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Storm Dennis: Fears for Severn towns amid fresh flood warnings
Residents in communities on the river are being evacuated as water threatens to top flood defences.

Coronavirus: British couple on cruise ship 'test positive'
The UK government is trying to organise flying 74 British nationals home from the quarantined ship.

Brits winner Dave calls PM 'racist'
The London rapper takes on the government. before picking up his first-ever Brit for best album.

British Army officer becomes first woman to pass brutal Para course
British Army officer Capt Rosie Wild, 28, passes the brutal five-day P Company course.

Cardiff attempted mugging: Man, 77, fights back
The targeted man "showed great bravery," says South Wales Police.

Harvey Weinstein trial: Judge warns defence as verdict nears
The row over a Newsweek opinion piece comes as jurors start deliberations in the trial.

Michel Barnier: UK can't have Canada trade deal with EU
The chief negotiator says the UK's "particular proximity" to the bloc rules out a similar agreement.

Heart doctors 'held back stent death data'
The trial suggested more people fitted with stents were dying after three years than those given surgery.

'It felt like nobody took control of our baby'
Helen Gittos lost her baby Harriet when she was eight days old, and she believes the death was preventable.

Arrests as Extinction Rebellion ruins Trinity College lawn
Three people are held following damage to a Cambridge college lawn and four for other offences.

Wages back above pre-economic crisis levels
Average wages - when adjusted for inflation - exceed pre-crisis levels for the first time since 2008.

Liverpool undone by Atletico Madrid's Saul strike
Liverpool's Champions League defence hangs in the balance as Saul Niguez gives Atletico Madrid a slender lead after the first leg of their last-16 tie.

Caroline Flack death: Will people now 'be kind' in the media and online?
The presenter's death has prompted calls for people to "be kind" on social media and in the press.

Brit Awards: Red carpet in pictures
The best of Britain's musical talent and some top international stars are out to impress.

Memory quilt: Stitching together fragments of a child’s life
When teenager Jaxon Elliott-Sprysa died, his mother arranged for something deeply personal to be made.

'My horse knew I had brain cancer before I did'
A woman tells how her beloved pet kept sniffing the right side of her head before two brain tumours were diagnosed.

Chris Martin: Early recording of Coldplay star to be auctioned
The 1989 cassette features the Coldplay star performing aged 12 in a school music competition.

The converging art careers of Henry Moore and Bill Brandt
Henry Moore and Bill Brandt created images of civilians sheltering during the Blitz.

Billie Eilish on Bond and online bullying
In an exclusive interview with the BBC, the singer speaks ahead of her performance at the Brit Awards.

Plymouth Rock: Mayflower monument covered in graffiti
It was one of several monuments in Plymouth that was vandalised on Monday morning.

Russian activist Anastasia Shevchenko living under house arrest
Anastasia Shevchenko is facing six years in prison for her opposition political activism.

Andrew Sabisky: What is superforecasting?
The idea that came out of a US competition to improve the way we predict world events.

Nasa's 2020 rover: Can we finally answer the big question about Mars?
The US space agency's next rover will hunt for life's traces among the rocks of the Red Planet.

Should organ donors be paid? The heavy toll of US kidney shortage
Thousands of Americans die from kidney failure each year, but efforts to find organ donors remain contentious.

Coronavirus: The noted victims of the virus in Wuhan
A bodybuilder, a watercolour artist and a film director are amongst those who have died in Wuhan.

Why your new work colleague could be a robot
Better sight, better hands and more intelligence are allowing robots to take on more and more jobs.

How are weather forecasts made?
Extreme weather events are happening around the world regularly and forecasts can help people prepare.

Why Wilder and Fury are boxing's ultimate showmen
Before Tyson Fury's rematch with Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on Saturday, BBC Sport explores why the two heavyweights are the ultimate boxing showmen.

Teenager Haaland scores twice as Dortmund beat PSG
Erling Braut Haaland continues his remarkable scoring form with two more goals to give Borussia Dortmund the advantage over PSG in the Champions League last 16.

'An operation's not for me, thanks' - Kenny opts against surgery on broken shoulder
Four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny chooses not to have surgery on a broken shoulder so she can ride at the Track World Championships next week.

Son Heung-min: Jose Mourinho's unusual reaction to Tottenham's injury concerns
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho gives a unusual stairway analogy when asked about Son Heung-min's arm injury.

Rugby star on his try that went viral and led to Salah comparisons
Salford Red Devils' Rhys Williams talks about becoming a viral sensation and his comparisons to footballer Mohamed Salah, after his try against Toronto Wolfpack went "global".

What would you say to the men who killed your mum?
Two teenagers have a cathartic encounter with men jailed for an Islamist attack that killed their mum.

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Trump goes on clemency spree and falsely claims he's 'chief law enforcement officer of the country'

Ex-prosecutor: This is crazy, someone take away Trump's pen
Trump announced he had commuted the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat who had served eight years of a 14-year sentence for the pay-for-play charges. Trump also announced pardons for former New York police commissioner Bernie Kerik, convicted of tax fraud and lying to officials, and Mike Milken, an investment banker who was convicted of felony charges that included securities fraud and conspiracy.

DOJ storm intensifies with new attacks on Barr's credibility

Passengers still on the Diamond Princess will begin leaving the ship tomorrow

Wuhan hospital director dies from coronavirus

See what Shanghai looks like as coronavirus fears linger
CNN's David Culver visits Shanghai, China, where streets are mostly empty and businesses shuttered as fears of the novel coronavirus linger. The virus has infected more than 73,000 people around the world, mostly in mainland China.

He kept hitting her reclined seat. But that was only the start of her nightmare
A woman who's become an icon in the debate over whether it's OK to recline your airplane seat said she was "scared to death" by how a flight attendant handled her painful ordeal.

Here's exactly how Michael Bloomberg is surging

Turkey acquits defendants in controversial 2013 Gezi Park protest trial
A Turkish court acquitted defendants Tuesday over the 2013 protests in Istanbul's Gezi Park -- a high-profile trial criticized by rights groups as part of the government's crackdown on dissenting voices.

Another royal couple announces they'll divorce
Queen Elizabeth II's nephew, the Earl of Snowdon, has announced he is to divorce his wife after 26 years of marriage.

14 killed, hundreds fall sick from apparent toxic gas leak in Pakistan
Authorities have been unable to explain the origin of an apparent gas leak that has killed 14 people and left hundreds more sick in southern Pakistan since Sunday.

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits
The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy, according to a court document filed in Delaware bankruptcy court early Tuesday.

Man attempts 200-foot-long skywalk between two hotels
Watch Blake Wallenda of the "Flying Wallendas" attempt a daring 200-foot-long skywalk between two hotels in Honolulu.

Skeleton found in cave could reveal Neanderthal death rites

Netanyahu's corruption trial will start two weeks after Israel's elections
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's criminal trial is set to begin March 17, just two weeks after Israel's elections, the Justice Ministry announced Tuesday.

Afghanistan's presidential election results released 5 months after vote
Ashraf Ghani has been officially declared the winner of Afghanistan's presidential elections, nearly five months after the poll took place on September 28 of last year.

NASCAR driver awake and speaking after fiery crash
NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is awake and speaking with family and doctors, a day after a fiery crash near the finish line of Daytona 500.

Drew Carey mourns death of ex-fiancée Amie Harwick
Comedian Drew Carey is mourning the death of his ex-fiancée Amie Harwick, writing in a social media post that he was "lucky" that she was a part of his life.

Topless protesters disrupt Bernie Sanders rally in Nevada
Topless protesters crashed the stage at a Bernie Sanders campaign rally in Nevada, calling for the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to end his support for the dairy industry and animal agriculture.

Pompeii's House of Lovers to reopen after 40 years
A spectacular restoration project at Pompeii means visitors can now visit the famed House of Lovers for the first time in 40 years.

One of the most successful women's golfers of all time has died
One of the most successful women's golfer of all time, Mickey Wright, has died at the age of 85.

Champions League: Liverpool ground down in Madrid

See Trump adviser's reaction when shown strong Obama economic numbers
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro debates the economy and job growth numbers between the Obama and Trump administrations with CNN's Poppy Harlow.

Widespread speculation ensues over TV star's death

La Liga rethinks stance over apparent racist gesture by Real Mallorca coach
La Liga has clarified its stance on an alleged racist incident in a Spanish top tier football match following a public backlash.

A pigeon that can't fly befriended a puppy that can't walk. Yes, it's as cute as it sounds
Meet Herman and Lundy, recent cuddle buddies and rescue animals.

Pillowcases full of snakes keep getting dumped outside a UK fire station
Another 16 snakes have been dumped in pillowcases outside a UK fire station where 13 pythons were discovered just last week.

Lewis Hamilton calls for diversity and inclusivity after winning Laureus award
Lewis Hamilton highlighted gender inequality in motorsport as he was crowned Laureus Sportsman of the Year jointly with Barcelona star Lionel Messi Monday.

Medieval 'Black Death' mass grave uncovered in the English countryside
The sweeping scourge of the Black Death in 14th century England was so great it forced city-dwelling victims out to countryside hospitals, based on the tragic findings in a mass grave in Lincolnshire, England.

Pennsylvania museum's disputed portrait is a Rembrandt, research says
A small Pennsylvania museum has declared that a 17th-century portrait, long considered the work of someone in Rembrandt's studio, is in fact by the Dutch master himself.

Ski season in the Alps may soon be over, permanently
Ski resorts across the Alps are struggling to keep slopes open as climate change causes temperature rise and snowfall becomes less predictable.

Man awarded over $150K after he was denied 'IM GOD' license plate
A judge has ordered the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to pay more than $150,000 for the attorneys' fees of a man who was denied of his request for a license plate that read "IM GOD."

Ozzy Osbourne cancels North American tour for medical treatments
Ozzy Osbourne has canceled the North American dates of his 2020 "No More Tours 2" to deal with his health issues.

'Female Elon Musk' pioneers electric motorbike racing
Motorsport and sustainability are finally on converging paths, says the woman dubbed the "female Elon Musk."

Own a piece of the first Airbus A380 to be retired
Hearts broke around the world on Valentine's Day 2019, when Airbus announced that it was pulling the plug on its superjumbo A380 airplane.

The oldest, most iconic bars in New York City
In a city where new bars and restaurants open all the time, the old, revered favorites take on a different meaning.

Thousands take part in Japan's annual 'Naked Festival'
Thousands of men stripped off to take part in "Hadaka Matsuri", an annual "Naked Festival" on Japan's Honshu Island.

Ruud Gullit 'disappointed' players didn't 'protect' racially abused star
Dutch soccer legend Ruud Gullit says he was "disappointed" to see players not back Porto striker Moussa Marega as he walked off the pitch after being subjected to racist abuse from opposition fans.

The supertall ceramic tower that 'breathes'

Iconic landmark Plymouth Rock vandalized
Plymouth Rock and other historic landmarks in Plymouth, Massachusetts were vandalized with spray paint.

Amsterdam considers banning tourists from cannabis cafes
Amsterdam is considering banning tourists from its infamous cannabis-vending coffee shops as the city explores new ways to balance quality of life for locals with the demands of visitors.

Raphael's tapestries return to Sistine Chapel
For the first time in centuries, 10 magnificent tapestries designed by Renaissance master Raphael will hang together on the walls of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City.

Implosion fails to take down building
A building is still partially standing in Dallas after a scheduled implosion failed the take down the entire tower.

Purse lost behind wall for decades offers glimpse of teenage life in the 1950s
The mystery of the contents of a purse found in the space between a locker and a wall in an Ohio middle school have been revealed. The dust-covered purse was discovered by a custodian.

US President follows wave of pardons for white-collar criminals by falsely claiming he is 'the chief law enforcement officer of the country'
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he's commuted the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Want a Trump pardon? There's one simple box to tick
President Donald Trump runs his White House (and his life) by two simple principles:

Trump pardons former New York police commissioner
President Donald Trump has pardoned former New York police commissioner Bernie Kerik, he announced at Joint Base Andrews on Tuesday.

... and junk bond king Michael Milken
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he was granting clemency to Michael Milken, the legendary bond king from the 1980s who served several years in prison for violating securities laws and has since become a prominent philanthropist.

... and a former NFL owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal

Passengers still on the Diamond Princess will begin leaving the ship tomorrow
• Wuhan hospital head dies from virus • Bleach can inactivate coronavirus 'within one minute' • Analysis: This GOP senator is playing a dangerous game with his virus speculation

Al Jazeera

Libya's GNA suspending ceasefire talks after Tripoli port attack
Internationally recognised gov't pulls out of UN-brokered talks in Geneva after Haftar's forces hit port in the capital.

US imposes new rules on state-owned Chinese media
Officials say the decision was made because China has been tightening state control over its media.

Timeline of Trump's shifting justifications for Soleimani killing
The Trump administration makes several contradicting statements as it explains why the US killed Iran's Soleimani.

Turkey: Osman Kavala re-arrested hours after acquittal
New warrant in relation to 2016 coup bid comes on same day Kavala was acquitted for accusations over Gezi Park protests.

Trump goes on clemency spree, and the list is long
Trump commutes sentence of ex-Illinois Governor Blagojevich and pardons ex-NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik, among others.

How dangerous is the new coronavirus?
Global alarm mounts over a rapidly spreading new coronavirus in China, but just how worried should you be?

Coronavirus: All you need to know about symptoms and risks
Countries around the world are stepping up efforts to tackle a new coronavirus that originated in China's Wuhan city.

China coronavirus: All you need to know in 500 words
New virus thought to have originated in China's Wuhan city has killed at least 1,868 people and infected some 72,436.

Iraq and the US withdrawal conundrum
Disagreement in Baghdad over the presence of US troops threatens to destabilise the country.

How does coronavirus spread and how can you protect yourself?
COVID-19 spreads from person to person in close proximity, similar to other respiratory illnesses.

China coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates
The suspension comes as mainland China's daily infection figures dropped below 2,000 for the first time since January.

What if Idlib falls to Bashar al-Assad?
The battle for Idlib has led to a humanitarian catastrophe as the Syrian gov't vows to retake the last rebel-held area.

Haftar's forces hit Tripoli port as Geneva ceasefire talks resume
Strategic facility in the capital attacked as indirect UN-brokered negotiations to establish lasting ceasefire reopen.

'Horror' in Syria: UN cites deliberate attacks on civilians
Nearly 300 civilians killed in attacks in northwest Syria with 93 percent caused by Syrian and Russian forces, UN says.

Timeline: How China's new coronavirus spread
The virus has killed at least 1,868 people in mainland China and has infected some 72,000 worldwide, mostly in China.

Afghanistan's presidential election: Ashraf Ghani declared winner
Final result announced months after vote rejected by runner-up Abdullah Abdullah, who pledges to form parallel gov't.

Libya ceasefire talks resume in Geneva
It is the latest attempt to forge a political deal between Libya's internationally recognised government and Khalifa Haftar.

Bloomberg to face US Democratic rivals in debate for first time
A new national poll published Tuesday shows Bloomberg with 19 percent support in the Democratic nominating contest.

Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases?
Cases of the virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, have been reported around the world.

Israeli PM Netanyahu's corruption trial to begin on March 17
Hearings set to begin just two weeks after general elections are held, the country's third vote in less than a year.

Panic in Kashmir as case filed against social media users
Digital rights activists slam filing of case under 'anti-terror' laws saying it is a step to 'criminalise everyone'.

Trump: Cases stemming from Mueller probe should be 'thrown out'
Comments come amid criticism of the president, DOJ over the sentencing recommendation for Trump ally Roger Stone.

Turkish court acquits 9, including Osman Kavala, in Gezi trial
Applause erupts in court as nine defendants are acquitted over their alleged role in Gezi Park protests in 2013.

Ukrainian soldier killed, several wounded in Donbass flare-up
Deadly fighting in eastern region marks some of heaviest clashes since renewal of peace process last year.

Dodik's repeated calls for Republika Srpska secession raise alarm
Sections of international community dismiss ambitions for independence referendum.

MercoPress - South American Agency

IMF chief denies any haircut on the Argentine loan; Alberto Fernandez questions the decision

 “Our legal construct is such that we cannot do measures that may be possible for others without this big global responsibility,” Georgieva said on Sunday in Dubai. The International Monetary Fund, as the lender of last resort, won’t offer a haircut on its Argentina loan after Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner called on the institution to take a loss.

Falklands completes successfully Badminton Cup, despite Argentina; Canada wins both categories

The Falklands flag hangs next to those of the other Badminton Pan Am Cup in Salvador, Brazil The Falkland Islands female team competing at the Badminton Pan Am Cup in Brazil gallantly completed its participation in the four-day event, despite protests and bullying from Argentina. Meanwhile Canada successfully defended both titles on finals day at the Pan Am Male and Female Cup.

Falklands' port development partner is also modernizing BAS Rothera station and a new wharf for RRS Sir David Attenborough

The Discovery Building is being delivered as part of The Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation (AIM) Program to update and restore infrastructure at Rothera BAM Nuttall Ltd, which has been selected by the Falkland Islands Government, FIG, as the development partner to design and build a new port in Stanley Harbour is no adventurer in the South Atlantic and is closely linked to the UK efforts and investments in Antarctica. In effect, BAM Nuttall is involved in the building of the British Antarctic Survey's largest facility at Rothera Research station.

FT: “Argentina needs a plan for investment-led growth”

IMF has tough questions to answer. It lent a record US$ 57bn to Argentina to support an economic program which failed after little more than a year. The Financial Times dedicated on Monday an editorial to Argentina and its current strategy to avoid again defaulting by pressing on the IMF, and later on sovereign bondholders, for a significant haircut in its national debt approaching 90% of GDP. However, FT points out that “debt talks are unlikely to succeed without a strategy for economic revival”

Mercosur urgent health ministers meeting to address dengue, measles and coronavirus threat

One of the victims of the dengue outbreak is Paraguay's First Lady, Silvana Lopez Moreita, following on her husband, president Mario Abdo Benítez convalescence in January Mercosur health ministers will be holding an urgent meeting this week in Paraguay to address the spread of dengue, the outbreak of measles and the possible arrival of the China coronavirus to the region.

Bolsonaro insists in a good relation with Argentina, and insists in meeting with Alberto Fernandez

“A new date will depend on the foreign ministers” Bolsonaro said about the meeting originally scheduled to take place in Montevideo Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he wants a "good relationship" with Argentina and it is up to the foreign ministers of both countries to agree on a meeting with his peer Alberto Fernandez, since the announced summit scheduled for March first in Montevideo, had fallen through.

OAS Electoral Mission in the Dominican Republic asked to remain until 15 March

The OAS Mission welcomes the decision to conduct extraordinary elections with the implementation of manual voting, given the failure of the electronic vote The Electoral Observation Mission (MOE) of the Organization of American States (OAS) is considering extending its stay in the Dominican Republic for the elections of March 15, due to the requests it has received from all political sectors of the country.

Argentine meat industry suffering great losses because of coronavirus and closure of Chinese market

China absorbs 70% of Argentina's meat production, and the domestic market is limited in its purchasing capacity   Argentina's meat industry is becoming highly complicated because of the drop in exports to its main market, China, warned Daniel Urcía, vice-president of the Argentine regional abattoirs industry, FIFRA.

Falkland Islands Falkland Islands expenses figures for 2019

Ian Hansen who represents Camp is the only MLA to use the ferry with any regularity, while Stacy Bragger is the only MLA to claim nothing for internet usage. Gilbert House, seat of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly has released its expenses figures for 2019, detailing the money paid on claims by each of the Members of the Legislative Assembly. The expenses are broken down into headings such as flights, accommodation, meals, telephone, and internet.

Elected members of Uruguay's new Legislative branch take the oath of office

Parliamentarians during an official act in front of the Congress on December 15, 2018. Photo: Sebastián Astorga. Uruguay's new Senators and Deputies which emerged from the general election results of last October were sworn in on Saturday during a ceremony held at the Legislative Palace. The ceremony not only confirmed 99 members of the Lower House and 30 Senators but also marked the opening of ordinary sessions of the XLIX legislative period.

EU Newsroom

Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council
The Council adopted a revised list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. The Commission presented its review of the EU economic governance. The ministers also discussed the European Semester 2020 and the EU budget for 2021.

EU invests more than €100 million in new LIFE Programme projects to promote a green and climate-neutral Europe
The European Commission announced an investment of €101.2 million for the latest projects under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action. The funding will support 10 large-scale environment and climate projects in nine Member States, helping Europe's transition to a sustainable economy and climate neutrality.

Main results of the General Affairs Council meeting

Main results of the Eurogroup meeting

Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council
The Council exchanged views on current affairs, Libya and EU-African Union relations. Over an informal lunch ministers discussed EU-India relations with the Indian Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

Plenary highlights: EU long-term budget, trade with Vietnam, EU-UK relations
MEPs demanded an ambitious EU long-term budget, approved free trade deals with Vietnam and set out their position on future EU-UK relations during this week's plenary session.

Winter 2020 Economic Forecast: Offsetting forces confirm subdued growth
The Winter 2020 Economic Forecast published today projects that the European economy is set to continue on a path of steady, moderate growth. The euro area has now enjoyed its longest period of sustained growth since the euro was introduced in 1999.

Main results of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Health)
An extraordinary Council gathered health ministers to have an exchange of views and adopt conclusions in relation to the COVID-19.

More than money: the long-term EU budget is a tool for Europe’s future
MEPs underlined that Parliament will only give its consent to a budget that meets the European Union’s ambitions, in a debate on EU funding for 2021-2027.

Parliament approves EU-Vietnam free trade and investment protection deals
The EU-Vietnam trade agreement, the “most modern and ambitious agreement ever concluded between the EU and a developing country”, got Parliament’s backing on Wednesday.

EU-UK future relations: “level playing field” crucial to ensure fair competition

February infringements package: key decisions

Trade preferences boost developing countries' exports to the European Union
Exports to the European Union from developing countries using special tariff preferences under the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) reached a new high of €69 billion in 2018.

A more credible, dynamic, predictable and political EU accession process - Commission lays out its proposals
The European Commission put forward a proposal to drive forward the EU accession process, by making it more credible, with a stronger political steer, more dynamic and predictable.

Commission presents review of EU economic governance and launches debate on its future
The Commission presents a review of the effectiveness of the economic surveillance framework and launches a public debate on its future.

European Commission and European Investment Fund launch €75 million BlueInvest Fund
The BlueInvest Fund will be managed by the European Investment Fund and will provide financing to underlying equity funds that strategically target and support the innovative blue economy.

European Commission launches EU-wide public consultation on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan
Today, on World Cancer Day, the European Commission is launching an EU-wide public consultation on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan. The consultation will help shape the Plan, identify key areas, and explore future action.

Future EU-UK Partnership: European Commission takes first step to launch negotiations with the United Kingdom
The European Commission has issued a recommendation to the Council to open negotiations on a new partnership with the United Kingdom. This recommendation is based on the existing European Council guidelines and conclusions, as well as on the Political Declaration agreed between the EU and the United Kingdom in October 2019.

Trade: First year of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement shows growth in EU exports
1 February 2020 marks the first anniversary of the entry into force of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). In the first ten months following the implementation of the agreement, EU exports to Japan went up by 6.6% compared to the same period the year before.

Antitrust: Commission fines NBCUniversal €14.3 million for restricting sales of film merchandise products

Parliament wants binding rules on common chargers to be tabled by summer
The European Parliament calls on the Commission to put forward beefed-up rules on common chargers by July 2020 at the latest. There is an “urgent need for EU regulatory action” to reduce electronic waste and empower consumers to make sustainable choices, MEPs say in a resolution.

European Commission 2020 Work Programme: An ambitious roadmap for a Union that strives for more
The European Commission adopted its 2020 Work Programme. It sets out the actions the Commission will take in 2020 to turn the Political Guidelines of President von der Leyen into tangible benefits for European citizens, businesses and society.

Secure 5G networks: Commission endorses EU toolbox and sets out next steps
The Commission is endorsing the joint toolbox of mitigating measures agreed by EU Member States to address security risks related to the rollout of 5G, the fifth-generation of mobile networks.

Brexit deal approved by the European Parliament
The Withdrawal Agreement was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday evening by 621 votes in favour, 49 against and 13 abstentions.

Erasmus+ and its predecessors: a life-changing experience for 10 million young Europeans
The 2018 annual report on Erasmus+, published today, shows that over the last three decades, more than 10 million people have participated in what turned out to be a life-changing experience for many of them.

Main results of the General Affairs Council

Main results of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council
The Council exchanged views on the European Green Deal and the regulation on CAP transitional rules.

Shaping the Conference on the Future of Europe
The Commission set out its ideas for shaping the Conference on the Future of Europe, which should be launched on Europe Day, 9 May 2020 and run for two years. The Communication adopted is the Commission's contribution to the already lively debate around the Conference on the Future of Europe – a project announced by President Ursula von der Leyen in her Political Guidelines, to give Europeans a greater say on what the European Union does and how it works for them.

Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council
The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) discussed digital taxation and the European Green Deal. It also kick-started the 2020 European Semester exercise.

Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council
The Council discussed current affairs, including the latest developments regarding Libya. Foreign ministers also exchanged views on the Sahel and climate diplomacy. Over a working lunch ministers discussed the Middle East peace process and issues concerning the wider region.

Main results of the Eurogroup meeting

Plenary highlights: European Green Deal, future of Europe, Brexit
During the first plenary session of 2020, Parliament called for more ambitious measures to tackle climate change and to put citizens at the centre of an initiative to reform the EU.

To save biodiversity, MEPs call for binding targets at global and EU level
MEPs want the upcoming global biodiversity conference COP 15 to agree on legally binding targets, as was the case for the Paris agreement on climate change. Parliament adopted its position in view of the 2020 UN biodiversity conference (COP 15), in Kunming (China) in October by show of hands.

Brexit: MEPs concerned about citizens' rights
Parliament highlights that assurances are needed on the protection of citizens’ rights to ensure its consent to the Withdrawal Agreement. In a resolution, MEPs take stock of citizens’ rights in the context of Brexit and highlight that their consent to the Withdrawal Agreement will take into account “experiences gained and assurances given” about their protection.

Parliament supports European Green Deal and pushes for even higher ambitions
MEPs support the European Green Deal, but highlight challenges, including ensuring a just and inclusive transition and the need for high interim targets. Parliament adopted its position on the European Green Deal, unveiled by Commission President von der Leyen in a plenary debate in December.

Financing the green transition: The European Green Deal Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism
The European Green Deal's Investment Plan - the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan - presented today will mobilise public investment and help to unlock private funds through EU financial instruments, notably InvestEU, which would lead to at least €1 trillion of investments.

Commission presents first reflections on building a strong social Europe for just transitions
The Commission presents a Communication on building a strong social Europe for just transitions. It sets out how social policy will help deliver on the challenges and opportunities of today, proposing action at EU level for the months to come, and seeking feedback on further action at all levels in the area of employment and social rights.

Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council
The Council discussed current affairs, focusing on Libya, and exchanged views on recent events in Iraq with a view to finding ways to de-escalate tensions in the region.

European Commission steps up protection of European intellectual property in global markets
The European Commission published the latest report on protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in third countries. While developments have taken place since the publication of the previous report, concerns persist and a number of areas for improvement and action remain to be addressed.

Plenary highlights: Sakharov Prize, EU Ombudsman, pollinators
The 2019 Sakharov Prize award ceremony, the election of the new EU Ombudsman and a debate on the decline of bees topped the agenda of the December plenary session in Strasbourg.

Main results of the Environment Council
The Environment Council adopted conclusions on biodiversity. Ministers spelled out member states' views on the commitments and actions needed in EU environment and climate policy 2019-2024, including the European Green Deal.

Ten years of the Lisbon Treaty and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
MEPs celebrated the reforms that enhanced democracy and expanded people’s rights in the EU with Presidents Sassoli, Michel and von der Leyen.

Parliament backs measures to cut e-commerce VAT fraud
MEPs supported measures designed to fight e-commerce VAT evasion that would help cut some of the €137 billion lost each year across the EU to VAT fraud.

European Citizens' Initiative: Commission registers ‘Stop Finning – Stop the trade' initiative

European Semester Autumn Package: Creating an economy that works for people and the planet
The von der Leyen Commission launches a new European Semester cycle, the first of its mandate. It presents an ambitious, rebooted growth strategy focused on promoting competitive sustainability to build an economy that works for people and the planet.

Main results of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council
The Council reached a political agreement on catch limits in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2020 and agreed on a general approach on a crisis package for Baltic Sea fisheries. The Council also had an exchange of views on a progress report on the post-2020 CAP reform package.

Main results of the European Council
On 12 December, EU leaders discussed climate change, the EU's long-term budget and external relations, among other issues. On 13 December, they met again to talk about the economic and monetary union and Brexit.

Commission reinforces tools to ensure Europe's interests in international trade
The European Commission unveiled a proposal that will allow the European Union to protect its trade interests despite the paralysis of the multilateral dispute settlement system in the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050
The European Commission presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.

EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: full mobilisation of €6 billion to support refugees and local communities in need
The EU has fully mobilised the €6 billion operational budget of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey, confirming its commitment to the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement. Out of the total Facility budget of €6 billion, €4.3 billion has now been contracted and €2.7 billion disbursed.

Main results of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council
The Council held debates on the economy of wellbeing and on the access to medicines in the EU. It also held debates on gender equality and the future of the EU social legislation and adopted conclusions on health and safety at work and on inclusive labour markets.

Aviation Safety: Commission adopts new EU Air Safety List
The European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that do not meet international safety standards and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union.

Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council
The Council discussed EU-Africa relations and how the EU can better protect and promote human rights around the world. Foreign ministers also had an exchange of views on FAC's working methods.

The EU adopted €297 million in concrete actions for refugees and local communities in Jordan and Lebanon
The European Union adopted a new €297 million assistance package to support refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon via the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis.

Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council
The Economic and Financial Affairs Council took stock of progress on the banking union. It also adopted a work plan on climate action and conclusions on energy taxation, money laundering, capital markets union, non-performing loans and the financial architecture for development.

The Working Methods of the von der Leyen Commission: Striving for more at home and in the world
The von der Leyen Commission revealed its working methods which will be the basis for the new College to deliver on the President's Agenda for Europe during the next five years. They put collegiality, transparency and efficiency first.

Main results of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Energy) Council
The Council discussed smart sector integration, the new Commission's energy policy priorities, and follow-up to the draft national energy and climate plans.

Main results of the Justice and Home Affairs Council
The Council agreed its negotiating positions on two amending regulations, one on the taking of evidence and one on the service of documents. It also adopted conclusions on victims' rights. Ministers took note of the final report of the 8th round of mutual evaluations in the field of criminal matters, which focused on environmental crime.

Main results of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Transport)
The Council agreed its position on proposals related to rail passenger rights and trans-European transport network. It discussed digitalisation of transport and the Single European Sky.

Plenary highlights: new Commission, EU's 2020 budget, climate change
MEPs voted into office the new European Commission, approved the EU's budget for 2020, called for a climate neutral Europe and awarded the LUX film prize.

Roaming market review: use of mobile phones abroad has surged since end of EU roaming charges
The Commission has published the first full review of the roaming market, showing that travellers across the EU have benefitted a lot from the end of roaming charges in June 2017.

State of Health in the EU: shift to prevention and primary care is the most important trend across countries
The European Commission published the reports that depict the profile of health systems in 30 countries. Country Health Profiles are being issued with the Companion Report that shows some of the biggest trends in the transformation of the healthcare systems and draws key conclusions from the Profiles.

The European Parliament declares climate emergency
Ahead of the UN COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid 2-13 December, the Parliament approved a resolution declaring a climate and environmental emergency in Europe and globally. They also want the Commission to ensure that all relevant legislative and budgetary proposals are fully aligned with the objective of limiting global warming to under 1.5 °C.

Main results of the Competitiveness Council
The Council agreed a general approach on the representative actions for consumers. It debated the public country-by-country reporting directive and had an exchange of views on the external dimension of the competitiveness of the EU economy.

November infringements package: key decisions
In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law.

Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission
Following the conclusion of the hearings process, Parliament approved the new Commissioners, presented to plenary by Commission President-elect von der Leyen.

Children's rights: combatting exploitation, forced marriage and sexual abuse
MEPs call for more action to combat child trafficking and forced marriage, whilst stressing the crucial contribution that kids make in the fight against climate change.

Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council (Development)
The Council discussed the future financial architecture for sustainable development and neighbourhood, and how the EU and member states can better support the development of countries in transition, such as Ethiopia and Sudan. Development ministers also had an exchange of views with the Minister of Education of Ethiopia about learning challenges in Africa.

Main results of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council
The Council adopted a resolution on culture and sustainable development and conclusions on combatting corruption in sport and held public debates on the competitiveness of creative and audio-visual industries and on good governance in sport.

Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade)
The Council discussed the state of play of negotiations in the World Trade Organization, and progress in its reform process. It also took stock of the latest developments regarding trade relations between the EU and the United States.

Raw materials: Commission launches new online portal to support responsible sourcing in businesses

Autumn Fiscal Package: Commission adopts Opinions on euro area Draft Budgetary Plans
The European Commission has presented its Opinions on euro area Member States' 2020 Draft Budgetary Plans, taken steps under the Stability and Growth Pact and adopted the fourth Enhanced Surveillance Report for Greece.

€200 million to promote European agri-food products in and outside the EU
The European Commission will allocate €200.9 million in 2020 to fund promotion activities for EU agri-food products at home and abroad. The 2020 promotion policy work programme adopted by the Commission outlines the main priorities for support.

Main results of the General Affairs Council
The Council focused on the next multiannual financial framework, European Council preparations and strengthening the rule of law in the EU. Ministers also discussed the state of play on enlargement and the stabilisation and association process.

Main results of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council
The AgriFish Council exchanged views on the post 2020 CAP reform package and CAP transitional rules. It was also informed about: apiculture, imports of maize and rice, and the EU-China agreement on GIs.

Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Budget)
The Council endorsed an agreement on the 2020 EU budget reached with the European Parliament in the conciliation committee. The budget strongly focuses on growth and competitiveness, climate action and other EU priorities such as security and management of migration.

Vaccine against Ebola: Commission grants first-ever market authorisation
The European Commission adopted the decision granting marketing authorisation to the company Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. for a vaccine against Ebola. This vaccine, called Ervebo, had been in development since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014.

Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council
The Council focussed on Afghanistan and on the security situation in the Gulf region and Iran. Foreign ministers also had an exchange of views with the Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.

Taxation: Belize removed from EU list, North Macedonia meets commitments

Statement by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the 30th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution of 9 November 1989

Final green light to the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement
It will soon be easier and more profitable to trade with Singapore. The free trade agreement (FTA) signed by the European Union and the Republic of Singapore on 19 October 2018 is due to enter into force on 21 November 2019, as a consequence of the decision adopted by the Council today on the conclusion of this agreement.

European Border and Coast Guard: Council adopts revised regulation
The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) is being strengthened in terms of staff and technical equipment. It is also being given a broader mandate to support member states' activities, especially on border control, return and cooperation with third countries. The new regulation will incorporate the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR) into the European Border and Coast Guard framework, to improve its functioning.

Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council
The Council adopted conclusions on climate finance ahead of COP25, the UN climate change conference, which will take place in Madrid from 2 to 13 December 2019. It also reached agreement on two reforms of existing VAT rules.

Autumn 2019 Economic Forecast: A challenging road ahead
The European economy is now in its seventh consecutive year of growth and is forecast to continue expanding in 2020 and 2021. Labour markets remain strong and unemployment continues to fall. However, the external environment has become much less supportive and uncertainty is running high.

Landmark agreement will protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China
The EU and China concluded the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese GI in the EU against imitations and usurpation.

Erasmus+: EU will invest over €3 billion in young Europeans to study or train abroad in 2020
The European Commission published its 2020 call for proposals for the Erasmus+ programme. 2020 is the last year of the current European Union programme for mobility and cooperation in education, training, youth and sport.

Industrial policy: recommendations to support Europe's leadership in six strategic business areas
The Commission publishes recommendations by a group of experts, the Strategic Forum on Important Projects of Common European Interest, to boost Europe's competitiveness and global leadership in six strategic and future-oriented industrial sectors.

Security Union: Significant progress and tangible results over past years but efforts must continue
The report presented recaps the initiatives taken by the Commission in some of the key areas of the Security Union including, the fight against terrorism, information exchange, countering radicalisation and cybersecurity, while noting that further efforts are needed, in particular on the implementation of EU security legislation.

Code of Practice on Disinformation one year on: online platforms submit self-assessment reports
Today, the European Commission published the first annual self-assessment reports by Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Twitter and 7 European trade associations under the Code of Practice on Disinformation. The self-regulatory Code of Practice was launched in October 2018 and is an important pillar of the Action Plan against Disinformation.

Brexit: European Council adopts decision to extend the period under Article 50
The extension will last until 31 January 2020 to allow more time for the ratification of the withdrawal agreement. The withdrawal can take place earlier on 1 December 2019 or 1 January 2020, if the withdrawal agreement is ratified by both parties.

Plenary highlights: EU's 2020 budget, Syria, Sakharov Prize, bees
MEPs called for more funds for climate action, criticised Turkey’s military operation in Syria and voted in favour of plans to protect bees during this week's plenary session in Strasbourg.

MEPs call for sanctions against Turkey over military operation in Syria

Get multinationals to disclose where they pay taxes, MEPs tell member states
MEPs on adopted a resolution urging member states to work on long-overdue rules obliging multinationals to disclose what taxes they pay in each country.

Main results of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council
The Council adopted conclusions on the Economy of Wellbeing and on the future of work. Ministers also held debates on matching skills and labour market needs and on anti-discrimination.

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Third review welcomes progress while identifying steps for improvement
The European Commission publishes its report on the third annual review of the functioning of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The report confirms that the U.S. continues to ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred under the Privacy Shield from the EU to participating companies in the U.S.

EU investment budget for 2020: A boost for the climate
MEPs adopted their position on the 2020 EU budget on Wednesday, saying it must provide a “solid starting point to launch the new generation of EU programmes”.

Juncker Plan has made major impact on EU jobs and growth

MEPs adopt plan to keep 2020 EU funding for UK in no-deal Brexit scenario
UK researchers, students and farmers should continue to get EU support in the event of a no-deal Brexit, under provisions adopted by the full house.

Christine Lagarde appointed President of the European Central Bank

Main results of the European Council
The European Council adopted conclusions on the MFF, the next institutional cycle, climate change, enlargement, Turkey, illegal drilling activities and MH17.

UN

As Libya talks resume in Geneva, UN negotiator seeks to overcome sticking points
Talks to end fighting in Libya have resumed in Geneva, where UN negotiator Ghassan Salamé said that ongoing clashes must end for there to be a chance for progress. 

‘Working night and day’, UN health agency seeks to prevent global coronavirus crisis
As COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, continues to spread, the head of the United Nations health agency said that there is still a chance to prevent a broader global crisis. 

New Pakistan-India crossing is a 'Corridor of Hope', UN chief says, wraps up visit with call for interfaith dialogue
UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday said he had been moved by the show of religious unity he had witnessed in Pakistan after paying visits to a mosque, a Sikh temple and Kartarpur Corridor, the visa-free crossing which alls Sikhs to travel between nearby holy sites on each side of the India-Pakistan border.

Yemen: Recent uptick in fighting contradicts desire for peace
A recent escalation in fighting between warring parties in Yemen contradicts their stated desire to peacefully end nearly five years of conflict, UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths said in a briefing to the Security Council on Tuesday. 

Guterres ‘deeply concerned’ over deadly assault in northwest Cameroon
The United Nations Secretary-General has extended his deepest condolences to the families of those killed in an attack on a village in northwest Cameroon.

UN rights chief, agencies appalled at civilian toll in war-torn Syria’s north-east
Facing freezing temperatures and bombing, more than 900,000 civilians in Syria’s north-west have been forced into ever smaller areas in search of safety, the UN’s top human rights official said on Tuesday. 

Iraq: Education access still a challenge in former ISIL-controlled areas
More than two years after the defeat of ISIL in Iraq, some children in areas formerly controlled by the terrorist group still cannot access school or get the necessary documentation required for enrollment, a UN report published on Monday finds. 

As north-west Syria violence reaches ‘horrifying’ new level, UN relief chief says ceasefire is only option
The crisis in north-west Syria has reached a “horrifying new level”, the UN Humanitarian Affairs chief warned on Monday.

World must ‘step up’, match Pakistan’s compassion for refugees, says UN chief
Pakistan’s solidarity and compassion for hosting Afghan refugees is a remarkable blueprint that the rest of the world should follow.  

Amid global ‘learning crisis’, Parliaments can ensure adequate resources for education, says UN Assembly President
Education is the “great equalizer” and Parliaments have a major role to play in scaling up action to ensure that adequate financial resources are allocated to education, girls’ education and technical and vocational training throughout in national budgetary processes, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Monday.

Protecting migratory species in a rapidly changing world
Many animals – including birds, fish and mammals – migrate along set routes in search of food or breeding grounds. How best to protect them in a rapidly changing world is the focus of a major UN wildlife meeting which opened in Gandhinagar, India, on Monday. 

In Pakistan, Guterres urges world to step up climate action, praises support to Afghan refugees
UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday began a three-day visit to Pakistan, recognizing the country’s decades of “outstanding generosity and solidarity” as one of the world’s largest hosts of refugees, and highlighting its commitment to climate action.  

‘This is a time for facts, not fear,’ says WHO chief as COVID-19 virus spreads
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday cautioned against panic over COVID-19 but also urged governments to step up their efforts to prepare for the virus, saying “it’s impossible to predict which direction this epidemic will take.” 

Holocaust survivors rebuild lives and traditions in Rio de Janeiro
With millions of people displaced from their homes worldwide, a UN ceremony celebrating Holocaust survivors in Brazil, has provided a stark reminder that throughout the 75 years of the Organization’s existence, the plight of refugees has been an ever-present theme.

Newly licensed vaccine, ‘milestone in the fight’ against Ebola in Africa, UN health agency
Four countries in Africa have licensed an Ebola vaccine to “cement hard-fought progress” in keeping their people safe from the deadly disease, the UN health agency said on Friday.

Database of businesses linked to Israeli settlements ‘important initial step’ towards accountability: rights expert 
A database of 112 businesses connected to Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory has been hailed by an independent human rights expert as “an important initial step towards accountability and the end to impunity”. 

World Health Organization: Coronavirus must generate ‘solidarity not stigma’
Investing in preparedness is the smartest way to ensure that the coronavirus and other disease outbreaks are “identified and stopped quickly”, the UN health agency said on Friday.

Guinea-Bissau: Swearing-in of new President unlikely to bring stability, says UN representative
Political discord in Guinea-Bissau could hamper the first-ever peaceful transfer of power to a democratically elected leader, the top UN official in the West African country told the Security Council on Friday. 

Amidst protection challenges, Eastern Route outpaces Mediterranean for people leaving Africa
A monthly average of 11,500 people traveling from the Horn of Africa to Yemen last year made the so-called Eastern Route the busiest maritime migration path on earth, the UN migration agency said on Friday. 

Vital Idlib aid deliveries resume after ‘heavy bombing’ - WFP 
Urgently-needed aid deliveries to embattled civilians in north-west Syria have started again after a day-long break in distributions caused by escalating hostilities, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. 

World Urban Forum ends with call for united action to ensure sustainable future for cities and towns
The premier international gathering on the future of cities wrapped up on Thursday in Abu Dhabi with delegates urging action on all aspects of rapid urbanization, recognizing that an increasingly urbanized world is a ‘transformative force’ that can be harnessed and steered to boost sustainable development.

Mobile game aims to bridge gap between citizens and leaders on climate action
Millions of people worldwide will get to share their views on climate action through a UN campaign launched on Thursday aimed at connecting them with Governments and policy makers. 

Year-old peace agreement must be implemented for ‘lasting peace’ in Central African Republic
Following a visit to the Central African Republic, a UN independent expert said that everyone must take all measures necessary to effectively implement the peace agreement that was signed in Bangui a year ago.

Transitional justice processes critical to lasting peace, Security Council hears
For countries to move forward after conflict or mass atrocities, suffering must be acknowledged and justice served, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights told the Security Council on Thursday. 

Outside China, Coronavirus transmission ‘iceberg’ may not be as big as feared
As infections from COVID-19 coronavirus continue to rise, a senior UN health expert on Thursday said that there were some indications that disease transmission outside China might not be the tip of the “iceberg” that had been feared.

Celebrating the diversity of radio, the medium people use the most
In an era of rapid media evolution, radio still has the power to bring people together and provide communities with vital news and information, the UN Secretary-General has said. 

Libya: Security Council demands commitment to ‘a lasting ceasefire’
After what has reportedly been weeks of diplomatic negotiation, the UN Security Council passed a resolution on Wednesday aimed at stemming rising violence across Libya, demanding the warring parties commit to “a lasting ceasefire” according to terms agreed by military representatives from both sides at recent talks in Geneva.

Foreign fighters: ‘One of the most serious dimensions’ in global counter-terrorism struggle
Over the past few years, ISIL and Al-Qaida terrorist fighters have posed an “unprecedented threat to international peace and security”, the UN counter-terrorism chief said on Wednesday in Vienna, at the close of a joint UN- Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) regional conference on addressing challenges posed by terrorists who have gone to fight overseas. 

DR Congo Ebola outbreak still an international public health concern
The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains an international public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva concluded on Wednesday. 

UN health agency developing COVID-19 virus treatment master plan
The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing a master plan for coordinating clinical trials that could lead to potential therapies for patients infected with the COVID-19 virus, the agency’s chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced on Wednesday.

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Restarting economy, sticking to 6% growth target crucial

Ripe moment for China to resume economic activities

GE seeking export license to supply engines for C919: company

Yunnan's agricultural products risk rotting in the fields amid virus

Meeting steel demand amid epidemic

If Hubei gets moving again, China's 2020 GDP may grow 5.5%

China's FDI growth may fall below 1% in Q1 amid epidemic: experts

Huawei moves forward against headwinds caused by coronavirus

China's focus now on reviving economy, seeking balance between virus controls, work resumption

Train bound for Europe leaves Jiangxi

WHO expert team visits China for COVID-19 control

Chinese netizens celebrate love after South Korean drama 'Crash Landing On You' comes to an end

US farmer wins legal case over Bayer AG, BASF herbicide

Medical personnel infections with novel coronavirus declining

Uganda's acid attack survivors push for justice

A man in Wales fell into river amid floods damaging roads and railways

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In US politics, height matters and Trump knows it

Eaten by ducks, fried for food: Locusts not a threat to China

Labeling China as a 'disease incubator' is unscientific and racist: experts

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Rising star turns up the glamour at London Fashion Week

China's military shares open higher on Monday as state-owned enterprises resume work amid onslaught coronavirus

Chinese society willing to offer COVID-19 combat insights to Japan

US politicians aim to turn COVID-19 combat into political war against China 'vicious'

Xi stresses centralized leadership in virus battle

Transmission route for 'cunning virus' remains undecided

Shandong moves to support spring planting season

Cambodian hospital project can be completed on schedule despite virus onslaught: manager

Budget deficit rate might break 'safety line' of 3% in 2020: economists

China increases US farm imports, dismissing concerns over meeting goals of phase one trade deal

Shandong company turns to innovation for masks

Manufacturing hub faces huge labor shortages

NK likely to ignore US proposal to help in coronavirus fight: experts

Blockchain industry 'least affected' by virus, insiders say

Coronavirus epidemic batters China's energy, mineral trade

China should get ready for belt-tightening following virus outbreak

Biosafety guideline issued to fix chronic management loopholes at virus labs

Venezuela shows might ahead of US sanctions

Ukraine's Zelensky wants to turn page on Trump 'soap opera'

Wuhan officials punished for failing to report suspected case that led to patient's death

Afghan president hopes 'reduction in violence' will hold

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Smart city projects help China contain coronavirus

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Belgian symphony orchestras play Wuhan gong to cheer on efforts to fight novel coronavirus epidemic

Big data, grid management support disease control in Quzhou