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European drugs authority meets again over Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine – world news

The European Medicines Authority (EMA) was meeting on Wednesday to decide on whether to approve Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine after failing to reach a decision earlier this week. “The meeting of EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) to discuss Covid-19 vaccine Moderna has started,” the regulator said in a tweet. The CHMP called an unscheduled meeting on Monday to discuss Moderna’s vaccine ...

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Germany leads European manufacturing to best month since 2018 – world news

Euro-area manufacturing grew the fastest in more than 2 1/2 years in December, bringing some positive news at the end of a horrific year for the region’s economy. Growth was led by Germany, where activity expanded the most in almost three years. With all other countries covered in IHS Markit’s monthly surveys also reporting stronger readings than during the previous ...

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European Union assesses Brexit trade deal with UK – world news

Ambassadors from the European Union’s 27 nations convened on Christmas Day to start assessing the free trade deal the bloc has struck with former member Britain, a historic accord that takes effect in just a week. At Friday’s exceptional meeting, the EU delegations asked for more time to study the texts before sending them to lawmakers at the European Parliament, ...

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White House considers lifting European travel restrictions – coronavirus crisis

The White House is considering rescinding entry bans for most non-US citizens who recently were in Brazil, Britain, Ireland and 26 other European countries, five US and airline officials told Reuters. The Trump administration imposed the bans in a bid to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic. It is not considering lifting separate entry bans on most non-US citizens who have ...

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European powers see hope for Iran accord in US transition – world news

The German, French and British foreign ministers were meeting Monday to discuss the future of the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program amid hopes that the incoming US administration might help breathe new life into the accord, Germany’s Foreign Ministry said. The three European powers have spearheaded efforts to keep alive the agreement, concluded in Vienna in 2015 and officially ...

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European Union leaders divided over new climate goals for 2030 – world news

European Union leaders agreed Thursday they need to raise their climate ambition above the existing target but stopped short of endorsing a proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% compared to 1990 levels. Leaders discussed the proposal from the bloc’s executive arm on the first day of an EU summit in Brussels, and came to the conclusion ...

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European Commission chief self-isolates as Covid makes its mark at a summit – world news

As a fresh wave of the coronavirus sweeps across much of Europe, the reality of the disease struck a summit of European Union leaders on Thursday when one of the 27-nation bloc’s top officials abandoned the meeting to go into self-imposed quarantine. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen left the summit venue in Brussels shortly after the meeting began ...

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Confident that European countries will keep China away from 5G networks: Mike Pompeo – world news

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday expressed confidence after meeting Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic that European countries will act to prevent China from acquiring their citizens’ private data through its 5G networks. “I am confident that many more European countries now, frankly because of just sharing information with them, they are going to make their own sovereign ...

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European Union hobbled over Navalny sanctions response – world news

European countries have threatened sanctions on Russia over the alleged nerve agent attack on opposition leader Alexei Navalny, but a concerted decision will be tough to reach given the interests at stake. Western governments are united — at least in outrage — over the latest in a long line of assassination attempts against critics of President Vladimir Putin. And the ...

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