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Liechtenstein prince accused of shooting European Union’s largest bear

Environmental campaigners suspect a Liechtenstein prince shot dead probably the biggest bear alive in the EU on a hunting expedition in Romania in March. They say Prince Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein had been granted a permit to shoot a female bear that had caused damage to some farms. But it was not a female […]

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European Union charges Apple for breaking competition rules on the App Store

Apple was charged with breaking EU competition rules over the way it runs its App Store. European Commission anti-trust regulator Margrethe Vestager tweeted that “consumers are losing out”. It relates to charges brought two years ago by music streaming app Spotify which claimed that Apple was stifling innovation in that industry. Apple faces a large […]

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European Union launch legal action against AstraZeneca for repeatedly delaying Covid-19 vaccine shipments

The European Union said Monday it had launched legal action against the British-Swedish drug company AstraZeneca after it repeatedly under-delivered on its shipments of Covid-19 vaccines to the bloc. The 27 nations in the European Union have rolled out a relatively sluggish vaccination program as the company’s deliveries to the union have fallen tens of […]

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European Union imposes sanctions on Myanmar’s military leaders and conglomerates

European Union has imposed sanctions on 10 of Myanmar’s military leaders, as well as two giant military conglomerates, in its toughest measures yet against the February 1 coup and bloody crackdown. The sanctions include asset freezes and visa bans, EU member states said the individuals were “all responsible for undermining democracy and the rule of […]

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‘Blood clots should be listed as very rare side effect of AstraZeneca vaccine’: European and British regulators

European and British regulators said on Wednesday the unusual blood clots should be listed as a very rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) received reports of 169 cases of the rare brain blood clot by early April, after 34 million doses had been administered in the European […]

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‘Halt the brutal killings’: EU, United States sanction Myanmar

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced new sanctions against members of Myanmar’s military on Monday for the ongoing crackdown on pro-democracy protests since the military seized power in a February 1 coup. “The United States continues to call on the military regime to release all those unjustly detained; stop its attacks on civil society […]

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European Union’s drug regulator finds AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine ‘safe and effective’

The European Union’s drug regulator on Thursday said it had found the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine “safe and effective” and was not linked to an increased risk of blood clots. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) reviewed the jab after 13 EU states suspended use of the vaccine over fears of a link to blood clots. “The […]

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United Nations envoy recommends a relax on Venezuela sanctions amid worsening humanitarian crises

A United Nations envoy has recommended the Untied States to relax sanctions on Venezuela as they have worsened the humanitarian crisis. A 12-day visit by Alena Douhan, a UN special rapporteur focusing on sanctions, recommended in a preliminary report that sanctions from the European Union and the United States must be lifted and the Venezuelan […]

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UK pets will require certificate to enter Europe Union after BREXIT

Pet owners in Britain will need new documents to enter the European Union with their animals after the Brexit transition period ends on January 1 next year, the government said. Owners will have to get an animal health certificate from a vet no earlier than 10 days before travel, the government said on its Brexit […]

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European Union Covid-19 travel restrictions may BAN entry of UK travellers from January 1, 2021

British travellers could be banned from entering the European Union from January 1 under current coronavirus restrictions. Travellers from the United Kingdom would be subject to same travel restrictions as all other non-EU countries which bars all but essential travel to Europe due to the coronavirus pandemic. The current Brexit transition period ends on December […]

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US, UK and EU express concerns over Hong Kong’s autonomy

The United States, Britain and the European Union have also expressed concern about the security legislation and its implications for China’s freest city. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday Hong Kong no longer qualified for special treatment under U.S. law, potentially dealing a crushing blow to its status as a major financial […]

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European MEPs tour Kashmir is a PR “stunt” for Modi Government

The visit of  right-wing European parliamentarians (MEPs) to the state of Jammu and Kashmir stirred a controversy after local politicians aren’t being allowed to go there. This was the first international delegation to visit the region since August, after the state was stripped the of its special powers, split into two union territories and forced […]