EU found evidence employee phones compromised with spyware, letter says
The warning from Apple triggered the inspection of EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders’ personal and professional devices as well as other phones used by European Commission employees, the letter says.
Monkeypox emergency could last months, with window closing to stop spread, experts say
WHO Europe has forecast just over 27,000 monkeypox cases in 88 countries by Aug 2, up from 17,800 cases in nearly 70 countries at the latest count.
EU to soften sanctions on Russian banks to allow food trade
Under the revised sanctions, the EU also plans to facilitate exports of food from Russian ports, which traders had stopped servicing after the sanctions despite the measures explicitly exempting food exports, an official says.
Ombudsman says missing EU-Pfizer vaccine deal texts a 'wake-up call'
The ombudsman says consequential instant messages should be recognised as EU documents falling under transparency rules, recorded and made available for freedom of information requests.
EU bans Russian lobbying from its institutions
The 705-member European Parliament made the move already in early June and the European Commission, the bloc's executive arm, as well as the Council, which represents member states, have followed suit.
Europe swelters in record-breaking June heatwave
The soaring temperatures are in line with scientists' predictions that such phenomena will now strike earlier in the year thanks to global warming.
UK must have military capable of fighting in Europe, says army head
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ruled out sending British troops to help Kyiv, but warns that London will have to show support for 'the long haul'.
Russian gas flows to Europe fall further amid diplomatic tussle
The drop in supply comes as the leaders of Germany, Italy and France visit Ukraine under pressure to provide Kyiv more weapons for its war with Russia and back its bid to join the European Union.
Nato needs greater readiness, more weapons, says military alliance chief
Following Russia's Feb 24 invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls 'a special military operation', Nato has boosted its presence in the Baltics.
Google, Facebook, Twitter to tackle deepfakes or risk EU fines, document shows
The European Commission is expected to publish the updated code of practice on disinformation as part of its crackdown against fake news.
EU agency sees risk of Covid deaths rising as Omicron subvariants spread
In the US, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says BA.4 and BA.5 are estimated to make up nearly 5% and 8%, respectively, of coronavirus cases as of June 4.
WhatsApp has until July to comply with EU consumer law
The European Consumer Organisation and the European Network of consumer authorities say WhatsApp has not explained the changes in plain and intelligible language in breach of EU consumer law.