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Oil Rises to Seven-Week High With Eyes on Budding Demand Revival - Bloomberg

Oil Rises to Seven-Week High With Eyes on Budding Demand Revival - Bloomberg PRICES: West Texas Intermediate crude for June delivery rose $1.15 to $65.64 a barrel at 12:01 p.m. in New YorkBrent for July settlement added $1.24 to $68.80 a barrel Oil advanced amid optimism that the resumption of economic activity in the U.S. and Europe will underpin demand in some of the world’s largest economies.Futures in New York gained as much as 2.1% on Tuesday, reaching the highest intraday level si...
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Daily Crunch: We review the Amazon Echo Show 10

We check out Amazon’s new smart home device, Airbnb adds flexible search and Hopin is raising even more money. This is your Daily Crunch for February 24, 2021. The big story: We review the Amazon Echo Show 10 Brian Heater spent some time with Amazon’s new smart home device, paying particular attention to the screen that rotates based on the user’s location. He reports that the screen works smoothly and silently, but also feels “unnecessary,” and in some cases “downright unnerving” (especially fr...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Hardware, Tech, Walmart, Airbnb, Brian, Lululemon, SPAC, Joby, Neal, The European Union, Youtube Google, Primary Venture Partners, Alex Iskold


Ugly vaccine fights are emerging as rich countries battle for doses while poorer countries miss out completely

Business Insider Getty Rich countries are starting to fight over coronavirus vaccine supplies, while poorer countries miss out. The European Union this week clashed with drugs-giant AstraZeneca and the UK over vaccine supplies. The EU has threatened to limit vaccine exports to other countries. Meanwhile, the poorest nations are struggling to secure supplies, threatening a further global economic and health crisis. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The specter o...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Germany, Israel, Trends, Eu, Conservative, Spain, European Union, Analysis, Canada, Britain, Daily Mail, United States


Rescuers have pulled body parts, clothing, and debris from the Java Sea after a Boeing plane crashed

Rescuers inspect debris found in the waters around the location where a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet has lost contact with air traffic controllers shortly after the takeoff, at the search and rescue command center at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. Associated Press/Achmad Ibrahim Indonesian rescuers pulled out body parts, pieces of clothing and scraps of metal from the Java Sea early Sunday morning after a Boeing jetliner crashed. The flight had 62 people on...
Tags: Transportation, News, Indonesia, Navy, Singapore, Trends, Ap, United States, Ethiopia, Associated Press, Plane Crash, Boeing, Jakarta, Airasia, Basarnas, Niniek Karmini


EU agency authorizes Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Union’s medicines agency gave the green light Wednesday to Moderna Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine, a decision...
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EU greenlights COVID-19 vaccine after agency gives safety OK

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday gave official approval for the coronavirus vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer to be...
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The European Union has fined two pharmaceutical companies for colluding to keep a cheap alternative to a sleep disorder medicine off the...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has fined two pharmaceutical companies for colluding to keep a cheap alternative to a sleep disorder...
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No, the Council of the European Union is not considering a ban on end-to-end encryption

An Austrian media report incorrectly concluded that the Council of the European Union, one of the three legislative bodies of the European Union, is discussing a resolution to ban end-to-end encryption. The , in fact, states, “Encryption is an anchor of confidence in digitalisation and in protection of fundamental rights and should be promoted and developed”. It sees the increasing adoption of end-to-end encryption by messaging platforms as a “positive[e] reflect[ion]”. The draft resolution ack...
Tags: Travel, Japan, News, Privacy, China, India, US, Eu, European Union, Surveillance, End-to-end Encryption, Commission, New Zealand, European Commission, Council of the European Union, Committee


EU slaps sanctions on Belarus leader, son and 13 others

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union imposed sanctions Friday on the president of Belarus and 14 other officials over their roles in the...
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EU slaps extra sanctions on Russian spy chief and APT28 malware dev over 2015 Bundestag hack

Better late than never, eh The European Union has imposed sanctions on a Russian military malware developer and the commander of Russia’s MI6 equivalent, a mere five years after the two targeted Germany's parliament with a cyberattack.…
Tags: Germany, Russia, Eu, Software, The European Union


European Union Bars American Travelers For Now As Borders Reopen

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced Tuesday that it will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. Travelers from other big countries like Russia, Brazil and India will also miss out. As Europe’s economies reel from the impact of the coronavirus, southern EU countries like Greece, Italy and Spain are desperate to entice back sun-loving visitors and breathe...
Tags: Europe, News, China, Germany, India, Eu, Spain, European Union, Ap, Britain, United States, Italy, Switzerland, Uruguay, Brussels, Donald Trump


EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to U.S. tourists

By LORNE COOK BRUSSELS — The European Union announced Tuesday that it will reopen its borders to travelers f rom 14 countries, and possibly China soon, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. Travelers from other big countries like Russia, Brazil and India will also miss out. As Europe’s economies reel from the impact of the coronavirus, southern EU countries like Greece, Italy and Spain are desperate to entice b...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, News, La, China, Germany, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Eu, Spain, Sport, European Union, World news, Atlantic


EU Urges Countries To Back World Health Org After Trump’s Threat

BRUSSELS — The European Union is supporting the World Health Organization. The EU is urging all countries to back the U.N. agency after President Donald Trump threatened to permanently cut U.S. funding. European Commission spokeswoman Virginie Battu-Henriksson says global cooperation is “the only effective and viable option to win this battle.” She says “this is the time for solidarity. It is not the time for finger pointing or undermining multilateral cooperation.” In a letter to WHO’s direc...
Tags: News, Eu, European Commission, Who, World Health Organization, Brussels, Donald Trump, Trump, The European Union, David Taintor, COVID-19, 2020 COVID Outbreak AP, Virginie Battu Henriksson, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Trump


American Travelers Are About to Be Pariahs in This New World

ROME—Travel has been one of the most deeply gutted industries of the global coronavirus pandemic, so it should come as no surprise that many countries that rely on it for so much of their GDP are getting anxious about when they can start opening up. But travel is not just about the destination. Getting away is also a way of life for millions of people who take breaks for self-indulgence, prestige, or cultural enrichment. And with the dream of the “immunity passport” for those who have successful...
Tags: Europe, News, Greece, Mexico, France, Israel, Eu, Spain, European Union, Cyprus, Rome, Canada, New York Times, Italy, European Commission, Brazil


EU Predicts ‘Recession Of Historic Proportions’ This Year

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union predicted Wednesday “a recession of historic proportions this year” due to the impact of the coronavirus as it released its first official estimates of the damage the pandemic is inflicting on the bloc’s economy. The 27-nation EU economy is predicted to contract by 7.5% this year, before growing by about 6% in 2021. The group of 19 nations using the euro as their currency will see a record decline of 7.75% this year, and grow by 6.25% in 2021, the European Comm...
Tags: Europe, News, Greece, France, China, Germany, Recession, Eu, Spain, European Union, Ap, Italy, Middle East, European Commission, Un, International Monetary Fund


Conte Softens Italy’s Red Lines Over European Virus Aid Plan

(Bloomberg) -- Just two days before a crucial European Union summit, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signaled a more conciliatory approach to the EU’s efforts to craft a trillion-euro rescue package that would mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic.Speaking in Rome to senators in protective masks and gloves, Conte welcomed an initiative by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to boost the joint EU budget, saying it “could have all the characteristics” that Italy demands...
Tags: Europe, News, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, Spain, Bloomberg, European Union, Rome, Italy, Netherlands, Commission, European Commission, Ansa, Conte


Coronavirus Deals ‘Staggering’ Blow To European Tourism

HALLE, Belgium (AP) — The European Union says its vaunted tourist industry is facing “staggering” figures of decline because of the coronavirus crisis and the bloc’s internal market commissioner wants the sector to be first in line when it comes to recovery funds. Thierry Breton mentioned figures that the tourism economy could slump up to 70% and will be among the last to recover as the 27-nation bloc is facing perhaps the toughest challenge since its inception. Across Europe, desolation illu...
Tags: Europe, News, Eu, Spain, European Union, Ap, Rome, Italy, Cape Town, Florence, European Parliament, Table Mountain, Cairo, The European Union, Breton, Brussels Grand Place


Russia’s COVID-19 Crackdowns Could Get Real Ugly

MOSCOW—“You should find abandoned cells used to punish prisoners, cold ones with no food in them, lock them up there,” Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov declared as the Russian Federation went into a nationwide lockdown. He was telling his security force commanders how to treat those who disobeyed the curfew and quarantine orders. “Throw them in a big hole, bury them, let them die in it."Most Russian officials are not as blunt and brutal as Kadyrov, a protégé of President Vladimir Putin and the p...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, Eu, European Union, Bbc, Hungary, West, United States, Italy, Moscow, Kremlin, Cuba


A Doctor Who Met Putin Just Tested Positive, and Russia’s COVID-19 Crackdowns Could Get Real Ugly.

MOSCOW—Amid a growing uproar in newly locked-down Russia, news broke on Tuesday that a doctor President Vladimir Putin met with just a week ago during a highly publicized visit to a coronavirus treatment facility has now tested positive for the infection himself. Widely disseminated photos of the visit showed Putin donning an orange hazmat suit, but he had also talked to Dr. Denis Protsenko extensively without protection and photographs show them together with very little "social distancing."Put...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, Eu, European Union, Bbc, Hungary, West, United States, Italy, Moscow, Kremlin, Cuba


Europe Wasn’t Ready for Coronavirus. It May Never Fully Recover.

On November 28th, 2019, the European Union officially and solemnly declared the "climate emergency," in a ceremony presided over by the would-be 17-year-old prophet Greta Thunberg. Today, almost four months later, in the midst of a real emergency, the only thing that remains official and solemn in that declaration is its ridiculousness. That, and the no-holds-barred death match between the Union's partners to seize containers of respirators and face masks destined for other countries in orde...
Tags: Europe, UK, News, France, Scotland, China, Germany, Africa, Spain, European Union, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, Tokyo, Holland, Union


Netflix Reduces Streaming Video Quality in Europe to Lower Data Usage and Ease Strain on Broadband Networks

Netflix has complied with a request from the European Union to lower its streaming video quality in Europe to ease network strain from the millions of people working from home. According to the BBC, Netflix is reducing video quality in Europe for the next 30 days. Netflix says that the change will reduce data consumption by 25 percent, but that viewers will still be satisfied with picture quality. To limit data use, Netflix is cutting streaming bitrates, which could cause videos to look a bi...
Tags: Europe, US, Eu, European Union, Netflix, United States, Italy, Federal Communications Commission, Reed Hastings, Netflix YouTube, The European Union, Verizon T Mobile, BBC Netflix, Thierry Breton, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Netflix European Union COVID


COVID-19: The numbers donʻt look good

Anybody whoʻs still suggesting this whole COVID-19 thing is overblown...theyʻre lying to you, or theyʻre misinformed. It is in fact frightening, and fast getting worse. The United States is still at the start of the upward trend in infections. Consider this fact that you havenʻt heard on the news: The European Union now has had three times the cases per capita than China. Here are the numbers: China has had 81,000 cases, and has a population of 1.4 billion. That work...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Government, China, European Union, United States, Italy, Korea, The European Union, Health/Medical, COVID


US airports calm after Trump's coronavirus travel restrictions as Europe scrambles

In Europe thousands of travelers are rushing to fly out after Trump issued an overnight order but in America airports are emptyPassengers at New York’s JFK airport waiting for flights to Europe experienced almost none of the chaos reported at European international airports, where some passengers have been paying exorbitant sums to get to the US ahead of tomorrow’s travel ban.With a single Alitalia flight, from Rome, on the arrivals board at JFK’s terminal two, many passengers said they had deci...
Tags: Europe, New York, News, China, US, America, Iran, Rome, Austria, Atlantic, United States, Paris, Italy, Moscow, World Health Organization, Tsa


Anger in Iran over jet’s downing; gunfire disperses protests

By JON GAMBRELL DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Popular anger swelled Monday in Iran over the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner and the government’s attempt to conceal its role in the tragedy, as online videos appeared to show security forces firing live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protests in the streets. Iranians, already suffering under crippling U.S. sanctions, expressed shock and outrage over the plane crash that killed scores of young people. They also decried the misleadi...
Tags: New York, Technology, London, News, Protest, Iraq, Berlin, Uncategorized, US, America, Sport, World news, Iran, Ukraine, Britain, Soccer


Russia Seeks to Lift Ban on ‘Blood Diamonds’ From African Ally

(Bloomberg) -- Russia is proposing to move toward ending the ban on selling so-called blood diamonds from the Central African Republic, a former French colony that’s struck recent military and commercial ties with Moscow, amid resistance from the U.S. and Europe.The CAR, which is mired in civil conflict, should be granted a “road map” outlining the steps it needs to take to get the suspension of diamond sales lifted, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev said in an interview in Moscow.“...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, France, Russia, Eu, Canada, United Nations, Moscow, Un, Central African Republic, New Delhi, NGO, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Concord


EU drug agency sees rising gang violence amid steady prices

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The European Union agency that monitors drug use says it has detected a trend of escalating violence between gangs operating on the continent. The development of new synthetic drugs and changes to traditional supply routes feeding drugs into Europe are bringing gangs into conflict, the agency said in its annual report […]
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Seasoned diplomat appointed EU’s special envoy for Venezuela

MADRID (AP) — The European Union says it has appointed former Uruguayan foreign minister and seasoned diplomat Enrique Iglesias as the bloc’s special envoy for Venezuela. Iglesias has been the head of the Inter-American Development Bank and SEGIB, a Madrid-based international organization representing Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal. He holds both Uruguayan and Spanish […]
Tags: News, Eu, Spain, Ap, Nation, Portugal, Venezuela, Madrid, Iglesias, Enrique Iglesias, The European Union, Inter American Development Bank, SEGIB


EU elections: Gutted center, high turnout, rising right

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union prides itself on being a brilliant mosaic of nations, but its parliamentary elections produced a hodgepodge of sometimes contradictory results that complicates the future of both the 28-country EU and the domestic politics of several members. While issues like climate change, immigration and global trade dominated the campaign, voters’ […]
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EU police agency says operation smashed organized crime ring

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union’s police agency says an international law enforcement operation has smashed an organized crime gang that earned hundreds of millions of euros in drug and cigarette trafficking, assassinations and money laundering. Europol said Wednesday that more than 450 police and customs officers in Spain, the United Kingdom, Poland […]
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EU urges Iran to respect nuclear deal, regrets US sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is urging Iran to respect the international agreement curbing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions and says it aims to continue trading with the country despite U.S. sanctions. The EU and major European powers — Britain, France and Germany — said on Thursday that they “note with great concern the […]
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