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EU backs Twitter in Trump fact-check row

Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:21:00 AM

FILE PHOTO: Twitter tagged President Donald Trump’s tweet claiming mail-in voting would lead to a “rigged election” that sparked the clashes. Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Brussels waded into the dispute between President Donald Trump and Twitter on Wednesday, backing the US social media giant’s decision to fact-check two tweets by the US leader.
EU accuses China of waging pandemic disinformation campaign

Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:15:00 AM

Brussels: The European Union on Wednesday accused China of a concerted effort to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, lumping it with the Kremlin as a global scofflaw seeking to sow divisions in European societies. It was the European Union's highest-level and most forceful....
Which way now for the EU?

Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:15:00 AM

WASHINGTON, DC — With the main European Union institutions preparing for a change of leadership this autumn, now is a good time to reflect on the EU’s priorities for the coming years. The EU’s new top team is all but confirmed. Ursula von der Leyen, the former German defence minister, will be the....
EU mobilises 20.1m euros package for virus response among Syrians, host communities

Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:15:00 AM

AMMAN — As part of the EU's global response to the coronavirus outbreak, the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis has mobilised an additional 55 million euros for refugees from Syria and vulnerable persons in Jordan and Lebanon to fight the pandemic.
More or less Europe?

Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:15:00 AM

WASHINGTON, DC — On May 23-26, voters across the European Union will go to the polls to elect members of the European Parliament. Much will be at stake. “Never, since World War II, has Europe been as essential,” French President Emmanuel Macron wrote recently, “yet never has Europe been in so much danger”.
Britons FURIOUS at 'interfering' Barnier as EU 'willing to listen’ to Scot Brexit request

Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:14:00 AM

A Scottish-wide extension could allow the country to remain in the single market and customs union once the UK's current transition period ends on December 31 - even if the rest of the Union moves to WTO terms. Mr Barnier warned a no deal Brexit could be highly damaging for Scotland and force back its recovery from the coronavirus crisis.
The Latest: Puerto Rico's virus peak put at 2 months ago

Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:13:00 AM

Trump’s campaign has been planning to resume rallies as it tries to move past the pandemic, even as cases continue to rise in some parts of the country. A Trump campaign spokesperson tweeted a movie trailer-style video earlier Wednesday that advertised: “This month we’re back.
The Government can’t let our beloved zoos go under – they’re vital for conservation

Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:10:00 AM

WHILE shops reopen next week and crowds flock to beaches and beauty spots, zoos and animal parks have been warned by the Government they may have to stay closed indefinitely. Chester Zoo relies on visitors for 97 per cent of its income and says without urgent help it may never reopen. This giraffe is a resident at ZSL London Zoo Credit: WENN.
Anti-LGBTQ Rhetoric Is Ramping Up In Eastern Europe, Human Rights Advocates Say

Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:06:00 AM

TOPLINE. Facing an increasingly deadlocked election this month, Polish President Andrzej Duda has ramped up anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, pledging to ban teaching on LGBTQ subject matter in schools and to forbid same-sex marriage and adoption, the latest instance of an anti-LGBTQ political trend that....
Fiat, PSA said to likely face longer EU antitrust probe of merger

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:59:00 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and PSA Group are likely headed for a lengthier probe of their merger after failing to offer early concessions in exchange for an expedited process. Executives don’t expect speedy approval of the deal and believe the European Commission is likely to open a so-called....
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