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Knife-wielding attacker injures police officer in Brussels

Published time: 17 Sep, 2018 08:41 Edited time: 17 Sep, 2018 08:58 A knife-wielding man has attacked and wounded an officer in Brussels, police said, adding that they had shot and injured the assailant. The attack took place in Maximilian Park in the northern neighborhood of the capital on Monday morning, police spokeswoman Ilse Van De Keere said. The police ...

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‘Me & Orban fought Brussels quotas’: Czech PM takes credit for derailing ‘absurd’ EU migrant sharing

Czech PM Andrej Babis believes that canceling EU migrant quotas was one of the major successes of his foreign policy, saying that he fought against quotas together with Viktor Orban and managed to “abolish the absurd system.” “[Orban and I] fought against the quotas in Brussels, and we have abolished this absurd system,” Babis said. Read more Orban, a harsh critic ...

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‘Brussels only understands language of money, not values’ – Italian Deputy PM Salvini

EU bureaucrats are not interested in values and principles, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini told RT. He also said nations like France take a hypocritical stance when they bash Italy’s migration policy. Italy will not vote for the EU’s next seven-year budget if there is not an agreement on other crucial issues, like migration, Salvini, who also serves as ...

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NATO mulls naming Brussels HQ after John McCain who “embodied its values”

Is there anyone better to name the new billion-dollar NATO headquarters in Brussels after, than the late Senator John Mccain — a man who was generally regarded as one of the US’s most ardent war hawks? In a letter to NATO suggesting that the building be named after McCain, one of the senator’s British fans, Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, noted ...

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Brussels slaps six Russian companies with Crimea-related sanctions

The European Union has extended sanctions against six Russian companies in connection with their work in Crimea and the construction of a bridge to the peninsula. According to the Official Journal of the EU, the sanctions will target construction engineering company Institute Giprostroymost, Russia’s largest heavy-construction company Mostotrest, engineering and construction corporation VAD ZAO, infrastructure construction firm S.G.M. Group, and ...

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Brussels readies $20 billion in tariffs on US goods ahead of meeting with Trump

The European Union could introduce a new wave of tariffs against imports from the US if Washington targets European cars, according to the EU’s trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom. The announcement comes hours ahead of a meeting between the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday. They will reportedly discuss a wide range ...

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Trump slams currency manipulation by Brussels & Beijing

US President Donald Trump stepped up attacks on China and the European Union on Friday, accusing them of manipulating their national currencies and interest rates. The US, which is currently doing well, should preserve its right to recover what was lost through such practices as illegal currency manipulation and trade deals that were not profitable for the US, the president ...

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When parents quarrel: Brussels levies Ukrainian metals imports amid EU-US trade spat

Ukrainian metal imports have fallen victim to a trade war between the United States and the European Union. The country has been financially dependent on EU and US since the Maidan revolution of 2014. On Wednesday, the EU announced provisional safeguard measures concerning imports of a number of steel products that kicked off on Thursday. It came as a retaliation ...

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‘NATO leaders thanked me for bringing them together,’ says Trump after contentious talks in Brussels

US President Donald Trump claims he got many calls from NATO leaders thanking him for bringing them together during a tense summit in Brussels last week. He also changed his tune towards the bloc, moving from disdain to praise. “We had a truly great summit that was inaccurately covered by much of the media. NATO is now strong and rich!” ...

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‘Make peace great again!’ Crowds take to Brussels streets to protest NATO, Trump (VIDEO, PHOTO)

Hundreds of anti-war activists swarmed the streets of Belgium’s capital, decrying NATO ahead of the organization’s upcoming summit. Chanting protesters took aim personally at the US president, toting “Trump not welcome” signs. [embedded content] The rally on Saturday saw demonstrators marching towards the NATO headquarters, where the leaders of the 28-member alliance are set to meet on 11-12 July for ...

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