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European leaders grant Ukraine and Moldova EU candidate status

  By ABC News/Wires EUROPEAN Union leaders have formally accepted Ukraine as a candidate to join the 27-nation bloc, a bold geopolitical move hailed by Ukraine and the EU itself as a “historic moment”. Although it could take Ukraine and neighbouring Moldova more than a decade to qualify for membership, the decision at a two-day

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Vietnam exports to EU threaten Thai profits

Thai manufacturers and exporters have been warned to improve their competitiveness in the European market as prospective EU buyers may shift to cheaper goods from Vietnam after the EU-Vietnam free-trade agreement (FTA) became effective in August 2020. The director-general of the Trade Negotiations Department, Auramon Supthaweethum, said EU buyers may consider importing products from Vietnam

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In Covid-19 milestone for West, Britain starts mass vaccination

By Reuters Staff, published by US News London: A 90-year-old grandmother became the world’s first person to receive a fully-tested Covid-19 shot today (Dec. 8), as Britain began mass-vaccinating its people in a global drive that poses one of the biggest logistical challenges in peacetime history. Health workers started inoculating the most vulnerable with the

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