# European Union

Jytte Margrete Frederiksen (83) is being vaccinated as one of the first Danes in Ishoj, Denmark on, December 27, 2020, as Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen follows the innoculation via videolink from her residence Marienborg. - The European Union began a vaccine rollout, even as countries in the bloc were forced back into lockdown by a new strain of the virus, believed to be more infectious, that continues to spread from Britain. The pandemic has claimed more than 1.7 million lives and is still running rampant in much of the world, but the recent launching of innoculation campaigns has boosted hopes that 2021 could bring a respite. (Photo by Mads Claus Rasmussen / AFP)
Jytte Margrete Frederiksen (83) is being […]

Denmark leads EU in Covid vaccinations with smooth roll-out

Denmark leads the EU in vaccinations against the novel coronavirus thanks to a swift and smooth roll-out, and even more people would have got the jab if it had more available doses
City of Tshwane's Special Infection Unit paramedics push a man showing symptoms of COVID-19 coronavirus inside the isolation chamber equipped with a negative pressure filtration system from his home in the north of Pretoria, South Africa, on January 15, 2021. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP)
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Global death toll nears 2 million as WHO battles new virus strains

The worldwide death toll from coronavirus is approaching two million, with Europe topping 30 million infections and WHO experts working on advice to fight new, more contagious strains of the disease
A medical worker prepares an injection of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine at Ankara City Hospital Ankara, on January 14, 2021. - Turkey on January 13 approved the emergency use of a coronavirus jab developed by China's Sinovac, paving the way for a national vaccination drive that will start with healthcare workers. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP)
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Five hurdles in the global Covid-19 vaccine rollout

The unprecedented push to inoculate the world's population against Covid-19 has got off to a sluggish start. What has hampered the vaccine rollout and how can we overcome these obstacles?
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 10, 2020 a photo illustration, the Twitter account of US President Donald Trump is displayed on a mobile phone in Arlington, Virginia. - Twitter said January 8, 2021, it has permanently suspended President Donald Trump's account, citing the risk of further violence following the assault on the US Capitol by his supporters. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)
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Twitter’s ‘problematic’ Trump ban troubles Europe

Twitter's decision to impose a permanent ban on US President Trump's account has sparked some consternation in Europe, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel calling it "problematic"
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 24, 2020 a person unpacks a special refrigerated box of Moderna Covid-19 at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) in Boston, Massachusetts. - A Washington law student ended up getting more than just groceries during a recent supermarket trip, after randomly receiving a Covid-19 vaccination. David MacMillan and his friend were at a Giant Food store in the US capital last week and were surprised when a worker in the supermarket's pharmacy section offered them each a shot. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)
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EU watchdog backs second coronavirus vaccine

The EU's drug regulator has approved the Moderna coronavirus jab, the bloc's second and a shot in the arm for Europe's slow-moving vaccine roll-out
Dec. 24, 2020, Great Britain, London: Boris Johnson, prime minister of Great Britain, speaks at a news conference in Downing Street after a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations. Photo: Paul Grover/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
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EU begins process to approve provisional post-Brexit deal

The European Union ambassadors have agreed on the trade deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom due to Brexit. However, both sides still do need some time.
The cargo ship ' Grande Europa' of the Italian company 'Grimaldi Lines' burned down yesterday near Mallorca when it was traveling from Sardinia to Valencia loaded with 1,843 cars.
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Turkey slams German arms embargo search of ship in Mediterranean

Turkey has denounced the action of German marines when they searched a Turkish cargo ship in the Mediterranean as part of the European Union's so called ''Irini mission'' attempting to stop weapons shipments to conflict-torn Libya.
Brexit supporters wave Union flags as they watch the big screen in Parliament Square in central London on January 31, 2020. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP
Brexit supporters wave Union flags as th […]

Close-run Brexit talks underline political dilemma for UK

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's brinkmanship has brought UK-EU talks down to the wire and his choice boils down now to a barebones deal or serious economic disruption in the middle of the pandemic