EU set to sanction Myanmar military officials for coup

European Union foreign ministers are set to approve on Monday sanctions against 11 Myanmar officials for the military takeover, European diplomats said, as a UN official urged the international community on Saturday to cut the coup leaders’ access to money and weapons. The move comes after the 27-nation bloc last[…]

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EU calls on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian homes

The European Union (EU) on Thursday called on Israel to stop the demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied territories. EU Spokesperson Peter Santo announced in a statement: “This week, Israeli forces demolished more than 70 structures, including residential, livelihood and sanitation facilities, belonging to 11 Palestinian families with 41[…]

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Bulgaria rocked by protests amid coronavirus fears

Over the past four days, Bulgaria has been shaken by a wave of anti-government protests with thousands marching through the capital Sofia “against a mafia model of governance”. Demonstrators have demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, and smaller protests have been held in other cities in the country.[…]

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Top EU diplomat to visit Tehran amid nuclear tensions

The  European Union ‘s foreign affairs chief  Josep Borrell is due to visit Iran, his first trip since taking office in December, aimed at reducing tensions over the Islamic republic’s nuclear programme. During his two-day trip starting Monday, Borrell will meet President Hassan Rouhani , Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and[…]

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