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Pat Carroll, voice of Disney villain Ursula in The Little Mermaid, dies aged 95

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Pat Carroll, the Emmy award-winning actor and voice of the memorable Disney villain Ursula in The Little Mermaid, has died aged 95. Carroll died on Saturday of pneumonia at her home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, her dau...

EU will likely grant Ukraine candidate status to join bloc, says Ursula von der Leyen

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The EU executive will next week make a recommendation on whether Ukraine should be given candidate status to join the bloc, the European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, has said. Such a recommendation woul...

Ursula von der Leyen says Putin must pay ‘high price’ as she proposes oil ban

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Ursula von der Leyen has proposed a total ban on Russian oil imports to the EU, saying Vladimir Putin had to pay a “high price for his brutal aggression” in Ukraine. Member states in Brussels are scrutinising a propos...

Ursula von der Leyen offers speedy response to Ukraine’s bid to join EU

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European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said the civilian deaths in the Ukrainian town of Bucha showed the “cruel face” of Russia’s army and pledged to try to speed Ukraine’s bid to become a member of the Europ...

Merkel hesitates over handshake with EU’s Ursula von der Leyen – video

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Angela Merkel, the outgoing chancellor of Germany, seemed wary of offering her hand for a full handshake with the European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, at a Brussels summit. Von der Leyen instead graspe...

Ursula von der Leyen says EU will not fund ‘barbed wire and walls’

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The EU will not fund “barbed wire or walls”, the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has said, in defiance of calls from some governments to build protective defences against migrants seeking to enter t...

Ursula von der Leyen says EU has reached Covid vaccine target

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The EU has delivered enough coronavirus vaccine doses to member states to reach a target to fully vaccinate at least 70% of adults in the bloc, European commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement on Sat...

‘I felt hurt and I felt alone’: Ursula von der Leyen on ‘sofagate’ – video

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The European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, said on Monday that she felt hurt and alone during a meeting with Turkey’s president earlier this month and that she was treated poorly simply because she is a ...

Ursula von der Leyen says EU could punish UK over Brexit breaches

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Ursula von der Leyen has warned that the EU will not hesitate to use the “real teeth” in the Brexit deal to punish the British government for breaching its obligations as MEPs prepared to consent to the historic agree...

Italian PM calls Erdoğan ‘a dictator’ after Ursula von der Leyen chair snub

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A diplomatic spat has erupted between Turkey and Italy, after prime minister Mario Draghi accused president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of humiliating European commission president Ursula von der Leyen, and described him as ...

Ursula von der Leyen left without a seat at Erdoğan meeting – video

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The president of the European commission, Ursula von der Leyen, was momentarily left without a seat as she met with the European council president, Charles Michel and Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in Ankara...

Ursula Von der Leyen snubbed in chair gaffe at EU-Erdoğan talks

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An image of Ursula von der Leyen, the sole attending female leader, being the only person left without a chair during a meeting in Ankara involving the EU’s two presidents and Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, ha...

Ursula von der Leyen backs authorisation mechanism for Covid vaccine exports – video

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Ursula von der Leyen has said the EU is transparent and open, and welcomes other countries to be transparent with their exports.Speaking at a virtual summit, she said contracts should be fulfilled before exporting vac...

Ursula von der Leyen says EU could halt vaccine exports to UK – video

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The EU commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, has hinted that the bloc could withhold vaccine exports to the UK, reopening a dispute with the British government over supply delays affecting the European inoculati...