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France summons Chinese envoy over “unacceptable” comments

France summons Chinese envoy over “unacceptable” comments France’s Foreign Ministry has summoned China’s ambassador over recent comments that included alleged insults and threats toward lawmakers and a researcher ByThe Associated PressMarch 22, 2021, 8:28 PM• 2 min read PARIS — France’s Foreign Ministry said it has summoned China’s ambassador over “unacceptable” comments in recent days …

Eritrea says EU sanctions on security agency are ‘malicious’

Eritrea says EU sanctions on security agency are ‘malicious’ Eritrean authorities have described European Union sanctions targeting a security agency as “malicious” and charged the EU with having “ulterior motives.” By RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated PressMarch 22, 2021, 6:59 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KAMPALA, Uganda — Eritrean authorities described European …

EU, US, UK, Canada target China officials over Uyghur abuses

EU, US, UK, Canada target China officials over Uyghur abuses The European Union, Britain, Canada and the United States have launched coordinated sanctions against Chinese officials over human rights abuses in China’s far western Xinjiang region By LORNE COOK Associated PressMarch 22, 2021, 5:37 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:04 On …

Turkish police frees politician after detention in assembly

Turkish police frees politician after detention in assembly Turkish police have detained a prominent pro-Kurdish party politician who was staging a days-long protest in parliament By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY Associated PressMarch 21, 2021, 12:46 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:14 On Location: March 19, 2021 Catch up on the developing stories making …

Split Cyprus defends razor wire to halt migrant crossovers

Split Cyprus defends razor wire to halt migrant crossovers The government of ethnically split Cyprus has come under fire over a decision to lay razor wire along a section of a U.N.-controlled buffer zone to stem migrant inflows from the island’s breakaway north By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS Associated PressMarch 9, 2021, 6:28 PM• 3 min readThe …

Kerry in Brussels to relaunch US-EU cooperation on climate

Kerry in Brussels to relaunch US-EU cooperation on climate U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry has traveled to Brussels to discuss trans-Atlantic cooperation on climate issues By SAMUEL PETREQUIN Associated PressMarch 9, 2021, 3:44 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Jan. 27, 2021, file photo, …

EU, US agree to suspend tariffs over Airbus-Boeing dispute

EU, US agree to suspend tariffs over Airbus-Boeing dispute In a sign of goodwill to rebuild trans-Atlantic relations, the European Union and the United States have decided to suspend tariffs used in the longstanding Airbus-Boeing dispute By RAF CASERT Associated PressMarch 5, 2021, 7:32 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BRUSSELS …

Bosnia moves migrant families sleeping rough into camps

Bosnia moves migrant families sleeping rough into camps Bosnian authorities say they have moved into asylum centers more than one hundred migrants — nearly half of them children — who were sleeping rough while waiting for a chance to slip into neighboring Croatia ByThe Associated PressMarch 5, 2021, 6:05 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Cyprus: no waiting for EU, vaccinated Britons welcome May 1

Cyprus: no waiting for EU, vaccinated Britons welcome May 1 The transport minister of tourism-reliant Cyprus says the country won’t wait for the European Union to create a vaccine certificate that aims to ease travel and will seek to make its own arrangements with third countries By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS Associated PressMarch 5, 2021, 6:03 PM• …

Germany gives nuke plant operators $2.9B for early shutdown

Germany gives nuke plant operators $2.9B for early shutdown The German government has agreed with four utility companies that they will receive about $2.9 billion in compensation for the early shutdown of their nuclear power plants ByThe Associated PressMarch 5, 2021, 4:03 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:11 On Location: March …

EU, Italy stop AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia

EU, Italy stop AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia A shipment of a quarter million AstraZeneca vaccines destined for Australia has been barred from leaving the European Union in the first use of an export control system instituted by the bloc over a month ago By RAF CASERT Associated PressMarch 4, 2021, 5:01 PM• 3 min …

Probe into EU border agency leaves some questions unanswered

Probe into EU border agency leaves some questions unanswered An inquiry into claims that the European Union’s border and coast guard agency was involved in illegal pushbacks of migrants has not been able to link Frontex to any of the alleged incidents By LORNE COOK Associated PressMarch 4, 2021, 1:49 PM• 5 min readShare to …

EU lawmaker from Hungary targeted with expulsion vote

EU lawmaker from Hungary targeted with expulsion voteThe head of the European Parliament delegation representing Hungary’s ruling party is being targeted for expulsion from his political group in the European Union legislature after comparing the group’s leader to the gestapoBy JUSTIN SPIKE Associated PressDecember 2, 2020, 2:25 PM• 3 min read BUDAPEST, Hungary — The …

Report: EU greenhouse gas emissions down 24% since 1990

Report: EU greenhouse gas emissions down 24% since 1990Greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union have been reduced by 24% compared to 1990 levels, according to the bloc’s annual climate reportBy SAMUEL PETREQUINNovember 30, 2020, 4:45 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE in this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 file …

Montenegro firm on expelling Serb diplomat despite EU call

Montenegro firm on expelling Serb diplomat despite EU callMontenegro’s foreign ministry says it won’t reverse its decision to expel the Serbian ambassador despite calls from the European Union to do soBy PREDRAG MILIC Associated PressNovember 30, 2020, 4:09 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PODGORICA, Montenegro — Montenegro will follow through …

US Embassy in Hungary slams article likening Soros to Hitler

US Embassy in Hungary slams article likening Soros to HitlerThe U.S. Embassy in Budapest has condemned an article published by a Hungarian official that drew parallels between American-Hungarian billionaire George Soros and Adolf Hitler and the NazisBy JUSTIN SPIKE Associated PressNovember 30, 2020, 3:50 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Germany’s Merkel: Brexit no-deal would set bad example

Germany’s Merkel: Brexit no-deal would set bad exampleGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel says Britain and the European Union would set a bad example if they fail to reach a deal on their future relationship, but again insisted that the EU doesn’t want a deal at any priceByThe Associated PressNovember 30, 2020, 3:21 PM• 2 min readThe …

Portugal: young climate activists get Strasbourg court boost

Portugal: young climate activists get Strasbourg court boostThe European Court of Human Rights is requiring a prompt response from 33 countries to an ambitious climate change case brought by six young PortugueseByThe Associated PressNovember 30, 2020, 11:37 AM• 2 min read LISBON, Portugal — The European Court of Human Rights is requiring a prompt response …

Dutch populist Baudet suggests splitting party he created

Dutch populist Baudet suggests splitting party he createdLess than four months ahead of a general election, a rising force in Dutch populism is in turmoil and looks to be careering toward an acrimonious breakup amid accusations of extreme right and anti-Semitic sympathies among some members of its youth wingBy MIKE CORDER Associated PressNovember 26, 2020, …

Europe hopes for reset, end to ‘damage control’ under Biden

Europe hopes for reset, end to ‘damage control’ under BidenGermany’s foreign minister says he hopes a reset of U_S_-European relations under the Biden administration can end years in which Europe was mainly concerned with “damage control.”ByThe Associated PressNovember 24, 2020, 3:30 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:13Biden makes historic nomination for …

Bulgaria is latest block in North Macedonia’s bid to join EU

Bulgaria is latest block in North Macedonia’s bid to join EUNorth Macedonia, kept out of the European Union for years by a dispute with Greece, hit yet another hurdle this week when Bulgaria blocked its progress toward membershipBy VESELIN TOSKOV Associated PressNovember 21, 2020, 12:09 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Barely out of crisis, Greek economy hammered by new lockdown

Barely out of crisis, Greek economy hammered by new lockdownGreece has downgraded its forecasts for the economy this year to include the impact of a second lockdownBy DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated PressNovember 20, 2020, 4:21 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressThe Parthenon temple is illuminated atop of the Acropolis hill …

EU plans to expand Belarus crackdown sanctions to businesses

EU plans to expand Belarus crackdown sanctions to businessesA top European Union official says the EU plans to prepare a new round of sanctions against Belarus that will target businesses and entrepreneurs as a security crackdown on protesters continues in the ex-Soviet nationByThe Associated PressNovember 19, 2020, 3:14 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Greece: No police custody for migrant unaccompanied minors

Greece: No police custody for migrant unaccompanied minorsGreece’s migration minister says the country is abolishing the practice of holding asylum seeker children and teenagers who arrive in Greece without parents or guardians in protective police custodyBy ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressNovember 18, 2020, 2:01 PM• 3 min readThe Associated PressFILE In this Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 …

EU: Brexit trade talks still have ‘substantial work’ ahead

EU: Brexit trade talks still have ‘substantial work’ aheadA top European Union official said Wednesday that trade talks with the United Kingdom still face “substantial work” that might well spill over into next week, with a perilous deadline drawing ever closerBy RAF CASERT Associated PressNovember 18, 2020, 12:49 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Privacy activists in EU file complaints over iPhone tracking

Privacy activists in EU file complaints over iPhone trackingEuropean privacy activists have filed complaints against Apple over its use of software to track the behavior of iPhone usersBy FRANK JORDANS Associated PressNovember 16, 2020, 5:06 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE-In this Sept. 25, 2015 file photo people wait …

Migrant arrivals putting pressure on Spain’s Canary Islands

Migrant arrivals putting pressure on Spain’s Canary IslandsSpanish rescue services have located 1,300 migrants in four days in the Atlantic Ocean and transferred them to the southern Canary IslandsBy ARITZ PARRA Associated PressNovember 16, 2020, 4:56 PM• 3 min readThe Associated PressAfrican newly arrived migrants are transferred by Spanish police to a temporary location after …

Britain’s Prince Charles attends German remembrance ceremony

Britain’s Prince Charles attends German remembrance ceremonyPrince Charles is attending ceremonies in Berlin on Germany’s traditional day of remembrance SundayByThe Associated PressNovember 15, 2020, 1:34 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressBritain’s Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall exit their plane as they arrive at Berlin Brandenburg …

Ex-Croatia PM Sanader convicted of corruption; party fined

Ex-Croatia PM Sanader convicted of corruption; party finedA court in Croatia has convicted a former prime minister of corruption and sentenced him to eight years in prison for funneling state money through an advertising agency for personal gain and to benefit his former partyByThe Associated PressNovember 13, 2020, 3:01 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare …

EU negotiators clinch deal on huge budget, coronavirus plan

EU negotiators clinch deal on huge budget, coronavirus planEuropean Union negotiators have sealed a deal on the bloc’s next seven-year budget and a coronavirus support package worth a total of some 1.8 trillion euros ($2.1 trillion)By LORNE COOK Associated PressNovember 10, 2020, 4:57 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressPassers-by, …