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Lithuanian president: 'The EU needs a clear strategy for relations with Russia'

DW: Recently Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia will be ready to cease its relations with the European Union in case the EU imposes sanctions that will hurt the Russian economy. D...

Brexit hikes costs, hassle for UK musicians touring EU

LONDON (AP) — British musicians are demanding that the UK government faces the music after new post-Brexit regulations failed to consider their unique work lives and left them in the lurch. ...

AP PHOTOS: Pandemic empties blue-hued Moroccan tourist town

CHEFCHAOUEN, Morocco (AP) — When COVID-19 hit Morocco, the mountainous town of Chefchaouen was one of the few that registered no cases. The picturesque town, its facades painted in distinctive hues of...

Taiwanese eligible to travel to Russia with e-visa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese passport holders are now eligible to apply for e-visas for traveling to Russia that have a duration of up to 16 days. Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affai...

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.” ...

EXPLAINER: Brexit ends Britons' right to live and work in EU

LONDON (AP) — So far, the large majority of British and EU citizens have not felt the realities of Brexit. Though the U.K. left the European Union on Jan. 31, it follows the bloc’s rules until the end...

What's in the EU-UK Brexit trade deal?

From zero tariffs to visa-free travel, the Brexit trade agreement ironed out some of the thorniest issues in the divorce between the EU and the UK.

EU to spend hundreds of millions more on refugees in Turkey

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union plans to spend hundreds of millions of euros over the next year helping refugees living in Turkey, most of them people who fled the war in Syria. T...

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...

Travel agents in Mideast, Africa say UAE is blocking visas

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Travel agencies in countries across the Middle East and Africa say the United Arab Emirates has temporarily halted issuing new visas to their citizens, a so-far unex...

YouTuber clears up China propagandist's confusion over Taiwan independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A popular American YouTuber on Wednesday (Nov. 18) posted a rebuttal to a video by countryman Nathan Rich, who made the erroneous claim that Taiwan is part of China. On...

Travelers to Spain must provide negative COVID-19 test

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish Health Ministry said Wednesday that foreign travelers from countries considered high-risk areas for the coronavirus will be asked to provide proof of a negative test to visit...

Spat between Zelenskiy and Ukraine's top court concerns EU

In October, Ukraine's Constitutional Court ruled that anti-graft laws adopted in 2015 are largely unlawful. The legislation mandated that public officials — including Constitutional Court ju...

Ukraine: Protests in Kyiv after top court scraps anti-graft laws

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Kyiv on Friday in protest at a court ruling that struck down a raft of anti-corruption laws. Protesters, including students and anti-corruption activi...

Ukraine president slams 'unacceptable' corruption ruling

A "devastating blow" to Ukraine's anti-corruption effort prompted President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to call a national security meeting, his aides said on Thursday. The move comes in respons...