The European Union extends Myanmar arms embargo over rights violations, prepares individual sanctions

A view of a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 19, 2017 (Photo by Reuters) The European Union has extended its arms embargo on Myanmar, preparing targeted measures against officials responsible for serious human rights violations. During a session in Brussels on Thursday, the Council of the European Union extended its arms embargo on Myanmar for another year.  The […]

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European Union Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis wants coordinated vaccine push against diseases

European Union Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis addresses a press conference on “eHealth” and on a set of recommendations for vaccine-preventable diseases, at the European Commission in Brussels on April 26, 2018. (Photo by AFP) The European Commission urged EU member states on Thursday to cooperate more closely in fighting diseases such […]

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European Commission warns social media giants like Facebook to do more against online fake news

This file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US online social media and social networking service Facebook. (Photo by AFP) Amid a data scandal gripping Facebook, the European Commission has stepped up pressure on social media giants, warning them to do more against “disinformation campaigns” on the internet or face tougher regulations. […]

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Facebook to comply with future EU rules

Web Summit’s attendees gather in front of the Facebook stand during the Web Summit at Parque das Nacoes in Lisbon on November 9, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Facebook announced Wednesday it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the […]

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European Union foreign ministers ‘understands’ missile attack on Syria, but stresses peace efforts

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (C-L) speaks with Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano (R) during a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building in Luxembourg on Monday, April 16, 2018. (Photo by AP) European Union foreign ministers say the recent tripartite missiles strikes against Syria was ‘understandable,’ but that a diplomatic solution remains […]

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