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Jawad Zarif- Iran Iranian foreign minister meets European diplomats at the G7 meeting

The meeting between Javad Zarif and the European diplomats was the result of French president, Emmanuel Macron’s attempts to salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or the ‘Iran nuclear deal’.

G7 Protests Massive protests denounce the 45th G7 Summit in France

The protesters called for urgent attention to climate change, the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, the Israeli aggression on Palestinians, and the forest fires in the Amazon.

Rescue ship-Spain Migrant rescue ship Open Arms stranded in the sea for seventh day

The ship, with 121 migrants onboard, now awaits the Spanish government’s approval to dock at a safe port after being denied permission by Malta and Italy.

rescue boat Alan Kurdi malta Malta receives migrants aboard the rescue ship Alan Kurdi

The number of migrants attempting the perilous Mediterranean crossing has increased after the recent escalation of civil war in Libya.

Vienna meeting on iran nuclear deal European diplomats fail to take concrete steps to reassure Iran against US sanctions

The joint committee meeting in Vienna held on June 28 saw European diplomats launching INSTEX, a payment mechanism to continue trade with Iran

Migrant crisis Tunisia 64 of 75 migrants stranded off Tunisian coast agree to return home

The Bangladeshi nationals and their fellow refugees were headed to Europe when their boat capsized. They were rescued by another vessel which was not allowed permission to dock by Tunisian authorities

Greece Elections In Greece, communists withstand conservative surge as SYRIZA crumbles

Following a decline of nearly 13% in SYRIZA’s vote share, prime minister Alexis Tsipras called for fresh elections which will be held in the first week of July

Theresa May set to resign amidst Brexit deadlock

May’s three year term heading the British government was almost entirely spent in negotiating and renegotiating United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, which eventually failed

European court verdict -work hours Responding to Spanish trade union’s lawsuit, European Court orders companies to record employees’ work timing

From the data provided by the lower court, the European Court highlighted that 53.7% of Spanish employees’ overtime hours were not recorded.

anti fascist march in greece Hundreds march in Greece to counter neo-Nazi event

Right-wing groups in Greece have been trying to stir up hyper-nationalist feelings in the country, especially after the Prespes Agreement between Greece and the Republic of North Macedonia.

Censorship Directive Widespread protests mark passing of European ‘internet censorship’ law

The legislation includes two controversial clauses – the stipulation of an ‘upload filter’ to monitor the copyright, and a ‘link tax’ which requires the news aggregators to pay publishers for linking to their stories.

Iberian anti-nuclear movement seeks closure of nuclear power plant in Spain

Three companies, Iberdrola, Endesa and Naturgy, which run the power plant want to extend the operation of the nuclear infrastructure beyond the license, which ends on June 19, 2020. Activists have been demanding the closure of the plant which has been operational since 1983

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