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Migrant abuses continue in Libya; so does EU border training

BRUSSELS (AP) — A confidential European Union military report calls for continuing a controversial EU program to train and equip Libya’s coast guard and navy despite growing concerns about their treat...

Bulgaria, North Macedonia meet to boost ties, ease strains

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The governments of Bulgaria and North Macedonia held a joint session Tuesday to improve relations, which have been locked in a historic row and further strained after Bulgaria b...

Olympics breaks own rules over China’s treatment of Uyghurs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the Winter Olympics set to take place in Beijing from Feb. 4-20, 2022, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has faced pressure to change the venue or boycott the...

Legislators establish Taiwan-EU Interparliamentary Amity Association

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese legislators have established the Taiwan-European Interparliamentary Amity Association in a move meant to bolster bilateral ties. The association, chaired by D...

Germany: Scholz, Macron discuss Ukraine in Berlin

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Berlin on Tuesday, with the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis topping the agenda. The German and French leaders are seeki...

German caution on arms to Ukraine rooted in history, energy

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s refusal to join other NATO members in providing weapons to Ukraine has annoyed some allies and raised questions about Berlin’s resolve in standing up to Russia. ...

Germany's Habeck denounces plan to label nuclear energy 'green' in Brussels

German Economic Affairs and Climate Action Minister Robert Habeck on Tuesday called for his government to block EU-level attempts to classify nuclear energy as "green." "I hope that th...

Afghanistan: How the Taliban stand to benefit from Norway talks

Norwegian authorities have said the ongoing international talks with the Taliban are not tantamount to legitimizing the Islamist group. But human rights activists, particularly those from Afghanistan,...

US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move ...

The Emotional Campaign That Aims to Awaken "The Iberian Sense" of 111 Million Chinese Consumers

The influential chef Mario Sandoval (2 Michelin Stars) will be the world ambassador for Iberian HamHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 25 January 2022 - ASICI, with the support of the EU, launches "Iberi...

NATO sends reinforcements and US puts troops on alert as Ukraine tensions rise

NATO said on Monday it was putting forces on standby and reinforcing eastern Europe with more ships and fighter jets, in what Russia denounced as Western "hysteria" in response to its build-...

US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert Monday to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could s...

1st round of vote for Italian president fails amid stalemate

ROME (AP) — A first round of voting in Italy's Parliament for the country's next president yielded an avalanche of blank ballots Monday, as lawmakers and special regional electors failed to deliver a ...

In global 5G race, European Union is told to step up pace

BRUSSELS (AP) — As the United States grapples with the 5G rollout affecting airlines, a European Union watchdog warned on Monday the EU faces much bigger economic and security threats unless member co...

Taliban hold first talks in Europe since Afghan takeover

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Taliban and western diplomats have begun their first official talks in Europe since they took over control of Afghanistan in August. The closed-door meetings ...