17 February 2020


EU to Step Up Naval Enforcement of Libya Arms Embargo (22)
Foreign ministers agree to resume monitoring flow of arms by sea as foreign actors take sides in civil war A soldier of the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) taking cover from Libyan National Army (LNA) snipers in Tripoli, Libya, on Monday.Photo: Pan Xiaojing/Zuma Press SHARE By Laurence Norman in Brussels and Jared Malsin in Riyadh Feb.
EU threatens tougher rules on hate speech after Facebook meeting (9)
Brussels (AFP) A top EU official for digital policy warned Monday that big tech companies could face tougher rules and penalties in Europe if they failed to adequately curb hate speech and disinformation. European Industry Commissioner Thierry Breton remarks followed talks with Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, who was in Brussels urging officials to not go too far in punishing platforms for carrying hate speech.
US House speaker Pelosi warns allies against using Huawei (7)
Pelosi said the invasion of privacy that would result from having Huawei integrated into Europe's 5G communication networks would be "like having the state police, the Chinese state police, right in your pocket." AP February 17, 2020 | 12:40 PM BRUSSELS (AP) - No NATO ally should succumb to the temptation of letting Chinese tech giant Huawei into their next-generation cellular networks, U.S.
International donors pledge 1.1 billion euros for Albania after earthquake (5)
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - International donors pledged 1.15 billion euros on Monday to help Albania rebuild after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Balkan country in later November, killing 51 people. "This is phenomenal and will fully cover the needs," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told reporters after the donors' conference hosted by the Commission.
EU renews arms embargo on Belarus, Zimbabwe (6)
BRUSSELS, Feb 17 (KUNA) - The European Union Foreign Affairs Council Monday decided to prolong sanctions against Belarus and Zimbabwe for human rights violations. The sanctions that include an embargo on arms and on equipment that could be used for internal repression in Belarus were extended for one year, until 28 February 2021. These measures also include an asset freeze and travel ban against four
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