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#EAPM – Orphan Regulation under review by Commission

#EAPM – Orphan Regulation under review by Commission

| August 11, 2020

Welcome one and all – this week’s first update from the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) brings you more news of the EU’s orphan drug legislation, which the European Commission has produced a 400-page review of, for those of you looking for distraction on your jolly hols, please see the following link, writes EAPM Executive […]

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Extending UK #Coronavirus furlough would trap people in false hope, finance minister says

Extending UK #Coronavirus furlough would trap people in false hope, finance minister says

| August 11, 2020

Extending Britain’s furlough scheme would leave some workers trapped in false hope that they could return to their jobs after the coronavirus pandemic, British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak (pictured) said on Friday (7 August), write Andy Bruce and Kate Holton.  With redundancies mounting, opposition politicians and think tanks have said Sunak should extend the Coronavirus […]

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PM Johnson says he wants to work with French to stop migrant boats

PM Johnson says he wants to work with French to stop migrant boats

| August 11, 2020

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he wanted Britain and France to work together to stop boats carrying migrants from crossing the Channel to England, as they have been doing in increasing numbers over the past few days, writes Kate Holton. “We want to stop that, working with the French,” he said. “There is […]

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#Huawei says it’s running out of chips for its smartphones because of US sanctions

#Huawei says it’s running out of chips for its smartphones because of US sanctions

| August 11, 2020

Huawei, the world’s biggest smartphone vendor, says it’s running out of processor chips because of US sanctions against the company, The Associated Pressreported. And according to Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business unit, as of next month the Chinese phone manufacturer will no longer be able to make its own Kirin chipsets due to the […]

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Risk of #COVID-19 plastic trash pile-up worries Europe

Risk of #COVID-19 plastic trash pile-up worries Europe

| August 11, 2020

Concerns are rising across Europe that the coronavirus-induced slump in oil prices could knock demand for recycled plastics but data is still patchy on how the pandemic has affected the amount of trash piling up, the European Union’s environment chief said, write Kate Abnett and Catarina Demony.   As lockdowns around the world caused a drop […]

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#Kazakhstan squeezes #China critics as #Xinjiang anxieties spread

#Kazakhstan squeezes #China critics as #Xinjiang anxieties spread

| August 11, 2020

Masked intentions: Kazakh First Deputy Foreign Minister Shahrat Nuryshev meets Ambassador Zhang Xiao in April (photo: Kazakh Foreign Ministry) Suspicions about an increasingly assertive China show little sign of flagging in Kazakhstan. But authorities are still intent on demonstrating fealty to Beijing by thwarting grassroots activism critical of the Chinese government, writes Chris Rickleton.  Serik […]

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Johnson fears loss of UK’s power and magic if #Scotland breaks away

Johnson fears loss of UK’s power and magic if #Scotland breaks away

| August 11, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Monday (10 August) that Britain would be weaker if the union that binds its four nations were broken – his latest rejection of a growing push for Scottish independence, write William Schomberg and William James. Disagreements between Britain’s constituent nations – Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England – over […]

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