World leaders condemn China’s Hong Kong security law, US passes sanctions

China warns countries to stay out of domestic affairs, after Australia said it was actively considering offering safe haven to Hong Kong residents and the UK announced it could offer residency to Hong Kong citizens, as Beijing Parliament approved the controversial new “security law” for Hong Kong on Tuesday. “Countries that we hadn’t heard before, … Read more World leaders condemn China’s Hong Kong security law, US passes sanctions

Germany assumes EU presidency as Merkel pushes for massive bloc-wide recovery plan

Germany takes over the European Union’s six-month presidency Wednesday, with outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel staking her legacy on a massive economic recovery plan to help the bloc cope with the coronavirus fallout. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to … Read more Germany assumes EU presidency as Merkel pushes for massive bloc-wide recovery plan

EU reopens its borders to 15 countries

The European Union has reopened its borders to visitors from 15 countries but excluded the United States, where deaths caused by COVID-19 are spiking once again. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Europe #EU #Coronavirus

Germany is taking over the presidency of the European Union

Germany, the European Union’s biggest economic power, is taking over the presidency of the 27-nation bloc amid massive challenges and huge expectations as the continent grapples with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow QuickTake on … Read more Germany is taking over the presidency of the European Union

European Union to Reopen Borders to 14 Countries, U.S. Misses Out for Now

European Union governments are poised to extend a travel ban for U.S. residents for at least two weeks, according to a draft of a decision due to be formally adopted on Tuesday. The wording of the decision, seen by Bloomberg, signals that the ban disrupting both business and leisure travel across the Atlantic won’t be … Read more European Union to Reopen Borders to 14 Countries, U.S. Misses Out for Now

US left out as European Union reopens borders to 15 countries

The European Union has excluded the United States from its initial “safe list” of countries from which the bloc will allow non-essential travel from Wednesday. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on … Read more US left out as European Union reopens borders to 15 countries

EU ‘deplores’ new Hong Kong national security law

The European Union expressed anger at a decision by China’s parliament to pass national security legislation for the former British colony of Hong Kong despite an international outcry. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the … Read more EU ‘deplores’ new Hong Kong national security law

Merkel Throws Support Behind Radical European Recovery Plan

Jun.30 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel met French President Emmanuel Macron in Meseberg, Germany, on Monday and made a pitch for a radical recovery proposal for the virus-ravaged European Union. Maria Tadeo reports on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”

Trans-Atlantic troubles?

As the U.S. fails to control COVID-19 at home, will the European Union bar American travelers when it opens its borders to some countries from July 1? And as trade disputes, tariff threats, and disagreements over NATO budgets and defense create uncertainty, where is the U.S.-EU alliance heading? Is the U.S. role changing, and what … Read more Trans-Atlantic troubles?

Merkel and Macron Meet to Discuss $500 Billion EU Recovery Fund

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron for talks as Germany prepares to take over the European Union presidency. The start of the six-month rotating presidency on July 1 comes as the 27-nation bloc faces the massive challenge of trying to get economies back on track and restore freedom of movement … Read more Merkel and Macron Meet to Discuss $500 Billion EU Recovery Fund

Analysis: German EU presidency brings ‘sigh of relief’ to coronavirus-ravaged Europe

As Germany prepares to take on the six-month rotating presidency of the European Union, FRANCE 24’s international affairs editor Philip Turle says many European countries badly affected by the coronavirus outbreak are breathing a sigh of relief. Germany has been comparatively less affected by the Covid-19 crisis, suffering 9,000 deaths compared to 30,000 in France, … Read more Analysis: German EU presidency brings ‘sigh of relief’ to coronavirus-ravaged Europe

Macron and Merkel meet to discuss EU recovery plan

President Emmanuel Macron was on Monday meeting Germany counterpart Angela Merkel face-to-face for the first time in several months. As FRANCE 24 correspondent Nick Spicer explains, the meeting underscores the German-Franco relationship as a ‘motor of Europe’, with the European Union recovery plan, Germany’s upcoming EU presidency, and Brexit, likely to be issues on the … Read more Macron and Merkel meet to discuss EU recovery plan

Polish President Duda faces tough run-off vote July 12, according to exit polls

Poland’s nationalist incumbent Andrzej Duda won the first round of a presidential election on Sunday but will have to face the centrist mayor of Warsaw in a run-off on July 12, in a race that could transform the nation’s ties with the European Union. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: … Read more Polish President Duda faces tough run-off vote July 12, according to exit polls

Will international pressure improve human rights in China? | Inside Story

The US is taking the first steps to retaliate against a new security law in Hong Kong. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is imposing visa restrictions on Chinese Communist Party officials believed to be responsible for undermining human rights in the semi-autonomous city. China says the law is needed to restore order after months of … Read more Will international pressure improve human rights in China? | Inside Story