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World Apr 07Snub in EU-Turkey meeting highlights gender equality issue
Gender equality issues took center stage Wednesday in Brussels a day after Ursula von der Leyen, one the EU's most powerful executives, was treated like a second-rank official during a visit to Ankara.
World Mar 12Tussle between U.S., allies over vaccine supply escalates
Even though it is not approved in the U.S., well over 10 million doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine are stockpiled in the country for domestic use and cannot be exported under the terms of the company’s agreement with the federal government.
World Jan 21E.U. summit assesses virus restrictions amid worrying reports
European Union's top disease control official said Thursday that urgent action was needed to stave off a new wave of hospitalizations and deaths.
World Jan 13Belgian judge asked to investigate death of young Black man detained by police
Belgian prosecutors have requested the appointment of an investigative judge following the death of a 23-year-old Black man who was detained by police last week in Brussels, as around 300 protesters gathered in Belgium’s capital Wednesday asking for authorities to…
World Dec 17EU top official sees ‘progress’ in post-Brexit talks
The European Union's top official says there's been "substantial progress on many issues" in post-Brexit talks, just as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a no-deal outcome seemed "very likely" — with only two weeks to go before a potentially…
World Dec 01European regulator to decide Dec. 29 on 1st virus vaccine
The European Medicines Agency will convene a meeting on Dec. 29 to decide if there is enough data about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech for it to be approved, the regulator said…
Politics Oct 15E.U. leaders divided over new climate goals for 2030
European Union leaders have agreed they need to raise their climate ambition above the existing target but stopped short of endorsing a proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% compared to 1990 levels.
World Sep 18European Union unveils plan to combat racism, increase diversity
The European Commission has presented a series of measures aimed at tackling structural racism and discrimination, acknowledging a blatant lack of diversity among the European Union’s institutions.
Arts Sep 17Banksy loses E.U. trademark fight with greeting card company
Street artist Banksy has lost a legal battle with a greeting card company along with a European Union trademark for one of his most iconic artworks.
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.