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NATO troops patrol Kosovo-Serbia border after truck blockade

NATO troops patrol Kosovo-Serbia border after truck blockade Soldiers with a NATO-led peacekeeping mission are keeping watch at the Kosovo-Serbia border after the two countries reached a deal to deescalate a dispute over vehicle license plates By FLORENT BAJRAMI and LLAZAR SEMINI Associated PressOctober 2, 2021, 1:42 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Germany urges humane treatment of migrants at Belarus border

Germany urges humane treatment of migrants at Belarus border The German government has called for the “humane” treatment of migrants at the European Union’s external border with Belarus ByThe Associated PressOctober 1, 2021, 5:39 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — The German government on Friday called for the “humane” …

Hungary: EU delegation raises questions about spyware use

Hungary: EU delegation raises questions about spyware use A lack of answers from Hungary’s government about alleged spying on journalists, politicians and business figures has raised questions for a fact-finding committee of the European Union’s legislature By JUSTIN SPIKE Associated PressOctober 1, 2021, 5:00 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BUDAPEST, …

Leaders of 4 Dutch parties open to renewing coalition

Leaders of 4 Dutch parties open to renewing coalition Leaders of the four parties that made up the last coalition government in the Netherlands have agreed to join forces for another four-year term By MIKE CORDER Associated PressSeptember 30, 2021, 2:48 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In …

EU eyes visa retaliation to halt migrant influx from Belarus

EU eyes visa retaliation to halt migrant influx from Belarus The European Commission is proposing to tighten visa restrictions on members of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime By LORNE COOK and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated PressSeptember 29, 2021, 7:50 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Thursday, Aug. …

UK Labour chief woos voters, tackles critics amid govt woes

UK Labour chief woos voters, tackles critics amid govt woes Britain’s main opposition Labour Party is struggling to make an impact despite the many problems besetting the Conservative government By JILL LAWLESS Associated PressSeptember 29, 2021, 3:34 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressLeader of the British Labour Party Keir …

Albania complains its EU accession bid is being held hostage

Albania complains its EU accession bid is being held hostage Albania’s prime minister has complained about the delay in the launch of his country’s membership negotiations with the European Union By LLAZAR SEMINI Associated PressSeptember 28, 2021, 6:08 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressPresident of the European Commission Ursula …

EU official: No dealing with ‘desperate’ Lukashenko

EU official: No dealing with ‘desperate’ Lukashenko The European Union’s home affairs commissioner says the 27-member bloc stands firm on its regime of sanctions against Belarus’ authoritarian president who’s “pushing” migrants into the EU out of “desperation.” ByThe Associated PressSeptember 28, 2021, 3:44 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIn …

UK mulls calling in army to help ease gas shortage at pumps

UK mulls calling in army to help ease gas shortages at pumps Lines of cars formed at British gas stations for a fourth day, as the government mulled bringing in the army to help ease supply disruption triggered by a shortage of truck drivers By JILL LAWLESS Associated PressSeptember 27, 2021, 6:46 PM• 5 min …

Police swoop on Balkan cartel’s European ‘cocaine pipeline’

Police swoop on Balkan cartel’s European ‘cocaine pipeline’ Law enforcement agencies from eight European countries have pounced on a Balkan crime organization allegedly running the continent’s largest cocaine distribution network ByThe Associated PressSeptember 27, 2021, 2:55 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MADRID — Law enforcement agencies from eight European countries …

Catalonia’s Puigdemont to attend October extradition hearing

Catalonia’s Puigdemont to attend October extradition hearing Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont is vowing to keep travelling throughout Europe to campaign for the region’s independence from Spain By ANDREA ROSA and NICOLE WINFIELD Associated PressSeptember 25, 2021, 7:33 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressCatalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, exchanges …

UK eyes visa change to ease trucker drought amid run on gas

UK eyes visa change to ease trucker drought amid run on gas The British government is expected to ease visa rules for truck drivers to help fix supply-chain problems that have triggered long lines at gas stations and some shuttered pumps By JILL LAWLESS Associated PressSeptember 25, 2021, 1:30 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Is it a bluff? Some in Hungary and Poland talk of EU pullout

Is it a bluff? Some in Hungary and Poland talk of EU pullout An uptick in anti-European Union rhetoric in Hungary and Poland has some observers worried the countries’ right-wing governments might be planning to pull out of the 27-nation trade bloc By JUSTIN SPIKE and VANESSA GERA Associated PressSeptember 25, 2021, 8:51 AM• 6 …

German election to set direction after 16 years under Merkel

German election to set direction after 16 years under Merkel Germany’s closely fought election on Sunday will set the direction of the European Union’s most populous country after 16 years under Angela Merkel By GEIR MOULSON Associated PressSeptember 25, 2021, 6:34 AM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In …

Correction: Europe-Volkswagen-Diesel Scandal story

Correction: Europe-Volkswagen-Diesel Scandal story In a story Sept. 23 about a top European Union legal adviser saying software in Volkswagen cars to alter pollutant emissions in hot or cold weather doesn’t conform to EU law, The Associated Press omitted an exception to the rule ByThe Associated PressSeptember 24, 2021, 5:21 PM• 1 min readShare to …

Catalan separatist leader out of Sardinia jail, can travel

Catalan separatist leader out of Sardinia jail, can travel Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont has been released from a jail in Sardinia after a judge ruled that he could go free ahead of an Oct. 4 extradition hearing By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated PressSeptember 24, 2021, 5:02 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Drive for Britain! UK scrambles for truckers amid supply woe

Drive for Britain! UK scrambles for truckers amid supply woe Britain doesn’t have enough truck drivers By JILL LAWLESS Associated PressSeptember 24, 2021, 2:30 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:20 On Location: September 24, 2021 Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.The Associated Press LONDON — British energy firms are …

Candidates clash in last TV debate before German election

Candidates clash in last TV debate before German election The three candidates hoping to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor, and the four leaders of the other parties currently in parliament, have clashed over a variety of topics during the last televised debate before Sunday’s election By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 8:15 PM• …

BP, Exxon warn of supply issues in UK due to driver shortage

BP, Exxon warn of supply issues in UK due to driver shortage The British government is trying to ease concerns of a fuel crisis after oil giants BP and ExxonMobil-owned Esso warned they had to ration supplies and close some gas stations as a result of a truck driver shortage By PAN PYLAS Associated PressSeptember …

Serbian troops on alert on Kosovo border as tensions mount

Serbian troops on alert on Kosovo border as tensions mount Serbia’s defense minister says the country has raised the combat readiness of its troops on the border with Kosovo amid increasing tensions with its former province ByThe Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 4:26 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressKosovo police …

Croatian police break migrant smuggling gang, arrest 7

Croatian police break migrant smuggling gang, arrest 7 Croatian police say they have broken a gang that smuggled more than 100 migrants from Bosnia into Croatia and on toward Western Europe, and charged nine suspected members ByThe Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 2:30 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ZAGREB, Croatia — …

EU legal adviser says VW software is banned ‘defeat device’

EU legal adviser says VW software is banned ‘defeat device’ A top European Union legal adviser says software installed in Volkswagen cars to alter the amount of pollutants coming out of their exhaust pipes in hot or cold weather and at high altitude contravenes EU laws ByThe Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 2:30 PM• 2 min …

US-French spat seems to simmer down after Biden-Macron call

US-French spat seems to simmer down after Biden-Macron call The most significant rift in decades between the United States and France seems on the mend after French President Emmanuel Macron and President Joe Biden got on the phone to smooth things over By SYLVIE CORBET Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 8:54 PM• 5 min readShare to …

Anti-LGBT resolution revoked by regional assembly in Poland

Anti-LGBT resolution revoked by regional assembly in Poland A region in southern Poland has revoked an anti-LGBT resolution under the threat of losing European Union funding ByThe Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 6:20 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 file photo, a man …

UK’s Johnson concedes US trade deal not in the offing

UK’s Johnson concedes US trade deal not in the offing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has conceded that a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. is not imminent as he voiced confidence that the decades-long U.S. ban on the import of British lamb would be lifted By PAN PYLAS Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 5:10 PM• …

Poland: Court case on primacy of EU or Polish law adjourned

Poland: Court case on primacy of EU or Polish law adjourned Poland’s constitutional court announced another recess Wednesday in a case over whether Polish or European Union law has primacy in the EU member country ByThe Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 1:55 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s …

UN agencies want access to asylum-seekers stuck at EU border

UN agencies want access to asylum-seekers stuck at EU border Two United Nations agencies have requested access to asylum-seekers stranded at Belarus’s border with Poland and Lithuania after four migrants were found dead in the area ByThe Associated PressSeptember 21, 2021, 5:55 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressWarsaw residents …

EU court fines Poland 500,000 euros daily until mine closes

EU court fines Poland 500,000 euros daily until mine closes The European Union’s top court has ordered Poland to pay a daily fine of 500,000 euros ($586,000) until it complies with an earlier ruling to shut down a lignite mine near the border with the Czech Republic and Germany ByThe Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 4:33 …

England simplifies COVID-19 travel rules bashed as confusing

England simplifies COVID-19 travel rules bashed as confusing The British government is simplifying its rules for international travel to England during the coronavirus pandemic, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that the country’s regulations were cumbersome and ineffective By JILL LAWLESS Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 8:56 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

UN concerned about detained migrants vanishing in Libya

UN concerned about detained migrants vanishing in Libya A U.N. migration agency official says she’s concerned about the disappearance of thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libya By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 8:07 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ON BOARD THE GEO BARENTS IN …