30th Nov 2023


Spain's regions to reintroduce anti-Covid measures

The coronavirus epidemiological curve is rising fast among young people in Spain and the country's regions are accelerating the implementation of new measures to contain the infections among adolescents and the 20-30 group, El Pais writes. Catalonia announced that it would be closing nightlife venues once more. Other regions are pushing for mass testing among young people. Castilla y León has opted to slow down its deescalation of anti-coronavirus measures.

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'Pay or okay?' — Facebook & Instagram vs the EU

Since last week, Mark Zuckerberg's Meta corporation is forcing its European users to either accept their intrusive privacy practices — or pay €156 per year to access Facebook and Instagram without tracking advertising.

Russia loses seat on board of chemical weapons watchdog

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The EU's 'no added sugars' fruit-juice label sleight-of-hand

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