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Belgian town wants World Press Photo award withdrawn

Brussels - The mayor of Charleroi has said the award of a World Press Photo prize to a study on the gritty industrial Belgian town should be withdrawn as a "serious distortion of reality.

Eurozone backs Greece bailout extension

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers on Tuesday backed new reforms proposed by Greece in exchange for a four-month financial lifeline that will keep the country afloat and in the single currency for the time being.

Greek reforms list received 'on time' in Brussels: Commission

Brussels - The list of Greek reform measures demanded by the country's international creditors in return for extending its bailout programme has arrived "on time," the European Commission said Tuesday.

Greece wins eurozone bailout deal with strict conditions

Brussels - Europe on Friday granted Greece a crucial four-month extension to its massive debt bailout, ending weeks of tension, but at the cost of huge concessions including a commitment to spell out reforms within two days.

Belgium charges Frenchman as accomplice in Jewish museum attack

Brussels - A Frenchman suspected of helping compatriot Medhi Nemmouche, held for killing four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum in May, has been formally charged, the federal prosecutors office said Thursday.

Greece battles Germany in last-minute debt talks

Brussels - Europe and Greece battle Friday to reach a last-minute bailout compromise with powerhouse Germany adamant that Athens accept further austerity in return for more aid.

Greece, eurozone in last chance to end debt standoff

Brussels - Europe and Greece on Thursday gave themselves one last chance to resolve a bitter feud over Greece's huge debt bailout, with a difficult compromise between Athens and Berlin hanging in the balance.

ISIS vows to take down Rome

In the most recent propaganda video released by the militant group ISIS, the terroristic group vows to conquer Rome. Some say it is a blatant attack on Christians.

Ghost super moon on February 18th will not be visible

The first "Super" moon of 2015 will rise on Feb. 18th. As the moon rises it will be a rare "Super New Moon" which means the moon will not be visible.

Greece rejects 'blackmail' in eurozone debt deal row

Brussels - European ministers raised the pressure on Greece to accept a last-minute debt deal on Tuesday as the radical leftist government in Athens remained defiant refusing "blackmail" from Brussels.

Greece's Varoufakis says confident of debt deal 'in two days'

Brussels - Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said he was confident of reaching a deal with the eurozone on overhauling a hated debt bailout programme in two days despite crunch talks collapsing Monday.

Eurogroup head gives Greece until 'this week' to ask for bailout extension

Brussels - Eurozone ministers handed Greece an ultimatum Monday to request an extension to its hated debt bailout programme, deepening a bitter stand-off that risks seeing Athens tumble out of the eurozone.

Greece battles eurozone in bailout showdown

Brussels - Greece faced a wall of opposition at crucial talks on Monday with eurozone finance ministers dead set against scrapping the country's massive bailout programme as a bitter stand-off deepened.

Limited climate change accord likely in Paris: IPCC expert

Brussels - Encouraging progress at climate change talks points to the likelihood of an overall accord being reached at the Paris conference in December, but the deal is unlikely to adequately fight global warming, a top IPCC official said Sunday.

Greece, creditors lay ground for last-ditch meeting

Brussels - Greece has begun tough negotiations with its creditors as hopes rise that a make-or-break meeting next week could reach a deal on the new government's demands to overhaul its huge international bailout.

Greek PM edges towards bailout deal

Brussels - Greece's new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras edged closer to securing a massive overhaul of its huge bailout on Thursday after making his case to sceptical EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Conditions 'still not right' for Mistral sale to Russia: Hollande

Brussels - French President Francois Hollande said Thursday the conditions were "still not right" to go ahead with the sale of two Mistral warships to Russia despite Moscow having backed a new Ukraine peace plan.Hollande suspended the 1.2 billion euros ($1.

EU ready for 'necessary steps' if Ukraine pact breached: Tusk

Brussels - The EU warned Russia Thursday it was ready to take further measures in addition to the sanctions it has already imposed if a new Ukraine peace pact is breached, the bloc's president Donald Tusk said.

Cockroaches show conformity in numbers

Brussels - According to a new study, individual cockroaches can be shy or bold. However, they alter their behavior to fit in with a group.

Greek PM confronts EU leaders with bailout plan

Brussels - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras talked up hopes of a deal on his country's rapidly expiring bailout on Thursday as he confronted EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel at his first Brussels summit.
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