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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.

COVID-19: Spain becomes latest country to declare state of emergency

Madrid/UNI: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday announced that his government has decided to declare a state of emergency for the next 15 days in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak which has engulfed Spain and large parts of mainland Europe.

UN moves to tackle ‘hidden abuse’ and violence against Europe’s children

New York/IBNS: Each year, at least 55 million children in Europe suffer some form of physical, sexual, emotional or psychological violence, the UN health agency (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Protecting refugees in Europe: UNHCR calls for a ‘year of change’

New York/IBNS: The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is calling on the European Union (EU) to make 2020 “the year of change for robust refugee protection”. On Thursday, the agency issued a set of new recommendations, as Croatia and German preside over the EU Council during the next 12 months.

As ‘the last European divided country’, Cyprus President tells Assembly UN is ‘the only way forward’

New York: The past 45 years of “unacceptable status quo” has prevented lasting peace and stability in Cyprus, President Nicos Anastasiades told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.

US may have to release 2,500 Islamic State prisoners to Europe: Trump

Washington, Aug 2 (Sputnik/UNI) The United States is prepared to dump up to 2,500 Islamic State terrorist group (IS) prisoners into the countries of Europe if those nations will not accept them voluntarily, President Donald Trump told reporters.

Praising Roma’s contributions in Europe, UN expert urges end to rising intolerance and hate speech

New York, Apr 9 (IBNS): An independent United Nations expert called on Monday for immediate action to end discrimination and combat racist rhetoric against Roma, Europe’s largest minority group.

Europe and UN form bulwark against ‘might makes right’ worldview, EU foreign affairs chief tells Security Council

New York, Mar 13 (IBNS): “The concept of global governance risks being replaced by the old law that ‘might makes right’”, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, told the Security Council on Tuesday, during a meeting looking at on-going cooperation between the UN and the 28-member body.

Joint UN, OSCE engagement can address crisis in Ukraine, other ‘dark spots of conflict’ in Europe

New York, Mar 8 (IBNS): What is happening in and around Ukraine is “unacceptable, the Chairperson-in-Office for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday.

UN agencies call for action to bolster rights of Europe’s stateless children

New York, Feb 15 (IBNS): United Nations agencies are calling on States and regional organizations across Europe to take urgent action to ensure that thousands of currently stateless children are given the support and protection they deserve. 

New French study shows baby diapers contain harmful chemicals

Toronto, Jan 31 (IBNS): A new French study, conducted by Anses, which is a French agency in charge of food, environmental, and occupation health and safety, published last week that diapers contain harmful substances including carcinogen, as classified by the World Health Organization (WHO), media reports said.

EU leaders reach agreement over migrant crisis

Brussels Jun 29 (IBNS): An agreement has been made by the European Union leaders on migration after talks at the Brussels summit on Thursday.