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Hard-hit Belgium faces second COVID-19 lockdown

21 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS Belgium could order another lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections as early as next week, a spokesman said on Wednesday, as the country grapples with a new wave of the virus potentially as serious its first last spring.

After lax summer, hard-hit Belgium again faces COVID "tsunami"

21 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS, Oct 21 A lax summer and a fractured political system have left Belgium facing a second COVID-19 wave potentially as serious as the first, with the health minister warning of a "tsunami".

Belgium may need to return to full COVID lockdown - virologist

20 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS Belgium could be returning to full lockdown if there is no reversal of the surge in COVID-19 infections and hospital admissions, a senior Belgian virologist said in a newspaper interview on Tuesday.

Brexit brinkmanship: UK says no to more EU trade talks

20 Oct 2020

LONDON/BRUSSELS Britain sees no basis to resume trade talks with the European Union unless there is a fundamental change in approach from Brussels, chief negotiator David Frost said on Monday, dashing earlier optimism that negotiations could resume.

EU und Großbritannien wollen Brexit-Verhandlungen intensivieren

19 Oct 2020

London/Brüssel Großbritannien und die EU haben am Montag die Brexit-Verhandlungen trotz zuletzt gegenseitiger Vorwürfe fortgesetzt.

Farmers ask EU parliament to ban terms such as 'veggie burger'

19 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS Restaurants and shops in the European Union could be barred from marketing products as "veggie burgers" or "vegan sausage" if farmers get their way in a debate this week in the European parliament.

Exclusive: U.S. offers tariff truce if Airbus repays billions in aid - sources

15 Oct 2020

PARIS/WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS The United States has offered to settle a long-running aircraft subsidy dispute with the European Union and remove tariffs on wine, whisky and other products if Airbus repays billions of dollars in aid to European governments, several sources close to the matter told Reuters. | Video

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. offers tariff truce if Airbus repays billions in aid -sources

15 Oct 2020

* U.S. has started imposing tariffs on $7.5 bln of EU goods (Adds background and quote from former U.S. official)

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. offers tariff truce if Airbus repays billions in aid -sources

15 Oct 2020

PARIS/WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS, Oct 15 The United States has offered to settle a long-running aircraft subsidy dispute with the European Union and remove tariffs on wine, whisky and other products if Airbus repays billions of dollars in aid to European governments, several sources close to the matter told Reuters

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