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European investments in China slowly decreasing

Beijing: European corporate investment in China is slackening as the country’s real estate market is slumping, and consumer spending is drying up due to the stringent COVID-19 policy followed by Beijing.

Pakistan NSA Moeed Yusuf's UK visit called off

Islamabad: The British government did not state any reason as it unilaterally called off the visit of Pakistan's National Security Adviser (NSA) Moeed Yusuf on Friday, media reports said on Saturday.

Macron stresses on strategic partnerships to defend Europe better after defence pact with Greece

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron has stressed that Europe must build its own military capacity, after signing a 3 billion euros ($3.51 billion) deal for French frigates with another European country Greece, according to media reports.

Halt legislation on coercive mental health measures in Europe – UN experts

New York: Independent UN human rights experts called on Friday for a European body of intergovernmental experts to stop legislation supporting coercive mental health measures.

Blow to Beijing: European Parliament now votes to freeze EU-China investment deal

Brussels: The European Parliament has voted to freeze the ratification of the EU-China investment deal due to the sanctions that Beijing has imposed on five members of the hemicycle, an episode seen as a blow to the dragons, media reports said.

European Parliament resolution on the deplorable state of human rights in Pakistan was overdue

It would not have come as a surprise to any Pakistan-watcher that the European Parliament, in view of the “alarming” increase in the abuse of blasphemy laws in Pakistan, last week adopted a resolution calling for a review of the GSP+ status, the EU’s most beneficial trading relationship, which it had granted to the country. Once Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to put his stock behind the extremist and violent Tehrik-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) and its demand that the French Ambassador be evicted from Islamabad as punishment for French President Macron’s espousal of free speech in his country, a strong response from the European Union (EU) was no longer in doubt.

Europe: COVID must spark rethink to prioritize ‘human lives’ over economic policies

New York: The devastating impact of COVID-19 serves as a stark reminder that the European Union must “put human lives” above economic policy considerations, that privilege competition between EU Member States, an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday.

Victims of ‘forced confessions’ ask Western powers to ban Chinese TV channels

Thirteen people who describe themselves as “victims of forced confessions broadcast on Chinese television” have asked European satellite operator Eutelsat to reconsider carrying channels like CGTN and CCTV4, media reports said.

Several nations rejects Chinese claim over 'nine-dash line'

Beijing: In yet another geopolitical showdown with China, at least nine nations, including U.K., France and Germany, have issued statements this year rejecting Beijing's extensive claims in the South China Sea.

European think-tank exposes Pakistan's terror link at UNHRC, asks why the country is still its member

Geneva: Amsterdam-based think-tank The European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) has hit out at Pakistan PM Imran Khan-led government and said the country is harboring terrorists in its territory.

European govts mustn’t stay mum over Baloch Journalist’s death: Expert

Singapore: Referring to the death of Baloch journalist Sajid Hussain in Sweden, a geopolitics expert has asked European governments to be responsible for the safety of their citizens.

China’s party-state has become considerably more assertive in a number of domains: Think Tanks

Washington: The world is confronting unique changes in relations among the United States, Europe, and China, which have now been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis, top US and European think tanks have said.

Slovenia becomes the first European country to call off COVID-19 pandemic

Ljubljana(Slovenia)/IBNS: Slovenia has become the first European nation to call an end to Coronavirus pandemic after a joint assessment by its government and healthcare professionals.

Coronavirus fatalities cross 15000 worldwide

Paris/IBNS: Total deaths from coronavirus pandemic crossed 15000, according to an AFP report.

Stay away from Europe, if sick infect the infidels: ISIS' coronavirus advisory for its terrorists

London/IBNS: Global Islamic terror outfit ISIS has cautioned its jihadists to stay away from Europe, which has now been termed the "epicentre" of the global coronavirus pandemic by the World Health Organisation. It also directed the sick jihadits to sicken the "infidels," said reports.