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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…
World Jun 29EU finalizing virus ‘safe list,’ U.S. unlikely to make the cut
The European Union is edging toward finalizing a list of countries whose citizens will be allowed to enter Europe again in coming days, with Americans almost certain to be excluded in the short term due to the number of U.S.
World Jun 27EU narrows down border list, US unlikely to make the cut
European Union envoys are close to finalizing a list of countries whose citizens will be allowed back into Europe once it begins lifting coronavirus-linked restrictions. The United States appears almost certain not to make the list, as new infections surge.
World Jun 15EU urges U.S. to join new Middle East peace effort
European Union foreign ministers want the United States to join them in a new effort to breathe life into long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Health Jun 05European Union wants borders free of virus restrictions by end of June
The European Union's Home Affairs commissioner says Europe's free travel area should be running again by the end of the month.
Economy May 27EU proposes 750 billion-euro coronavirus recovery fund
The European Union has proposed a recovery fund worth 750 billion euros, or $825 billion, to help countries weather a painful recession triggered by the coronavirus.
Health May 13WATCH: As new clusters emerge, WHO warns virus may be here to stay
New coronavirus clusters have appeared as nations struggle to balance reopening economies with preventing a second wave of infections and deaths.
World May 06EU warns of ‘recession of historic proportions’ this year
Globally, the pandemic is expected to cause the deepest recession in living memory, with the International Monetary Fund forecasting a 3% decline this year.