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Spain announces €4.3bn rescue plan for tourism

The Spanish government announced on Thursday a nearly €4.3bn plan to support the tourism industry after the coronavirus crisis halted one of the crucial sectors for the country's economy. About €2.5bn will be grants offered by the government for tourism operators, Reuters reported. The announcement comes a few days before Spain opens its border on 21 June to European tourists. Spain usually receives about 80 million tourists yearly.

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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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