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Wall-to-wall Europe: the continent's manmade barriers – in pictures
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2019/jul/16/europe-barriers-in-pictures-walls-of-power-rencontres-d-arles
#Photography #LesRencontresdArles #Artanddesign #Culture #Exhibitions #Europe #Festivals
 
#Huawei wants to name its #Android OS replacement ‘Harmony’ in #Europe
 
Charity accuses government agencies of ignoring ‘rampant’ rule-breaking in industry, and encourages whistleblowers

A website for whistleblowers to expose illegal or unethical practices in the fishing industry has been launched by a charity campaigning to end overfishing in European Union waters.

“Fishyleaks” has been set up by Our Fish to provide an anonymous and secure way for people working in the industry, enforcement bodies and others to shine a light on bad practice.
‘Fishyleaks’ website hopes to land those guilty of overfishing
#Environment #EuropeanUnion #Fishing #Conservation #Marinelife #Worldnews #Europe
 
‘I want my country’s image to be good’: has Romania’s ruling party moved on?
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/16/i-want-my-countrys-image-to-be-good-has-romanias-ruling-party-moved-on
#Romania #Europe #Worldnews #EuropeanUnion #UKnews
 
The French president worried for Fariba Adelkhah at a time Paris and Tehran are in crisis talks to save nuclear deal. #MiddleEast #Iran #France #Europe
 
Arrests made after cache of arms, including air-to-air missile, rocket launchers as well as Nazi memorabilia found. #TheFarRight #Italy #Europe
 
It's unclear when S-400s will be installed but Turkey the first NATO member to operate the Russian missile system. #Turkey #UnitedStates #Military #Turkeyattemptedcoup #Russia #Europe #MiddleEast
 
EU foreign ministers meet in Brussels looking for a breakthrough to help Iran and the US engage in dialogue. #Europe #Politics
 
Demonstrators disrupt five UK cities calling for legal recognition of 'ecocide' as an international crime. #ClimateSOS #GlobalWarming #Environment #UnitedKingdom #Europe #FossilFuels
 
Don’t let nationalism win – we can create a better Europe from within | Magid Magid
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/15/nationalism-europe-eu
#EuropeanUnion #Europe #Brexit #Politics #Worldnews #UKnews
 
"HEY HI software" https://twitter.com/zoobab/status/1150677192076124161 #eff #swpats #epo

BTW, #epoorg does rule #europe judging by the fact it's #AbovetheLaw http://techrights.org/wiki/index.php/EPO
 
Police say they found guns and Nazi plaques at home of man who in 2001 ran for senate

Police in northern Italy have detained three men, including one linked to a neo-fascist political party, after uncovering a huge stash of automatic weapons, a missile and material featuring Nazi symbols.

Police said the discoveries stemmed from a previous investigation into Italians who took part in the Russian-backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine.
Ex-candidate for Italian neo-fascists arrested over weapons cache
#Italy #Europe #Worldnews
 
Fariba Adelkhah was arrested in Iran in June for allegedly spying, media reports say

France has demanded immediate consular access to a Franco-Iranian dual national arrested in Iran.

Fariba Adelkhah, an academic researcher, was arrested in Iran in June by the Revolutionary Guards for allegedly spying, according to media reports at the weekend.
France demands access to dual-national academic held in Iran
#France #Iran #Europe #MiddleEastandNorthAfrica #Worldnews
 
One vocal movement in the UK has started a people's uprising as a route towards environmental protection. #Environment #UnitedKingdom #ClimateSOS #Protests #GlobalWarming #Europe
 
Legal experts condemn ‘disgraceful and illegal manipulation of system’

The Home Office lied to EU member states to remove victims of human trafficking and modern slavery in breach of European law, according to whistleblowers.

Legal experts have said the practice is “unthinkable” and “a disgraceful and illegal manipulation of the system”. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has urged the sources to contact Yvette Cooper, chair of the home affairs select committee. “These are clearly serious allegations which must be properly investigated,” said Khan’s spokesperson.
Home Office lied to EU countries so it could deport slavery victims, say whistleblowers
#HomeOffice #Immigrationandasylum #Humantrafficking #Slavery #Law #Politics #UKnews #Worldnews #EuropeanUnion #Europe
 
Facebook campaign to draw other tourists to Georgia hatched as Russian arrivals slow. #Europe #Georgia #Business&Economy
 
France, Britain and Germany call on Iran and US to return to dialogue and end escalating tensions in Gulf. #Iran #MiddleEast #Europe #France #UnitedKingdom #Germany
 
Nobel laureates and prominent campaigners call for action 10 years after Russian reporter Natalia Estemirova was killed. #Europe #Russia #Women #Journalism #JournalismIsNotACrime
 
They’re cheaper than cabs, less effort than a bike and more convenient than buses. But as the number of e-scooter accidents rises, a backlash is growing

Most of the people riding electric scooters around Copenhagen glide like swans, bodies motionless and serene with heads tilted into the sunshine.

I am the ugly duckling, wobbling and jerking while I struggle to figure out exactly how this two-wheeled contraption works. Where do I put my feet? How hard do I thumb the accelerator? And how on earth am I meant to indicate left and press the brake with my left hand at the same time?

In Copenhagen, police officers mounted an operation against drink riders
Invasion of the electric scooter: can our cities cope?
#Cities #Roadtransport #Transport #London #Denmark #Europe #UKnews #Worldnews #Environment
 
Leftwing parties must grapple with victory as well as defeat | Letters
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/14/leftwing-parties-must-grapple-with-victory-as-well-as-defeat
#Europe #Syriza #Labour #EuropeanUnion #Greece #YanisVaroufakis #Portugal #JeremyCorbyn #Politics #Brexit
 
Demonstrators try to disrupt parade by dragging barriers into road and setting bins alight

French riot police fired teargas to disperse masked protesters from the Champs Élysées after the annual Bastille Day military parade ended in Paris on Sunday.

A few dozen men — some masked and dressed in black — briefly tried to block roads near the Arc de Triomphe by dragging metal security barriers and setting fire to bins.
France: riot police use teargas to disperse Bastille Day protesters
#Giletsjaunesprotests #France #Europe
 
Police fire tear gas at protesters during a tense standoff in capital Paris following the annual military parade. #Europe #France #EmmanuelMacron #EuropeanUnion
 
As a correspondent, the likely future PM produced exaggerated tales that were lapped up at home

It was a classic Boris Johnson dispatch from Brussels – funny, mocking and only partially based on fact.

Under the headline “Italy fails to measure up on condoms”, Johnson revealed in the Daily Telegraph that “Brussels bureaucrats have shown their legendary attention to detail by rejecting new specifications for condom dimensions”, despite demands from the Italian rubber industry for a smaller minimum width. Readers were informed the decision had left “Italian egos smarting”, and he quoted an official spokesperson – Willy Hélin – who insisted “this is a very serious business”.
How Boris Johnson's Brussels-bashing stories shaped British politics
#Politics #... Show more...
 
President Macron uses France’s national day to celebrate European defence cooperation

France’s annual Bastille Day parade showcased European military cooperation and innovation on Sunday, complete with a French inventor hovering above Paris on a jet-powered flyboard.

The former jetskiing champion and military reservist Franky Zapata clutched a rifle as he soared above the Champs-Élysées on his futuristic machine, which the French military has helped to develop.
Jet-powered flyboard soars over Paris for Bastille Day parade
#France #EmmanuelMacron #EuropeanUnion #Paris #Europe
 
Amnesty International calls on Russia to ease harsh treatment of civilians living along disputed border with Georgia. #Europe #Georgia #War&Conflict
 
Prospectors dig up remains of extinct animals for trade worth an estimated £40m a year

Activists and officials in northern Russia have warned of a “gold rush” for mammoth ivory as prospectors dig up tusks and other woolly mammoth remains that can net a small fortune on the rapacious Chinese market.

Melting permafrost from global heating has made it easier for locals to retrieve the remains of woolly mammoths, which have been extinct for thousands of years, and sell them on to China, where the ivory is fashioned into jewellery, trinkets, knives, and other decorations.
Permafrost thaw sparks fear of mammoth ivory 'gold rush' in Russia
#Russia #Europe #Worldnews #Endangeredspecies #Animals #Conservation #Environment #Wildlife
 
Leaked cables quote Britain's US envoy as saying that US president ditched agreement because it was Obama's deal. #UnitedStates #UnitedKingdom #Europe #US&Canada #DonaldTrump #BarackObama
 
UK Foreign Minister Hunt says concern was 'destination not origin' after 'constructive call' with Iranian counterpart. #UnitedKingdom #Iran #SyriasWar #Europe #MiddleEast
 
We look at rising Russia-Africa trade, the economics behind the S-400 deal, and new players in the gaming industry.
What's driving Russia's interest in Africa?
#Business&Economy #Russia #Africa #Europe #Turkey #VladimirPutin #US&Canada #Science&Technology
 
UK politicians, journalists say police warning over UK ambassador's leaked documents risks infringing on press freedoms. #UnitedKingdom #Media #Europe #UnitedStates
 
Woman run over by celebrating Algerian fan in Montpellier while shops looted in Paris after team's quarter-final win. #France #Europe #Football #Algeria #Sport
 
"I think it's not over until the EPO is cleaned up though."

#techrights person, eager to see the #epo going back to being a #patent office we can be proud of in #europe
 
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