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Germany to Press for EU Deal on Taking in Rescued Migrants

Germany to press for EU deal on taking in rescued migrants

BERLIN – Germany’s interior minister on Tuesday called on his European Union colleagues to agree on a better and fairer solution for the distribution of rescued migrants as they attempt to cross the Mediterranean. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said before a video conference with his EU counterparts that all European …

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Britain Sets out How it will Regulate the City after Brexit

Britain sets out how it will regulate the City after #Brexit

LONDON – Britain “will adapt” capital rules for legacy insurers from the European Union as it regains control of its crucial financial services sector, Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said. Britain left the EU in January and will no longer be required to follow the bloc’s financial rules after December when …

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EU Sends Emergency Supplies, Pledges €39M Aid to Kabul

EU sends emergency supplies, pledges 35M aid to Kabul

KABUL – As part of the European Union’s (EU) global coronavirus response, an “EU Humanitarian Air Bridge” flight departed on Monday from Maastricht, Netherlands bound for Kabul, Afghanistan, the EU said in a statement. The shipment includes “100 tons of life-saving materials to supply EU-funded humanitarian partners,” the statement said. …

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EU Statement on Afghanistan Welcomed by Afghan Govt

EU Statement welcomed by Afghan govt

KABUL – The Afghan government on Friday welcomed the statement issued about Afghanistan by the Council of the European Union (EU) in which the bloc reaffirmed its political commitment to Afghanistan for peace, security and self-reliance. “The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan welcomes a recent decision by the …

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EU Insists Coronavirus Vaccine be Available to All

EU insists coronavirus vaccine be available to all

BRUSSELS – The EU stated on Thursday that every coronavirus vaccine would be accessible equally to all countries after French drug giant Sanofi claimed it had booked first shipments for the US. “The vaccine against COVID-19 should be a global public good and its access needs to be equitable and …

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‘COVID-19 can Increase Migration to EU’

‘COVID-19 can increase migration to EU

ANKARA – The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) said Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic would cause migration from low-income countries into the EU. In the medium term, people living in low-income countries with limited access to medical care may search for better opportunities in EU countries, according to an EASO …

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China, EU Join 19-Member Temporary Global Trade Dispute System

China, EU join

BEIJING – China has joined 18 other nations, including the European Union, Canada, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong, in introducing a transitional program of trade disputes at the World Trade Organization, with the agency’s arbitration body ceasing to work in December after the United States rejected the nomination of new …

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China Pressured EU to Drop COVID-19 Criticism

China

BEIJING – According to four outlets and media diplomatic communications, China tried to obstruct a European Union study accusing Beijing of spreading misinformation regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The EU study was postponed and then considerably changed with the attitude of China. The media released the report’s original edition, saying: “China …

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