Top 5 stories about Europe today: France forbids short-haul flights, Ukrainian pilots begin training on F-16s, and more


Ukraine Pilots Start Training on F-16s: The first batch of 48 pilots from the Ukrainian Air Force have begun their training program on the F-16 fighters purchased from the United States. The trainers have already completed two months of basic military training on the American-made jets.

France Bans Short-Haul Flights: In order to meet its commitments to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, France has announced a ban on all domestic short-haul flights, including those to the French Mediterranean islands. The goal is to reduce flights of less than 500 kilometers (310 miles).

EU, UK Agree to Post-Brexit Trade Deal: The UK and the European Union have reached a post-Brexit trade agreement. The deal, which has been in the works for months, will provide clarity on trade, data sharing, and a level playing field for the future of both the UK and the EU.

Germany Wants to Ban Huawei From 5G Networks: The German government is reportedly planning to ban Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, from its 5G networks. The decision is reportedly motivated by concerns over security and is meant to ensure that the networks remain secure from surveillance and possible manipulation.