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First President of #Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev’s 80th Anniversary and his role in International Relations.

First President of #Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev’s 80th Anniversary and his role in International Relations.

| July 4, 2020

Aigul Kuspan, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the European Union, looks at the life and achievements of Kazakhstan’s first president Nursultan Nazarbayev. July 6th, 2020 marks 80th anniversary of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev. […]

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#Brexit – EU and Britain making ‘very limited’ progress in talks: #Merkel

#Brexit – EU and Britain making ‘very limited’ progress in talks: #Merkel

| July 3, 2020

The European Union and Britain have made “very limited” progress in negotiations about their future relationship, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday (1 July), adding there was still a possibility that no deal would be agreed, writes Elizabeth Piper. Britain left the bloc on 31 January. Pressure is mounting to agree a free trade […]

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UK says China’s security law is serious violation of #HongKong treaty

UK says China’s security law is serious violation of #HongKong treaty

| July 3, 2020

The United Kingdom said China’s imposition of a security law on Hong Kong was a “clear and serious” violation of the 1984 Joint Declaration and that London would offer around 3 million residents of the former colony a path to British citizenship, writes William James. Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas and […]

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Oxford #COVID-19 vaccine developers encouraged by immune response but cautious on timeframe

Oxford #COVID-19 vaccine developers encouraged by immune response but cautious on timeframe

| July 3, 2020

A leading scientist behind the University of Oxford’s potential COVID-19 vaccine said on Wednesday (1 July) the team has seen the right sort of immune response in trials but declined to give a firm timeframe for when it could be ready, write Alistair Smout and Josephine Mason.  Speaking at a parliamentary hearing, Sarah Gilbert, professor […]

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#Brexit – Barnier warns EU and UK still have ‘serious divergences’

#Brexit – Barnier warns EU and UK still have ‘serious divergences’

| July 2, 2020

Edmund Heaphy Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, said a Brexit agreement was still possible, despite serious divergences with the UK. (Daina Le Lardic/Getty Images) There are still “serious divergences” between the UK and the EU over Brexit, the EU’s chief negotiator said today (2 July), writes Edmund Heaphy. Michel Barnier (pictured) warned that […]

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‘It seems unlikely that anything will happen today,’ says Israeli minister about plans to extend sovereignty to parts of #WestBank

‘It seems unlikely that anything will happen today,’ says Israeli minister about plans to extend sovereignty to parts of #WestBank

| July 2, 2020

“It seems unlikely that anything will happen today (1 July),” said Israeli Foreign Miinister Gabi Ashkenazi. Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi (pictured) said on Wednesday (1 July) that the government’s plan to extend sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria was unlikely to be carried out as scheduled, writes Yossi Lempkowicz. “It seems unlikely that […]

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#Coronavirus – UK to set out air bridge plans this week, business minister says

#Coronavirus – UK to set out air bridge plans this week, business minister says

| July 2, 2020

The British government will set out its plans for air bridges later this week that will allow people to go on holiday to certain countries without facing quarantine on their return, Business Secretary Alok Sharma (pictured) said on Wednesday (1 July), write Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton.  “Work is ongoing in terms of air bridges […]

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