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Garments exports: Vietnam-EU FTA to hurt Indian players

Thursday, June 11, 2020 01:13:00 AM

Indian garment exporters, already battered by the Covid-19 outbreak, are in for further trouble, as major competitor Vietnam has forged a free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU. Once the pact comes into force, likely in July, Vietnam will get duty-free access to the EU market in garments (apart from....
PAHO Countries To Benefit From More Than US$100 Million In Medical Supplies

Thursday, June 11, 2020 01:13:00 AM

Jamaica and other Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) member countries will benefit from the entity’s acquisition of additional personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies, valued at more than US$100 million, to bolster the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak across the Americas.
Cambodian workers sit down for lunch during a break in front of their factory in Phnom Penh, March 2, 2020.

Thursday, June 11, 2020 01:10:00 AM

Cambodia’s top human rights body said Wednesday that the country does not want to lose preferential trade status in the European Union but is unable to comply with the bloc’s requirements on rights reforms to retain those privileges, citing its status as a sovereign nation.
EU Accuses China, Russia of Huge Wave of COVID Disinformation

Thursday, June 11, 2020 01:08:00 AM

BRUSSELS – The European Commission accused China and Russia on Wednesday of fueling a huge wave of COVID-19 disinformation and asked online platforms to provide monthly evidence of their efforts to fight the issue. “Foreign actors and certain third countries, in particular Russia and China, have....
New Voter Registration Exercise: NDC Mus...

Thursday, June 11, 2020 01:00:00 AM

So, in the view or standpoint of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the Jean Mensah led Electoral Commission does not respect the views of others by not heeding to their calls for a "No New Voter Register" accompanied by their chanting of war songs and evil prophecies of national doom if the EC....
EU hits out at China's bid to rewrite rules of the internet

Thursday, June 11, 2020 01:00:00 AM

Chinese plans to rewrite the rules of the internet have been criticised by the European Commission, amid growing concerns the proposals could give too much power to state-owned providers. Speaking on behalf of the Commission, Thierry Breton, EU commissioner for the single market, said the body was....
Coronavirus: latest global developments in the Covid-19 crisis

Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:56:00 AM

Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis. - Over 412,000 deaths - The pandemic has killed 412,926 people worldwide since it surfaced in China late last year, according to an AFP tally at 1900 GMT (11pm UAE) on Wednesday, based on official sources. Some 7,294,130 cases have been registered in 196 countries and territories.
Coronavirus: EU accuses China and Russia of running disinformation campaigns - video

Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:55:00 AM

Russia and China have been accused by Brussels of running disinformation campaigns inside the European Union, as the bloc set out a plan to tackle an 'infodemic' of false facts about the coronavirus. While the charge against Russia has been levelled on many occasions, this is the first time the....
Next Generation EU: The Commission’s Proposal for the European Recovery

Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:55:00 AM

On May 27, 2020, the European Commission (the “ Commission ”) put forward a proposal for the creation of a comprehensive recovery plan aimed at repairing the immediate economic and social damages caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and The proposed plan, limited in duration....
Brexit: EU accuses UK of trying to maintain economic benefits amid coronavirus recession

Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:47:00 AM

The European Union accused the United Kingdom Wednesday of seeking to maintain a relationship with the bloc similar to that of an EU member after Brexit. The EU said they found this idea unacceptable. "Britain is demanding a lot more from the EU than Canada, Japan or other partners," the EU's chief....
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