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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, …

Ex-Kosovo leader Thaci denies charges at Hague-based court

Ex-Kosovo leader Thaci denies charges at Hague-based courtHashim Thaci, who resigned as Kosovo’s president to face war crimes and other charges including murder, torture and persecution, has denied all of the allegations he faces at a special court in the NetherlandsByThe Associated PressNovember 9, 2020, 3:38 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressHashim Thaci, who resigned …

Greek authorities arrest father of dead migrant child

Greek authorities arrest father of dead migrant childGreek authorities have arrested the migrant father of a child who died while attempting to reach a Greek island from the nearby Turkish coast on suspicion of endangering a life, a crime that could carry a penalty of up to 10 years’ imprisonmentByThe Associated PressNovember 9, 2020, 3:04 …

EU advances plan to slap tariffs on US goods over Boeing aid

EU puts tariffs on US but hopes for change with BidenThe European Union has agreed to put tariffs on up to $4 billion worth of US goods and services over illegal Boeing aidBy LORNE COOK Associated PressNovember 9, 2020, 2:19 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article4:47NOTIFIED: Nov. 9, 2020Catch up on …

Over 1,600 migrants reach Spain’s Canary Islands, 1 dies

Over 1,600 migrants reach Spain’s Canary Islands, 1 diesSpanish emergency services for the Canary Islands say that more than 1,600 migrants have either been rescued at sea or reached the archipelago in small boats over the weekendByThe Associated PressNovember 8, 2020, 3:30 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MADRID — More …

EU cuts 2021 economic outlook as virus spreads

EU cuts 2021 economic outlook as virus spreadsThe European Commission has cut its outlook for the rebound from the pandemic shutdownsByThe Associated PressNovember 5, 2020, 11:18 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressTwo women wait in line at a bakery in Antwerp, Belgium, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Belgium, proportionally still …

EU considering further legal action in Brexit standoff

EU considering further legal action in Brexit standoffThe European Union is considering stepping up its legal action against Britain over legislation that would breach parts of the legally binding Brexit agreement that the EU and the British government reached late last yearByThe Associated PressNovember 3, 2020, 1:53 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

As virus surges, isolated UK leader Johnson faces many foes

As virus surges, isolated UK leader Johnson faces many foesBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson’ is battling both the coronavirus pandemic and a long list of political foesBy JILL LAWLESS Associated PressOctober 28, 2020, 3:05 PM• 5 min readThe Associated PressFILE – In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 file photo, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks …

Virus, economy top concerns as Lithuanians vote in runoff

Virus, economy top concerns as Lithuanians vote in runoffThe coronavirus pandemic is the main domestic issue as Lithuania holds a parliamentary runoff election Sunday, and the winner will have to tackle a rapidly deteriorating public health sector and high unemploymentBy LIUDAS DAPKUS Associated PressOctober 24, 2020, 8:31 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Greece: Insolvency overhaul during pandemic triggers spat

Greece: Insolvency overhaul during pandemic triggers spatThe Greek government’s opposition is trying to block new insolvency legislation that it argues would leave vulnerable mortgage holders more exposed to repossession during the pandemicByThe Associated PressOctober 23, 2020, 1:50 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressA pedestrian wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks …

Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit era

Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit eraJapan and Britain have signed a free trade deal in the first such major post-Brexit dealBy YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business WriterOctober 23, 2020, 12:30 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressBritish International Trade Secretary Liz Truss, left, and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi …

EU slaps sanctions on 2 Russians over Germany cyberattack

EU slaps sanctions on 2 Russians over Germany cyberattackThe European Union has imposed sanctions on two Russian officials and part of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency over a cyberattack against the German parliament in 2015ByThe Associated PressOctober 22, 2020, 3:59 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressEuropean Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks during a …

UK-EU trade talks back on after bloc offers olive branch

UK-EU trade talks back on after bloc offers olive branchThe British government says it will resume trade negotiations with the European Union in London this week just days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared the talks overBy RAF CASERT and JILL LAWLESS Associated PressOctober 21, 2020, 5:06 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …