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Emmanuel Macron tests COVID-19 positive; French President to self-isolate, work remotely for a week
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Emmanuel Macron tests COVID-19 positive; French President to self-isolate, work remotely for a week

Macron is one of several leaders around the world who contracted COVID-19, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Donald Trump

Boris Johnson reiterates call for ‘flexibility’ in Brexit talks; ‘No breakthrough, no breakdown’, says EU Council President Donald Tusk
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Boris Johnson reiterates call for ‘flexibility’ in Brexit talks; ‘No breakthrough, no breakdown’, says EU Council President Donald Tusk

The British prime minister underlined to Tusk that his preference is for an exit agreement, a Downing Street spokesperson said

High-profile racism cases cause stir in Belgium, prime minister Charles Michel says 'no place for this attitude'
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High-profile racism cases cause stir in Belgium, prime minister Charles Michel says 'no place for this attitude'

The incidents in Belgium involve Cecile Djunga, a weather presenter with state broadcaster RTBF, who published a video online this week after more than a year of racist abuse; as well as a report by VRT television about a Flemish far-right group whose leader has warned members to "be ready for combat."

FIFA World Cup 2018: Crestfallen Belgium fans lament missed opportunity for 'golden generation' after semi-final exit
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Crestfallen Belgium fans lament missed opportunity for 'golden generation' after semi-final exit

Belgium's defeat by France in their World Cup semi-final produced mixed feelings of sadness, gratitude and pride from fans at home on Tuesday, who bemoaned a missed opportunity for their "golden generation".

EU chief lashes out at Donald Trump amid new push to save Iran deal; says 'with friends like that, who needs enemies?'
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EU chief lashes out at Donald Trump amid new push to save Iran deal; says 'with friends like that, who needs enemies?'

A top European Union official branded President Donald Trump selfish and capricious Wednesday as EU leaders gathered to count the likely economic damage U.S. policies might inflict on the bloc and to try to rescue the Iran nuclear deal.

Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to hold press conference in Belgium after sedition charges
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Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to hold press conference in Belgium after sedition charges

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who was sacked when the Spanish government imposed direct-rule on the region, will hold a press conference in Brussels on Monday.

Brussels Summit: EU leaders dismiss Theresa May's 'fair' Brexit citizens plan
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Brussels Summit: EU leaders dismiss Theresa May's 'fair' Brexit citizens plan

The fate of around three million European citizens living in Britain after Brexit is one of the most contentious issues in the negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union

Manchester attack: Emmanuel Macron calls for stronger European security cooperation
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Manchester attack: Emmanuel Macron calls for stronger European security cooperation

French president Emmanuel Macron pressed Europeans to strengthen security cooperation and intelligence-sharing after a deadly attack in Manchester.

Brussels terror attack: Man taken into custody admits to having made up story
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Brussels terror attack: Man taken into custody admits to having made up story

A suspect who triggered a false security alert in Brussels early Tuesday with a fake explosive belt has admitted that there was no truth to the story.

Bomb alert triggers anti- terror operation in Brussels
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Bomb alert triggers anti- terror operation in Brussels

An anti-terror operation was underway at a shopping centre in central Brussels on Tuesday, Belgian prosecutors said, adding that one suspect had been arrested.

Brussels attack: Belgian Transport Minister resigns after airport security criticised
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Brussels attack: Belgian Transport Minister resigns after airport security criticised

The confidential EU document from last year was made public by two Belgian opposition parties. It called the oversight of security measures at the nation's airports flawed and cited serious deficiencies in the way safety checks were managed

India stands in support and solidarity with Belgium: PM Modi pays tribute to Brussels attacks victims
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India stands in support and solidarity with Belgium: PM Modi pays tribute to Brussels attacks victims

PM Modi also stressed on the friendly ties India and Belgium have shared for several decades

Belgium officials admit to intelligence failure; arrest six for involvement in Tuesday's attack
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Belgium officials admit to intelligence failure; arrest six for involvement in Tuesday's attack

Six people were arrested in a series of police operations in the Belgian capital, two days after jihadist attacks in Brussels left 31 dead

Death toll in Belgium climbs to 35 after series of bombings hit Brussels
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Death toll in Belgium climbs to 35 after series of bombings hit Brussels

Belgium launched a huge manhunt on Tuesday after a series of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group ripped through Brussels airport.

31 dead, Europe under high security alert: All you need to know about the Brussels terror attacks
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31 dead, Europe under high security alert: All you need to know about the Brussels terror attacks

Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel said that there was no information now whether the Brussels attacks related to Paris suspect arrested last week.

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam faces extradition from Belgium to France
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Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam faces extradition from Belgium to France

French and Belgian anti-terrorism prosecutors will discuss Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam's extradition on Saturday.

Belgium might extend lockdown as police step up search for Paris attackers
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Belgium might extend lockdown as police step up search for Paris attackers

Belgium security officials met on Sunday to decide whether to extend a lockdown in Brussels over fears that jihadists are plotting a Paris-style attack.