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Gun attack at Brussels Jewish Museum kills at least three

Brussels - A gunman attacked the Jewish Museum in the Belgian capital Brussels Saturday, killing at least three people. Authorities are investigating whether the attack was motivated by anti-Semitism.

Op-Ed: Celebrating Belgian chocolate maker Neuhaus Special

Brussels - Belgium may be a small country, but it is a big deal when it comes to chocolate making. One of the country's best-kept secrets is Neuhaus, a creative chocolatier that invented the praline, was founded before Godiva, and still manufactures in Belgium.

Belgian capital gets high-speed mobile data network

Belgian telecoms operator Belgacom launched a commercial high-speed mobile network in Brussels On Tuesday, ending months of regulatory wrangling which left the Belgian and European capital without fast data access.

EU says non-Iberian sangria not allowed

Brussels - Anyone visiting Spain and Portugal will probably remember that fruity, wine-based beverage, sangria. Sangria is drunk by the liter in beach-side cafes, but now the EU is making some new rules.

Dogs doing pretty much everything humans do (Music video)

Brussels - Most of us have seen the YouTube videos with the dogs with human hands, eating at a table. Well, a Brussels-based band called the Recorders have gone much further than that with this very entertaining video.

Spanish PM asked for ID in Brussels (video)

Brussels - It seems that not everybody knows who Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy actually is. On his way into the EU Summit on Thursday, security guards stopped him, demanding his ID.

EU warn telecoms industry on European mobile roaming charges

Brussels - The European Union (EU) said yesterday mobile companies cannot pick apart single market reforms to mobile telecommunications within Europe. A plan to abolish roaming charges throughout Europe by 2016 was tabled raising fierce criticisms from industry.

Video: Protesting firemen spray cops with foam in Brussels

Brussels - Firemen in Brussels, Belgium were protesting against national budget cuts in the fire department on Monday. They set fires and thoroughly foamed police officers along the way.

EU demands ‘full clarification’ over NSA spying

Brussels - The president of the European parliament has demanded an explanation from the US government over the latest news of the NSA surveillance of EU diplomatic missions in Washington, New York and Brussels.

EU diplomats in Washington, New York and Brussels spied on by NSA

A document cited by Der Spiegel magazine is reporting that not only were European citizens spied on by the NSA, but also employees of EU diplomatic missions in both Washington and the UN. Updated with video.

Gunmen crash Brussels airport, steal $50 million in diamonds

Brussels - Masked gunmen have reportedly stolen millions of dollars worth of diamonds after crashing their vehicles through the security fence surrounding the Brussels airport.

Belgium doctors euthanize twin brothers who were going blind

Brussel - A case involving two identical twin brothers who requested to be euthanized by doctors in Brussels prompted officials with the Belgium government to postpone a proposed amendment to the country's euthanasia laws.

Food waste problem addressed in Brussels

Brussels - The FUSIONS program aims to reduce the approximately 89 million tons of food wasted every year in the European Union by 50 percent.

Brussels' abstract Christmas tree sparks controversy

Brussels - The debut of an abstract electronic Christmas tree in Brussels, Belgium is creating controversy, with some calling it an attack on Christmas, values and traditions.

Video: Angry dairy farmers spray milk on EU headquarters

Brussels - On Monday, furious dairy farmers sprayed milk on the headquarters of the European Union in Brussels, along with a whole crowd of riot police, over high quotas and low prices.

Rioting in Brussels

Riots took place in Brussels on Friday afternoon. A group of around thirty people were rioting in the streets with some onlookers looking on.

European Commission demands more austerity cuts in Greece

Athens - The European Commission has warned Greece that more spending cuts need to be made if the crisis-struck nation is to qualify for any further bail-out loans.

SWIFT cut of services to Iran worse for Spain, Greece & Italy

Valencia - The sanctions on Iranian oil are more likely to be badly damaging for Spain, Italy and Greece, than Iran. Spain is one of the biggest importers of Iranian oil in Europe.

Smile you are on candid camera Mr Prime Minister

Brussels - Mariano Rajoy, the newly elected Spanish Prime Minister should be more aware of the cameras and microphones surrounding him when speaking in a public area.

Belgian trade unions: Austerity is not a solution, it's a problem Special

Brussels - The leaders of the trade unions striking today in Belgium had a common message for the leaders of the EU countries meeting today in Brussels: austerity measures are not a solution to the current economic crisis.

Obama urges European leaders to act quickly in debt crisis

Washington - United States President Barack Obama met with European leaders yesterday to pledge American support in fixing the Eurozone crisis and to urge a speedy resolution to Europe’s debt woes.

Diamond Smuggling: Sierra Leone president asks for help

Brussels - The president of the West African country of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, has asked the Belgian government to help curtail the smuggling the smuggling of diamonds from his country.

Activists march following refusal to repatriate Armand Tungulu Special

Brussels - Hundreds of Congolese activists marched in Brussels on Saturday carrying an empty coffin after the Congolese authorities refused to repatriate the body of Belgian-Congolese activist Armand Tungulu Mudiandamb, dead in Kinshasa at the beginning of October.

Basescu: ‘The travelling Roma are those in need of integration’ Special

Brussels - The Romanian President, Traian Basescu, told journalists on Thursday that there needs to be made a clear distinction between the whole Roma community and the travelling Roma.

120,000 people admired the Flower Carpet in Brussels Special

Brussels - Approximately 120,000 people admired the Flower Carpet laid over in the main square of Brussels, Belgium on August 13-15. A trademark of the Belgian Capital, the Carpet celebrated the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

In search of sexual abuse evidence, Belgium raids Catholic Church

Brussels - Belgian authorities have raided offices of the Catholic Church and the home of a recently retired cardinal as part of an investigation into child sexual abuse claims. The country may have no government at present, but it does seem to function without one.

Man and Elderly Mother Found at Home Five Years After Death

The skeletal remains of a middle aged man and his elderly mother have been found in their home just outside of Brussels, Belgium five years after they died.

Passengers on Transatlantic Flight Safe After Pilot Death

Around 247 passengers on a transatlantic flight between the Belgium capital, Brussels and Newark International Airport near New York City touched down safely this morning to then learn that their pilot had died mid-flight.

Digital News dominated by economic crisis

The economic malaise is the main topic of conversation at the "Digital News Affairs 2009" two-day conference in Brussels. It had less visitors than in previous years, and talk was about nothing but money, or rather the lack of it.

$60,000 euro stolen in EU Parliament robbery

During a robbery at a bank branch in the building of the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday, an amount of 60,000 Euros was stolen.
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Dairy farmers spray EU headquarters with milk in protest over high quotas and low prices.
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Protesting firemen spray police officers with foam in Brussels, Belgium.
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