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Belgium bans leisure travel for a month to combat pandemic

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium is banning all leisure travel abroad for its citizens as of next week and until March, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and its virulent variants. ...

Delay in Pfizer vaccine shipments frustrate Europe, Canada

BRUSSELS (AP) — Frustration is mounting from Europe to North America over reduced shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine while the U.S. pharmaceutical company increases production capacity at its Belg...

EU looks at vaccine certificates to help summer tourism

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is looking at a common vaccine certificate to help get travelers to their vacation destinations and prevent tourism from suffering another disastrous year due to the...

Stunned EU leaders yearn for Biden presidency -- ASAP

BRUSSELS (AP) — For European Union nations, Joe Biden's Jan. 20 inauguration as the next U.S. president cannot come fast enough. Following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by suppor...

Venezuela opposition scrambles for international legitimacy

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — International critics of Venezuela's socialist government have united in rejecting the country's newly chosen congress as illegitimate, but used notably different language We...

France launches service to make deadbeat parents pay

PARIS (AP) — France is launching a new government service empowered to take money directly from the bank accounts of parents who fail to pay child support, aiming to help many families — the vast majo...

Brexit's choice for EU, UK: firm friends or nearby rivals

BRUSSELS (AP) — The New Year could finally bring a fresh start and a commitment to let bygones be bygones for Britain and the European Union. But don’t bet on it. ...

EU nations unanimously back post-Brexit trade deal with UK

LONDON (AP) — European Union nations have unanimously approve the post-Brexit trade deal with the United Kingdom, a prerequisite for the agreement to come into operation on New Year’s Day. ...

UK, EU on cusp of striking Brexit trade deal at last

BRUSSELS (AP) — Negotiators from the European Union and Britain worked through the night and right into Christmas Eve to put the finishing touches on a trade deal that should avert a chaotic economic ...

5 to midnight on Brexit talks? No pressure! says France

France insisted Wednesday that European Union negotiators should not yield to any time pressure imposed by the Jan. 1 economic cutoff date in the talks with Britain on a post-Brexit trade agreement, a...

EU-UK leaders seek way out of Brexit trade impasse

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders and negotiators from the European Union and the United Kingdom continued their struggle Tuesday to get a trade deal past the New Year's Day finish line as EU nations looked at ...

EU-UK trade talks slog on past another Brexit deadline

BRUSSELS (AP) — Problems increased Monday in the bid to put a trade deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom on the rails before a Brexit transition period ends on New Year's Day, with t...

Belgians, Dutch halt UK flights, fearing virus variant

BERLIN (AP) — The Netherlands and Belgium on Sunday banned flights from the U.K. and Germany considered limiting such flights in attempt to ensure that a new strain of coronavirus sweeping across sout...

EU-UK trade talks floundering over fish as cutoff day nears

BRUSSELS (AP) — Deep into a crucial weekend of negotiations, a breakthrough on fishing rights remained elusive for the European Union and Britain, leaving both without a trade agreement that would dul...

Fishing talks move at snail's pace in EU-UK Brexit standoff

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and British negotiators on Saturday extended their standoff over EU fishing rights in U.K. waters and remained unable to make a decisive breakthrough in trade talks aime...