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Ukraine President Stresses NATO, EU Ties On 30th Independence Day

Aug 24, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Ukraine celebrated its independence day on Tuesday with a military parade and massive festivities in the capital Kyiv.

Haven't Recognised Taliban Regime, EU Warns Amid Evacuation Negotiations

Aug 21, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

United States and NATO allies are struggling to help Afghans who worked for their forces and now fear reprisals from the Taliban to even reach and enter the Kabul airport.

EU Calls Situation At Kabul Airport 'Very Difficult', Urges World To Welcome Afghan Refugees

The EU's top officials toured the facility that Spain has set up at the Torrejón military airbase near Madrid along with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, who said it has the capacity to hold 800 people.

Explained: What Are Covid Entry Rules For Travelers To European Countries?

Aug 05, 2021 Deutsche Welle

The hospitality sector in Europe is breathing a sigh of relief. As COVID incidence rates fall, restrictions are being relaxed, making tourism possible again.

Europe On Vacation But Vaccinations Not Taking A Break

In Britain, where 70% of adults already are fully vaccinated, campaigns now are aimed at the younger generations

24 July, 2021

Western Democracies Appeal For Smooth Transition Of Power In Afghanistan

Seema Guha

the US, EU, UK, NATO and Norway have released a joint communique to somehow force the Taliban and the High Peace Council for Reconciliation led by Abdullah-Abdullah to ensure a smooth transition of power in Afghanistan.

03 July, 2021

Europe In Vaccination Race Against COVID-19's Delta Variant


The urgency coincides with Europe's summer holiday months, with fair weather bringing more social gatherings and governments reluctant to clamp down on them.

01 July, 2021

India Tells European Union To Accept Indian Vaccines Or Face Quarantine

Outlook Web Desk

The move comes in the wake of EU's apparent disinclination toward accepting the Indian-made vaccines Covieshield and Covaxin on its vaccination passport or the 'Green Pass' scheme.

04 June, 2021

Protests As Austria Grapples With Violence Against Women

Associated Press (AP)

With 14 slain women, Alpine nation becomes one of the few European Union Countries with higher women killings than men

19 May, 2021

European Union Parliament Votes To Take Down Illegal Sports Streaming


EU lawmakers also called on the European Commission — the EU's executive branch — to amend the legislation on intellectual property rights for live sporting events

08 May, 2021

India, EU To Restart Negotiations For FTA After 8 Years

Outlook Web Bureau

The decision was taken during a virtual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the heads of state or government of all the 27-member states of the bloc


03 May, 2021

PM Modi, European Commission President Exchange Views On Covid Situation

Outlook Web Bureau

'The India-EU Leaders’ Meeting will be the first meeting in the EU+27 format and reflects the shared ambition of both sides for further strengthening the India-EU Strategic Partnership,' the statement said.

10 March, 2021

EU-UK Relations Hit New Low Over ‘Vaccine Ban' Comments

Associated Press (AP)

The spat comes against a background that the Covid-19 vaccination drive in Britain is seen as a huge success while that in the 27-nation bloc has been a major failure.

17 February, 2021

Ahead Of EU Envoys' Visit To J&K, 'Wall Of Kindness' Springs Up In Srinagar; Police Dismantle Bunkers

Naseer Ganai

Diplomats from the European Union are on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to assess the situation in the region post the abrogation of Article 370.

17 February, 2021

UK Artists Express Concern Over Post-Brexit Visa Rule, Say It Will Spell Disaster

Associated Press (AP)

British artists now have to comply with different rules in the 27 EU nations, negotiating visas for performers and permits for equipment.

06 February, 2021

EU Move To Revise Pesticide Rules, But No Ban On Exports Yet

Outlook Web Bureau

The European Union will revise its laws dealing with pesticides, in a move to promote sustainability

20 January, 2021

EU Sighs With Relief As Joe Biden Prepares To Enter White House

Associated Press (AP)

European Council President said that trans-Atlantic relations have “greatly suffered in the last four years. In these years, the world has grown more complex, less stable and less predictable.”


16 January, 2021

Hackers Steal, ‘Manipulate’ And Leak European Union’s Covid-19 Vaccine Data

Associated Press (AP)

An ongoing investigation into the cyberattack showed that hackers obtained emails and documents related to the evaluation of experimental coronavirus vaccines, EU officials said

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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo

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

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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