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Paris terror suspect Abdeslam to be tried in Belgium over shootout

Brussels - Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam was Thursday ordered to stand trial in Belgium over a shootout with police in Brussels last year that led to his capture after a four-month hunt for Europe's most wanted man.

Belgium orders trial for terror suspect Abdeslam over shootout

Brussels - Belgium has ordered Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam and another man to stand trial over a police shootout with Belgian police last year, prosecutors said Thursday.

Visitors flock to Belgium's giant omelette festival despite scandal

Malm - About a thousand people flocked to the small Belgian town of Malmedy on Tuesday to eat a giant omelette made of 6,500 eggs, despite the country being at the centre of a scandal involving tainted eggs.

Progress on terms of Brexit first, before other issues: EU

Brussels - The European Union repeated Tuesday it would not address the issue of Britain's future partnership with the bloc post-Brexit until progress had first been made on the terms of withdrawal.

Belgium's giant omelette festival aims to defy tainted egg scandal

Brussels - You cannot make a giant omelette without breaking thousands of eggs, health scare or not, and the small Belgian town of Malmedy is determined its annual festival is going ahead come what may.

Hong Kong, Switzerland, 15 EU states hit by egg scandal

Brussels - Insecticide-tainted eggs from European poultry farms have now been found in Hong Kong and Switzerland as well as 15 EU countries, the European Commission said Friday.

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

Brussels - A scandal involving eggs contaminated with insecticide spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and as far away as Hong Kong on Friday as the European Commission called for a special meeting on the growing crisis.

Boy band The Fourth Kingdom discusses new single 'Broken' Special

Belgian boy band The Fourth Kingdom chatted with Digital Journal about their new single "Broken." They also opened up about the digital transformation of the music business, with the help of technology and social media.

Two arrested as Europe egg scandal spreads east

Brussels - Dutch investigators arrested two suspects Thursday in an intensified European investigation into insecticide-tainted eggs, as the scandal spread eastwards with the discovery of a tonne of contaminated yolk in Romania.

Belgium accuses Netherlands of tainted eggs cover-up

Brussels - Belgium accused the Netherlands on Wednesday of failing to inform it that eggs were tainted with insecticide despite knowing about the problem since last November, as Europe's latest food safety scandal deepened.

What we know about Europe's tainted eggs scandal

Brussels - Several European countries face a growing scare over millions of eggs that have been contaminated with the insecticide fipronil, which is potentially harmful to humans.

Belgian prince risks allowance cut over Chinese contacts

Brussels - Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel is taking action that could cut Prince Laurent's allowance after the tearaway younger brother of King Philippe met Chinese officials without official consent, government sources said Monday.

EU demands Polish 'reassurance' over ancient forest

Brussels - Top European Union officials have written to Poland's right-wing government seeking "reassurance" it will obey a ban on logging in Europe's last primeval woodland, sources said on Monday.

Belgium admits it kept quiet about 'tainted' eggs probe

Brussels - Belgian officials admitted Saturday they knew in early June there was a potential problem over insecticide-contaminated eggs but kept it secret because of an ongoing fraud investigation.

EU slaps new sanctions on Russia over Crimea turbines

Brussels - The EU expanded its Russia sanctions blacklist Friday, targeting three people including the deputy energy minister and three companies involved in diverting gas turbines sold by German firm Siemens to Russian-annexed Crimea.

EU says all parties sticking to Iran nuclear deal

Brussels - All the parties to the Iran nuclear deal are abiding by its terms, the European Union said Thursday, despite Tehran's charges that new US sanctions breach the agreement.

EU warns Poland to obey logging ban in ancient forest

Brussels - The EU warned Poland Wednesday to obey a ban on logging in Europe's last primeval woodland, saying it would add any breach to a broader Brussels case against Warsaw over democratic standards.

EU mulling 'range of actions' on Venezuela

Brussels - The European Union is discussing a "whole range of actions" against Venezuela over its political crisis but is likely to stop short of sanctions, officials and sources said Wednesday.

EU says Venezuela arrests 'step in wrong direction'

Brussels - The European Union criticised the arrest of two Venezuelan opposition leaders Tuesday following a controversial vote on a new assembly, saying it was a "step in the wrong direction".

23 cities bid for London-based EU agencies after Brexit

Brussels - Twenty-three European cities have put themselves forward as candidates to host two London-based EU agencies after they are forced to leave the British capital because of Brexit, the EU said Tuesday.
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