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EU demands 'real-world' fuel test

2014-08-20 13:22

EU regulators are preparing draft legislation that will require fuel consumption to be tested on roads rather than in laboratories, as it seeks to close loopholes that allow automakers to exaggerate fuel-saving and emissions credentials.

EU freezes assets over oil to Syria

2014-07-23 17:32

The EU has frozen the assets of two oil- trading firms accused of organising covert shipments of oil to Syria.

Belgium strike late to sink US

2014-07-02 01:02

Extra-time goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku have sealed a thrilling victory for Belgium over a spirited US.

Ugandans jailed for tourist murder

2014-06-11 16:47

Four Ugandans have been jailed for up to 30 years for murdering a Belgian tourist hiking in a national park over six years ago.

Suspect in Brussels Jewish museum arrested

2014-06-01 11:00

The Paris prosecutor's office says a man has been arrested in the investigation of a shooting at a Jewish museum in Brussels that left at least three people dead.

Hunt on for gunman, attack claims fourth victim

2014-05-25 21:00

An attack on a Brussels Jewish Museum has claimed a fourth victim as Belgian police carried out a manhunt for the gunman, releasing chilling video footage of the shooting.

EU wants to boost energy savings

2014-05-20 21:15

EU policymakers are considering a goal to increase energy efficiency by 2030 as part of efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Watch Rossi test new Bridgestones!

2014-05-13 10:55

You want to ride like Valentino Rossi in MotoGP? Tyremaker Bridgestone has developed a motorcycle road tyre using racing technology - and The Doctor says you'll be, er, OK.

Brussels air catastrophe narrowly avoided

2014-05-05 22:19

Angry Brussels residents say a Turkish cargo plane following a controversial new flight path over the city almost caused an aviation catastrophe.

Belgium crushes 1.5 tons of seized ivory

2014-04-10 05:45

Belgium has destroyed 1.5 ton of ivory seized at the country's ports and airports over the last 25 years, in a public condemnation of the illegal trade.

Summit agrees plan to stop migration tragedies

2014-04-03 19:02

EU and African leaders trying to stop migrants from crossing the Mediterranean in perilous conditions unveiled a raft of measures to crack down on human trafficking.

Mugabe under fire over summit boycott

2014-03-31 10:11

Zimbabwe's president has reportedly come under fire from opposition parties following reports that he will boycott a crucial summit in Brussels because his wife was denied a visa to enter Europe.

Obama: Russia stands alone

2014-03-26 19:28

US President Barack Obama has said Russia stood "alone" on the Ukraine crisis as he paid his first ever visit to the European Union headquarters.

Kenya extradites 'extremists' to Belgium

2014-03-24 14:53

Kenya has extradited three men facing charges of membership of a jihadist network to Belgium, a report says, quoting public prosecutors.

Chinese pandas get honoured welcome in Belgium

2014-02-24 13:04

Two giant pandas, on loan from China for the next 15 years, have received a red carpet welcome in Belgium where they were greeted by Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo.

ECB holds rates at record low

2014-02-06 16:07

The European Central Bank has left interest rates unchanged, holding off fresh policy action to combat the threat of deflation.

EU to ditch transport emission goals after 2020

2014-01-17 07:21

The European Union's climate and energy strategy for 2030 will not include a specific target on curbing emissions from transport, the fastest growing source of greenhouse gases in the bloc.

EU sanctions relief for Iran

2014-01-13 18:17

European Union governments will implement all EU sanctions relief for Iran covered by a landmark nuclear deal on 20 January.

 

World leaders mark start of WWI

2014-08-04 20:21

World leaders have commemorated the 100th anniversary of the start WWI by warning of lessons to be learned in the face of today's many crises, including Ukraine.

Apple wins EU court case on store design

2014-07-10 21:00

Apple has won the EU court's backing to have its typical store layout registered as a trademark, rejecting a previous decision by German authorities.

Belgian pimp ordered to rename brothel

2014-06-30 20:14

A Belgian court barred a renowned pimp from naming his latest venture "DSK", the initials of disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn who filed the suit.

Frenchman admits to Brussels shooting in video

2014-06-01 18:55

A Frenchman who spent over a year in Syria has claimed responsibility for the deadly shooting at a Jewish Museum in Brussels in a video recording, prosecutors say.

EU leaders look for answers amid euroscepticism

2014-05-27 15:07

European leaders are set to carry out a post-mortem, with calls for reforms to the bloc following the dramatic breakthrough of nationalist, eurosceptic and anti-immigrant parties in EU elections.

Israelis among dead in Brussels shooting

2014-05-25 10:47

Two Israeli tourists are among the four victims of a shooting at Brussels' Jewish Museum, Israeli authorities have confirmed, as Belgium continues a manhunt for the perpetrator.

Anti-EU protest vote leaves business cold

2014-05-16 21:15

Intense lobbying prior to European elections has escalated fear that the rise of protest parties and anti-EU rebels can derail the process.

Belgium frees Burundi opposition leader

2014-05-07 12:19

Belgian authorities have released a prominent Burundian opposition leader who had been detained at the airport last week while he was on route to Italy.

Sarolea reveals 250km/h e-bike

2014-04-29 11:02

Belgian motorcycle Sarolea has teamed-up with Bridgestone as it reveals its SP7 electric superbike. Sarolea e-bike is capable of rocketing from 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds!

Rwanda: Tearful memorial for Belgian troops

2014-04-08 14:48

Emotional commemorations have been held for a group of Belgian peacekeepers murdered at the start of Rwanda’s genocide 20 years ago.

EU-Africa summit tackles migration, trade, peace

2014-04-01 21:16

Conflict, illegal migration and fears of more jihadist turmoil look set to dominate a mammoth summit gathering leaders of some 80 African and European Union states in Brussels.

West must stand firm against 'brute force' - Obama

2014-03-27 12:35

US President Barack Obama has urged the West to stand firm in opposing Moscow's takeover of Crimea, saying that "with time" Russians will realise "brute force" cannot win.

Mugabe to boycott summit if wife not invited

2014-03-26 13:18

Zimbabwe says it would boycott a summit between the EU and African Union in Brussels next week if President Robert Mugabe’s wife is not granted a visa to travel with him.

19 Belgians in court on jihadi recruitment charges

2014-03-10 22:27

The trial of 19 Belgians on terrorism charges has begun under tight security amid concerns the 15 men and 4 women were part of a local jihadist recruitment network.

Europe faces policy crossroads

2014-02-09 20:15

The euro zone faces electoral and economic crosswinds which could push it to break policy taboos while challenging its ability to do so.

Watchdog calls for EU corruption probe

2014-02-04 20:49

The EU's own institutions should be probed for corruption, a watchdog says, a day after a senior official described the bloc's graft problem as "breathtaking".

Eurozone output in Nov beats expectations

2014-01-14 17:30

Reports say the eurozone industrial production in November rose much more than expected, signalling stronger momentum.

Belgium's 'oldest athlete' chooses euthanasia

2014-01-07 22:39

A Belgian aged 95 and known affectionately as the country's "oldest athlete", has chosen euthanasia after toasting his imminent death with champagne.

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