Dozens Killed As Missile Hit Crowded East Ukraine Train Station

Rockets hit a crowded train station in eastern Ukraine that was an evacuation point for civilians, killing dozens of people, Ukrainian authorities say. Moscow was quick to deny the military targeted Kramatorsk, a city in the eastern Donetsk region.

Children, Pregnant Woman Drown In Channel

Among 27 migrants who died after their boat sank near Calais, France, were 17 men, seven women – one of whom was pregnant – and three children, France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said.

Dozens Of Migrants Drown On Way To Britain

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “shocked, appalled and deeply saddened” after at least 30 people died when their boat sank in the Channel.

EU Chief Hints At European Army

The European Union’s chief suggested Wednesday that the EU should soon have its own army after the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Group of Seven Rollout World Vaccination and Global Tax Plan

The Group of Seven (G7) nations have agreed to participate in a worldwide vaccination plan “to halt the coronavirus pandemic.” It comes amid concerns among G7 leaders that impoverished countries are being left out in the global jab drive. They also want a global tax as they seek to raise their contributions to meet an overdue spending pledge of 100 billion dollars a year by rich countries to help poorer ones cut carbon emissions. And, the leaders made clear they will be seeking to rival China in reaching out to lower and middle-income countries.

EU-UK post-Brexit trade talks remain at standstill

Post-Brexit trade talks between Britain and the European Union remained grid-locked Sunday evening, even as there remain just days to go before the official transition period comes to an end on December 31, the Associated Press reports. In the event no agreement is reached by the end of the year, the two parties will default to trading on World Trade Organization terms, with all the tariffs and barriers that this will entail.

UK and Mexico sign post-Brexit continuity deal

The UK and Mexico signed a continuity agreement Tuesday that will permit trade between them to continue on current terms after Britain leaves the European Union’s common trade policy on December 31, Reuters reports.

EU-UK post-Brexit deal still “possible”

With just over two weeks to the end-of-year deadline, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Monday it is still possible a post-Brexit trade deal could be struck between Britain and the European Union, Deutsche Welle reports.

EU, Britain Face Messy Divorce After Talks Breakdown

European leaders have warned that Britain’s exit from the European Union will likely be without a crucial deal on $1 trillion in annual trade. Britain already quit the EU in January, but it remained in the EU single market and customs union during a transition period.

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