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45,000 Catalans march in Brussels to support exiled leader

December 7, 2017 11:30 pm
45,000 Catalans march in Brussels to support exiled leader

A sea of around 45,000 pro-Catalonia protesters have demonstrated in Brussels to show support for the region’s deposed president Carles Puigdemont and urge the European Union to back its drive for independence from Spain. Demonstrators chanted “Wake up Europe!” and waved Catalonia’s red, yellow and blue Estelada separatist flag on […]

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European Union threatens Poland with sanctions over court reform

July 19, 2017 10:30 pm
European Union threatens Poland with sanctions over court reform

First Vice-President of the European Union Commission Frans Timmermans talks to the media about the situation in Poland at the European Union Commission headquarter in Brussels on July 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The EU warned Poland’s right-wing government Wednesday to suspend controversial court reforms or risk unprecedented sanctions, sharply […]

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UK Brexit minister David Davis sparks debate by leaving EU talks early

July 18, 2017 10:30 pm
UK Brexit minister David Davis sparks debate by leaving EU talks early

British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis (Photo by AFP) UK Brexit minister David Davis has come under fire for heading back to his country only hours after beginning the second round of negotiations with the European Union (EU) in Brussels, Belgium. Labour said […]

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European Union leaders to discuss refugees in key summit in Brussels

June 22, 2017 10:30 pm
European Union leaders to discuss refugees in key summit in Brussels

This photo taken on June 22, 2017 shows the round table ahead of the meeting on the first day of a European Union summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels. (Photo by AFP) European Union leaders are set to hold a key summit in Brussels to discuss in more depth […]

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Thousands of people hold anti-Trump protest in Brussels ahead of NATO summit

May 25, 2017 10:30 pm
Thousands of people hold anti-Trump protest in Brussels ahead of NATO summit

Thousands of people have staged a protest in Brussels against US President Donald Trump, who is in the Belgian capital for talks with the leaders of the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Some 12,000 demonstrators marched through Brussels and filled the central Bourse Square of the […]

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Capital punishment ‘red line’ for European Union membership, Brussels tells Ankara

March 19, 2017 8:30 pm
Capital punishment ‘red line’ for European Union membership, Brussels tells Ankara

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (Photo by AFP) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned Turkey against any return of the capital punishment in the Anatolian country, saying the measure is a “red line” in Ankara’s stalled bid for membership in the European Union. Juncker made the remarks on Sunday in […]

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Belgium charges brother of knife attacker with terrorism

October 7, 2016 7:30 pm
Belgium charges brother of knife attacker with terrorism

Police officers investigate the scene where a man stabbed two police officers in Schaerbeek neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium, October 5, 2016. (Photo by AP) The Belgian federal prosecutor has charged with terrorism offences the brother of a man accused of recently stabbing two police officers in the capital Brussels. The […]

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Thousands of Belgian workers rally in Brussels to protest planned labor law reforms

September 29, 2016 6:33 pm
Thousands of Belgian workers rally in Brussels to protest planned labor law reforms

Thousands of Belgian workers have staged a massive rally in Brussels to protest against the government’s planned reforms and labor laws, disrupting public transport and traffic.  Brussels police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere estimated that around 45,000 people had joined the rally in the Belgian capital on Thursday. However, unions […]

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Thousands stage massive rally in Brussels against US and Canada trade deals

September 20, 2016 9:13 pm
Thousands stage massive rally in Brussels against US and Canada trade deals

Demonstrators gather outside the European Union headquarters in Brussels, on September 20, 2016 to protest against huge transatlantic trade deals linking Europe with Canada and the United States. (Photo by AFP) More than 5,000 demonstrators have staged a mass protest outside the EU headquarters in Brussels against the controversial European Union […]

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Belgium police arrest two in anti-terror raids

September 16, 2016 6:15 pm
Belgium police arrest two in anti-terror raids

Police stand as they secure the area around a police building in the southern Belgian city of Charleroi following a machete attack on August 6, 2016. (Photo by AFP) The Belgian federal prosecutor’s office says authorities have detained two people for questioning following anti-terror raids in two districts of the […]

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Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi heads to Belgium for nuclear talks

September 12, 2016 4:00 pm
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi heads to Belgium for nuclear talks

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi has set off for Brussels to hold talks with Belgian and European Union officials on ways to improve nuclear cooperation. Heading a delegation, the AEOI chief left Tehran […]

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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini wants Brussels headquarters for military intervention

September 8, 2016 6:51 pm
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini wants Brussels headquarters for military intervention

European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrives for the informal meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Bratislava, Slovakia, on September 2, 2016. (AFP photo) European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini proposes the formation of a headquarters in Brussels for European “battlegroups” that could have military intervention in crises. Mogherini told the Italian […]

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Belgium crime lab attack in Brussels ‘probably not terrorism’, meant to destroy evidence

August 29, 2016 9:30 pm
Belgium crime lab attack in Brussels ‘probably not terrorism’, meant to destroy evidence

This picture taken on August 29, 2016, shows the burnt car used to ram raid the the National Criminology Lab in Brussels, Belgium. (AFP photo) Belgian officials say an attack on a crime lab in Brussels was more like an organized crime rather than a terrorist act, saying it was […]

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Powerful car bomb hits Belgian capital at Brussels Institute of Criminology

4:30 pm
Powerful car bomb hits Belgian capital at Brussels Institute of Criminology

Police seal off an area around the National Criminology Lab in Brussels, Aug. 29, 2016. (AP photo) A car bomb explosion at Brussels Institute of Criminology in a northern suburb of Belgium’s capital has caused heavy damage to the building. Two suspects, driving the car, rammed through the gates and detonated a […]

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Machete-wielding woman shot by Brussels cops

August 22, 2016 9:00 pm
Machete-wielding woman shot by Brussels cops

Armed police are seen on the scene of a machete rampage in Brussels on August 23, 2016. (Twitter) Brussels police have shot a woman after she seriously wounded three people with a machete. According to Belgian media reports, the woman attacked people who were alighting from a bus in the […]

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