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Merkel’s party picks her ally as next leader

In a speech minutes before the vote on Saturday, Laschet called for “continuity” and highlighted the challenge of retaining CDU voters without Merkel at the top

The new elected Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party leader Armin Laschet gives a speech during the second day of the party's 33rd congress held online amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Berlin, Germany on 16 January 2021

UK begins post-Brexit future

New Year’s Day newspapers reflected the historic but still deeply divisive change, which will have repercussions for generations to come

Freight lorries disembark from a cross channel ferry at the Port of Dover following the end of the Brexit transition period, in Dover, Britain, on 31 December 2020

Europe begins vaccination as new virus strain spreads fears

Vaccinations in all 27 EU countries had been set to begin from Sunday but some countries began on Saturday: a 101-year-old woman in a care home became the first person in Germany to be inoculated, ...

Healthcare worker Vladimir Krcmery is seen after receiving the first injection nationwide, with a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the University Hospital, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Nitra, Slovakia, on 26 December 2020

EU and UK clinch narrow Brexit accord

Britain clinched a narrow Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Thursday, just seven days before it exits one of the world's biggest trading blocs in its most significant global shift since ...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a news conference in Downing Street on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, in London, Britain 24 December, 2020

China issues security rules on foreign investment, defies protectionism

This was in line with international practice and would help balance the economic benefits of further opening with the need to ensure national security, says China's National Development and Reform ...

A Chinese national flag flutters near the building of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) at the Financial Street area in Beijing, China on 16 July 2020

EU states to start COVID-19 vaccinations from 27 Dec

European Union states will start vaccinations against COVID-19 in 10 days as Europe tries to catch up with Britain and United States after what some have criticised as a slow EU approval process for ...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a speech at European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on 16 December 2020

World urged to move on ‘climate emergency’ after pandemic

The United Nations on Saturday urged leaders to declare a global climate emergency and shape greener growth after the coronavirus pandemic, as nations took gloomy stock five years since the landmark ...

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen appears on a screen to deliver a speech during the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 in Brussels on 12 December 2020 as this year marks the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement adopted by 196 countries on 12 December 2015

Brexit deal hopes dim as Johnson says failure ‘very likely’

Prime minister Boris Johnson and European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen have given their negotiators until Sunday before a decision is made on whether to keep talking or give up

In this file photo taken on 24 June 2016 a poster featuring a Brexit vote ballot with "out" tagged is on display at a book shop window in Berlin

EU mobilises €96 million for Rohingyas

The European Union has mobilised a total of €96 million for Rohingyas in 2020 for humanitarian, development cooperation as well as conflict prevention support.

EU mobilises €96 million for Rohingyas

Western leaders, UN to hold donor conference over Rohingya on 22 Oct

The United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will bring the international community together on 22 October to address the Rohingya ...

Rohingya refugees gather at a market inside a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on 7 March 2019
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