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World Jun 21EU, U.S., UK, Canada join forces to slap sanctions on Belarus
The United States, the European Union, Britain and Canada have joined forces to impose sanctions on several officials in Belarus over the forced diversion of a Ryanair flight to Minsk last month.
Politics Jun 15Biden arrives in Geneva ahead of highly-anticipated Putin meeting
Joe Biden has arrived in the summit city of Geneva ahead of what will be the most-watched part of his first trip abroad as president: talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin.
World Jun 15EU, U.S. reach deal to end Airbus-Boeing trade dispute
The United States and the European Union reached a deal Tuesday to end a damaging dispute over subsidies to rival plane makers Boeing and Airbus and phase out billions of dollars in punitive tariffs, the U.S. trade envoy said.
World Jun 14NATO leaders declare China a global security challenge
It's a summit message in Brussels on Monday in sync with President Joe Biden's efforts to get allies to speak out with a more unified voice against China's trade, military and human rights practices.
Health Jun 01Greece, Germany kick off EU vaccination travel certificates
The certificates are being issued to people who are fully vaccinated as well as those have already contracted the virus and developed antibodies and others who have had a PCR test within the last 72 hours.
Politics May 18E.U. seeks Mideast cease-fire, concerned conflict will spread
The E.U. also wants to see long-stalled peace moves resume. More than 220 people have been killed in the conflict, now in its second week. Airstrikes and rocket attacks between Israel and the Palestinians continued Tuesday.
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.