Progress misses ISS docking

Astronauts on the International Space Station will have to wait a little longer for fresh supplies, as the most they saw of today’s supply ship was a


Spanish jobs figures improve

The number of people registered as without a job in Spain fell for the third straight month in June. It was down by 2.1 percent from May. That is


China revises 2009 GDP growth

China’s economy grew last year even faster than previously thought. The National Bureau of Statistics in Beijing has just revised upwards 2009’s


Heatwave hits Europe

Europeans are sizzling in scorching temperatures as a heatwave hits the continent ahead of the summer holidays. The Belgian capital of Brussels saw


Belgium old hand in EU affairs

Just as the summer holiday season revs up, Belgium takes European centre stage. The transitional government has met the entire complement of European


Unique vinyard faces destruction

Belgium is famous for fine beers but Armand Ell’s wine has also garnered praise since he started growing it in a public park in Brussels more than 35

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Japan Expo in Paris

The Japan Expo, a major event introducing Japan’s popular culture in Europe, takes place each year on the outskirts of Paris. The expo highlights

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High-heel race in Madrid

The annual high-heel race in Madrid, Spain, drew a mixed crowd to watch as competitors tottered towards the possible 400-euro first prize. The race