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Belgian chemical train accident toll rises to one dead, 49 injured
Belgian chemical train accident toll rises to one dead, 49 injured

The casualty toll in Belgium from the derailing of a train carrying highly toxic chemicals -- which exploded and sent spectacular strips of fire into the night sky -- rose dramatically Sunday to one dead and 49 injured.

Belgian chemical train accident toll rises to one dead, 49 injured
Late 20th century was warmest in 1,400 years
Late 20th century was warmest in 1,400 years

Earth was cooling until the end of the 19th century and a hundred years later, the planet's surface was on average warmer than at any time in the previous 1,400 years.

Late 20th century was warmest in 1,400 years
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Children born outside marriage in Europe rise to 40 percent of total

The number of children born outside marriage in Europe has doubled over two decades to 40 percent, with Estonia, Slovenia and France registering almost three out of every five births out of wedlock.

Children born outside marriage in Europe rise to 40 percent of total
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Deaf Belgian twins going blind commit euthanasia: press

Deaf Belgian identical twins used a decade-old euthanasia law in a mercy-killing pact after they began to go blind.

Deaf Belgian twins going blind commit euthanasia: press
Belgium, France lay claim to fries
Belgium, France lay claim to fries

Fries, crunchy, salty, tasty fried sticks of potato are claimed by Belgium and France as the product of their national gastronomic genius but the true origins are shrouded in popular folklore.

Belgium, France lay claim to fries
EU seals deal on banks watchdog, ahead of end-of-year summit
EU seals deal on banks watchdog, ahead of end-of-year summit

The European Union agreed early Thursday to create a bank supervisor to oversee lenders across the eurozone, following marathon talks which ended hours before the year's final EU summit.

EU seals deal on banks watchdog, ahead of end-of-year summit
EU ministers agree significant debt relief deal for Greece
EU ministers agree significant debt relief deal for Greece

Greece won breathing space Tuesday with long-frozen eurozone loans to restart from December and a first clear admission that a chunk of the country's debt burden will need to be written off down the line.

EU ministers agree significant debt relief deal for Greece
New eurozone talks to save Greece from financial collapse
New eurozone talks to save Greece from financial collapse

Eurozone finance ministers meet in Brussels Monday for the third time in two weeks for talks on unlocking the next slice of aid to debt-crippled Greece, which is in danger of running out of money.

New eurozone talks to save Greece from financial collapse
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stephanie de Lannoy. ©REUTERS
Crowned heads of Europe due at Luxembourg royal wedding

It won't be as big as "Will and Kate" yet the cream of Europe's royals head to tiny Luxembourg this week for a two-day wedding between Prince Guillaume, heir to the throne, and a Belgian countess.

Crowned heads of Europe due at Luxembourg royal wedding
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EU to sanction states in bid to streamline air traffic

The European Commission plans to sanction EU members to nudge them into action on efforts to create a pan-European airspace that would cut costs and delays.

EU to sanction states in bid to streamline air traffic
Giants EU, China meet in 'challenging' times
Giants EU, China meet in 'challenging' times

Global giants the European Union and China meet at a Brussels summit on Thursday under pressure to bolster slowing economic growth and tackle tough international dilemmas.

Giants EU, China meet in 'challenging' times
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Chinese and EU solar makers at war over dumping

A host of EU solar makers haved called on the European Commission to probe alleged dumping practices by its Chinese rivals, as Beijing warned an investigation could trigger a trade war.

Chinese and EU solar makers at war over dumping
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Belgium tagged competition with Kazakhstan for EXPO-2017 friendly

The competition between Kazakhstan and Belgium for hosting EXPO-2017 is friendly: Belgium.

Belgium tagged competition with Kazakhstan for EXPO-2017 friendly
Maksim Iglinskiy. ©Danial Okassov
Cycling: Iglinskiy wishes to win Tour de France stage

Kazakhstan Astana team cyclist Maksim Iglinskiy wishes to win a Tour de France stage.

Cycling: Iglinskiy wishes to win Tour de France stage
Maksim Iglinskiy (Right). Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Cycling Federation
Iglinskiy won the race thanks to Vinokourov’s advice

Maksim Iglinskiy commented on his victory in Liege-Bastogne-Liege race.

Iglinskiy won the race thanks to Vinokourov’s advice
Kazakhstan cyclist won world oldest race
Kazakhstan cyclist won world oldest race

Kazakhstan Proteam Astana cyclist Maksim Iglinskiy won the prestigious one-day Liege-Bastogne-Liege race.

Kazakhstan cyclist won world oldest race
Astana retained 13th line in UCI rating
Astana retained 13th line in UCI rating

Kazakhstan Astana cycling team is still ranked 13th in the International Cycling Union (UCI) rating.

Astana retained 13th line in UCI rating
Accident site in Switzerland. ©REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Nazarbayev expressed condolences to Belgium on the bus accident

Kazakhstan President sent condolences to the King of Belgium Albert II in relation to the car accident at Swiss ski resort that claimed lives of 22 children.

Nazarbayev expressed condolences to Belgium on the bus accident
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Mayors for Peace conference might be held in Kazakhstan

Jean-Luc Dehaene, Mayor of the city of Ypres suggested to hold Mayors for Peace conference in Kazakhstan.

Mayors for Peace conference might be held in Kazakhstan