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  • COVID cases rising again in Europe: WHO Mar 04, 2021 05:07 PM IST

    COVID cases rising again in Europe: WHO

    "Last week, new cases of COVID-19 in Europe rose 9 percent to just above one million. This brought a promising six-week decline in new cases to an end, with more than half of our region seeing increasing numbers of new infections," WHO Europe's regional director Hans Kluge told a news conference.

  • The ugly divorce between Britain and Brussels is just getting started Mar 01, 2021 01:22 PM IST

    The ugly divorce between Britain and Brussels is just getting started

    As trade disputes pile up, the blame game evident in the early months of the split suits domestic political needs on both sides.

  • Amid slow vaccine deliveries, desperate EU nations hunt for more Feb 27, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    Amid slow vaccine deliveries, desperate EU nations hunt for more

    The European Commission has made it clear that EU countries should not be cutting separate deals with the same pharmaceutical companies that it has negotiated contracts with for the whole bloc.

  • China says China, US and Europe should work together to uphold multilateralism Feb 22, 2021 02:10 PM IST

    China says China, US and Europe should work together to uphold multilateralism

    Joe Biden on Friday drew a sharp contrast with the foreign policy of his predecessor, Donald Trump, and urged democracies to work together to challenge abuses by autocratic states such as China and Russia.

  • Coronavirus variants deliver fresh blow to Europe’s open borders Feb 22, 2021 09:40 AM IST

    Coronavirus variants deliver fresh blow to Europe’s open borders

    Countries are again rushing to limit travel. That’s become a standard measure in the face of COVID-19 threats, raising questions about whether a pillar of European Union integration can survive.

  • Ford to switch to all-electric car range in Europe by 2030 Feb 17, 2021 04:30 PM IST

    Ford to switch to all-electric car range in Europe by 2030

    The carmaker said it will invest $1 billion to convert its vehicle assembly plant in Cologne, Germany, to become the US automaker's first electric vehicle facility in Europe.

  • TikTok hit with consumer law breaches complaints across Europe Feb 16, 2021 04:05 PM IST

    TikTok hit with consumer law breaches complaints across Europe

    Owned by China's ByteDance, TikTok has been rapidly growing in popularity around the world, particularly among teenagers. It faces growing criticism about its privacy and safety policies following a number of incidents.

  • Eiffel Tower needs blowtorch to remove ice as snow blankets Europe Feb 10, 2021 05:32 PM IST

    Eiffel Tower needs blowtorch to remove ice as snow blankets Europe

    Parts of central and northern Europe as well as Britain have been gripped by a cold weather front since the weekend. While snow blanketed the French capital and froze the Eiffel Tower, heavy snowfall tangled traffic and stranded drivers in Germany and the Czech Republic. Workers at the Eiffel Tower had to use a blowtorch to melt the ice collecting on its surface and snow was blocking roads and halting trains and school buses across northern France. Here are some photographs of frozen Europe from the past several days.

  • Surfboards, sledges and horse carriages—Europe makes the most of snow Feb 08, 2021 01:59 PM IST

    Surfboards, sledges and horse carriages—Europe makes the most of snow

    Severe weather in Europe, ranging from floods in France to heavy snow in Germany, has brought disruption and damage — but also magnificent backdrops to behold or play in.

  • Snowstorm pounds parts of Europe; Germany, Britain, Lithuania and Netherlands turn winter landscapes Feb 07, 2021 09:11 PM IST

    Snowstorm pounds parts of Europe; Germany, Britain, Lithuania and Netherlands turn winter landscapes

    Snowstorm and strong winds pounded parts of Europe on February 7, turning the Netherlands, England, Germany and Lithuania into winter landscapes. The unusual weather and temperature divide was caused by a polar vortex pushing icy air from the Arctic toward northern and western regions of the continent.

  • European Union tightens COVID-19 vaccine export rules, creates post-Brexit outcry Jan 30, 2021 10:18 AM IST

    European Union tightens COVID-19 vaccine export rules, creates post-Brexit outcry

    Under the post-Brexit deal, EU products should still be able to travel unhindered from the bloc to Northern Ireland.

  • Europe's vaccine row worsens as virus variant found in US Jan 29, 2021 11:48 AM IST

    Europe's vaccine row worsens as virus variant found in US

    Given the world's weariness over the pandemic that has now killed some 2.2 million people and infected more than 100 million, countries have been anxious to expedite vaccination campaigns.

  • Too early to ease virus curbs in Europe, says WHO Jan 28, 2021 06:33 PM IST

    Too early to ease virus curbs in Europe, says WHO

    Hans Kluge, the WHO's regional director for Europe, said 30 of the WHO European region's 53 countries had "seen a significant decrease in 14-day cumulative incidence."

  • Joe Biden reimposes ban on travellers from Europe, adds South Africa to list Jan 26, 2021 08:07 AM IST

    Joe Biden reimposes ban on travellers from Europe, adds South Africa to list

    The White House also barred those from South Africa from entering the US due to emergence of a new variant of coronavirus in that country.

  • Donald Trump lifts travel restrictions on Europe and Brazil Jan 19, 2021 08:01 AM IST

    Donald Trump lifts travel restrictions on Europe and Brazil

    In an executive order, Trump said he is removing the restrictions applicable to the European Union, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Brazil, while leaving in place the restrictions applicable to China and Iran.

  • Pfizer reassures Europe over COVID-19 vaccines as pandemic surges Jan 17, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    Pfizer reassures Europe over COVID-19 vaccines as pandemic surges

    Worries have grown that delays in the delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech shots could hamper a European COVID-19 vaccine rollout which has already faced heavy criticism across the continent.

  • Vaccine rollout delayed in Europe as global COVID deaths near 2 million Jan 15, 2021 10:25 PM IST

    Vaccine rollout delayed in Europe as global COVID deaths near 2 million

    At the Meissen crematorium in Germany's Saxony state, coffins were stacked up to three high, or even stored in hallways, awaiting cremation.

  • WHO Europe calls for intensified measures over 'alarming' virus variant Jan 07, 2021 05:46 PM IST

    WHO Europe calls for intensified measures over 'alarming' virus variant

    Speaking at a press conference, the WHO's regional director for Europe Hans Kluge, called the current situation "a tipping-point in the course of the pandemic," as Europe was both challenged by surging cases and new strains of the virus causing COVID-19.

  • European Union demands China release citizen journalist Zhang Zhan Dec 29, 2020 04:55 PM IST

    European Union demands China release citizen journalist Zhang Zhan

    Zhang Zhan was jailed on Monday for four years over allegations of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" during her coverage of the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak in epicentre Wuhan, her lawyer said.

  • Europe plots catch-up in global 5G race to drive COVID-19 recovery Dec 28, 2020 06:30 PM IST

    Europe plots catch-up in global 5G race to drive COVID-19 recovery

    The mission to introduce the technology, which ultimately promises internet speeds up to 20 times faster than today, could be crucial to how competitively the continent emerges from the economic ruins of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • For Europe, it’s coronavirus wave after wave Dec 24, 2020 07:46 AM IST

    For Europe, it’s coronavirus wave after wave

    In a roller coaster year of pandemic, the one constant has been the strain on frontline workers, who are already girding themselves for the next surge.

  • Year-ender 2020 | Images that capture the year in Europe Dec 23, 2020 02:02 PM IST

    Year-ender 2020 | Images that capture the year in Europe

    Few years in Europe's postwar history will be so little missed as 2020. It kicked open the door to fear, upheaval and death on a scale unrivalled in peacetime for more than a century. Death walked unabashed in cities and villages, the lonely rooms of retirement homes, the overwhelmed intensive care units of hospitals. Across Europe, AP photographers have captured the images that encapsulate the year gone by.

  • Glenmark inks pact with Menarini Group to commercialise nasal spray in Europe Dec 23, 2020 11:38 AM IST

    Glenmark inks pact with Menarini Group to commercialise nasal spray in Europe

    The company's product is a novel fixed-dose combination nasal spray of an antihistamine and a steroid, indicated for treatment of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) in patients over 12 years of age.

  • How the government can help sustain the growth in home textile exports Dec 23, 2020 09:26 AM IST

    How the government can help sustain the growth in home textile exports

    Stay-at-home consumers are driving demand for home textiles. Indian exporters are seeing strong sales and market share gains

  • WHO Europe to convene members over new virus variant Dec 22, 2020 04:36 PM IST

    WHO Europe to convene members over new virus variant

    Hans Kluge, WHO's regional director for Europe said "limiting travel to contain spread is prudent until we have better info," but cautioned that "supply chains for essential goods and essential travel should remain possible."

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