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Coronavirus: EU calls for US to lift COVID entry ban on European travelers

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday called for the United States to allow arrivals of travelers from Europe. Since June, the EU has recommended the bloc's 27 countries...

The Latest: Israel delays reopening of borders to tourists

JERUSALEM — Israel’s government has postponed the planned reopening of the country to vaccinated tourists over concerns about the spread of the infectious delta variant of the coronavirus. ...

Netherlands adds Taiwan to list of countries with low COVID risk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Netherlands is planning to include Taiwan on its safe travel list starting on Thursday (June 24), ending the need for arrivals from that country to present a negative ...

Taiwanese urged to check COVID rules before heading to EU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday (June 18) reminded Taiwanese heading to Europe to familiarize themselves with their destination country’s entry and ...

Which vaccine will get you where in Europe this summer?

As vaccination rates rise and summer draws closer, hopeful holidaymakers who've already had their COVID-19 shots may be holding their breath to see where they can vacation in Europe this summer. T...

EU agrees to open doors to vaccinated foreigners

European Union countries agreed on Wednesday (May 19) to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-EU visitors ahead of the summer tourist season, a move that could open the bloc's door to all Brit...

Police from 3 EU nations to join Slovenia border control

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's government on Friday said that police officers from three other European nations will help patrol the border with Croatia that is part of a route used by migrants...

The Latest: Leaders call for pandemic preparedness treaty

LONDON — More than 20 heads of government and global agencies are calling for an international treaty for pandemic preparedness that they say will protect future generations — but there are few detail...

Migrant arrivals to Europe lower but deaths remain high

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The number of migrants and asylum-seekers who reached Europe in 2020 is the lowest it has been in the past decade, according to a report released Friday by the United Nations m...

Dozens of migrants scale fences into Spain's Melilla enclave

MADRID (AP) — Dozens of migrants scaled a double fence and entered the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco early Monday, authorities said. Officials said that 59 out of around 15...

French senator calls on government to allow Taiwan into Interpol

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice-Chairman of the French Senate’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Joel Guerriau on Thursday (Feb. 18) has called on the government to allow Taiwan into the ...

Virus, more than Brexit fallout, worry in and near Gibraltar

LA LÍNEA DE LA CONCEPCIÓN, Spain (AP) — Fears of disruptions following Britain’s departure from the European Union were replaced by coronavirus-related restrictions on border traffic between Spain and...

EU avoided chaos, explored new paths in turbulent 2020 year

BRUSSELS (AP) — Between the specter of Brexit, the coronavirus pandemic and a new leadership team facing a budget battle, the European Union looked set to remember 2020 as an “annus horribilis.” ...

Gibraltar’s border with Spain still in doubt after Brexit

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — While corks may have popped in London and Brussels over the end to a four-year saga known as Brexit, there is one rocky speck of British soil still left in limbo. ...

Switzerland struggles to explain hush-hush deal with China’s Ministry of Public Security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recently expired, renewable five-year agreement between the Swiss government and China’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS) that allows Chinese agents to covertly r...