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Two charged with terrorism over Belgian machete attack

Brussels - Belgian authorities charged a woman and a man on Thursday with terrorism offences over an August machete attack on two policewomen that was claimed by the Islamic State group.The prosecutor's office said 36-year-old Sabrina Z. and 37-year-old Farid L.

Belgium holds 6 over August machete attack on policewomen

Brussels - Belgian police arrested six people on Wednesday in connection with an August machete attack on two policewomen that was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Turkey slams EU vote as 'most unjust in history'

Brussels - Turkey's EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik on Tuesday dismissed a European Parliament vote to freeze accession talks with Ankara as the "most unjust resolution in history" and urged solidarity instead.

EU, Moldova reaffirm ties after pro-Russian president elected

Brussels - The European Union and Moldova on Monday reaffirmed close ties which they said would not be affected by the recent election of a pro-Russian president.

EU Parliament chief Schulz returns to German politicsĀ 

Brussels - Germany's Martin Schulz said Thursday he would step down as head of the European Parliament and return to national politics, where speculation grew he could emerge as a challenge to Angela Merkel.

Ukraine leader confident of Trump support

Brussels - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko insisted on Thursday he was confident of US support having spoken to President-elect Donald Trump on the phone about Russian "aggression".

Half of Europeans' bad EU driving goes unpunished

Brussels - About half of the driving offences committed by Europeans in other EU countries went unpunished last year, according to internal documents.

Belgium frees suspected Jewish museum attack accomplice

Brussels - The Belgian authorities have freed on bail a Frenchman suspected of helping in the May 2014 attack at the Brussels Jewish Museum, which left four people dead, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

EU's Tusk stresses Ukraine cooperation in Trump call

Brussels - European Council President Donald Tusk stressed the need for transatlantic cooperation on Ukraine during a phone call Friday with US President-elect Donald Trump, an EU source said.

EU fails to reach migrant sharing accord

Brussels - EU interior ministers said Friday they remained far from reaching a compromise on how to share the burden of migrants who have entered Europe en masse.

Stoltenberg has 'good talk' with Trump on NATO future

Brussels - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Friday he had had a positive talk with US President-elect Donald Trump on the future of the US-led alliance, amid concerns in Europe about Washington's commitment."Good talk with US President-elect realDonaldTrump.

NATO 'absolutely confident' Trump committed to alliance: Stoltenberg

Brussels - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Friday voiced confidence that Donald Trump was committed to the transatlantic alliance, which has stood the test of time for both the United States and Europe.

Donors pledge $2.2 bn for C.Africa recovery plan

Brussels - International donors Thursday pledged $2.2 billion (two billion euros) in aid for strife-torn Central African Republic, one of the world's poorest countries, officials said."The positive response you have given ...

One in four EU children at risk of poverty: study

Brussels - One in four children in the European Union -- some 25 million -- risk poverty or social exclusion, the EU statistics agency said Wednesday.Romania and Bulgaria were the worst off in the 28-nation bloc with 46.8 percent and 43.

EU lawmakers cancel Turkey trip over coup criticism: source

Brussels - Top EU lawmakers on Wednesday cancelled a visit to Turkey after Ankara refused to see one of the MEPs because of her criticism of Ankara's massive crackdown following July's failed coup, a parliament source said.

Belgian soldiers clash with police in pension protest

Brussels - Several thousand Belgian military personnel on Tuesday marched in the streets of Brussels over a rise in the pension age, at times clashing with police.

European 'concern' over returning jihadist fighters: Belgium

Brussels - EU countries must step up intelligence cooperation to tackle growing numbers of jihadist fighters returning home from battlefields in Syria and Iraq, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said Tuesday.

NATO chief 'certain' Trump will meet US commitments

Brussels - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday said he was sure Donald Trump would live up to all US commitments to the alliance, just days after urging the president-elect not to go it alone.

EU backs defence plan after Trump win fuelled fears

Brussels - EU ministers approved a common defence plan on Monday despite sharp differences over how far it should go, as Donald Trump's election win stoked fears about Washington's commitment to European security.

EU sanctions 17 Syrian ministers, central bank governor

Brussels - The European Union on Monday placed 17 Syrian ministers plus the central bank governor on a sanctions blacklist targeting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad over attacks on civilians.
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