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    EU urges Israel to facilitate Palestinian vote

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 10:44am on January 17, 2021

    The European Union on Saturday welcomed a promise by Palestinian leaders to hold their first elections in 15 years, urging Israel to facilitate the ballots....

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    Dutch customs seize sandwiches from UK passengers after Brexit

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 10:34am on January 12, 2021

    Dutch customs officials have been filmed confiscating sandwiches and other food from passengers on a ferry from Britain, blaming new post-Brexit trade rules. Officers in...

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    EU regulator approves Moderna coronavirus vaccine 

    Agence France-Presse. The Hague | Updated at 06:41pm on January 06, 2021

    The European Medicines Agency said on Wednesday that it had given the green light for US firm Moderna's coronavirus vaccine, the second jab for the...

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    England’s lockdown could last into March

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:35am on January 05, 2021

    England on Tuesday entered a strict national lockdown aimed at stemming a steep rise in virus cases that a senior government minister warned could last...

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    GIZ supports vulnerable Bangladeshis affected by COVID-19

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:25pm on January 04, 2021

    More than 7,500 vulnerable households are receiving unconditional Multiple Purpose Cash Grants via mobile cash transfer in the cities of Khulna, Rajshahi, Satkhira, and Sirajganj...

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    EU denounces conditions for migrants in Bosnia

    Agence France-Presse . Sarajevo | Updated at 11:22am on January 03, 2021

    The living conditions of hundreds of homeless migrants in Bosnia, bordering the European Union, are ‘completely unacceptable’, EU envoy Johann Sattler said on Saturday. The...

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    UK begins post-Brexit future

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:50pm on January 01, 2021

    Britain on Friday began a new year and life outside the European Union after leaving the bloc’s single market, with the first trucks crossing the...

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    New Year, new rules: UK begins post-Brexit future

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:55am on January 01, 2021

    Britain on Friday began a new year and life outside Europe, after leaving the bloc’s single market trading rules to go it alone for the...

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    Spain, UK agree 11th-hour border deal for Gibraltar

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 10:47am on January 01, 2021

    Gibraltar will become part of Europe’s passport-free zone to keep movement fluid on its border with Spain in a landmark deal reached just hours before...

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    Brexit takes full effect as UK leaves EU market

    Agence France-Presse. London | Updated at 10:42am on December 31, 2020

    Brexit becomes a reality on Thursday as Britain leaves Europe's customs union and single market, ending nearly half a century of often turbulent ties with...