European court rules against parents of missing Madeleine McCann

European court rules against parents of missing Madeleine McCann

Kate and Gerry McCann attend a service to mark the 11th anniversary of the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine from a holiday flat in Portugal, near her home in Rothley, Britain May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The European Court of … Read more

EU to claw back energy firms’ profits rather than cap Russian gas price

EU to claw back energy firms’ profits rather than cap Russian gas price

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU countries ask bloc to propose windfall revenue cap Ministers also request EU proposal on gas price cap Countries resist EU proposal to cap Russian gas price BRUSSELS, Sept 9 (Reuters) – EU energy ministers on Friday tasked the European Commission to press ahead with a … Read more

German consul arrested in Brazil over husband’s death

German consul arrested in Brazil over husband’s death

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – A German diplomat in Rio de Janeiro, Uwe Herbert Hahn, was arrested on Saturday night in connection with the death of his Belgian husband, police said. Hahn said that his husband, Walter Biot, had died on Friday when he fell from their apartment in the Ipanema neighborhood after … Read more

Shakin’ bacon? Belgian researchers study pigs’ response to music

Shakin’ bacon? Belgian researchers study pigs’ response to music

BRUSSELS, July 25 (Reuters) – Scientists in Belgium are investigating a farmer’s claim that different styles of music affect the behaviour of his pigs. Piet Paesmans first noticed the phenomenon when his son started singing a tune in the barn during a sluggish insemination session his sows seemed excited and started wagging their tails. “I … Read more

France battles massive wildfires, Britain records highest ever temperature

France battles massive wildfires, Britain records highest ever temperature

Wildfires burn forests in Gironde, southwest France UK temperatures exceed 40C for the first time Germany, Belgium brace for possible record-breaking temperatures More than 30 wildfires ravage parts of Spain LONDON/PARIS July 19 (Reuters) – Firefighters in southwestern France battled on Tuesday to contain massive forest wildfires and Britain recorded its highest ever temperature as … Read more

Rex on the beach: a roarsome sand sculpture festival in Belgium

Rex on the beach: a roarsome sand sculpture festival in Belgium

MIDDELKERKE, Belgium, July 8 (Reuters) – Call it Jurassic Beach. After a month of scraping, carving and smoothing 6,000 tonnes of sand, a seaside exhibition of more than 50 sculpted dinosaurs has opened on Belgium’s coast. Bob van Iperen, an event manager for the “Dinos in the Sand” festival in Middelkerke, said it took a … Read more

Brussels at near-standstill as cost-of-living march draws 70,000

Brussels at near-standstill as cost-of-living march draws 70,000

BRUSSELS, June 20 (Reuters) – Around 70,000 Belgian workers marched through Brussels on Monday demanding government action to tackle sharply rising living costs, as one-day strikes at Brussels Airport and on local transport networks nationwide brought public travel to a near-halt. Protesters carried flags and banners reading “More respect, higher wages” and “End excise duty”, … Read more

France in no mood to make concessions to Russia, presidency says

France in no mood to make concessions to Russia, presidency says

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes a guest at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 10, 2022. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register A negotiated solution to the war would be needed, official says France ready to help on Ukraine’s grain stocks crisis PARIS, June 11 (Reuters) – France is … Read more

Belgian king reiterates regrets for colonial past in Congo but no apology

Belgian king reiterates regrets for colonial past in Congo but no apology

King on first visit since taking throne Again stops short of apologising for colonial atrocities Congo president says needs to look to the future KINSHASA, June 8 (Reuters) – Belgium’s King Philippe reaffirmed his deepest regrets on Wednesday for the exploitation, racism and acts of violence during his country’s colonisation of the Democratic Republic of … Read more

WHO to hold emergency meeting on monkeypox on Friday -sources

WHO to hold emergency meeting on monkeypox on Friday -sources

A logo is pictured at the World Health Organization (WHO) building in Geneva, Switzerland, February 2, 2020. Picture taken February 2, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization is set to hold an emergency meeting to discuss monkeypox on Friday, … Read more