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No reason to keep Swedes out when Nordics reopen borders
Ann LindeMay 28, 2020 ET
Excluding Sweden from moves to open borders across the Nordic region as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic would be a political decision and not justifiable on health grounds, Foreign Minister Ann Linde said.
Britain closes embassy in North Korea and evacuates diplomats
Britain embassyMay 28, 2020 ET
Britain has shuttered its embassy in North Korea and all its diplomats have left the country, its ambassador said Thursday as Pyongyang maintains strict entry controls to try to prevent a coronavirus outbreak.
U.S. declares Hong Kong no longer enjoying autonomy
Mike PompeoMay 27, 2020 ET
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that Hong Kong no longer enjoys the autonomy promised by Beijing, stripping the financial hub of its special status under U.S. law.
EU proposes 750bn euros recovery fund, strong resistance from Big Four
BrusselsMay 27, 2020 ET
The European Union proposed a 750 billion euros ($825 billion) recovery fund to help countries weather a painful recession triggered by the coronavirus and sought to bridge divisions over the conditions that should be attached for access to the money.
U.S. to impose final duties of over 300% on collated staple imports from China
Steel ChinaMay 27, 2020 ET
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) will impose combined final antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) duties of 97.93%-305.19% percent on all imports of medium and heavy collated steel staples from China.
France announces 8 billion euros plan to rescue ailing car industry
Emmanuel MacronMay 27, 2020 ET
French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday unveiled an eight billion euros (8.78 billion U.S. dollars) rescue plan to help the recovery of the domestic auto industry hit hard by the anti-coronavirus lockdown.
UK commits new funding to combat space debris
UK Space AgencyMay 26, 2020 ET
There are an estimated 900,000 pieces of space debris larger than 1 cm orbiting the Earth, with only a small proportion of them tracked.
Brazil still plans to privatize 43 airports through 2022
Tarcisio FreitasMay 26, 2020 ET
Brazil’s infrastructure minister said on Monday the country still wants to privatize 43 airports through 2022, even as the coronavirus pandemic ravages the air transportation industry.
Japan to add 11 countries to entry ban list amid spread of coronavirus
Tokyo streetMay 26, 2020 ET
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Japan will deny the entry of foreign nationals from an additional 11 countries including India, in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Hungary resumes free crossings with Serbia
Peter SzijjartoMay 26, 2020 ET
Hungary\'s foreign minister announced that Serbian and Hungarian nationals may cross the joint border between the two countries freely.
Spain to lift quarantine for foreign travelers on July 1
Spain airportMay 26, 2020 ET
Spain says it will lift a two-week mandatory confinement for all travelers arriving from overseas starting July 1.
Australia's borders will not open soon, says Morrison
Scott MorrisonMay 26, 2020 ET
Australia will not open the country\'s borders anytime soon, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday, but added the country will continue its discussions with neighbouring New Zealand for a trans-Tasman safe travel zone.
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