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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.
06 июня 2014
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.
02 июня 2014
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".
26 марта 2014
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.
26 февраля 2014
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.
14 февраля 2014
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.
24 декабря 2013
Photo courtesy of 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.
29 ноября 2013
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.
12 ноября 2013
Photo courtesy of 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.
09 ноября 2013
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.
28 октября 2013
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.
24 октября 2013
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.
26 августа 2013
©REUTERS/Petr Josek 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.
16 августа 2013
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.
22 июля 2013
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.
19 июля 2013
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.
29 июня 2013
US ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman. Photo courtesy of 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.
13 июня 2013
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.
28 мая 2013
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.
27 мая 2013
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.
08 мая 2013

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