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Belgian students skip school for mass anti-pollution protest

24 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS Thousands of Belgian school children skipped classes on Thursday to flood Brussels in an unprecedented protest against global warming and pollution, vowing to miss school once a week until the government takes action.

Luxembourg election delivers uncertain outcome

14 Oct 2018

LUXEMBOURG Luxembourg voters delivered an uncertain outcome in an election on Sunday, leaving the liberal-led coalition with just enough seats to stay in government and the traditionally dominant centre-right also capable of returning to power.

Second anniversary of Belgium militant attack brings back painful memories

22 Mar 2018

BRUSSELS The second anniversary of a militant attack in Belgium in which 32 people died brings back painful memories for Walter Benjamin, whose right leg was partially amputated because he was caught in a bomb blast at the airport. | Video

Second anniversary of Belgium militant attack brings back painful memories

22 Mar 2018

BRUSSELS The second anniversary of a militant attack in Belgium in which 32 people died brings back painful memories for Walter Benjamin, whose right leg was partially amputated because he was caught in a bomb blast at the airport. | Video

Let me come back, Catalan leader tells Spain

24 Dec 2017

BRUSSELS Catalonia's separatist leader Carles Puigdemont called on Spain's government on Saturday to allow him to return home in time for the opening session of the Catalan parliament so that he can become the region's next president. | Video

Hops meet halos: Brussels church launches own beer

05 Oct 2017

BRUSSELS A Brussels church that was nearly forced to close its doors for lack of parishioners has turned to the Belgian brewing tradition and launched a new beer in order to raise more funds for a now growing congregation.

EU-27 negotiators show unity ahead of Brexit talks

27 Apr 2017

LUXEMBOURG European Union negotiators displayed unity as they met on Thursday to discuss guidelines for divorce negotiations with Britain, seeking to forestall differences that could emerge at a later stage.

Budapest university head seeks EU help against closure threat

25 Apr 2017

BRUSSELS The head of a Budapest university pressured by Prime Minister Viktor Orban appealed to Brussels for help on Tuesday, a day before European Union lawmakers were to discuss concerns about the Hungarian leader.

U.N. says up to seven million people in critical need of food in Syria

04 Apr 2017

BRUSSELS Up to seven million people are in critical need of food in Syria and the situation is getting worse every day as the war drags on, a senior official at the United Nations' food programme said on Tuesday.

EU Commission to give free travel to up to 7,000 young Europeans

27 Mar 2017

BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Monday it would give free international trips to up to 7,000 school students, stopping far short of a call by the European Parliament to hand InterRail tickets to all the EU's 5.4 million 18-year-olds.

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