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Poland should get less from Covid-19 fund due to rights record, claim EU member states
Danish PM among those who say rule of law and LGBT rights issues mean a tougher line should be taken with Poland
The EU’s pandemic recovery fund risks being derailed after an outcry within the bloc that Poland is set to be one of the biggest recipients despite its government’s attacks on the judiciary and LGBT community.
The Polish economy has been one of the least affected by the coronavirus crisis and Warsaw has faced heavy criticism over its approach to the rule of law but estimates suggest Poland will still only be behind Spain as the major winner from the rescue fund. Continue reading... https://bit.ly/3dD7i6x
Intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi is regarded as being acceptable to both US and Iran
Iraqi lawmakers have approved a new prime minister and government after six months without one as parties squabbled until the last minute over cabinet seats in backroom deals.
The new prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq’s intelligence chief and a former journalist, will head the new government. He will begin his term without a full cabinet, however, after several ministerial candidates were rejected. Continue reading... https://bit.ly/2WDaetH
Investors want to know what kind of economic hit General Motors Co expects from the coronavirus pandemic as it moves forward, whether it needs to raise further cash and when North American vehicle production will resume when it reports first-quarter results on Wednesday. https://reut.rs/2W963Xa
President Nicolas Maduro claims men were among 13 ‘terrorists’ involved in plot to enter country via the coast and oust him
Venezuelan authorities have detained two US citizens allegedly working with a US military veteran who has claimed responsibility for a failed armed incursion into the oil-producing country, President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday.
In a state television address, Maduro said authorities arrested 13 “terrorists” on Monday allegedly involved in a plot he said was coordinated with Washington to enter the South American country via the Caribbean coast and oust him. Continue reading... https://bit.ly/2zeUTHm