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A passenger shows his PCR test result on his phone as he boards a plane at an airport

As Europe plans to reopen, travelers must read the fine print


After a year of travel restrictions, the EU commission has laid out plans that could see the continent open its borders by June. But several COVID-19 rules and restrictions will still apply.

A woman is show wearing a white blouse with a pearl neclace and face mask while receiving a vaccine shot in her shoulder.

EU demands that vaccine makers honor their commitments

A group of men are shown on top of the redish-orange colored Red Fort monument with one man putting up an orange flag on top.

Farmers storm historic Red Fort monument in New Delhi; EU warns of blocking vaccine; Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna announce findings on new variants

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is shown wearing a suit and walking with a red folder under his arm and a large Christmas tree in the background.

UK, EU leaders to meet Wednesday amid Brexit no-deal signals

Clinical Research Nurse Aneta Gupta labels blood samples from volunteer Yash during the Imperial College vaccine trial, at a clinic in London, Aug. 5, 2020.

A global initiative could ensure equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine. Can it work?

The President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is shown in a close up photograph wearing pearl earings and the word "coronavirus" in the background.

World leaders pledge $8 billion to fight the coronavirus but US steers clear


World leaders and organizations pledged $8 billion to research, manufacture and distribute a possible vaccine and treatments for COVID-19 on Monday, but the United States refused to contribute to the global effort.

A refugee woman is pictured at the Souda Refugee Camp in Chios island, Greece, June 10, 2017.

Refugees caught in the middle of Greek-Turkish political standoff


Even before Turkey opened its borders for refugees and asylum-seekers to leave for Europe, the Greek island of Chios was an epicenter of tension over EU policies that made several Greek islands de facto holding sites for some 42,000 refugees and migrants. Erdoğan’s move only exacerbated those tensions. And refugees are caught in the middle.