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Applications for asylum in Europe drop sharply amid pandemic

The agency said that about 4 per cent of all applications were lodged by people claiming to be unaccompanied minors.

It’s advantage India

British PM’s proposed visit provides an ideal opening for Modi to initiate discussions for a free trade deal

EU lawmakers want Jeff Bezos to tell if Amazon spies on them

The open letter initiated by French politician Leila Chaibi and signed by 36 other members of the European Parliament comes days after Amazon deleted two job postings for "intelligence analysis" which unions saw as 'threats'.

Fire breaks out near Belgium airport terminal

According to the newspaper Sudpresse, firefighters managed to contain the fire, which broke out at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, within an hour, reports Xinhua news agency.

EU recovery summit could end with no deal, says Merkel

Arriving for the third and what she said was probably the "decisive" day of an extraordinary European summit, Merkel said the 27 leaders had "many positions" on the size of the fund, on rules for accessing it and on tying it to respect for the rule of law.

Apple wins EU court case over $15 billion in claimed taxes

The EU Commission had claimed in 2016 that Apple had an illegal tax deal with Irish authorities that allowed it to pay extremely low rates. But the EU's General Court said Wednesday that ”the Commission did not succeed in showing to the requisite legal standard that there was an advantage.”

UK, EU pledge to intensify talks on future relations

London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a video-conference with leaders of the European Union (EU), with both sides calling for a new momentum...

Europe wants summer tourist season after COVID-19 crisis

The EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said states should reopen internal borders by end of June, the BBC reported

LeT, Jaish and other terror groups exploiting COVID-19 to recruit jihadis

"Jihadists in Pakistan also use the crisis to undermine the government, for example by ignoring lockdown and social distance regulations."

EU chief proposes Europe-wide unemployment guarantee

The proposal by European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen is intended to heal a bitter divide among EU member states over how to respond to the severe economic recession that will result from the epidemic.

Spain reports 9,222 new COVID-19 cases

Spain also saw 849 new deaths in the past 24 hours, a new high over 838 reported on Sunday, bringing its death toll to 8,189. Madrid, still the worst-hit in the country, registered 27,509 cases and 3,603 deaths as of Tuesday, reported Xinhua news agency.

EU seeks united front to tackle medical shortages from virus

"There should be economic incentives for companies to produce pharmaceutical products in Germany, which might mean having to pay more for generic medicines."

NATO asks Taliban to show ‘real will’ to reduce violence

Afghanistan has been ravaged by war since the 2001 invasion of a US-led coalition that brought down the Taliban regime.

European Parliament debates anti-CAA motion, vote delayed till March

It has been extremely critical of the move in Brussels, which the European Commission – the executive arm of the economic bloc – has sought to distance itself from.

United Kingdom parliament ratifies Brexit divorce law

"Now we can put the rancour and division of the past three years behind us and focus on delivering a bright, exciting future."

Finally, UK approves Brexit

MPs ratify PM Johnson's divorce deal with Brussels 330 votes to 231, drawing a line under an era of political drama and chaos

Victorious British PM Johnson urges Britain to move past Brexit divide

Johnson has promised new free-trade deals with the EU and the United States, and after Thursday's victory, now has the political capital at home to press ahead.

UK election rivals face off for final time ahead of poll

The prime minister has so far declined to undergo an uncomfortable grilling from Andrew Neil, who is one of the BBC's top political interviewers.

UK PM to push again for election after backs Brexit delay

"We have a great new (Brexit) deal, and it's time for voters to have a chance to pronounce on that deal and to replace this dysfunctional parliament with a new parliament that can get Brexit done."

EU leaders mulls Johnson’s reluctant Brexit delay request

The government is seeking a new vote on its deal on Monday, although this may fall foul of parliamentary procedure.

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