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In Britain
January 11, 2018 10:09 am gmt |
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Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has urged European companies with commercial links to the UK to start preparing for increased “friction” in trade. But officials in a number of European capitals are open to considering plans to allow access to the single market in re...
In World
December 22, 2017 4:24 am gmt |
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Deposed Catalan President Carles Puigdemont arrived at a Brussels convention centre on Thursday (December 21) to follow the results of Catalonia’s regional parliament election. Puigdemont urged voters from self-imposed exile in Brussels to show they back the independence movement. An exit poll ...
In World
November 11, 2017 5:13 am gmt |
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The sixth round of Brexit talks has not made significant progress on key matters such as a financial settlement and the Irish border, said the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier Friday. The newest round of Brexit talks was conducted from Thursday to Friday in Brussels. Barnier said in a pres...
In Sports
September 2, 2017 4:01 am gmt |
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Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson won the women’s 100m event at the Diamond League on Friday (September 1) in Brussels after missing out on the 200m last month. In the men’s 200 metres, on-form 20 year-old American Noah Lyles took the title narrowly ahead of Ameer Webb and world champion ...
In Britain
August 28, 2017 10:46 am gmt |
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Formal Brexit talks are due to resume in Brussels later, with British negotiators urging the EU to show “flexibility and imagination”. Brexit Secretary David Davis wants to broaden discussions to include trade. But the EU says there has to be progress on the issues of citizens’ righ...
In Britain
July 28, 2017 8:06 am gmt |
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Brexit Secretary David Davis is confident negotiations will continue as planned after reports that Brussels may delay trade talks because of a lack of progress on the “divorce” settlement. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier had wanted progress on the exit payment, citizens’ rights a...
In Europe
August 16, 2016 11:54 am gmt |
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Italy is planning to launch a fight back against the EU policy of austerity being led by Angela Merkel’s Germany. The country’s president Matteo Renzi insisted he would not let Brussels “drag us into recession” as he pleaded for European leaders to loosen the purse strings. Mr...
In Europe
July 21, 2016 8:24 am gmt |
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Police backed by bomb disposal teams on today cordoned off part of central Brussels where they surrounded a “suspect” individual wearing a long coat with wires showing. “Following police intervention, a cordon has been established” around part of the Place de la Monnaie and ad...
In Europe
June 21, 2016 12:04 pm gmt |
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A man who said he was wearing a bomb belt rigged to explode by remote control caused a major scare in a Brussels commercial district on Tuesday (June 21) before police found the device contained only salt and biscuits, officials said. The Belgian capital remains on edge under a high security alert th...
In Special News
April 7, 2016 12:23 pm gmt |
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One of the men who carried out the devastating bomb attacks in Brussels earlier worked as a cleaning staff at the European Parliament, sources said.  Sources said he is Najim Laachraoui, one of the airport bombers in Belgium. Laachraoui, already a major suspect on the run after the Paris attacks in N...
In India
March 30, 2016 7:05 am gmt |
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Brussels on Wednesday (March 30) to attend the 13th India-EU summit. The summit aims to deepen India-EU Strategic Partnership and advance collaboration in priority areas for India’s growth and development. On his arrival, spokesperson of India̵...
In Europe
March 29, 2016 9:16 am gmt |
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One week after three bomb blasts tore through the city’s airport and metro system and killed at least 35 people, Brussels was tentatively going back to work on Tuesday (March 29). After three days of mourning and the long Easter weekend, the city was slowly returning to normal though the events...
In World
March 25, 2016 7:52 am gmt |
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Two brothers who carried out suicide bombings in Brussels this week were known to U.S. government agencies before the attacks, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The sources said that Khalid El Bakraoui and Brahim El Bakraoui were both on U.S. government counterterrorism watch lists b...
In Europe
March 24, 2016 8:52 am gmt |
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United in grief, people in Brussels gathered to pay tribute to those killed in Tuesday’s terrorist attacks. There is a sense of shock, and sadness. The attack could have been considerably worse. The Belgian prosecutor said a third unexploded bomb was by far the biggest device and had that explo...
In Europe
March 23, 2016 10:35 am gmt |
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The United Nations has strongly condemned Tuesday’s terrorist bombings in Brussels, extending condolences to the victims and their families while expressing solidarity with the people and Government of Belgium. A statement issued by the members of the Security Council indicated that more than 3...
In Europe
March 19, 2016 9:28 am gmt |
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Police were preparing to question Salah Abdeslam, the prime suspect in the November terrorist attacks on Paris, after the 26-year-old was shot in the leg and arrested in a police raid in Brussels, after four months on the run as Europe’s most wanted man. “We got him,” the Belgian secretary of state f...
In Europe
February 25, 2016 6:39 am gmt |
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EU ministers meet in Brussels later amid warnings the migrant crisis could threaten the bloc’s survival. Austria and Balkan nations have agreed measures to restrict numbers, drawing criticism from Greece, where thousands have been left stranded after Macedonia blocked entry to Afghans. Meanwhil...
In Europe
February 22, 2016 11:52 am gmt |
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Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance of the centre in Brussels where trade deal talks were set to be held between EU and U.S. negotiators on Monday (February 22). Businesses hope the trade pact, called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), will deliver over $100 billion of e...
In Britain
February 16, 2016 10:09 am gmt |
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France reckons there is a will to reach a deal at a summit in Brussels this week on keeping Britain in the European Union, a French presidency source said after British Prime Minister David Cameron met French President Francois Hollande on Monday (Feb 15). The 28 European Union heads of state and gov...