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U.S. Officials Ask Juniper Networks About Investigation Into 2015 Backdoor

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:31:00 PM

More than a dozen U.S. officials have sent a letter to California-based networking and cybersecurity solutions provider Juniper Networks to ask the company about the results of the investigation launched in 2015 following the discovery of a backdoor in its products.
RFE/RL: Top EU officials rule out sanctions relief for Russia

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:28:00 PM

Two top European Union officials have rejected suggestions that sanctions imposed on Moscow over its actions in Ukraine could be lifted during the coronavirus pandemic, saying the restrictive measures "do not impede Russia’s capacity" to combat the epidemic, according to a letter seen by RFE/RL.
Orbán cabinet: EC systematically working to weaken effective action against migration

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:26:00 PM

The state secretary for international communications said on Wednesday that the European Commission ‘is working systematically to weaken effective action against migration”. Zoltán Kovács reacted to a statement by European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova calling earlier in the day “fake news”....
The Latest: African virus cases pass 200,000, still climbing

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:23:00 PM

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization says he and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar have discussed cooperation in responding to a new Ebola outbreak in Congo even as the Trump administration has announced plans to pull the United States out of the U.N. health agency.
Facebook, Twitter, Google To Report Monthly On Fake News Fight: EU

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:21:00 PM

Brussels: Facebook, Google and Twitter should provide monthly reports on their fight against disinformation, two senior EU officials said on Wednesday as they called out Russia and China for their roles in the spread of fake news. The comments by EU foreign policy head Josep Borrell and the European....
Facebook, Twitter, Google to report monthly on fake news fight, EU says

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:18:00 PM

and Twitter should provide monthly reports on their fight against disinformation, two senior EU officials said on Wednesday as they called out Russia and China for their roles in the spread of fake news. The comments by EU foreign policy head and the European Commission 's Vice President for values....
China, Russia are spreading coronavirus misinformation: EU

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:18:00 PM

The two nations are among “foreign actors” that sought to “undermine democratic debate” and enhance their own image through “targeted influence operations and disinformation campaigns around Covid-19 in the EU,” the bloc’s executive authority said in the report published on Wednesday.
Britain asks too much of EU in Brexit talks, Barnier says

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:16:00 PM

Last week, a British official said it was 'obvious' the EU had to show more flexibility, after talks made no progress.Michel Barnier said Britain wanted quota- and tariff-free access to the EU while diverging from rules that govern the bloc
EU parliament to urge UK to 'revise' Brexit talks stance

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:14:00 PM

EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier gives a press conference after a Brexit negotiations meeting, at the EU Commission, in Brussels on June 5, 2020. – Britain on June 5, 2020, said there had been little movement in the latest round of post-Brexit trade talks, calling for both sides to double down and speed up negotiations to secure a deal.
EU: Russia, China Undermine Democracy With Coronavirus Disinformation

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:13:00 PM

The European Union is urging online platforms to step up the fight against a wave of online disinformation triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, accusing China and Russia of mounting propaganda campaigns to undermine democracy and burnish their own images.
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