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Airline Group Signs Letter Calling For Europe-US COVID Test-Sharing To Save Industry

In a move to save the travel industry, four major airlines signed an open letter Tuesday calling for a shared COVID-19 testing program between the United States and European Union. As the pandemic continues to keep most airlines on the ground, American Airlines, Lufthansa, United Airlines and International Airlines Group warned leaders on both sides of the Atlantic in a ...

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EU Let China Censor Ambassador’s Op-Ed By Removing Reference To Coronavirus Originating In China

The European Union allowed the Chinese government to censor part of an op-ed by the EU ambassador to China published in a state newspaper China Daily. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) insisted on censoring an op-ed by the EU ambassador to China to remove a reference to the COVID-19 coronavirus originating in China, an EU spokesman said Wednesday, adding ...

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Chinese Government Pressured EU To Alter Report On Coronavirus Disinformation

The European Union caved into pressure from the Chinese government regarding a report on disinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic, news reports show.  According to news reports, the EU removed language from a report that criticized Beijing over a ‘global disinformation’ campaign to deflect blame for the early response to the pandemic.  EU analysts circulated emails saying that the Chinese ...

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WHO Suggests EU Officials Restrict Citizens’ Access to Booze During COVID-19 Lockdowns

The World Health Organization in Europe is asking government officials to restrict access to alcohol as citizens continue widespread lockdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic. WHO noted on its website Tuesday that such restrictions are necessary because millions of people die every year from alcohol consumption. Such consumption during an emergency in which people are asked to shelter in place could ...

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Why the UK Repeatedly Stumbles Heading for the Brexit

MAGA–hat owners would feel right at home on the streets of London. Moseying along wary of a sneak attack by leftist thugs, they’d be secure in the knowledge that in the UK, just as in the US, government institutions are run by individuals adamantly opposed to them and any public policy they support. Specifically, those individuals are leftists who are ...

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EU Council, Russian and American Leaders Reportedly Pulled into Urgent Meetings

Global leaders are reportedly engaged in urgently-called security/defense meetings, but no official explanation has been offered. And, according to Vice President Pence’s chief of staff, the public may not know why for weeks. Something’s Up First, President Donald Trump’s schedule for today was completely devoid of public events – a rare occurrence on a workday. Second, Air Force 2, carrying ...

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Trump Criticizes European Central Bank’s Tactics

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President Donald Trump spent part of Tuesday morning criticizing the European Central Bank’s tactics to boost the European economy. “Mario Draghi just announced more stimulus could come, which immediately dropped the Euro against the Dollar, making it unfairly easier for them to compete against the USA. They have been getting away with this for years, along with China and others,” ...

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EU Regulators Take Aim At Google Over Silicon Valley Giant’s Business Model

European Union regulators fined Google a hefty $1.7 billion Wednesday on the basis that the Silicon Valley giant violated various anti-trust laws, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Google engaged in “illegal practices” in a bid to “cement its dominant market position” in advertising markets, Margrethe Vestager, EU’s top competition commissioner, said in a press statement announcing the penalty. Additional criticisms ...

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European Parliament Follows US Lead In Recognizing Venezuelan Opposition Leader As Interim President

The European Parliament voted Thursday to recognize the Venezuelan opposition leader as the country’s legitimate interim president, following the steps of the United States, Canada and several other Latin American countries. Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido declared himself president Jan. 23 in the capital city of Caracas amid nationwide protests demanding Socialist President Nicolas Maduro step down after years of ...

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Trump Just Secured Another Major Trade Victory

The European Commission approved U.S. soybeans to be used in the production of biofuels, a decision that will fulfill President Donald Trump’s demand that the European Union buy more of the product. “Today’s decision is new proof that the European Union is delivering on our commitments,” EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Tuesday. “[T]his means that as of today it ...

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Ford Is Slashing Jobs And Cutting Production But Not In The US

Ford Motor Company is overhauling its operations in Europe, potentially cutting thousands of jobs, closing factories and shutting down production of unprofitable vehicle models, The Wall Street Journal reports. The company’s reorganization comes as traditional car manufacturers struggle to clear new hurdles such as environmental policies against combustion engines and growing investment in electric vehicles. Troubled Brexit negotiations are also ...

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Gun Use Surges In Surprising Region

Gun ownership is on the rise across Europe, according to a Wall Street Journal report, which attributes the upturn in part to the increase in terrorist activity in the region as well as a general insecurity against rising crime. The Monday report also cited the Small Arms Survey, which noted the number of Europe’s unregistered weapons outnumbered legal ones by 44.5 million to 34.2 ...

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