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[Ticker] Public 'negligence' to blame for new corona spike in Europe

Euobserver.com - mer, 29/07/2020 - 08:37
The new spike in Covid-19 infections in Europe is due to the general public having become "negligent" on hygiene rules, Lothar Wieler, the head of Germany's Robert Koch Institute, a Public health body, told press Tuesday, the BBC reports. "We are in the middle of a rapidly-developing pandemic," he noted, while urging people to wear masks and respect social distancing. The recent increase in infections made him "very concerned".
Catégories: European Union

[Ticker] Italian opera star urges people to break lockdown rules

Euobserver.com - mer, 29/07/2020 - 08:35
People ought to break anti-coronavirus lockdowns for the sake of their psychological and other health needs, Andrea Bocelli, an Italian opera singer known for a recent Easter performance outside an empty cathedral in Milan, said in a speech at the country's senate Tuesday. "I am a certain age and I need sun and vitamin D," he said. "Let's refuse to follow this rule ... move around," he said.
Catégories: European Union

Turkey's new social media bill under immediate fire

Euobserver.com - mer, 29/07/2020 - 08:32
According to a spokesperson for the UN high commissioner for human rights, the draft law "would give the state powerful tools for asserting even more control over the media landscape".
Catégories: European Union

[Opinion] Migrant healthcare must not be forgotten during Covid-19

Euobserver.com - mer, 29/07/2020 - 08:29
Previous claims that migrants bring communicable diseases to host countries have been debunked by a review of the existing evidence carried out earlier this year. In fact, migrants are currently more at risk of contracting Covid-19 from Europeans.
Catégories: European Union

Europe granted access to the stars by SpaceX

Euractiv.com - mer, 29/07/2020 - 08:10
A European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut will be part of a crew bound for the International Space Station in spring 2021 aboard a SpaceX rocket. It will be the first time a European has accessed space via a non-Russian mission since 2011.
Catégories: European Union

EU to restrict exports to Hong Kong over security law

Euractiv.com - mer, 29/07/2020 - 07:15
The European Union on Tuesday (28 July) agreed to limit exports to Hong Kong of equipment that could be used for surveillance and repression after Beijing imposed a controversial new security law.
Catégories: European Union

Work starts in France to recreate power of the Sun

Euractiv.com - mer, 29/07/2020 - 07:15
Fourteen years after receiving the official go-ahead, scientists began to assemble a machine in southern France on Tuesday (28 July) that will seek to prove whether nuclear fusion, the process which powers the Sun, can be a safe and viable energy source for Earth.
Catégories: European Union

Ten Turkish communists sentenced in controversial German trial

Euractiv.com - mer, 29/07/2020 - 07:10
Ten members of a banned Turkish communist party were sentenced to several years in jail by a court in Munich Tuesday (28 July) after a four-year trial over their role in what Ankara considers to be a terrorist organisation.
Catégories: European Union

EU denies grants to anti-LGBT Polish towns

Euractiv.com - mer, 29/07/2020 - 07:07
The European Commission has rejected applications from six Polish towns to take part in a subsidised twinning programme because of their official attitude to the LGBT community.
Catégories: European Union

Roma equality strategy needs mandatory targets and earmarked funding, experts say

Euractiv.com - mer, 29/07/2020 - 07:00
The EU's upcoming strategy for equality and inclusion of Romani people risks being ineffective unless it introduces mandatory objectives and includes targeted funding, say civil society groups.
Catégories: European Union

Protests in Bulgaria are also about media freedom

Euractiv.com - mer, 29/07/2020 - 07:00
Protests in Bulgaria are a genuine civil protest against the party-state and in favour of basic democratic rights such as media freedom, writes Maria Stoyanova.
Catégories: European Union

Forced labour, prostitution and child marriages: rescuing victims of trafficking in Malawi

UN News Centre - Africa - mer, 29/07/2020 - 06:30
Human trafficking is a problem in Malawi, with teenage boys forced to work as farm labourers, and young women to sexual exploitation in nightclubs or bars. The UN is supporting the Malawian governments to end the practice and protect vulnerable people.
Catégories: Africa

Hong Kong Mulls Postponing Election Amid Ongoing Crackdown on Dissent

Globalsecurity.org - mer, 29/07/2020 - 05:37
Amid an ever-widening crackdown on opposition voices and activism in Hong Kong, city leaders met on Tuesday to discuss postponing September's legislative elections, as the University of Hong Kong (HKU) fired a democracy activist and prominent legal scholar for "misconduct."
Catégories: Defence`s Feeds

Germany to Stop Exporting Weapons, Dual-Use Products to Hong Kong, Foreign Minister Maas Says

Globalsecurity.org - mer, 29/07/2020 - 05:37
Germany, as part of the European Union's reaction to China's national security law for Hong Kong, will stop exporting weapons and dual-use goods to the region, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said.
Catégories: Defence`s Feeds

Beijing Blasts US 'Reckless Provocation of Confrontation' After Consulate Closures

Globalsecurity.org - mer, 29/07/2020 - 05:37
The US Consulate General in the Chinese city of Chengdu was shut down on 27 July following an order from Beijing, according to the country's Foreign Ministry.
Catégories: Defence`s Feeds

China Encourages India to Join Forces Against 'Hegemon' US After Pompeo Proposes Coalition

Globalsecurity.org - mer, 29/07/2020 - 05:37
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in an address in London last week proposed an international coalition against China. Meanwhile, considering India's border conflict with Beijing, Washington has offered steadfast support and cooperation to New Delhi over the past few weeks.
Catégories: Defence`s Feeds

Expelled from China's Communist Party, Tycoon Ren Ziqiang Faces Criminal Prosecution

Globalsecurity.org - mer, 29/07/2020 - 05:37
Disappeared for calling China's authoritarian leader Xi Jinping a "clown," Chinese property tycoon Ren Ziqiang has been kicked out of the Communist Party and now faces a criminal investigation that could end with prosecution.
Catégories: Defence`s Feeds

Xi renews China's support for multilateralism

Globalsecurity.org - mer, 29/07/2020 - 05:36
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday reiterated China's support for the global multilateral system and commitment to pursue development with the rest of the world in the spirit of openness and mutually-beneficial cooperation, in what Chinese analysts called an apparent rebuttal of a rising tide of unilateralism and anti-globalization amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Catégories: Defence`s Feeds

China to make firm response against outrageous, unreasonable US: FM

Globalsecurity.org - mer, 29/07/2020 - 05:35
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday said that China will make firm and rational responses against the US whose behaviors are outrageous and unreasonable.
Catégories: Defence`s Feeds

As China 'will definitely retaliate' military provocation, experts warn US not to escalate tensions

Globalsecurity.org - mer, 29/07/2020 - 05:35
The increasing tensions between China and the US, the worsening COVID-19 epidemic situation, as well as the declining approval ratings of US President Donald Trump have raised concerns, among strategists and experts, of a military conflict between the two nuclear-armed powers caused by the dangerous US attempts.
Catégories: Defence`s Feeds

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