Tag Archives: Brussels

14Jul/16

A look at the colourful political life of Boris Johnson, Britain’s surprise new foreign minister

Known for jokes and insults, Boris Johnson takes helm of British diplomacy as surprise choice for Prime Minister May’s new foreign minister. The flamboyant former London mayor is more known for gaffes and humour than delicate diplomacy.
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22Jun/16

Final day of campaigning before EU referendum begins

Prominent politicians from both sides of the EU referendum debate urge voters on the final day of campaigning to cast their vote on Thursday.

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17Jun/16

UK’s Cameron says right to suspend EU campaign after lawmaker killed

British Prime Minister David Cameron says it is right to stop all campaigning for the upcoming EU referendum after a member of Parliament was shot and killed.

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22Mar/16
EU Foreign Policy Chief, Federica Mogherini

“Sad day for Europe” after Brussels blasts – Mogherini

EU Foreign Policy Chief, Federica Mogherini, says it’s a “sad day for Europe” after two explosions tore through Brussels airport killing at least 13 people.
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18Mar/16
paris attacks suspect salah abdeslam

Most-wanted fugitive from Paris attacks arrested in Brussels – Hollande

French President Francois Hollande and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announce the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, the most-wanted fugitive from November’s Paris attacks.

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07Feb/16
Performers play the dragon dance

Worldwide celebrations for Chinese lunar New Year

China Central Television (CCTV) – Activities have been held across the world to celebrate Chinese Spring Festival, the most important festival in China.
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18Jan/16

Tata Steel to axe 1,050 UK jobs as steel crisis simmers

Tata Steel, the biggest steelmaker in Britain, is expected to axe more than 1,000 jobs, on top of the 1,170 cuts it announced last year, due to low steel prices.

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03Jan/16

A retrospective look at Africa’s music scene in 2015

2015 saw Africa’s musicians use their songs to spread awareness about Boko Haram, promote peace and reconciliation and challenge stereotypes. It was a year where the continent’s diversity and eclectic musical traditions were on display.

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29Nov/15

Highlights of world events from July to September 2015

World events during the third quarter of the year include the movement of migrants across Europe, twin blasts in China which tore through an industrial port area and the escape from prison of Mexico’s most notorious drug lord.
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