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EU VP tells British to 'get their act together'

Brussels - Britain's political leaders should "get their act together" and tell the EU what they want from their divorce, European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said in an interview with AFP.

EU split one year after Merkel migrant offer

Brussels - One year since Germany controversially opened its arms to Syrians fleeing war, the EU has tightened the borders of "Fortress Europe" but remains deeply divided over how to share the refugee burden.

Apple ordered to pay record 13 bn euro Irish tax bill

Brussels - The European Union on Tuesday ordered Apple to pay a record 13 billion euros in back taxes in Ireland, saying deals allowing the US tech giant to pay almost no tax were illegal.

Google may have to pay publishers when content shows in results

Lawmakers in Europe are proposing an update to copyright law. If the proposal passes and is implemented, then news aggregators, such as Google News, may change the way they show news to you.

Brussels crime lab attacked, five arrested

Brussels - Several attackers rammed a car through the gates of Belgium's national crime laboratory on Monday in Brussels and then started a fire in what prosecutors said may have been an attempt to destroy evidence.

Belgians are looking for books instead of Pokémon monsters

A Belgian educator has created an online game that encourages people to look for real books instead of Pokémon characters. And the game is catching on.

EU calls for 'immediate halt' to Aleppo fighting

Brussels - The European Union on Thursday urged an "immediate halt" to fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo to allow medical and humanitarian aid to reach an estimated 1.5 million trapped civilians."The EU and its member States call for...

EU's Tusk says Russia 'unreliable' on Ukraine

Brussels - EU president Donald Tusk on Wednesday said he and Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko believed Russia's account of recent events in the strife-torn east of the country was "unreliable".

Belgium hunts cousin of Brussels attacks brothers

Brussels - Belgian authorities are hunting a cousin of the El Bakraoui brothers who blew themselves up in the Brussels airport and metro attacks, a source close to the inquiry said Wednesday.

Belgium releases three held in anti-terror raids: prosecutor

Brussels - Belgian authorities on Friday released three people who had been detained for questioning following anti-terror raids overnight in the capital Brussels, prosecutors said.

NATO says Turkey membership 'not in question' after coup

Brussels - NATO said Wednesday Turkey's membership of the military alliance is "not in question" following the failed coup in July and stressed its "very clear position" of continued support for Ankara.

IS claims Belgium police machete attack

Brussels - A machete-wielding man who wounded two policewomen in Belgium was a 33-year-old Algerian, prosecutors said Sunday as the Islamic State group, behind a string of deadly attacks in Europe, claimed the assault.

Two Belgian police hurt by machete-wielding assailant shouting 'Allahu akbar'

Brussels - A machete-wielding man shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is the greatest) wounded two policewomen in southern Belgium on Saturday before being shot dead, in what appeared to be the latest in a string of jihadist attacks in Europe.

Two Belgian police hurt by machete-wielding assailant shouting 'Allahu akbar'

Brussels - A machete-wielding man shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is the greatest) wounded two policewomen in the southern Belgian city of Charleroi on Saturday before being shot and injured, local police said.

Fears mount that EU-Turkey migrant deal could collapse

Brussels - Fears are mounting in the European Union that its months-old pact with Turkey to curb migrant flows could collapse as a rift deepens over Ankara's crackdown following a failed coup.

EU's Juncker names Britain's Julian King as security commissioner

Brussels - EU commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday he wants his British nominee to the EU executive to serve as security commissioner tasked with fighting terrorism, organised crime and cyber crime.

Belgium charges man with attempted 'terrorist murder'

Brussels - Belgian authorities charged a man on Saturday with attempting to commit "terrorist murder" after police uncovered an alleged plot to launch an attack in Belgium.An investigating judge charged Nourredine H.

EU sets Poland 3-month deadline to reverse changes to top court

Brussels - The European Union on Wednesday handed Poland's rightwing government a three-month deadline to reverse changes to its Constitutional Court or face sanctions for breaching EU norms on the rule of law and democracy.

Bankers' 'bete noire' to lead Brexit talks

Brussels - Veteran French politician and former EU commissioner Michel Barnier was named Wednesday to lead Brexit talks with London where he was the "bete noire" of free-wheeling bankers hostile to his bonus curbs and tighter regulations.

EU states confirm Estonia to take over presidency from UK

Brussels - Estonia will take over the rotating EU presidency from Britain in late 2017 after London pulled out to focus on negotiations to leave the bloc, the 28 members of the union said on Tuesday.
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