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6th Aug 2020

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Russian spies 'target Covid-19 research'

State security services have accused Russian spies of trying to steal Covid-19 vaccine research, targeting Canada, the UK and the US. The UK's National Cyber Security Centre said the hackers "almost certainly" operated as "part of Russian intelligence services". It said a group known as APT29 was behind the attacks. It is unclear if their efforts were successful.

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Letter

An open letter to the EPP on end of Hungary's press freedom

I hate to break it to you, but excuses have run out. You have to look at the images of sobbing journalists in Index's newsroom, and shoulder part of the blame. Your silence, your continued procrastination led to this.

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This is not about supposedly traditional values – when was violence against women ever a value? – it is about living up to the European values we all signed up to. We have to put pressure on Poland.

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Why EU beats US on green pandemic recovery

The United States recovery focused on a number of important issues, including unemployment benefits and funding for health care providers, but lacked any programs directed towards addressing pollution, renewable energy industries, and clean technology improvements.

EU: Hong Kong election delay undermines democracy

The EU demands Hong Kong reverse decision to postpone Legislative Council elections by one year, as western powers suspend extradition treaties with the global financial hub given China's controversial national security laws.

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