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World Feb 08EU countries expel Russian diplomats in Navalny dispute
Germany, Poland and Sweden on Monday each declared a Russian diplomat in their country “persona non grata,” retaliating in kind to last week’s decision by Moscow to expel diplomats from the three European Union countries over the case of opposition…
Politics Jan 21World leaders hope for renewed cooperation with U.S. under Biden
World leaders welcomed into their ranks the new U.S. President Joe Biden, noting their most pressing problems that require multilateral cooperation, an approach his predecessor Donald Trump ridiculed.
World Dec 16Belarus opposition leader calls for EU support as she collects human rights award
Mass protests have gripped Belarus since official results from the Aug. 9 presidential election gave Alexander Lukashenko a landslide victory over his popular rival, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, and a sixth term in office.
World Dec 10European Union strikes deal on landmark budget, virus recovery fund
The 1.82 trillion-euro ($2.21 trillion) seven-year budget and recovery package is vital for virus-battered European economies. Hungary and Poland had threatened to veto it over a move to tie the use of EU funds to upholding the rule of law.
World Dec 08U.K., EU leaders to meet Wednesday as year-end trade deal deadline approaches
The leaders of Britain and the European Union will meet in the next 24 hours for a final push at a Brexit deal, as the two sides warned that the chances of a post-Brexit trade deal by a year-end deadline…
World Nov 17NATO chief warns of high price if troops leave Afghanistan
NATO could pay a heavy price for leaving Afghanistan too early, its chief warned Tuesday after a U.S. official said President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw a significant number of American troops from the conflict-ravaged country in the coming…
Economy Nov 09European Union puts tariffs on U.S. but hopes for change with Biden
The move comes a year after the World Trade Organization authorized the United States to slap penalties on EU goods worth.
World Oct 16Belgium imposes COVID-19 curfew, closes bars and restaurants
Belgium is one of the European countries hardest hit by the disease. Almost 6,000 new cases were recorded each day on average over the last week.
World Oct 06E.U. criticizes Turkey for ‘backsliding’ on democracy, fundamental rights
The European Union says it sees no reason to speed up membership talks with Turkey. In a scathing report, the EU's executive arm on Tuesday criticized the country for failing to uphold democratic standards, protect the independence of its courts…
World Jun 30Europe restricts visitors from the U.S. amid virus resurgence
The European Continent on Tuesday reopened to visitors from 14 countries, but not the U.S., where some of the states that pushed hardest and earliest to reopen their economies are now in retreat because of an alarming surge in confirmed…