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Digital 04-08-2020

US ‘cloud’ supremacy has Europe worried about data

Europe is sitting on a wealth of data that is the 21st century equivalent of a precious metal mine during the gold rush. But instead of exploiting it themselves Europeans may be allowing American tech giants to gain control of all the excavation equipment.
Politics 03-08-2020

Tributes paid after death of Northern Ireland politician John Hume

Tributes poured in Monday (3 August) from across the political spectrum following the death of John Hume, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending decades of deadly sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.
Aviation 31-07-2020

Dutch airline KLM says to shed up to 5,000 jobs due to virus

Dutch airline KLM said Friday (31 July) it would shed up to 5,000 jobs due to a "crisis of unprecedented magnitude" caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Aerospace 31-07-2020

Spain agrees investment plan with Airbus to save jobs

Spain said Thursday (30 July) it had agreed with Airbus to invest €185 million to boost its aerospace sector and minimise job cuts by the European plane-maker in the country.
EU-China 29-07-2020

EU to restrict exports to Hong Kong over security law

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.
Energy 29-07-2020

Work starts in France to recreate power of the Sun

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.
Global Europe 29-07-2020

Ten Turkish communists sentenced in controversial German trial

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.
Non-discrimination 29-07-2020

EU denies grants to anti-LGBT Polish towns

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.

‘Alarm’ at Poland’s plan to leave treaty protecting women

The EU and the Council of Europe on Sunday (26 July) voiced regret and alarm over the Polish right-wing government's move to withdraw from a landmark international treaty combating violence against women.
Agrifood 27-07-2020

Ukraine’s snail farmers fear collapse over EU lockdowns

When the first snail farm in Ukraine opened five years ago, local villagers couldn't hide their curiosity.
Global Europe 23-07-2020

Macron seeks EU sanctions over Turkish ‘violations’ in Greek waters

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday (23 July) demanded EU sanctions against Turkey for "violations" of Greek and Cypriot waters and said the European Union should act over the crisis in Libya.
Global Europe 23-07-2020

Greek navy on ‘heightened readiness’ over Turkish gas exploration

Greece’s navy said Wednesday (22 July) it had deployed ships in the Aegean in “heightened readiness” after Turkey announced plans for energy exploration near a Greek island. Turkey is at odds with Greece and the European Union over maritime rights...
Coronavirus 23-07-2020

Global virus infections pass 15 million as Latin America cases soar

The number of COVID-19 infections around the world passed 15 million Wednesday (22 July), with Latin America and the Caribbean, one of the hardest-hit regions, notching more than four million cases.
Elections 22-07-2020

UK government failed to probe Russian ‘meddling’, say MPs

British lawmakers slammed the government on Tuesday (21 July) for failing to look into possible Russian meddling in UK politics, particularly the divisive 2016 Brexit referendum, as they released a long-awaited report into the issue. The document by parliament’s Intelligence...
Arctic Agenda 22-07-2020

A year after diplomatic tussle over Greenland, Pompeo visits Denmark

A year after the US and Denmark butted heads over President Donald Trump's offer to buy Greenland, his secretary of state is visiting the Nordic country on Wednesday (22 July), with Arctic issues at the top of the agenda.
Global Europe 22-07-2020

Turkey must stop ‘provocation’ in eastern Mediterranean: Germany

Fraught relations with Turkey could improve if Ankara halts "provocations", Germany said Tuesday (21 July), referring to what the EU considers illegal Turkish oil drilling in the Mediterranean.
Enlargement 17-07-2020

Serbia and Kosovo resume rocky road towards an accord

Former war foes Serbia and Kosovo restarted talks in Brussels on Thursday (16 July) as the EU urged them to compromise to normalise their strained relationship.
Coronavirus 17-07-2020

UK, US and Canada accuse Russia of vaccine research hacking

Britain, the United States and Canada on Thursday (16 July) risked worsening fraught diplomatic ties with Russia by accusing Moscow-linked hackers of targeting labs in their countries conducting coronavirus vaccine research.

Brazil exports to EU produced on illegally cleared land: report

One fifth of beef and soybean exports from Brazil to the European Union is produced on land that was illegally deforested, according to a report published in Science magazine on Thursday (16 July).
Azerbaijan 16-07-2020

Clashes resume on Azerbaijan-Armenia border

Border clashes erupted again early on Thursday (16 July) between arch-foes Azerbaijan and Armenia after a brief pause the previous day, officials in both countries said, amid a flare-up over a decades-long territorial dispute.
Global Europe 16-07-2020

EU and India seek deeper trade ties

Indian and EU leaders vowed to deepen trade ties on Wednesday (15 July) as both face the economic shock of the coronavirus epidemic and rising tensions with China.
Energy 16-07-2020

Challenging Germany, US opens way for sanctions on Russia pipeline

Escalating pressure on Germany, US President Donald Trump's administration opened the way Wednesday for tough sanctions as the ally moves forward with the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia.
Enlargement 16-07-2020

Serbia and Kosovo to resume rocky road towards an accord

Former war foes Serbia and Kosovo will restart talks in Brussels on Thursday (16 July) to normalise their strained relationship after a long stalemate, though the road to settling their many disputes is paved with stumbling blocks.
Economy & Jobs 16-07-2020

ECB to sit tight as EU leaders shape virus recovery plan

European Central Bank governors are expected to refrain from doling out fresh stimulus medicine Thursday, hoping EU leaders will do their bit to shore up the crisis-hit region with a huge coronavirus recovery plan.
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