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Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 24, 2020

As of 8 am, June 24, 2020: World count: 9,178,773 cases, 4,595,846 recoveries, 474,513 deaths There are now 9,178,773 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,387,161 infections, followed by Brazil (1,145,906) and Russia (599,705).  There have been 470,665...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for May 16, 2020

As of 8 am, May 16, 2020: Worldwide: 4,523,916 cases, 303,825 deaths, 1,609,475 recoveries There are now 4,523,916 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 303,825 deaths. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 1,468,777 infections, followed by Russia (262,843) and the United...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 25, 2020

As of 8 am, April 25, 2020: World count: 2,790,986 cases, 781,382 recoveries There are now 2,790,986 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 911,182 infections, followed by Spain (219,764) and Italy (192,994).  781,382 people worldwide have recovered from...

EU chiefs sign Brexit deal ahead of parliamentary vote

Brussels' two top officials, the presidents of the European Commission and the European Council, signed off on Britain's EU divorce agreement Friday. With Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel's formal endorsement, the text will now go to the European Parliament on Wednesday, January 29...

Lack of transparency in China’s Belt and Road projects: EU firms

A lack of information and transparency are top barriers for European companies seeking involvement in China's Belt and Road Initiative, according to a survey published Thursday by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. Only 20 out of 132 firms polled said they have...

British MPs set to finally seal Brexit deal

by Alice RITCHIE and Dmitry ZAKS After years of angry arguments that toppled two governments, Britain's parliament Thursday will finally approve the terms of Brexit, clearing the divided country's exit from the European Union on January 31. The House of Commons will rush through a final...

EU chief doubts securing post-Brexit trade deal in 2020

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has expressed "serious concern" over whether the bloc could conclude a  post-Brexit trade deal with Britain within the 2020 deadline. Britain is due to leave the European Union on January 31, but will remain in a transitional arrangement...

Indonesia hits European Union with WTO lawsuit over palm oil

Indonesia has filed a World Trade Organization lawsuit against the European Union over plans to phase out palm oil-based biofuel for cars, the trade ministry said. The action could escalate a trade dispute between Indonesia -- the world's top palm oil producer - and the...

‘The mess begins’: European press cautious after British vote

Boris Johnson's surprisingly strong victory in Britain's election dominated the home pages of European media outlets on Friday, with most welcoming the end of months of political gridlock while warning there was no automatic clarity on Brexit. While Britain's vote results dropped after most print...

Vietnam’s efforts in combatting illegal fishing make strong impression on EU

Officials from the European Commission say Vietnam is making great strides in the elimination of illegal fishing, thereby regaining trust in helping to reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) activities. Vietnam's solid implementation of the recommendations from the EU regarding IUU fishing has impressed the...