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Robots working as a group work better

Robots work optimally in a group compared with solo working, according to new research. This means robots working in partnership can assist with activities like rescue missions.

Restorers unveil original face of Belgium's 'Mystic Lamb'

Ghent - A painstaking restoration of the "Mystic Lamb", a 15th-century Flemish masterpiece by the Van Eyck brothers, was unveiled on Tuesday, revealing a "much more expressive and intense" version of the central image of the giant altarpiece.

Belgium honours two policewomen killed in jihadist attack

Li - Belgium on Tuesday paid a final tribute to two policewomen murdered in a jihadist attack in the eastern city of Li├Ęge that was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Thousands march for Belgium terror shooting victims

Li - Nearly 3,000 people marched in the Belgian city of Liege on Sunday to honour the three victims of a shooting there last week that prosecutors are treating as a terrorist attack.

Belgium mourns victims of Liege attack

Li - Belgium on Wednesday paid emotional tribute to two policewomen and a student shot dead in the eastern city of Liege as investigators probed the gunman's transition from years of petty criminality to "terrorist murder".

Two Belgian policewomen shot dead: What we know

Li - A gunman killed two female police officers and a man in a parked car in the eastern Belgian city of Liege, before he was shot dead by police. The assailant is suspected of being radicalised in prison by Islamist militants.

Gunman with Islamist links kills three in Belgian city

Li - Belgian police were Wednesday investigating how a gunman on their own watchlist for contacts with Islamist extremists came to launch a brazen suspected terror attack, shooting dead two female officers with their own weapons before killing a bystander.

Migrant girl died from 'bullet' after Belgium police chase

Tournai - A two-year-old girl of Kurdish origin who died after police gave chase to a van carrying illegal migrants in Belgium succumbed to a bullet wound to the face, prosecutors said Friday.

EU targets Harley Davidson, Levi's in Trump trade war

Brussels - The EU is drawing up retaliatory measures against leading US brands such as Levi's and Harley Davidson after US President Donald Trump threatened a trade war with plans for tariffs on steel and aluminium, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker s...

Remove 'terror content' within an hour, EU tells web firms

Brussels - Online platforms should take down "terrorist content" within an hour of it being reported, the EU said Thursday in new recommendations to internet companies to stem the flow of harmful content on the web.

EU can head off Brexit with reform: Blair

Brussels - Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Thursday urged the EU to embrace immigration reform to get the UK to change its mind on Brexit, saying there was still time to avoid a damaging withdrawal.

Tusk 'absolutely sure' EU will accept controversial Brexit draft treaty

Brussels - EU President Donald Tusk said Thursday he was "absolutely sure" the bloc's members would accept a draft treaty for Brexit that has stirred anger in London over its provisions for Northern Ireland.

EU presses Russia, Iran, Turkey over Syria ceasefire

Brussels - The EU has pressed Russia, Iran and Turkey to do what they can to get the Syrian government to halt its offensive in Eastern Ghouta to let aid enter and civilians evacuate.

May says no UK PM could accept EU Brexit treaty

Brussels - British Prime Minister Theresa May angrily rejected a draft divorce treaty unveiled by the EU on Wednesday, saying she would never allow the bloc to undermine her country's "constitutional integrity".

Euro MPs seek probe into promotion of Juncker's 'monster'

Brussels - EU legislators called Wednesday for an investigation into the surprise promotion of an aide to Jean-Claude Juncker to be the top civil servant in the European Commission.

EU's Barnier warns UK on post-Brexit transition

Brussels - European Union negotiator Michel Barnier told Britain Tuesday it cannot have an open-ended post-Brexit transition, and warned that a deal on the phase remained out of reach.

EU calls for immediate Syria ceasefire

Brussels - The EU's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini on Monday demanded that a UN-backed ceasefire in Syria be implemented "immediately", as fresh government strikes on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta killed 10 civilians.

Fearful EU angles for grand coalition in Italy

Brussels - Fearing paralysis after Italy's nailbiting March 4 election, EU officials are quietly working to encourage a "grand coalition" of pro-European parties -- including that of colourful billionaire ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi.

EU seeks sanctions on Myanmar military over Rohingya crisis

Brussels - EU countries on Monday demanded sanctions against senior Myanmar military officers over "serious and systematic" rights abuses against the country's beleaguered Rohingya Muslim minority.

EU's Tusk warns Poland against 'anti-semitic excesses'

Brussels - EU President Donald Tusk warned Poland on Friday against "anti-semitic excesses" and other behaviour that risked ruining Warsaw's global standing.
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