This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily roundup of stories making headlines in Europe’s de facto political capital.
It comes after ten days of spontaneous protests by French police following an attack which left two officers badly wounded.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said his recent visit to China was about economics and not security, as he sought to reassure Japan on an official visit to the…
A group of countries, led by Japan, have blocked a move by South American and African states to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic.
The British prime minister has called on the devolved parliaments of the UK to stand united on Brexit.
A huge cigarette merger is in the offing as British American Tobacco aims to roll up the 58 percent of Reynolds American that it does not already own.
The head of the World Trade Organisation says Britain's future terms of membership in the WTO will depend a lot on the Brexit separation negotiations.
Paul Magnette leads the regional government in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, where the parliament has refused to provide its backing for the federal government’s move to approve the
A group of migrants said to be of Algerian and Moroccan origin and facing deportation had spent the night on the roof. Conditions in Spanish immigration centres have been criticised.
The parents of 21 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram have been reunited with their children after over two years of separation.
The United States and Britain have called on the Syrian government and Russia to show mercy amid the on-going bombardment of Aleppo.
The UN’s special envoy to Yemen has said he expects a ceasefire to come into effect within hours in the Arab country if all sides agree.
The so called Brics countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have vowed to forge closer trade ties at the end of their annual summit in Goa.
Battle lines are deepening ahead of negotiations for the UK to leave the EU bloc.
Talks to end the conflict in Syria have ended without a breakthrough.
Syria peace talks in Switzerland have reportedly ended without any agreement.
Syria peace talks have resumed in Switzerland after the failure of a short-lived ceasefire that led the US to break of diplomatic discussions with Russia.
Countries agree to reduce emissions of Hydrofluorocarbon greenhouse gases in a major milestone for combating climate change.
The US and Russia are returning to the negotiating table in another attempt to secure a truce in Syria.
The UN’s cultural agency UNESCO has moved to try to calm tensions with Israel after the country’s cut cooperation with it on Friday.
Rescue workers say at least 150 people have been killed in the eastern rebel-held sector of the city in the last few days.
Germany’s Constitutional Court gave the green light on Thursday for the government to approve an ambitious trade accord between the European Union and Canada under certain conditions, boosting its cha
Russia has further reduced its cooperation with the United States in nuclear energy by suspending a research agreement and ending one on uranium conversion.
Efforts are to be made to revive Afghanistan’s stalled peace process following nearly four decades of conflict, the EU’s Foreign Policy Chief says.
After repeated air raids on rebel-held parts of Aleppo, including hospitals, Washington says it has abandoned its effort to convince Russia to impose a ceasefire in…
The race is on to salvage Colombia's peace deal as the government and FARC rebels plan new talks in the hope of reviving the pact