Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), who chairs the House oversight committee, told a panel of expert witnesses during a hearing on the disease: 'This morning we were informed that President Trump and Vice President Pence have called our witnesses to an emergency meeting at the White House. We don't know the details, just that it is extremely urgent.' … [Read more...] about Donald Trump BANS visitors from Europe from entering the US for 30 days starting at midnight on Friday – but excludes the UK and Ireland – in effort to staunch coronavirus pandemic. But how will it slow spread of virus ALREADY inside US?
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By nightfall it was announced that around a thousand of the most vulnerable refugees with disabilities and health problems would be hosted in a ferry boat as emergency workers sought frantically to gather enough tents. Two naval ships will also be dispatched to the island by Thursday with around 3,500 tents providing temporary shelter, the Greek migration minister Notis Mitarachi told a press conference. … [Read more...] about Thousands need aid after fire destroys Europe’s largest refugee camp
Dr Paul Neve, a weed biologist at Rothamsted Research, argued that glyphosate was a critical component of current crop protection strategies. “Decisions on future glyphosate registration have to take full account of the economic and environmental consequences across farms, both nationally and within the EU,” he said. … [Read more...] about Monsanto weedkiller faces recall from Europe’s shops after EU fail to agree deal
Put Brexit aside and the disagreements at national level are even starker. In order to weaken national identities and strengthen its own role from the centre, Brussels has long championed a "Europe of the Regions" - made up of more than 60 ethnic identities rather than 27 states. … [Read more...] about Sky Views: Is the EU as united as it says it is?
The pushback against this law-breaking bill is already international. The government may have been relaxed about causing consternation in Brussels and exasperation in Berlin. But did it not stop to think of the impact on the politics of Ireland, north and south, or on already alienated opinion in Scotland and Wales, or on trade negotiators in Tokyo and other capitals? Did the government factor in the inevitably frosty response of the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, who is proud of his Irish ancestry and a friend of the EU, or of Democratic lawmakers (and some Republicans too) in Washington? Did it think about the multitude of other places around the world where goodwill towards Britain cannot always be assumed? Did it not realise that the promise-breaking would be welcomed by the likes of Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, all of whom will feel that Britain has just made it a bit easier for them to go on defying the rules too? If ministers did not think of these … [Read more...] about The Guardian view on the rule of law: rogue state Britain?