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Greece extends migrant camps lockdowns on Refugee Day

Greece announced on Saturday another extension of the coronavirus lockdowns on its teeming migrant camps, hours after some 2,000 people protested in central Athens to mark World Refugee Day and denounce the government's treatment of migrants.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/21 15:33:41

Spotlight: Turkey steps up measures against COVID-19 amid resurgence of cases

For the seventh day in a row, Turkey has recorded a spike in the number of coronavirus infections following the easing of restrictions.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/19 15:43:45

US, Europe trade talks fall through

US trade talks with the European Union and Britain have stalled in part due to suspicions of poor American food standards, Washington's chief negotiator said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/18 16:58:40

Alhambra Palace in Spain reopens to visitors

Photo taken on June 17, 2020 shows a view in the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. The Alhambra Palace in the southern Spanish city of Granada reopened its doors to visitors on Wednesday as the country is slowly returning to normal after the coronavirus pandemic. (Board of the Alhambra and Generalife/Handout via Xinhua)
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/18 15:31:01

Germany bans big events until end-October over virus fears

Germany will ban most large events until the end of October to prevent a new wave of coronavirus transmission, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/18 15:28:40

UK's Borris Johnson in fender bender

The car carrying British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was crashed into from behind in central London on Wednesday after taking evasive action when a pro-Kurdish demonstrator ran onto the road.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/18 15:23:41

UK intends to join CPTPP, says gov't policy paper

A government policy paper said Britain intends to pursue accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). It said securing increased trade and investment opportunities will help the country's economy overcome the unprecedented challenges posed by coronavirus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/18 9:53:39

Some 400 workers test positive for coronavirus at German slaughterhouse

Slaughterhouses have become hotspots for COVID-19 infections. In early May, an outbreak of more than 200 cases was seen at a Westfleisch meat-processing plant, also located in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/18 9:51:11

Greece's Santorini seeks balance between tourism, agriculture

On the southern and eastern slopes of the Santorini volcano in the south Aegean Sea, away from the swarms of tourists who huddle for a view of the caldera, low vineyards stretch out to the sea, painting the rough landscape with vivid splashes of green.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/18 9:16:42

Violent fringe groups disrupt peaceful protest in Paris

Tensions flared at the Invalides Esplanade here on Tuesday, where violent fringe groups hijacked a health workers' rally for better work conditions and higher wages.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/18 9:13:03

Turkey fires back at French criticism over role in Libya as 'unacceptable'

Turkey shot back Tuesday at “unacceptable” criticism from France over its armed support for the government in the Libyan capital Tripoli, accusing Paris of being an obstacle to peace.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/17 16:43:40

Violent fringe groups disrupt peaceful protest in Paris

Violent fringe groups disrupt peaceful health workers protest. Twenty-four individuals had been arrested.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/17 11:12:13

Hungary set to end disputed emergency virus powers

Hungary is set to revoke Tuesday anti-coronavirus emergency powers that triggered international criticism amid fears of a power grab by Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/16 18:08:40

French city rocked by unrest blamed on score-settling Chechens

New tensions on Monday flared in France's eastern city of Dijon after it was rocked by a weekend of unrest blamed on Chechens seeking vengeance for an assault on a teenager.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/16 15:58:40

Trump to halve troop levels in Germany

US President Donald Trump said Monday he will halve the number of US troops in Germany because Berlin is “delinquent” in contributions to NATO and treats the US “badly” on trade.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/16 15:53:40

Statues of controversial figures under attack in Western protests over George Floyd's death

The demonstrations, while urging an end to racial injustice and police brutality, displayed a reflection on history, including the colonial era.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/16 13:21:37

Trump announces cutting U.S. troops in Germany to 25,000

President Donald Trump's decision to reduce U.S. troops deployed in Germany might further strain the relations between Washington and Berlin.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/16 10:06:40

NGO accuses France of starting Mozambique 'climate bomb'

Friends of the Earth (FOE) accused France Monday of planting a "ticking climate bomb" in Mozambique, where French oil giant Total is developing a mega-project to exploit natural gas.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/15 19:08:40