Zuwara, Libya: 8 people found suffocated in freezer container as they were being trafficked (Graphic Content – Photos might be disturbing)

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Libya Observer: 8 illegal immigrants – six children, one woman and one man – were found suffocated due to inhaling fuel inside the fish freezer container, while 90 others were rescued and sent to the Zuwara seaside hospital, according to the city’s security directorate.… Be Informed

Trump condemned as treasonous by US for siding with the Kremlin over his own government agencies

Donald Trump has been condemned as “treasonous” for siding with the Kremlin over his own government agencies after a stunning joint appearance with Vladimir Putin in which he seemingly accepted the Russian leader’s denial of election meddling.

At a joint press conference after one-on-one talks lasting more than two hours in the Finnish capital, the US president offered no criticism of Putin or the cyber-attacks that the US intelligence community says he coordinated to help Trump’s 2016 election campaign.… Be Informed

Eu and China agree to further develop the EU-China strategic partnership

The EU and China agreed to further develop the EU-China strategic partnership at the 20th EU-China summit.

Leaders expressed their joint support for rules-based tradeand reaffirmed their joint engagement to reform the World Trade Organisation:

“It is a common duty of Europe and China, America and Russia, not to destroy this order, but to improve it.

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Theresa May rules out second Brexit Referendum

FT: Downing Street has ruled out a second referendum on Brexit under “any circumstances,” in a blow to those pushing for Britain to remain in the European Union.

The comments came on Monday morning just hours after former cabinet minister Justine Greening described Prime Minister Theresa May’s current strategy as “the worst of all worlds” and demanded a second EU referendum.… Be Informed

China files complaint against USA at the World Trade Organisation

China has filed a complaint against the US at the World Trade Organization after Donald Trump’s threats to place tariffs on an additional $200bn (£150bn) worth of Chinese goods.

The one-sentence announcement by the ministry of commerce comes less than a week after the US president called for a second round of tariffs on China, in retaliation for Chinese tariffs placed on American goods.… Be Informed

Rescuer in Thai children saga considering legal action against Elon Musk after claim he was a pedophile

British rescuer Vern Unsworth says he is considering legal action against US billionaire Elon Musk after he made an unfounded and disparaging claim he was a “pedo”, or pedophile, in a now-deleted tweet.

Unsworth, a caver based in Thailand, provided knowledge of the Tham Luang cave system, which helped with the rescue of 12 school boys and their soccer coach in a flooded Thai cave last week.… Be Informed

European Commission calls on Airbnb to align themselves with EU consumer rules

The European Commission and EU consumer authorities are calling on Airbnb to align their terms and conditions with EU consumer rules and be transparent on their presentation of prices.

Airbnb has now until the end of August to propose detailed solutions on how to bring its conduct in compliance with EU consumer legislation.… Be Informed

USA – Russia Summit – Updates and Agenda

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladmir Putin are set to meet on Monday July 16 in Helsinki for a historic summit hosted by Finnish President Sauli Niinistö.

Among the topics set to be discussed between both leaders are the possible extension and expansion of an Obama-era arms control treaty known as New START, which expires in 2021 and aims to reduce the nuclear weaponry of both countries.… Be Informed

Disembarkation operation for migrants on board Protector complete in Pozzallo

All migrants on board the FRONTEX boat Protector have disembarked in Pozzallo.

The operation was authorised by the Italian government and only after the governments of Malta, Spain, Portugal, France and Germany accepted to share the persons on board.

Hungary and the Czech Republic declared their intention of not allowing anyone in their country.… Be Informed

Donald Tusk urges US President and Putin to avoid conflict and chaos through destruction of World order

AP: European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday urged President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and China to work with Europe to avoid trade wars and prevent conflict and chaos.

He was speaking in Beijing at the opening of a summit between China and the European Union, just hours ahead of a summit between Trump and Putin in Helsinki.… Be Informed