Wednesday, 20 October 2021

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Top EU, US officials meet to discuss common challenges

BRUSSELS – The European Commission head and the US secretary of state met in Brussels to discuss common challenges and response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Our most immediate priority is to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, and to deal with its consequences on the economy, on people,” said Ursula von der ...

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EU predicts region will contract 7.4% this year in worst economic shock

PARIS: European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen gives a press conference following a video conference EU summit to discuss the measures to tackle the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, in Brussels. The European Union will contract 7.4% in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic brings ...

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EU nominee von der Leyen faces sceptical parliament

STRASBOURG: Was an intense two-week political operation to woo European lawmakers long enough to win German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen the top job in Brussels? The 60-year-old conservative will replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission if she secures a majority in the Strasbourg assembly. If ...

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German defence minister cancels US trip

BERLIN: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has cancelled a visit to the United States to focus on the arrest of an army officer suspected of planning a racially motivated attack. Von der Leyen had planned to travel to New York and Washington today and tomorrow for meetings with ...

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