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Cannonball highlights how close Napoleon came to victory at Waterloo

17 Jul 2019

WATERLOO, Belgium A cannonball discovered this week by archaeologists provides a further indication of how close Napoleon Bonaparte came to winning the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Germany, Austria say sanctions among options for Turkey's Cyprus drilling

15 Jul 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union will decide on Monday to symbolically punish Turkey over what it calls "illegal" drilling for oil and gas off Cyprus and threaten harsher sanctions in the future unless Ankara changes tack, German and Austrian ministers said.

Family devastated by Belgian ruling not to bring back Islamic State children

28 Feb 2019

BRUSSELS A Belgian court's decision to overturn a ruling forcing it to repatriate two Belgian women convicted of being Islamic State militants and their six children from Syria has left their family devastated.

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