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Coronavirus lockdown has changed the way our planet moves

04 Apr 2020

Coronavirus lockdown has changed the way our planet moves

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, countries around the world have imposed lockdowns on their citizens.

Belgian PM Charles Michel announces resignation over UN migration pact

19 Dec 2018

Belgian PM Charles Michel announces resignation over UN migration pact

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has announced his resignation, less than two weeks after his main coalition partner quit in a row over migration, leaving him leading a minority government.

British PM May comes under fire over EU exit deal

27 Nov 2018

British PM May comes under fire over EU exit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced parliamentary fury yesterday as she set off on the tricky task of convincing mutinous lawmakers to back her divorce deal with the European Union (EU).

May heads to Brussels as Spain threatens Brexit summit boycott

24 Nov 2018

May heads to Brussels as Spain threatens Brexit summit boycott

British Prime Minister Theresa May was headed back to Brussels today to defend the planned Brexit divorce deal even as Spain threatened to boycott an EU summit meant to endorse it.

EU, Britain in surprise early talks ahead of crunch summit

15 Oct 2018

EU, Britain in surprise early talks ahead of crunch summit

EU Chief Negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier and Britain's Brexit Minister Dominic Raab held talks yesterday in Brussels ahead of a crunch summit this week.

EU to extend economic sanctions against Russia for 6 months

29 Jun 2018

EU to extend economic sanctions against Russia for 6 months

European Union leaders agreed to extend punishing economic sanctions against Russia for six months over the conflict in Ukraine, the European Council, comprising 28 leaders, said after a summit in Brussels.

Brexit: EU-states agree to move talks to second phase

16 Dec 2017

Brexit: EU-states agree to move talks to second phase

After arriving at a breakthrough Brexit deal recently, EU leaders who met in Brussels have agreed to move the talks on to the second phase.

EU leaders hammer out tough conditions for Brexit

30 Apr 2017

EU leaders hammer out tough conditions for Brexit

In an unusual act of harmony, the 27 EU leaders who gathered in Brussels took just a few minutes, approved eight pages of negotiating terms and conditions for the Brexit.

EU agrees on Brexit guidelines in Brussels summit

29 Apr 2017

EU agrees on Brexit guidelines in Brussels summit

Donald Tusk, the European Council President said that the EU leaders had unanimously accepted to negotiate Brexit guidelines.

EU president Tusk to issue Brexit negotiation guidelines

31 Mar 2017

EU president Tusk to issue Brexit negotiation guidelines

European Council President Donald Tusk is due to issue draft proposals outlining how the EU plans to negotiate the Brexit with the UK over the next two years.

Blast rips through Institute of Criminology in Brussels

29 Aug 2016

Blast rips through Institute of Criminology in Brussels

In the early hours of 29 Aug, a car rammed through three fences of the Brussels Institute of Criminology.

Twitter suspends 235k accounts promoting terrorism and extremism

20 Aug 2016

Twitter suspends 235k accounts promoting terrorism and extremism

Microblogging site Twitter said it had suspended 235,000 accounts promoting terrorism over the past six months.

Belgium detains three suspects in anti-terrorism case

13 Aug 2016

Belgium detains three suspects in anti-terrorism case

On Thursday, Belgian authorities arrested three new terror suspects following eight raids in Brussels and named a Belgian man they believed was one of the suicide bombers in recent attacks in Iraq.