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COVID vaccine: EU received only half of AstraZeneca doses it was meant to this week

AstraZeneca only delivered half of the doses it was scheduled to ship to European Union member states this week, the…

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Europe’s week: AstraZeneca jab troubles and Turkey’s diplomacy mistake

AstraZeneca’s woes continued this week after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said there is a “possible link” between the company’s…

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Omit Mediterranean products from EU-wide food labelling plan, says MEP

Some Southern European products should be left out of plans by the European Commission to introduce a mandatory food labelling…

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Africa

‘Sofagate’: EU-Turkey diplomatic scandal snowballs | European Union News

Anger grows after male leaders pictured taking chairs, leaving blindsided von der Leyen standing before being ushered to a sofa.…

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Middle East

Croatian police accused of sexually abusing female asylum seeker | European Union News

A woman from Afghanistan says she was sexually abused, forced to strip naked, held at knifepoint and threatened with rape…

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Europe

Hurdles ahead for Borissov despite victory in Bulgaria’s election

Despite his party emerging victorious from Bulgaria’s election on Sunday, plenty of hurdles lie ahead for Boyko Borissov, an expert…

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Europe

EU banks on homegrown COVID-19 vaccines amid delays and supply issues

As the European Union struggles to accelerate its sluggish coronavirus vaccination campaign amid delivery delays and logistical problems, the bloc…

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Latin America

Cyprus demands businesses name their true owners on new registry | Crime News

The move puts Cyprus in line with European Union regulations designed to combat money laundering, organised crime and other illicit…

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Africa

EU chiefs raise ‘deep worries’ over rights in Turkey with Erdogan | European Union News

EU says it wants better ties with Ankara as top officials meet with Turkey’s president, but human rights the ‘priority’.…

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EU very worried over Russian military activity near Ukraine’s border

The European Union has expressed “great concern” over the movement of Russian military forces near the border with Ukraine. Josep…

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Europe

G7 ‘seriously concerned’ about human rights violations in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

G7 countries are “seriously concerned” about alleged human rights violations in Tigray, calling on all parties to provide immediate and…

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Africa

Iran, world powers to discuss US return to nuclear deal | European Union News

The virtual meeting headed by the EU will attempt to engage Iran and the US to resume compliance with the…

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Brit expats ‘kicked out of Spain’ as group ordered back onto plane to UK

A group of British expats have been kicked out of Spain just minutes after arriving under new post-Brexit rules, it…

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Europe

Three months on, what impact has Brexit had on UK-EU trade?

Three months after Brexit began for real when the EU’s rulebook stopped applying to the UK, many areas of life…

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Europe

The German Constitutional Court has blocked the EU’s recovery fund. What happens now?

The German Constitutional Court has done it again. After its shocking ruling of May 2020 that threatened the participation of…

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Europe

Montenegro justice minister says Srebrenica genocide comments taken out of context

Montenegro’s justice minister has denied accusations that made comments casting doubt on the events of the Srebrenica massacre. Vladimir Leposavic…

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World leaders call for WHO treaty to prepare for future pandemics

Around two dozen world leaders have called for a new international treaty on preparing for future pandemics in an editorial…

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Asia

UN seeks $10bn for Syria as COVID adds to refugee suffering | Conflict News

The United Nations is seeking $10bn in aid to help Syria, saying civilians there continue to face attacks as well…

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Africa

EU official calls Greece to further probe asylum seeker pushbacks | European Union News

In a visit to Greece, the European Union’s top migration official has called on the country to “do more” to…

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Asia

The EU needs to face its institutional racism problem | European Union News

The European Union’s anti-racism summit, which took place on March 19, was a critical opportunity for the EU to meet…

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Latin America

EU refuses to approve Frontex’s budget over human rights concerns | European Union News

European Parliament voted by 22-3 to postpone signing off the border agency’s budget until concerns get addressed. European Union lawmakers…

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Latin America

Deepen trade with Turkey but ready sanctions, EU report says | European Union News

Offer of closer economic ties mixed with threats reflects complex relationship between Turkey and the bloc. The European Union should…

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Asia

EU sanctions Chinese officials over Uighur abuses | European Union News

Myanmar military chief, North Korea and Eritrea also targeted in raft of measures aimed at alleged human rights offenders around…

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Middle East

EU threatens to ban AstraZeneca exports if vaccines not delivered | Coronavirus pandemic News

EU chief says AstraZeneca could see its COVID vaccine exports blocked if it does not meet its contractual obligations. European…

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Asia

EU halts plans to blacklist Turkey oil execs | Angela Merkel News

The European Union has frozen plans to blacklist more senior executives at Turkey’s state-owned Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO), four diplomats said, in…

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Asia

‘Safe and effective’: EU drug regulator backs AstraZeneca vaccine | Coronavirus pandemic News

The European Medicines Agency says the benefits of the shot outweigh the risks after several countries pause rollouts amid fears…

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Latin America

Lebanon: Aid to be disbursed in dollars as Lebanese pound crashes | Business and Economy News

The European Union, United Nations, and World Bank confirmed a deal between Lebanon’s central cank and its deputy prime minister…

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Africa

US will not take sides on UK-EU Northern Ireland rift: Official | European Union News

The statement comes ahead of the first meeting between President Joe Biden and Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin. The Biden…

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Asia

Serbia’s vaccine diplomacy in China’s shadow | European Union News

Over the past year, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić has often showed up at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport to welcome shipments…

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Africa

Sudan formally requests four-party mediation in GERD row | African Union News

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok sent letters to the United Nations, African Union, European Union and the United States, foreign ministry…

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Middle East

EU launches legal action against UK over Brexit deal | Brexit News

Brussels contends that London has violated the Brexit deal’s controversy-ridden Northern Ireland Protocol. The European Union has launched legal action…

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Latin America

‘Absolute dismay’: UK exporters angry at one-sided border checks | Brexit News

The UK has postponed border checks on imports of EU goods until January but British exporters face extra paperwork. The…

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Latin America

US, EU to suspend tariffs in Boeing-Airbus dispute | Aviation News

A first phone call on Friday clinched the first trade breakthrough to start rebuilding transatlantic relations between the United States…

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Africa

Northern Ireland’s Foster accuses EU of disregarding peace deal | Brexit News

Dispute over alleged breach of Brexit deal by UK shows EU ‘only interested’ in protecting itself, first minister says. Northern…

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Europe

EU wants employers to disclose wages to close gender pay gap | Business and Economy News

Wage scales in Europe have long been shrouded in secrecy, which has helped perpetuate gender inequality on the continent. The…

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Europe

Climate and cooperation: Biden’s trade goals differ from Trump’s | Climate Change News

United States President Joe Biden’s trade strategy looks to incorporate sustainable environment goals, advance racial equity and partner with allies,…

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Asia

Iran rules out talks with US, EU to discuss nuclear deal revival | European Union News

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says time not right for talks given ‘recent actions’ of the US, European countries. Iran has…

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Asia

Czech Republic turns to Russian vaccine amid soaring COVID cases | Coronavirus pandemic News

Prime Minister Andrej Babis says hard-hit country cannot wait for EU approval for Russia’s Sputink V shot. The Czech Republic…

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Europe

G20 nations warn uneven vaccine roll-out could stall recovery | Business and Economy News

‘We will not get back to our normal lives until the virus is eradicated in all countries,’ Italy’s Minister of…

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Asia

EU leaders push to step up COVID vaccinations | Coronavirus pandemic News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the European Union must prepare to vaccinate for new coronavirus variants across the coming…

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Africa

Venezuela expels head of EU delegation after new sanctions | European Union News

Venezuela expelled the head of the European Union’s delegation in Caracas, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza announced on Wednesday, in response…

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Europe

UK agrees to EU request for more time to ratify Brexit deal | Brexit News

The delay by a month brings more uncertainty to an already fragile start to a new economic relationship. The U.K.…

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EU agrees to sanctions on Myanmar military, Russian officials | European Union News

European Union foreign ministers have agreed to impose sanctions on Myanmar’s military over its coup earlier this month and withhold…

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Latin America

EU considers sanctions on Russia, Myanmar | European Union News

At a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council, European Union foreign ministers are expected to weigh fresh sanctions on Russia…

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