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EU extends free mobile roaming to 2032

BRUSSELS The EU institutions reached a political deal on Thursday to extend free mobile phone roaming in the member states for another 10 years. The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, which represents member…

EU countries approach to COP26 climate talks

BRUSSELS European Union countries are struggling to agree on their negotiating position for the COP26 global climate change conference, with rifts emerging over time frames for emissions-cutting pledges, officials, and documents…

EU calls for new ties with US in Biden era

BRUSSELS Under soon-to-be President Joe Biden, the US and the EU should build a new alliance, a key leader of the bloc proposed on Wednesday. “On the first day of his mandate, I address a solemn proposal to the new US president. Let's…

EU: Annual inflation rate up in December

Consumer prices in the EU increased 0.3% year-on-year in December, the bloc’s statistics office said on Wednesday. The 27-member bloc’s annual inflation rate last month was up from 0.2% in November 2020, according to Eurostat. The…

UK and EU reach Christmas Eve Brexit deal

LONDON The UK and EU reached a post-Brexit trade agreement on Christmas Eve after four-and-a-half years of bitter negotiations and only a week to spare until the end of the transition period on Dec. 31. “We have taken back control of…

Libya calls for probe of Operation IRINI

TRIPOLI Libya’s prime minister called for a comprehensive investigation Wednesday into the European Union’s military initiative to monitor a UN arms embargo on the country. Fayez al-Sarraj reiterated that his country opposes Operation…

EU grants $263M for Syrian refugees

BRUSSELS The European Union mobilized €240 million ($263 million) to support Syrian refugees and host communities in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, the European Commission announced on Tuesday. The new assistance package aims at developing…

Somali woman promotes peace through art

MOGADISHU, Somalia A famous young female Somali painter is speaking through her paintings across Somalia, and people are noticing. Nujuum Hashi Ahmed’s paintings are about the day to day life of the common Somali citizen. Her paintings…

EU’s most successful diplomatic win at stake

A nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, considered a political victory by the European Union, is at stake as Tehran suspended its commitments after the killing of Gen. Qasem Suleimani by a U.S. airstrike. The Joint Comprehensive Plan…
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