Charlotte McDonald-Gibson is based in Brussels and covers the EU and general European news
15 September 2014 12:00 AM
It was a friendly wager at the height of World Cup: Belgium’s Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo tweeted President Barack Obama just as his team were about to take on Team USA for a spot in the quarter-finals.
12 September 2014 06:30 PM
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko vows to push ahead with the EU trade deal that sparked the crisis last year
08 September 2014 06:25 PM
Thousands of Nato troops wrapped up a week of military exercises in eastern Europe today, with the European Union also expected to send a strong signal to Russia and adopt a new sanctions package despite a tentative ceasefire in Ukraine.
Ukraine crisis: Putin pushes the boundaries as EU threatens more sanctions over Kremlin support for rebels
31 August 2014 11:22 PM
Russian President wants to discuss ‘statehood’ of eastern Ukraine, as America and Europe threaten further sanctions unless the Kremlin withdraws its support for the separatists
31 August 2014 12:00 AM
31 August 2014 12:00 AM
29 August 2014 06:26 PM
European Union leaders are expected to move towards deeper economic sanctions against Moscow today, acting on mounting evidence of what the Nato chief has called a “blatant violation” of Ukrainian territory by Russian soldiers.
28 July 2014 12:55 PM
At around the same time that Regina and Christopher Catrambone were enjoying the last of the summer sun on a holiday cruise in the Mediterranean last year, 518 migrants crowded into an old fishing vessel and set sail on the same sea. They too wanted to catch the last of the calm weather before rough seas made their crossing from Libya impossible, but their boat capsized anyway, and on 3 October, 366 of the migrants drowned within sight of the Italian island of Lampedusa.
18 July 2014 07:08 PM
The claims and counter-claims on the ground will have little impact on the relatives’ immediate grief
18 July 2014 09:47 AM
They left Schiphol on shuttle buses as Holland mourns
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
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