This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily roundup of stories making headlines in Europe’s de facto political capital.
As Earth Day was being observed around the planet on Friday, a record number of 175 countries signed the historic Paris accord to slow global
The hottest year on record draws to a close, and with it four years of hard negotiating, which produces, at long last, an international agreement to
A metal capsule containing over 20-thousand wishes has been stored away in a Sarajevo museum – to mark the 20th anniversary of the peace deal that
The UN Security Council votes unanimously in favour of the Iran nuclear accord, but warns sanctions could be imposed if the deal is broken.
Iranians have been celebrating since the news emerged from the talks in Vienna of the landmark deal with the West over its nuclear programme.. For
Congress splits over the Iran nuclear deal with Republicans already seeking ways to circumvent a presidential veto as they attempt to over turn it.
Bridging gaps at the Iran nuclear talks has proved so difficult that yet again a deadline has been missed. Tuesday was supposed to mark the end of
A joint statement is being finalised between Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini at talks between
EU foreign ministers met in Brussels on Monday as the bloc mulled which pro-Russian Ukrainian separatists should be hit with sanctions after disputed
A senior Russian defence official has announced that France will go ahead with the delivery to Russia of one of two Mistral helicopter
Sino-Russian relations took on a warmer glow on Tuesday as President Vladimir Putin met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. As relations with the
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has taken his latest step on the perilous regional tightrope, submitting an altered EU association agreement to
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez welcomed her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Saturday when his tour of Latin America took him to Buenos
Some 400 Russian sailors have arrived at the western French port of Saint Nazaire for the start of a training mission to learn how to handle the
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is due to sign a long-awaited association agreement with the European Union on Friday. It was the decision by
OSCE observers were taken hostage on Friday, in a conflict they had tried to calm, by pro-Russian separatists of Sloviansk, who accused them of
‘Where Sport Meets’ was the slogan for the 12th annual SportAccord Convention held in Turkey. It brought together the 108 sports federations that
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has signed a political agreement for a future trade deal with the EU. The crucial provisions on trade
July 24, 1967. In a speech during an official visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle said to a crowd of over 100,000 people in Montreal
July 13, 1985. The Live Aid charity concerts took place in London and Philadelphia. The concerts were organized by Bob Gedolf and Midge Ure to raise
The Syrian National Council has rejected a plan by world powers to create a transitional government in the country. Their cool reaction comes after
Forty years of Soviet nuclear testing turned a large area in Kazakhstan into a radioactive wasteland. Today it is at the heart of a nuclear