Day: May 22, 2020

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U2’s Bono lobbied government on housing, database shows

U2 frontman Bono lobbied the government in recent weeks to establish a “broad-based, special housing policy task force,” according to public records filed on Friday. Under his given name, Paul Hewson, an entry was created in the State’s lobbying database for the period covering January 1st to April 30th this year. It shows he had […]

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Brexit victory: EU ambassador breaks cover to admit Brussels MUST back down on fisheries | UK | News

Joao Vale de Almeida said the European Union would have to back down from its hardline position on fisheries. The diplomat admitted the bloc would have to reconsider its plans because of Britain’s rights as an independent coastal nation. He said: “There will not a deal without a deal on fisheries. Any other scenario doesn’t […]

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Egypt arrested 10 reporters since virus hit

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian government has arrested at least 10 journalists since the coronavirus was detected in the country, a local human rights group said, accusing authorities of seizing on the pandemic to accelerate a long-running campaign against dissent. The wave of detentions comes even as authorities across the world release inmates in a […]

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