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Romania's PM resigns amid failure to achieve election goal

Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced his resignation late Monday, after the ruling National Liberal Party (PNL) he leads failed to achieve its goal of scoring the best in Sunday's parliamentary election.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/8 11:55:40

UK, EU leaders say conditions for finalizing post-Brexit trade deal "not there"

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Monday that the conditions for finalizing a trade agreement "are not there due to the remaining significant differences" between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/8 9:00:24

Italy's interior minister tests positive for coronavirus

Italian Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, according to an official source.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/8 8:57:43

France far from target to relax COVID-19 restrictions: health official

France is far from reaching the 5,000 daily target for new COVID-19 cases set by the government as a condition for lifting a nationwide lockdown, Director General of Health Jerome Salomon said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/8 8:54:23

Sanctions 'on the table' for Turkey at EU summit

EU foreign ministers will evaluate grounds for sanctions against Turkey over a Mediterranean gas dispute on Monday before the bloc's leaders decide whether to make good on their threat to impose punitive measures.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/7 18:18:41

Germany's industrial production exceeded expectations in October

German industrial output beat expectations in October, official data showed Monday, reflecting a continuing rebound in Europe's largest economy before the latest restrictions to control the COVID-19 pandemic were imposed.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/7 17:43:42

Mass evacuation in Frankfurt with WWII era bomb

Nearly 13,000 residents were evacuated in Frankfurt on Sunday as experts defused an unexploded World War II bomb, according to local emergency services.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/7 17:38:40

EU, UK face 'narrow path' to Brexit

EU and UK post-Brexit trade talks reached crisis point on Monday with the outcome highly uncertain and the risk of a damaging “no-deal” still alive.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/7 17:23:40

UK, EU negotiators meet in "last-ditch" effort to strike post-Brexit deal

Negotiators from Britain and the European Union (EU) resumed their talks in Brussels on Sunday in a "final throw of the dice" as they try to secure a post-Brexit trade deal before the Brexit transition period expires at the end of this month.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/7 9:32:33

Four nabbed for breaking COVID-19 restrictions in central London

British police made four arrests for COVID-19 rule breaches after hundreds of young people mobbed a luxury store in central London, as visitors packed the city's downtown area on the first weekend since England's second national lockdown finished.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/7 9:31:01

Britain's Queen Elizabeth to get Covid-19 vaccine 'in weeks': reports

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine within weeks, after UK regulators granted emergency approval and the world's first roll-out begins this week, reports late Saturday said.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/6 17:38:41

ECB to beef up stimulus plan amid second virus wave, low interest rates

The European Central Bank is set to unleash more stimulus for the eurozone at its last meeting of 2020 on Thursday, as the region's battered economy grapples with a second coronavirus wave.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/6 17:28:41

Violence erupts against France's new security law

Violence erupted in Paris on Saturday for the second consecutive weekend at a mass protest against a new security law, with demonstrators clashing with police, vehicles set alight and shop windows smashed.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/6 17:03:42

Paris police arrest 22 after violence flares up in anti-bill demonstration

Paris police made 22 arrests on Saturday after violence flared up in a demonstration against police brutality and a controversial bill.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/6 13:28:06

Ex-French president Giscard dies of COVID-19

Former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing, a leading advocate of European integration who led his country into a new modern era, has died of COVID-19, his family said. He was 94.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/3 17:08:40

Russia to begin mass COVID-19 vaccinations next week

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday instructed the government to begin large-scale vaccinations against the coronavirus next week.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/3 9:57:18

Germany extends COVID-19 restriction measures till January

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Wednesday that the federal and state governments have agreed to extend the country's current COVID-19 restriction measures till Jan. 10.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/3 9:53:50

Baby among five people killed as car runs down shoppers in Germany

A baby was among five people killed when a car tore through a pedestrian shopping street in the southwestern German city of Trier on Tuesday, police said, after arresting the driver.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/2 17:18:40