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LONDON – Slave trader statue dismantled by protestors

Mon, 2020-06-08 06:29
A statue of slave trader Edward Colston was torn down and thrown into the Bristol harbour on Sunday (7 June) on the second day of anti-racism protests which took place across the UK. A 17th-century slave trader, Colston was responsible...
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BRUSSELS – Thousands protest racism and police violence

Mon, 2020-06-08 06:27
More than 10,000 people outside of Brussels’ Palais de Justice protested racism and police brutality against people of colour in Belgium, despite COVID-19 lockdown measures still being in place over the weekend. While the main demonstration remained peaceful, incidents broke...
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BERLIN – More anti-racism protests

Mon, 2020-06-08 06:26
Over the weekend, there were again demonstrations against racism and police brutality in 25 cities, with 15,000 coming to Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, 14,000 in Hamburg, and 20,000 in Düsseldorf. The largest gathering took place in Munich with 25,000 in Marienplatz.  Health...
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Protests roll on against ‘worldwide’ racism

Mon, 2020-06-08 06:26
Demonstrators in Rome held their fists in the air and chanted “No Justice! No Peace!” on Sunday (7 July), while in London people defying official warnings not to gather lay down outside the US Embassy as part of a rolling, global anti-racism movement.
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Spanish PM asks youth to be prudent, to avoid second COVID-19 wave

Mon, 2020-06-08 06:26
Spain’s socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Sunday  (7 June) urged young people to be prudent and follow hygiene and prevention regulations to prevent further outbreaks of coronavirus cases in the country, one of the most hard hit by the...
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COVID-19 relief for fossil fuel industries risks green recovery plans

Mon, 2020-06-08 06:19
The failure of governments and central banks to set out a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis is threatening to derail vital UN climate talks aimed at staving off global catastrophe, campaigners have warned. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
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Ministers to chart Europe’s digital future with post-COVID19 commitments 

Mon, 2020-06-08 06:10
On Tuesday (9 June), EU member states are set to sign off on a series of broad commitments to transform the bloc's digital agenda, in the aftermath of Europe's battle with the coronavirus that has once again highlighted the vital importance of digital technology.
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Warsaw hopes to host some of the US troops withdrawn from Germany

Mon, 2020-06-08 05:57
Washington’s announcement to reduce the contingent of US troops in Germany drew criticism from the host country and took NATO allies by surprise. At the same time, Poland has been quick to offer to host some of these forces. On...
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Turkey says it may expand cooperation with Libya’s GNA

Mon, 2020-06-08 05:46
Turkey may expand its cooperation with Libya's internationally recognised government with new deals on energy and construction once the country's conflict is over, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin was quoted as saying on Sunday (7 June).
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The coming revolution: Europe’s digital transition in a post-covid world

Mon, 2020-06-08 05:22
Policymakers and legislators in Brussels and across the bloc have been mapping out Europe's emergence out of the coronavirus pandemic with a series of commitments for how tomorrow's digital world should function for citizens across the continent.
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Portuguese economy to shrink nearly 7% in 2020 due to coronavirus

Mon, 2020-06-08 05:22
Portugal's tourism-dependent economy is expected to shrink by nearly 7% this year due to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, the government said in its economic and financial stability programme published late on Saturday (6 June).
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EU plans to step up fight against child sex abuse online

Mon, 2020-06-08 05:05
The European Union is set to unveil a package of measures to better combat child sex abuse after online demand for illegal content involving minors soared during the coronavirus lockdowns, an EU commissioner said Sunday (7 June).
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Rediscovering your home in a pandemic

Mon, 2020-06-08 05:00
What is DIY? Is it about fixing your roof, painting your bedroom or mowing the lawn? On the surface at least. It helps you perform very concrete actions that are necessary for the upkeep and safety of your home. After all, the DIY industry is sometimes called “the pharmacy of the home”.
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France to unveil aerospace crisis plan worth up to €10 bln

Mon, 2020-06-08 04:46
A French emergency plan for the aerospace industry to be unveiled this week could be worth up to €10 billion, including an expected €1 billion investment fund, business newspaper Les Echos reported on Sunday (7 June).
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Vietnam ratifies free trade deal with EU

Mon, 2020-06-08 04:25
Vietnam ratified a free trade agreement with the European Union on Monday (8 June) that will cut or eliminate 99% of tariffs on goods traded between the Southeast Asian country and the bloc, and provide Vietnam with a much-needed post pandemic boost.
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Trump threatens EU, China tariffs over lobster duties

Sun, 2020-06-07 21:58
President Donald Trump threatened Friday (5 June) to impose tariffs against the European Union and China in retaliation for duties imposed on imports of US lobster.
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Kosovo removes trade barriers on Serbia to allow talks

Sun, 2020-06-07 05:08
Kosovo's newly elected government has removed all trade barriers for goods produced in Serbia, paving the way for a resumption of talks with Belgrade on an agreement that could enable the tiny Balkan country to get United Nations membership.
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Orbán urges end to EU sanctions on Belarus

Sat, 2020-06-06 05:24
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán urged the European Union to drop sanctions against Belarus as he met the ex-Soviet state's strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk on Friday (5 June).
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Biden wins enough delegates to clinch US Democratic nomination

Sat, 2020-06-06 04:55
Former US Vice President Joe Biden secured enough delegates to formally clinch the Democratic presidential nomination on Friday (5 June), setting the stage for a challenge to President Donald Trump in the November election.
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