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NATO Precondition For Russia: 'Ease Tensions With Ukraine'

Dec 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Russia has recently moved thousands of its troops to its border with Ukraine, raising apprehensions that the former is going to invade the later early next year.

Omicron: EU Leaders To Deliberate On New Covid-19 Variant Spread, Infection Spike

Dec 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Omicron: With the festive season looming, the bloc's leaders want to avoid a confusing mixture of rules and to ensure all 27 member states are on the same page and that Covid-19 certificates continue to guarantee unrestricted travel.


Ukraine: EU Hopes To Avoid Russia's Invasion With Sanctions Threat, Dialogue

Ukraine: The Russian military's buildup near the country's border is taking centre stage at the summit of the EU's 27 leaders, with a plea from Ukraine's president to start imposing more sanctions before any possible incursion.

Omicron Covid-19 Variant Expected To Be Dominant By Mid January: EU Official

Dec 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Omicron Covid-19 Variant European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the bloc is well prepared to fight the variant with 66.6% of the European population now fully vaccinated against the virus.


Omicron Covid-19 Variant May Have Been In Europe Before South Africa

Omicron Covid-19 variant: the Netherlands' RIVM health institute disclosed that patient samples dating from November 19 and 23 were found to contain it. It was on November 24, South African authorities reported the existence of Omicron to WHO.

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21 November, 2021

Thousands March In Brussels Against Belgium's Covid-19 Measures

Associated Press (AP)

Many among the protestors in Brussels also opposed t the strong advice to get vaccinated and any moves to impose mandatory shots.


14 November, 2021

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Belgium Qualify After 3-1 Win Over Estonia

Associated Press (AP)

With just one match left to play in Group E, top-ranked Belgium remained unbeaten and have an unassailable five-point lead over second-placed Wales in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.


20 October, 2021

Jailed Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Wins Top EU prize

Associated Press (AP)

In awarding the Sakharov Prize to the 45-year-old activist, the European Parliament praised his 'immense personal bravery' who was poisoned with a nerve agent last year.


15 October, 2021

EU-UK Talks, Fishing Threat Kick Brexit Back Into High Gear

Associated Press (AP)

The top Brexit negotiators from both sides entered talks again, with troublesome trade issues in Northern Ireland taking centre stage.


01 October, 2021

Australia-EU Trade Talks Delayed Amid Submarine Row

Associated Press (AP)

The EU launched negotiations for a trade agreement with Australia in 2018. The 12th round of talks was scheduled to take place later this month via videoconference..


16 September, 2021

EU Calls For Better Media Safety, Says No Journalist Should Die

Associated Press (AP)

According to the European Commission, 908 journalists and media workers were attacked across the 27-nation bloc in 2020. A total of 23 journalists have been killed in the EU since 1992, with the majority of the killings taking place over the past six years.


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15 September, 2021

Africa To Receive 200 Million More COVID Vaccine Doses From EU By Middle Of 2022

Associated Press (AP)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that the new donation to be fully delivered by the middle of next year comes on top of 250 million already pledged and underscores the EU resolve to boost the challenge low-income nations are facing.


06 September, 2021

Romelu Lukaku Scores In 100th International As Belgium Beat Czech Republic In World Cup Qualifiers

Associated Press (AP)

Belgium leads the group with 13 points. The Czechs are second with seven, a point ahead of third-place Wales


19 August, 2021

EU Foreign Chief Calls Fall Of Kabul A 'Catastrophe', Criticizes Biden For Withdrawing US Troops

Associated Press (AP)

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell further criticized US President Joe Biden for underplaying the commitment to nation-building in Afghanistan.


25 July, 2021

New Round Of Flooding In Belgium Causes Massive Damage

Associated Press (AP)

The provinces of Namur and Walloon Brabant south-east of the capital city Brussels were particularly hit due to the floods


14 July, 2021

EU To Unveil Tough Climate Rules, With Tax On Foreign Firms; Here's All You Need To Know

Associated Press (AP)

The European Commission's proposals, which serve as the EU's executive body, would range from stricter limits on car pollution to new national limitations on gases emitted by buildings.


13 June, 2021

G-7 Summit 2021: NATO Leaders To Bid Symbolic Adieu To Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

'Forever War' cost the United States alone USD 2.26 trillion, and the price in lives includes 2,442 American troops and 1,144 personnel among US allies, according to figures from Brown University.


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30 April, 2021

EU Report Takes Aim At Russia Over Vaccine Fake News

Associated Press (AP)

The report, which was compiled by the strategic communications branch of the EU's external action service — essentially the 27-nation bloc's foreign ministry — said that part of the campaign is to sow distrust in the European Medicines Agency.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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