her hometown of Sevnica in southeastern Slovenia on Tuesday (15 September) to replace a wooden figure which was set on fire in July.
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Gaia-X group signs corporation papers in bid for EU digital sovereignty

Wed, 2020-09-16 06:15
The development of the EU's landmark cloud infrastructure project, Gaia-X, received a boost on Tuesday (15 September) as the contingent behind the project put pen to paper on documents marking the official founding of the organisation.
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European airlines demand end to quarantine ‘chaos’

Wed, 2020-09-16 06:13
European airlines on Tuesday (15 September) urged national capitals to coordinate measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, saying the current patchwork of restrictions is hobbling a return to regular travel around the EU.
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EU institutions caught in crossfire over Just Transition Fund

Wed, 2020-09-16 06:10
The European Parliament will vote on Tuesday and Wednesday (15-16 September) on the Just Transition Fund. But this mechanism, initially designed to finance the social aspects of the transition to a low-carbon economy, has now been extended to finance gas projects. EURACTIV France reports.
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Spain approves bill to erase Franco’s legacy

Wed, 2020-09-16 06:07
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about how much teleworking would cost if workers in Luxembourg started to work from home one day a week, Spain approving a democratic bill to erase the legacy of dictator Francisco Franco, and so much more.
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Palestine reaction on Serbia’s embassy relocation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Wed, 2020-09-16 06:06
Palestinian Ambassador Mohammed Nabhan told Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic yesterday that his country was concerned to learn that Serbia would relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, hoping Serbia would, “in the spirit of traditional friendship”, endorse the position...
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Serbian town sues Chinese company Zijn over air pollution

Wed, 2020-09-16 06:04
The authorities of Serbia’s eastern city of Bor have filed a criminal complaint against those responsible in Chinese company Serbia Zijin Bor Copper, alleging the excessive levels of sulfur dioxide and other substances harmful to human health. The complaint, which...
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Croatia registered its youngest COVID-19 victim

Wed, 2020-09-16 06:03
Croatia registered its youngest COVID-19 victim who happened to be a 42-year-old man with no preexisting conditions apart from slightly higher blood pressure, the authorities have confirmed. According to information provided to the media by family members, the virus had...
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ZAGREB – Modernising the army

Wed, 2020-09-16 06:03
Croatian Defence Minister Mario Banožić announced further steps towards modernising the army, which he expects to become one the best-prepared branches of the armed forces. His aim is to maintain the present entitlements, while the future development of projects would...
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BUCHAREST – Grand metro opening

Wed, 2020-09-16 06:02
Romania’s high ranking officials were the first to travel on the new metro line in Bucharest, which happens to be the first one built from scratch since the end of the communist era more than 30 years ago. One of...
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Germany to take in 1,500 refugees from Greek islands, Michel urges for more EU solidarity

Wed, 2020-09-16 06:02
Germany said it will take in more than 1,500 refugees from Greece from the island of Lesbos as Berlin tried to rally a fresh EU response to a years-long migrant crisis that flared anew.
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Warsaw accepts credentials of new German ambassador

Wed, 2020-09-16 06:01
On Tuesday (15 September), Polish President Andrzej Duda accepted the credentials of German diplomat Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven. Previously, the appointment of the new ambassador created controversy as his father, a Wehrmacht officer, had worked in Hitler’s immediate vicinity in...
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High diplomatic temperature in Athens

Wed, 2020-09-16 06:00
Numerous foreign officials are visiting Athens this week in light of a growing row with Turkey and ahead of a crucial EU summit to discuss the future EU-Turkey relations. At the EU level, EU Council President Charles Michel met with...
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Italian Recovery Plan to focus on ‘a few big projects’

Wed, 2020-09-16 05:59
“We will concentrate on a few big projects rather than disperse the funds over hundreds of small ones”, Italian Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri told the Chamber’s budget and finance commissions yesterday. “The Recovery Fund represents a turning point for the...
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HELSINKI – Budget deficit exceeds expectations

Wed, 2020-09-16 05:59
Next year’s budget deficit will be more than €7 billion which is more than anticipated, announced Finance Minister Matti Vanhanen (Centre Party) midway through the three-day budget negotiations on Monday evening (14 September). In other words, the effects of coronavirus,...
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LONDON – Testing regime faces demand crisis

Wed, 2020-09-16 05:58
UK Health Minister Matt Hancock is under pressure to resolve a growing problem of public demand for COVID-19 testing, outstripping the capacity to deliver the tests. Hancock told lawmakers on Tuesday that the testing service faced “operational challenges” which would...
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Spain approves bill to erase Franco’s legacy

Wed, 2020-09-16 05:57
The Spanish government, a coalition of socialists (PSOE) and left-wing Unidas Podemos (United We Can), approved on Tuesday a draft bill with specific measures aiming to erase the legacy of the civil war and of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship, EFE and...
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