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Politics Jan 06EU agency approves Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine
The European Union's medicines agency gave the green light Wednesday to Moderna Inc.'s COVID-19 vaccine, a decision that gives the 27-nation bloc a second vaccine to use in the desperate battle to tame the virus rampaging across the continent.
Health Dec 30U.K. approves use of ‘vaccine for the world’
Britain has authorized an easy-to-handle coronavirus vaccine and decided to stretch out the time between doses to allow more people to get some level of protection faster as infections surge.
World Dec 11ICC prosecutor ready to open investigation into Ukraine
The six-year preliminary probe looked at allegations of crimes starting with the brutal crackdown on pro-European Union protests in 2013-14 through the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014.
World Oct 26As virus spreads throughout Europe, French doctor warns his country has ‘lost control’
France declared a state of emergency earlier this month and has been imposing more and more restrictions since September to try to ease the pressure on France’s hospitals.
World Oct 20European nations mixed in their response to COVID-19 spikes
As the resurgence of the global pandemic sweeps across the continent, local and national governments also are facing swelling opposition to the new measures.
World Jul 19EU summit drags into 3rd day amid splits on virus fund
European Union leaders remained fundamentally divided for a third day Sunday over an unprecedented 1.85 trillion-euro ($2.1 trillion) EU budget and coronavirus recovery fund, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that they might not reach a deal despite the urgency…
World Jul 18No deal in sight; EU leaders haggle over budget, virus fund
European Union leaders are hunting for compromises as a summit to reach a deal on an unprecedented 1.85 trillion euro ($2.1 trillion) EU budget and coronavirus recovery fund enters its second day. Tensions are running high, and a full day…
World Jul 10Dutch government to take Russia to European court over MH17
The Dutch government says it is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago.
World Jun 19Black Lives Matter spurs scrutiny of Dutch colonial past
The 17th century has gone down in Dutch history as the Golden Age. But the grim flip side of the prosperity, fortunes generated by seafaring traders, slavery and iron-fisted colonial rulers, is being brought into sharp focus amid global protests…
World Jun 12International Criminal Court condemns U.S. sanctions order
The International Criminal Court has condemned the Trump administration's decision to authorize sanctions against court staff, saying it amounted to "an unacceptable attempt to interfere with the rule of law and the Court's judicial proceedings."…