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European academic suggests alternatives to Taiwan-EU investment agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaking at a recent Ghent University forum, Jasper Roctus, associate fellow at the Brussels-based Egmont Institute said that a Taiwan-EU bilateral investment agreement is...

Some Dutch people seeking euthanasia cite autism or intellectual disabilities, researchers say

LONDON (AP) — Several people with autism and intellectual disabilities have been legally euthanized in the Netherlands in recent years because they said they could not lead normal lives, researchers h...

EU, Ukraine together on Europe Day, but Kyiv remains outside

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is marking its Europe Day, that celebration of “peace and unity,” together with Ukraine for the first time. The display of solidarity doesn't mean the war-ravaged co...

US: War crimes on all sides in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Monday that it has determined all sides in the brutal conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region committed war crimes and crimes against humanit...

Eritrean leader dismisses as 'fantasy' alleged Tigray abuses

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eritrea’s president in rare public comments has dismissed as “a fantasy” allegations that his country’s forces carried out rape, looting and other abuses in the war in neighborin...

Ethiopia's PM meets Tigray leaders for first time since war

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister has met the leaders of rival Tigray forces for the first time since a devastating two-year conflict ended with a peace deal late last year. ...

EU reels as scandal tarnishes parliament's credibility

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s parliament was reeling Tuesday with its credibility under threat, as a corruption scandal damaged lawmakers’ careers and fingers were pointed at Qatari officials a...

EU reels as scandal tarnishes parliament's credibility

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s parliament was reeling Tuesday, it’s credibility under threat, as a corruption and bribery scandal damaged lawmakers' careers and fingers poi...

Police raid more EU Parliament offices in corruption probe

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police conducted more raids at European Parliament offices Monday as the legislature's president pledged to launch an internal investigation into corruption allegations and the...

EU under pressure to get tough on Vietnam rights record

After a planned human rights dialogue session with Vietnam was postponed earlier this month, the European Union is under renewed pressure to get tough on the one-party state, which is often ranked as ...

Cavendish suffers "small collapsed lung" at Belgian event

BRUSSELS (AP) — British cyclist Mark Cavendish broke two ribs and suffered a “small collapsed lung” during a crash at a track event in Belgium, his team said on Monday. Deceuninck - ...

'You can't even cry loudly': Counting Ethiopia's war dead

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — The man who counts the dead sees them everywhere. They’re in the handwritten lists of names smuggled out of a region cut off from the world by war. They’re i...

Fishing, Northern Ireland: EU, UK back to Brexit wrangling

BRUSSELS (AP) — It was late on Christmas Eve last year when the European Union and Britain finally clinched a Brexit trade deal after years of wrangling, threats and missed deadlines to seal their div...

German, Czech, Italian virus records deepen Europe worries

Record daily infection figures in Germany, the Czech Republic and Italy added to fears on Thursday (Oct. 15) that Europe is running out of chances to control its latest coronavirus outbreak. France ha...

Large Belgian university moves online again because of virus

BRUSSELS (AP) — One of Belgium’s main universities is moving to online education whenever possible and another is getting ready to follow suit because the coronavirus is continuing to soar across the ...