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2nd Jun 2020

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EU pledges new money to protect ocean life

The European Commission pledged to spend €300m more on protecting oceans at a conference in Bali, Indonesia, on Monday. Some €100m is to go on research on tackling plastic pollution, while €82m will go on sea-floor and ecosystem mapping. The news came as the WWF, a leading NGO, said "exploding human consumption" had wiped out 60 percent of the world's animal population since 1970, with ocean life especially hard-hit.

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Beethoven vs Virus: How his birthplace Bonn is coping

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Bonn cancelled Beethoven: the much-anticipated 'Beethovenfest', as well as numerous concerts, exhibits and theatre performances were called off, some of the events were rescheduled for 2021.

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