Sweden includes the US and Israel in its COVID-19 visitor ban

News 09/03/21, 02:43

Sweden prohibits passengers from the United States, Israel, and four other countries from entering owing to concerning COVID-19 spikes. It is the second European Union (EU) nation to reinstate the travel restriction for coronavirus concerns following Portugal, which banned Israeli visitors, according to i24News. The ban, which also targets Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, ...

UK is reportedly planning to implement a vaccination passport for travel

U.S. 02/11/21, 11:41

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps reported that his office is planning with other world officials to introduce an "internationally recognized" vaccination passport to check that travelers have the CCP Virus vaccination, which could mean that in the future it will be mandatory to have the vaccine in order to move ...

Soros frustrated by the cooperation between Angela Merkel, Hungary, and Poland

Europe 12/12/20, 15:50

International billionaire speculator George Soros expressed his frustration with the negotiations in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel reconciled the budget of the European Union (EU) with Hungary and Poland. "But the compromise she reached with Hungary and Poland is the worst of all possible worlds," Soros wrote of Merkel's decision, according ...

Pompeo urges ‘fresh thinking to solve old problems’ in Middle East

U.S. 08/21/19, 15:11

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed leaders at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on August 20,  urging for greater collaboration and “fresh thinking to solve old problems” in the Middle East. During a news conference with Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, Pompeo alluded to the Warsaw meeting discussions, where ...

China, EU hail breakthrough investment agreement

China 04/10/19, 09:54

Announcement at this week's annual summit of EU and China leaders comes amid uncertainty over trade negotiations between US and China and threats by President Donald Trump of more tariffs against European Union

US, EU at odds over Venezuela sanctions

America 04/10/19, 07:27

The crisis in Venezuela is causing divisions between the Trump administration and EU governments, which have failed to back Washington's call for tougher sanctions against President Nicolas Maduro.

EU Council President Tusk to meet May ahead of Brexit summit

Europe 04/10/19, 02:36

European Council President Donald Tusk is meeting leaders including British Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of an emergency summit to decide whether to grant the United Kingdom a further delay in its departure from the European Union.Donald Tusk meets the leaders of Lithuania, Latvia, The Netherlands and finally May shortly ...

Trump says he’ll put tariffs on $11B in EU goods

Politics 04/09/19, 09:08

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he'll put tariffs on $11 billion worth European Union cheese, wine and other goods to retaliate for what Washington says are improper subsidies to Airbus. The office of the U.S. trade representative late Monday released a preliminary list of EU goods facing additional duties that includes ...

US moves to put new tariffs on billions worth of EU imports

Business 04/09/19, 06:34

The United States wants to put tariffs on $11.2 billion worth of EU goods — from airplanes to Gouda cheese to olives — to offset what it says are unfair European subsidies for plane maker Airbus. While the size of the tariffs is small compared with the hundreds of billions the ...

EU fines Google $1.7 billion for abusing online ads market

Business 03/20/19, 07:52

European Union regulators have fined Google 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for abusing its dominant role in online advertising, the third big antitrust penalty they've given the internet giant since 2017. The latest punishment means the commission has now issued Google with almost $10 billion in fines from probes into various ...

EU wants to exclude agriculture from trade talks with US

Business 01/18/19, 07:28

The European Union insisted Friday that agriculture be kept out of the EU-U.S. trade negotiations, despite Washington's wishes to include the vast sector, and said any overall deal will be limited in scope. The EU Commission announced its proposals for a negotiating mandate from the 28 member states and said that ...

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