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#COVID-19 fears give rise to new threats facing Europe

The new Franco-German initiative to mobilize €500 billion in funding for EU regions and industries isn’t just “a great step towards a fiscal union and a properly functioning currency union,” as Eurogroup head Mario Centeno put it; it is also one of the most coherent efforts to push back against unprecedented blows to European solidarity …

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Report says 70% of COVID-19 cases in Israel likely linked to US, not EU or China

According to a study published on Monday by Tel Aviv University (TAU), more than 70% of those in Israel who contracted the Coronavirus were infected by a strain that originated in the US. “Those who returned from the US created transmission chains,” Dr. Adi Stern of the School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology at …

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Coronavirus live news: Spain to allocate time slots for outdoor activities; South Korea reports no new cases | World news

Interpol said it had received reports from police in Ireland, Malaysia, Spain and Britain identifying delivery drivers transporting drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, ketamine and ecstasy. Earlier this month, the Spanish National Police identified and arrested seven people dressed as food delivery drivers in Alicante and Valencia, said Interpol. It added that those involved in …

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OSINT Global Trendline Report: COVID and the Americas

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Need ‘Hard Look’ at Experts, Organizations, and ‘International Watchdogs’ on Coronavirus

During a town hall on CNN on Thursday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) stated that there has to be a “hard look” at “the experts, the organizations, the international watchdogs” who should have been watching for the coronavirus outbreak “because obviously, we missed it.” Cuomo also stated that banning travel from China was sensible, …

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Coronavirus reminds, “to be or not to be?

Countries may face a real trade-off. Should they go through a period of extreme and painful lockdowns, and along with it a steep decline in economic activity – or should they delay the peak and slow down the transmission and suffer a less acute but longer decline in economic activity? East Asian countries took the …

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Coronavirus live news: cases worldwide near 2 million as Trump repeats WHO funding threat | World news

Positive news from leading public health body in Germany, the Robert Koch Institute, whose head, Lothar Wieler has said the country’s attempts to control the virus’ spread are showing “positive tendencies”. “We cannot yet talk of a containment, but of a slowing down,” Wieler said in his first briefing since the Easter break. According to …

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‘We’re Going to Come for You’

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said brokers hoarding supplies to price gouge Americans will not be let off the hook during the Chinese coronavirus crisis. During a press conference on Sunday, Navarro gave a direct message to brokers who are allegedly hoarding tons of much-needed supplies to fight the coronavirus in attempts to price …

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#Huawei announces it will open manufacturing plant for wireless products in France

Huawei has today (28 February) announced that it will open a factory in France dedicated to the production of wireless equipment for 4G and 5G networks. The majority of the products leaving this facility will be destined for European markets. The value of the first phase of this investment will be over 200 million Euro. …

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Coronavirus latest updates: Australia initiates emergency plan as Trump says risk to US is ‘very low’ | World news

7.23am GMT07:23 Matthew Weaver AP has the latest breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths from the virus: Mainland China: 2,744 deaths among 78,497 cases, mostly in the central province of HubeiHong Kong: 81 cases, 2 deathsMacao: 10 casesSouth Korea: 1,595 cases, 13 deathsJapan: 894 cases, including 705 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, 7 deathsItaly: …

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