Europe feels sting of Russia sanctions

2014-11-26 14:27

European executives face challenges in doing business with Russia since the West imposed sanctions, this was evident at last month's technology fair in Moscow.


Belgian firemen protesting national budget cuts drenched police officers in foam outside the Prime Minister's office. Watch.

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EU urges Tunisia legal reform

2013-06-25 12:33

The EU Commission has urged Tunisia to reform criminal laws from its previous authoritarian regime as three topless feminist activists staged a protest in Brussels by jumping on visiting Tunisian PM’s car.

Niger ambassador found dead in Brussels

2013-01-19 07:23

Niger's ambassador to Belgium and his wife have been found dead at their residence, apparently the victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, the embassy says.

EU to hold special budget summit

2012-08-29 12:55

EU leaders are preparing a special summit in November to tackle the deeply divisive question of its budget size over the rest of the decade.

Nato chief falls off bike, breaks arm

2011-11-14 16:27

Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen fell off his bicycle and broke his arm at the weekend, forcing him to call off a planned visit to the Baltic states, a spokesperson says.

Belgian bank chief slams Cantona

2010-12-07 12:56

The head of Belgium's central bank has slammed Eric Cantona's call to citizens to empty their bank accounts.

Henin breaks little finger

2010-04-24 11:40

Justine Henin has broken her left little finger during training and is out of the singles for this weekend's Fed Cup tie.


Ukraine mulls Russian sanctions

2014-08-12 18:35

Ukraine’s parliament has backed the first reading of a bill to impose sanctions on Russian companies and individuals.

Thieves steal paintings from museum

2013-07-17 20:29

Thieves have stolen 10 paintings worth a total of €1.5m in a swift burglary at a Brussels museum, prosecutors say.

EU eyes creditors to rescue banks

2013-05-14 16:56

EU finance ministers are seeking rules to shift the burden for bank failures from taxpayers to creditors.

Syria new opposition head meets EU

2012-12-10 21:00

EU foreign ministers have met the head of the newly formed Syrian opposition coalition that several believe should be recognised as the legitimate replacement for President Bashar Assad.

Brussels public transport halted

2012-04-08 14:00

Buses, trams and metro trains in the Belgian capital have been halted for the whole Easter weekend after a transport controller called to the scene of a road accident was beaten to death.

Europe launches energy revamp

2011-02-04 20:36

European leaders have launched a huge bid to slash dependency on Middle East oil and Russian gas, clearing the way for possible transmission networks.

Budweiser banking on SWC

2010-04-28 14:53

The maker of Budweiser beer is banking on the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament to give some fizz to an otherwise stagnant global beer market.

Climate chaos closing in

2009-06-19 09:29

The world faces a growing risk of "abrupt and irreversible climatic shifts" as fallout from global warming hits faster than expected, scientists warn.

Big winners in Europe's vote

2009-06-08 10:34

Conservatives and environmentalists were the big winners in the European elections as socialists recorded a dismal defeat, results show.

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