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Spain unveils aid package for people and businesses hit by coronavirus crisis

The Spanish government approved a €700 million aid package of economic and social measures to assist those affected by the almost total shutdown of the economy amid the coronavirus crisis.  The new measures include the suspension of evictions of vulnerable households for six months. The measure is set to cover people who are unable to meet […]

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Coronavirus live news: US deaths could reach 240,000 as UN says world faces worst crisis since WW2 | World news

Fact check: “Nobody knew” “Nobody knew how contagious this was,” Trump said. “I don’t think any doctor new it at the time. People have not seen anything like this.” In fact, as the disease spread through China, public health experts were warning for weeks that the coronavirus threat could grow into a pandemic. Moreover, epidemiologists […]

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€4.1 billion can still be mobilized in EU Budget to tackle #Coronavirus crisis  

Ahead of the European Parliament’s vote on the first coronavirus measures during the extraordinary plenary session on 26 March, Siegfried Muresan MEP, the European People’s Party (EPP) vice president and EPP Group vice chairman responsible for EU Budget, proposed to mobilize additional €4.1 billion in the EU Budget. “Unprecedented times require unprecedented actions. The EPP […]

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There is no dodging the demographic crisis – VoxEurop (English)

In parts of Europe, emigration poses a much bigger challenge than immigration. A few decades from now, writes Slavenka Drakulić, Croatia will be a country of old people with nobody left to take care of them. And instead of real solutions, politicians offer nothing but empty promises and patriotic slogans. Back in December, many were […]

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With the coronavirus crisis, Xi Jinping faces China’s Chernobyl moment

Throughout Chinese history, the reign of an imperial line was believed to follow a pattern known as the dynastic cycle. A strong, unifying leader establishes an empire that would rise, flourish but eventually decline, lose the “mandate of heaven” and be overthrown by the next dynasty. Similar to Europe’s “divine right of kings”, the mandate […]

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Veterans’ charity Combat Stress stops new referrals over funding crisis

Image copyright PA A leading mental health charity for military veterans says it will not be able to take any new cases because of a funding crisis. Combat Stress said its income has fallen from £16m to £10m in the current financial year partly due to cuts in NHS funding support. The charity had been […]

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Royal crisis: Read Harry’s ex Cressida Bonas’s full statement on Megxit HERE | Royal | News

“What’s the expression? How would I feel if the shoe was on the other foot and it was an ex talking about me? “It feels like a long time ago, so when it comes up it feels strange because I’m in a very different place now – I’m getting married, I’ve learned a lot.” She […]

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UN warns climate crisis close to ‘point of no return’ as climate conference begins – Channel 4 News

The climate crisis could soon reach the point of no return, the United Nations chief António Guterres has warned,  describing the global response so far as ‘utterly inadequate’. Delegates from almost 200 countries are in Madrid for the two week UN climate conference –   intended to set out the next phase of action to […]

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Global greenhouse gas emissions must fall dramatically to avoid climate crisis

In order to avoid a climate catastrophe, global greenhouse gas emissions must drop by 7.6 percent every year for the next decade, a new United Nations report warns. “Our collective failure to act early and hard on climate change means we must now deliver deep cuts to emissions,” U.N. Environment Program Executive Director Inger Anderson […]

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