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G7 leaders take tough message to Putin on Ukraine
G7 leaders take tough message to Putin on Ukraine

Western leaders said they stood united Thursday ahead of their first direct meetings with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Ukraine, with President Barack Obama giving him a month to back down or face more sanctions.

G7 leaders take tough message to Putin on Ukraine
Frenchman 'admits to' Brussels shooting in video
Frenchman 'admits to' Brussels shooting in video

A Frenchman who spent over a year in Syria has claimed responsibility for last week's deadly shooting at a Jewish Museum in Brussels in a video recording, prosecutors said Sunday.

Frenchman 'admits to' Brussels shooting in video
Obama in Brussels for EU-US summit
Obama in Brussels for EU-US summit

President Barack Obama pays his first visit ever to European Union headquarters, cementing US-EU opposition to the takeover of Crimea after hitting out at Russian expansionism as a "sign of weakness".

Obama in Brussels for EU-US summit
Overworked nurses linked to higher death rates
Overworked nurses linked to higher death rates

Investigations in nine European countries have given statistical backing to claims that patients' lives may be at risk when nurses are overworked.

Overworked nurses linked to higher death rates
Belgium gives ill children of any age the right to die
Belgium gives ill children of any age the right to die

Belgium has become the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of all ages, after a heated debate in which critics questioned a child's ability to make the decision to die.

Belgium gives ill children of any age the right to die
High winds, rain lash Europe, leaving two dead, one missing at sea
High winds, rain lash Europe, leaving two dead, one missing at sea

High winds and heavy rain battered parts of Europe on Monday, leaving at least two people dead and one man lost at sea off France, and disrupting travel two days from Christmas.

High winds, rain lash Europe, leaving two dead, one missing at sea
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Belgium close to agreeing euthanasia for children

Eleven years after making euthanasia legal for adults, Belgium came a step closer to extending mercy-killing to terminally-ill children Wednesday after an intense public debate on the ethical issues at stake.

Belgium close to agreeing euthanasia for children
European Union Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner, Olli Rehn.©Reuters/Francois Lenoir
EU to hold France, Germany to account in push for growth

The EU will this week test a new system to ensure states toe economic rules when it decides whether to challenge eurozone giants Germany and France, over their growth and deficit policies.

EU to hold France, Germany to account in push for growth
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Anti-Semitism on rise in Europe: survey

Anti-Semitism has worsened in Europe in the past few years with abuse increasingly widespread on the Internet, a survey by the European Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) showed Friday.

Anti-Semitism on rise in Europe: survey
A shot from 'Harmony Lessons' film. ©Harmony Lessons Film Production
Kazakhstan's Harmony Lessons earns two more awards

Harmony Lessons film of Kazakhstan's Emir Baigazin has earned two more awards at film festivals in Poland and Belgium.

Kazakhstan's Harmony Lessons earns two more awards
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy. ©Reuters/Francois Lenoir
Immigration and US spying row gatecrash EU summit

European immigration and a row over US eavesdropping are set to dominate an EU leaders' summit beginning in Brussels, after a deadly shipwreck off Italy shocked the continent.

Immigration and US spying row gatecrash EU summit
Greenpeace protests Shell Arctic drilling at Belgian GP
Greenpeace protests Shell Arctic drilling at Belgian GP

Greenpeace activists paraglided to the top of the main stand of the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday to protest against drilling in the Arctic by the race's main sponsor, the Shell oil giant.

Greenpeace protests Shell Arctic drilling at Belgian GP
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Ikea recalls children's beds due to laceration hazard

The world's leading furniture chain Ikea on Thursday issued a recall of two models of children's beds after several reported cases of a broken metal rod that exposed sharp edges.

Ikea recalls children's beds due to laceration hazard
Belgium throws giant party as Philippe ascends throne
Belgium throws giant party as Philippe ascends throne

Crown Prince Philippe ascended to the Belgian throne amid fanfare and festivity Sunday after his father Albert 11's abdicaton, and vowed to prevent the breakup of a nation split by language and history.

Belgium throws giant party as Philippe ascends throne
New Belgian king inherits political timebomb
New Belgian king inherits political timebomb

In Belgium's papers, King Albert II has been portrayed by the country's most fabled cartoonist for the past 20 years as just out of bed and lounging about in a dressing-gown and slippers.

New Belgian king inherits political timebomb
EU leaders pledge job funds, back new budget
EU leaders pledge job funds, back new budget

European leaders on Friday agreed to deploy 8.0 billion euros ($10.4 billion) to help create jobs for young people at a summit that also backed a tentative deal on the EU's next trillion-euro budget, despite simmering doubts.

EU leaders pledge job funds, back new budget
US ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman. Photo courtesy of jspace.com
US envoy to Belgium denies soliciting prostitutes

The US envoy to Belgium Tuesday denied "baseless accusations" that he trawled for prostitutes in a park, as the State Department hit out at charges top staff tried to hush up sex-and-drugs charges.

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US envoy to Belgium denies soliciting prostitutes
Brussels expected to up pressure for economic reform
Brussels expected to up pressure for economic reform

The European Commission is expected on Wednesday to increase the pressure on several countries, particularly France, to speed up structural reforms seen as the only reliable way to boost growth and job creation.

Brussels expected to up pressure for economic reform
Syrian opposition divided amid international peace bid
Syrian opposition divided amid international peace bid

International efforts to end the unrest in Syria accelerate Monday with key talks in Paris and Brussels, amid a push for a new peace conference despite growing divisions within the Syrian opposition.

Syrian opposition divided amid international peace bid
Kazakhstan's tennis professional Yaroslava Shvedova. ©RIA Novosti
Tennis: Shvedova advances to 3rd round of Mutua Madrid Open

Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova will play against Spain’s Anabel Medina Garrigues in the next round of the tournament on May 9.

Tennis: Shvedova advances to 3rd round of Mutua Madrid Open