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16th Jul 2020

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Cyprus urges EU to revoke Turkey's candidate status

Turkey's EU candidate status ought to be revoked due to its gas drilling in Cypriot waters, Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades has said in an interview with Politico. "Either they are compliant with the terms and conditions of any other candidate country, otherwise they could not be either a candidate or accepted," he said. Another option was to add Turkish names to an EU blacklist against its "aggressive" neighbour, Anastasiades added.

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Coronavirus

EU unveils plan to counter second Covid-19 wave

The EU Commission unveiled on Wednesday a set of guidelines to strengthen the bloc's response to a potential future surge of coronavirus infections - and warned a simultaneous seasonal-flu plus Covid-19 outbreak would place a considerable strain on health systems.

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Antwerp's Uigher refugee from China: where's my family?

Nurehmet Burhan is a Uighur refugee in Belgium who had to leave behind his family behind in China. "My new born baby has never seen his father, he doesn't know his father, he has never kissed his father," he says.

UK bans Huawei from 5G network in major U-turn

The UK reversed course and announced Huawei will be removed from the national 5G networks by the end of 2027 - and a total ban on the purchase of any new 5G kit from the company from next year.

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