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#China needs to compromise with rest of world

#China needs to compromise with rest of world

| February 21, 2020

After Covid-19 broke out, it can be said that the whole world, save for specific individuals, has been treating China in a friendly and helpful attitude at a national level, particularly the World Health Organisation (WHO). Before declaring the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), WHO had put in lots of efforts, carried out […]

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#Syria – Declaration of the European Council on the situation in #Idlib

#Syria – Declaration of the European Council on the situation in #Idlib

| February 21, 2020

The renewed military offensive in Idlib by the Syrian regime and its backers, causing enormous human suffering, is unacceptable. The EU calls on all actors to cease hostilities immediately. The EU urges all parties to the conflict to fully respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law and to allow unimpeded […]

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#Iran people poised to reject ‘Selection’

#Iran people poised to reject ‘Selection’

| February 21, 2020

Today (21 February) Iran is holding parliamentary elections. That is if you believe the regime and its leaders. But in reality. the 290 deputies will enter the Islamic Consultative Council, Majlis (Parliament) through a selection rather than an election, writes Hossein Abedini. The clerical regime is effectively preserving a monopoly of power through the Supreme […]

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PM #Johnson says looking forward to meeting #Trump in June

PM #Johnson says looking forward to meeting #Trump in June

| February 21, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is looking forward to meeting US President Donald Trump in June, Johnson’s office said after reports that an expected meeting between the two leaders in early 2020 had been postponed, writes William Schomberg. Relations between London and Washington have been strained by Britain’s decision to allow the Chinese telecoms company […]

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#Huawei unveils Europe 5G progress, $20M fund

#Huawei unveils Europe 5G progress, $20M fund

| February 21, 2020

LIVE FROM HUAWEI PRODUCT AND SOLUTIONS LAUNCH 2020, LONDON: Huawei carrier business group president Ryan Ding (pictured) vaunted the company’s progress winning 5G network contracts, announcing it secured 91 commercial deals, more than half of which are within Europe. Speaking as the US continues a long-running campaign to try and persuade European countries to ban the vendor, […]

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Defending Scotland from a hard #Brexit

Defending Scotland from a hard #Brexit

| February 20, 2020

The UK government’s determination to force through a “destructive and damaging hard Brexit” means the Scottish government must step up its efforts to defend Scotland’s interests. Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution Michael Russell said those driving UK government Brexit policy were not interested in listening to calls for a softer Brexit and people in Scotland […]

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France will not indiscriminately sign a #Brexit deal on 31 December says minister

France will not indiscriminately sign a #Brexit deal on 31 December says minister

| February 20, 2020

France would not sign a bad post-Brexit deal with the United Kingdom on 31 December just for the sake of agreeing one to meet a deadline, said French European Affairs Minister Amelie de Montchalin on Wednesday (19 February), writes Sudip Kar-Gupta. “We must not cede to the pressures of a timetable,” Montchalin told a hearing […]

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