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World Aug 20Belgian police official steps aside over brutality video
A top Belgian police official has stepped aside a day after the emergence of a 2018 video showing an officer sitting on top of a Slovak man in custody at a local airport and another officer apparently making a Hitler…
World Jul 21EU agrees on $2.1 trillion deal after marathon summit
After four days and nights of wrangling, exhausted European Union leaders finally clinched a deal on an unprecedented 1.8 trillion-euro ($2.1 trillion) budget.
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 Jun 06The loneliest of D-Day remembrances is hit by pandemic
Saturday's D-Day remembrance in Normandy has turned out to be one of the loneliest remembrances ever.
World Jun 05On 76th anniversary, pandemic prevents many from mourning D-Day dead in Normandy
This year's anniversary observances for the June 6, 1944 D-Day landings in Normandy will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever. The coronavirus pandemic is keeping almost everyone away.
Arts Jun 01Sistine Chapel, other famed museums reopen across Europe
As Europe slowly emerges from the coronavirus pandemic that has killed well over 150,000 of its people and crippled some of the world's biggest economies, Monday let a brilliant ray shine through as some of the top museums globally reopened…
Economy Apr 23EU agrees budget, recovery plan needed to beat virus impact
European Union leaders have agreed to revamp the EU's long-term budget and set up a massive recovery fund to tackle the impact of the coronavirus and help rebuild the bloc's ravaged economies.
World Jan 31Britain leaves the European Union and leaps into the unknown
With little fuss and not much fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership.
World Jan 31UK prime minister hails ‘new beginning’ as Brexit day arrives
Britain officially departs the EU at 11 p.m. local time Friday.