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Pigeon

Golden nest egg: Belgian race pigeon sells for record 1.6 m euros

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What would you do with 1.6 million euros (1.9 million dollars)? How about snapping up the most expensive race pigeon ever sold in Europe? That's...
European Union

EU slaps tariffs on US ketchup, rum and tractors in aircraft dispute

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The European Union will on Tuesday impose tit-for-tat tariffs on US products worth 4 billion dollars (3.37 billion euros) in the long-running battle surrounding...
European Union

EU to impose tariffs on US products in aircraft manufacturer dispute

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European Union will impose tariffs on US products in the dispute surrounding aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing, European Commission Vice President, Valdis Dombrovskis announced...
Covid

After strong GDP rebound, eurozone braced for fresh virus setbacks

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The 19 eurozone countries fear that the second wave of coronavirus infections will wipe out the hard-won economic growth clawed back over the past...
European Union

EU finance ministers meet to discuss economic impact of coronavirus

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The eurozone's finance and economy ministers are set to meet online on Tuesday to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on the economy. Ministers of...
Covid Medical Supplies

Countries in Europe reimpose lockdowns as COVID-19 cases surge unabated

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Europe is seeing a drastic resurgence of COVID-19 cases, forcing countries to reimpose restrictions in a bid to curb further spread of the virus. Austria...
Lockdown

Hard-hit Belgium imposes partial lockdown to tame new Covid-19 wave

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The Belgian government is further tightening restrictions on public life, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced on Friday, as the second wave of new...
european commission

EU executive pushes for higher minimum wages

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The European Commission wants EU member states to lift their minimum wages and determine better standards for setting them, it said as it proposed...
Covid

European countries impose new restrictions as second wave builds

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Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Italy and Slovenia were among European countries imposing new restrictions on Monday in a bid to keep a second wave of...

EU supports Nigerian candidate for top WTO job, source says

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The European Union is united behind Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in the two-person race for the top job at the World Trade Organization (WTO), an...
European Union

EU environment ministers give partial nod to new climate law

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EU Environment Ministers on Friday gave their backing for a proposed new climate law, paving the way for legislation aimed at creating a greener...
Covid

Belgium introduces stricter coronavirus rules as cases climb

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Belgium has tightened its coronavirus measures amid a surge in cases, with residents now allowed to only have close contact with three people outside...
Josep Borrell

EU summit: Leaders call for end to Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting

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European Union heads of state and government early Friday called for an immediate end to the violence that has recently flared up between Azerbaijan...
European Union

EU warns Turkey sanctions still possible in Mediterranean gas dispute

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The European Union has decided not to sanction Turkey again at present in a dispute over Mediterranean energy resources, but warns Ankara that further...
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EU free to impose Belarus sanctions after Cyprus drops veto

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The way is clear for the European Union to impose sanctions on individuals with links to election fraud and repression in Belarus after Cyprus...
European Union

EU leaders head for second day of European summit

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The 27 EU leaders have begun their second day of the European summit to discuss the bloc's strategic outlook, after long hours of negotiations...
European Union

Beyond Turkey: What other topics are on the EU summit agenda?

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After a week's delay, foreign affairs is still set to take centre stage at Thursday and Friday's EU summit, convened by European Council President...
European Union

EU sanctions violators of UN Libya arms embargo

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EU foreign ministers have agreed to sanction violators of the UN embargo on arms flowing into Libya, EU sources told dpa on Monday. The measures...
Brexit

UK publishes controversial Brexit bill amid growing anger from Brussels

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The British government on Wednesday published a controversial bill which overrides elements of the Brexit deal with Brussels, despite a senior minister explicitly...
Marathon

World marathon record holder Kosgei to take on Hassan in Brussels

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Kenyan world marathon record-holder Brigit Kosgei is set for her track debut as she takes on Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan in an hour event at...
Herculis Diamond League

Kipyegon targeting world 1,000m record in Diamond League Brussels meet

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Reigning Olympic 1,500 meters champion Faith Kipyegon of Kenya will launch another charge targeting the women's 1,000m world record at the Diamond League meeting...
Libya

European Union welcomes cease-fire in Libya

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The European Union (EU) on Saturday welcomed the cease-fire announcements made by the UN-backed Prime Minister of Libya Fayez Serraj and Speaker of the...
Covid Vaccine

EU concludes exploratory talks with CureVac to buy potential COVID-19 vaccine

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As the efforts of the European Union (EU) to secure supply of vaccines against the COVID-19 continue, the European Commission on Thursday announced it...
European Union

EU foreign ministers to discuss Turkey and Belarus in special meeting

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EU foreign ministers are to meet on Friday in a special video conference to discuss the disputed election in Belarus, Turkey's gas exploration in...
European Union

EU agrees MoU with 8 partners in support for COVID-19 fight

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The European Union (EU) has agreed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with eight non-EU partners to help their businesses limit the economic fallout of the...
European Union

EU reintroduces entry ban for travellers from Algeria

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Algerians are once again subject to a ban on non-essential travel into the European Union amid a surge in coronavirus cases in the North...
European Union

EU launches mission to train Central African Republic security forces

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The European Union is launching a civilian training mission for security forces and Interior Ministry officials in the Central African Republic (CAR), set to...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (R), European Parliament President David Sassoli (C) and President of the European Council Charles Michel attend a press conference on the future of Europe at the Parlamentarium in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 31, 2020. The United Kingdom's (UK) withdrawal agreement will enter into force upon the UK's exit from the EU on Friday night, ending the country's 47-year membership. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

David Sassoli deems cuts in European Union long-term budget “unjustified”

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European Parliament President David Sassoli said Wednesday he welcomed the agreement reached by European Union (EU) leaders on the recovery fund, but deemed cuts...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she speaks with France's President Emmanuel Macron, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 18, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Pool

European Union’s massive recovery package boosts European stock market

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The European Union's (EU) landmark economic recovery package has largely underpinned the region's stock market with major shares closing above four-month highs on Tuesday,...
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Portuguese president hails EU economic deal as “excellent result”

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Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on Tuesday hailed as "historic" and "excellent" the result of the meeting of the European Council in Brussels,...