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EU fears of farming impact on its wildlife

2015-05-20 15:45

Around half of wild birds have a secure status as EU programmes to protect endangered species have boosted numbers, but some of their habitats are concerning.

EU to revive Mideast peace process

2015-05-18 20:52

A top EU diplomat is going to the Mideast to try to revive the peace process and move beyond the status quo.

Dutch goat's cheese gets protected EU status

2015-05-12 17:07

A type of Dutch goat's cheese can now only be produced in the Netherlands after the European Union says it had registered it as protected, awarding it the same status as Greece's Feta and Italy's Parmesan.

Belgian bishop ordered to pay for priest’s sexual abuse

2015-04-24 08:01

A Belgian court has ordered the Archbishop of Brussels to pay 10 000 euros in damages to a former choir boy subjected to sexual abuse by a priest.

DRC chef reaches stardom after return to roots

2015-03-30 13:04

Racism and the financial meltdown kept Congolese master chef Christian Yumbi down and out in Belgium. Back at home, the gourmet innovator has finally won the stardom he fought for.

Dog ‘poisoned’ at famous Crufts show

2015-03-09 14:16

The co-owners of an Irish setter feared poisoned at Britain's leading dog show are devastated by his death, but they don't believe that one of the other competitors is responsible.

Katie Price in emergency surgery after botched boob job

2015-02-08 16:08

Katie Price is said to have flown to Brussels after leaving the Celebrity Big Brother house in order to have an urgent operation on her botched breast.

5th suspect detained in Belgium terror plot

2015-01-21 18:24

Belgian authorities say they have detained a fifth suspect linked to an alleged terror cell plotting a major attack on police, while three others have been remanded in custody.

Police raid Belgium-linked jihad suspect's home

2015-01-20 20:43

Dutch police have raided the home of a young man believed to have links to a jihadist cell dismantled by Belgian security forces last week, prosecutors say.

Belgian bishop refuses gay award

2015-01-19 09:20

A Belgian bishop has distanced himself from an award given by a gay rights group after he called on the Catholic Church to 'respect' divorced people and homosexuals.

 

EU concerned about farming impact on its wildlife

2015-05-20 14:49

About half of wild birds have a secure status as EU programmes to protect endangered species have boosted numbers, but some of their habitats are cause for major concern largely because of intensive farming, an EU report has found.

Yacht smashes into rocks off Spanish island

2015-05-15 20:09

A yacht has smashed into rocks off the Spanish Balearic Island of Formentera killing 3.

EU clears 19 genetically modified products

2015-04-24 17:03

The EU has cleared 19 controversial genetically modified products including human food, animal feed and cut flowers.

Belgian paedophile's ex to live in judge's home

2015-03-31 21:26

A former Belgian judge has said he will risk controversy and rent out part of his home to the former wife and accomplice of Belgium's notorious serial child killer Marc Dutroux.

Belgium holds more suspects in €40m diamond heist case

2015-03-16 20:24

Belgian authorities are hoping they have made a major breakthrough in solving a heist of diamonds and gems worth some €40m at Brussels' international airport two years ago.

Ebola conference seeks end to West Africa outbreak

2015-03-03 07:43

Leaders of Ebola-hit countries in West Africa will attend an international conference in Brussels to mobilise a final push to end the outbreak and ensure the delivery of nearly $5bn in aid pledges.

Belgian authorities detain 4 in anti-terror sweep

2015-01-30 13:17

Belgian authorities have detained four suspects during an anti-terror sweep linked to the recruitment of potential jihadis to go fight in Syria.

Germany to account EU on foreign truckers' wages

2015-01-21 14:30

The EU is to call Berlin to task over a new law stating that foreign drivers should be paid the German minimum wage for any hours spent on German roads.

Police reconsider their arms to counter terror

2015-01-19 20:45

With the deaths of the 3 French officers during three days of terror in Paris, European law enforcement agencies are rethinking how police should be armed.

Manhunts, death threats as Europe on high terror alert

2015-01-19 05:58

Europe is on high alert as the suspected mastermind of a jihadist cell in Belgium remains at large and jittery authorities blocked anti-Islamist rallies in Germany and France following threats.

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