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Belgian union rejects Ryanair offer ahead of planned strike

Sep 19 2018

BRUSSELS The union representing Ryanair cabin crew in Belgium has rejected an offer from the Irish airline ahead of a planned one-day strike across five countries on Sept. 28, the union said on Wednesday.

Belgian union turns down Ryanair offer ahead of planned strike

Sep 19 2018

BRUSSELS, Sept 19 The union representing cabin crew in Belgium turned down an offer by Irish airline Ryanair ahead of a planned strike on Sept. 28, it said on Wednesday.

EU countries agree to explore hydrogen as energy source

Sep 18 2018

BRUSSELS European Union energy ministers agreed on Tuesday to pool efforts to increase the use of hydrogen in transport and power as part of the bloc's attempt to cut carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030.

Police shoot man in Brussels after knife attack

Sep 17 2018

BRUSSELS Belgian police shot and seriously wounded a homeless man who they said attacked them with a knife after they found him sleeping rough in Brussels on Monday.

Slovakia's Sefcovic announces bid to head European Commission

Sep 17 2018

BRUSSELS Maros Sefcovic, a Slovak currently overseeing EU energy policy, announced on Monday his bid for the presidency of the European Commission, the bloc's top job, vowing to tackle the "barbed-wire" mentality he said still divided the continent.

EU lawmakers call for Cambodia to release opposition leader

Sep 13 2018

BRUSSELS The European Parliament urged Cambodia on Thursday to drop all charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha, deepening the international outcry over his detainment.

EU lawmakers call for global ban on 'killer robots'

Sep 12 2018

BRUSSELS The European Union took a stance against "killer robots" on Wednesday when the European Parliament passed a resolution calling for an international ban on the development, production and use of weapons that kill without a human deciding to fire.

Polls suggest far-right to gain ground in 2019 EU vote

Sep 12 2018

BRUSSELS/STRASBOURG Sweden's far-right, anti-immigration party will double its seats in the European Union parliament next May if it matches the 17.6 percent it scored in a national vote on Sunday that came as a jolt to Europe from historically liberal Scandinavia.

EU failing on pollution limits, auditor warns

Sep 11 2018

BRUSSELS EU governments are failing to comply with air quality limits that are already weaker than the World Health Organization's recommendations, the bloc's auditors said on Tuesday.

Factbox: Issues leading to the tailspin in U.S.-Turkey relations

Aug 10 2018

Turkey is a key NATO ally to the United States, but the countries' bilateral relationship has become quite strained.

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