Thursday, 13 August 2020

Tag Archives: Europe

WHO concerned over rising virus cases in Europe

COPENHAGEN: The European chapter of the World Health Organization on Friday expressed concern over the resurgence of new coronavirus cases on the continent, saying countries should impose tighter restrictions if necessary. The number of infections in Europe crossed three million on Thursday, a fifth of the world’s more than 15 ...

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Apple expands independent repair shop program to Europe, Canada

LONDON: Apple Inc saidit is expanding a program to supply repair parts, tools and manuals for iPhones to independent repair shops in 32 countries in Europe as well as Canada. Apple began the program last year in the United States after years of lobbying against state-level “right to repair” bills ...

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Europe toughens stance on Iran, US over nuclear dispute

PARIS: Europe on Friday toughened its stance on Iran and warned the US against sanctions in the latest bid to stop the unravelling of the international agreement on Tehran s nuclear programme. The decision by Germany, France and Britain to back a UN arms embargo extension on Iran follows growing tensions ...

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EU urges travel ban to be extended to stop virus spread

BRUSSELS: The European Commission on Friday urged EU member states to extend the temporary ban on non-essential travel into the bloc by one month until June 15, a statement said. Despite an initial easing of measures to combat the new coronavirus pandemic within the European Union, “the situation remains fragile ...

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UK beats Italy with Europe’s highest death toll

LONDON: Britain has overtaken Italy to report the highest official death toll from coronavirus in Europe with more than 32,000 deaths, figures released on Tuesday showed. The high death toll could increase political pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who waited longer than other European leaders to order a lockdown ...

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Italy’s lockdown easing spells hope, worry and confusion

ROME: Weary of Europe s longest coronavirus lockdown, Italians have had circled in their diaries for a month since Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte first suggested it could be the date life returned to something nearing normal. Now their excitement is muted by the knowledge that in the end many of the ...

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COVID-19 In Europe Lead To 11,000 Fewer Air Pollution Deaths

MOSCOW: Lockdowns implemented across Europe to curb the spread of COVID-19 have caused 11,000 fewer air pollution deaths over a 30-day period as oil and coal consumption have dropped dramatically across the continent, the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) said in a report on Thursday. According to CREA, coal power ...

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Europe mulls reopening as US death toll surpasses 40,000

PARIS: European nations began preparing for a slow reopening as United States epicenter New York reported headway Sunday in their battle against the deadly pandemic. Governments across the world are now debating how and when to ease lockdowns that have kept more than half of humanity – 4.5 billion people ...

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Europe’s coronavirus toll tops 100,000

LONDON: Coronavirus deaths surged past 100,000 in hardest-hit Europe as hundreds of Americans frustrated by lockdown orders and egged on by President Donald Trump staged protests in several US cities. As the latest grim data emerged, performers from around the world kicked off an hours-long live-streamed concert aimed at supporting ...

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EU bank will stop funding fossil fuel projects

BRUSSELS: The European Investment Bank, the EU’s lending arm, said Thursday it will stop funding fossil fuel projects from 2022 as part of a new strategy aimed at fighting climate change. “We will stop financing fossil fuels and we will launch the most ambitious climate investment strategy of any public ...

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