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Bus carrying British schoolchildren crashes in Belgium  A bus has gone off the highway and overturned near the Belgian coast. 1 person was killed in the Sunday morning accident on the E-40 highway   EU leaders agree to speed up relocation  EU leaders meeting in Brussels have agreed to speed up the relocation of thousands of migrants who have arrived in Italy and Greece Greece debt crisis: Talks to resume  Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is due to resume talks with international creditors with time running out to find a solution to Greece's debt crisis Tsipras in intensive talks with creditors  Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has held intense talks with international creditors in efforts to find a solution to Greece's debt crisis Eurozone leaders echo hopes for Greek deal  Eurozone leaders have echoed hopes that a deal can be struck within days to stop Greece defaulting on its debt Greece crisis: EU leaders gather for critical summit  Greece faces a critical 24 hours as leaders gather for an emergency summit that could break the deadlock around the country's debt crisis Russian fury at Belgium asset seizure in Yukos oil case  Russia has protested to the Belgian ambassador over the seizure of Russian state assets in Belgium - a move triggered by a court ruling over Yukos Battle of Waterloo service attended by Royal Family  A French army under the command of Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition Migrant crisis: EU refugee quotas to be proposed


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2015 Apr.30   Belgian footballer dies after collapsing on pitch  Gregory Mertens has died aged 24, with his club describing his passing away as having left 'everyone in despair' 2015 Apr.23     Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU triples funding  European leaders are to triple funding for search-and-rescue operations aimed at migrant boats in the Mediterranean following crisis talks 2015 Apr.22   Migrants crisis: EU to hold emergency summit  EU leaders are due to hold an emergency summit on ways to stem the number of migrants risking the perilous journey across the Mediterranean

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2015 Feb.20       Greece agrees deal with eurozone
  Greece and eurozone nations have agreed a deal to extend financial aid after bailout talks in Brussels


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2015 Jan.29   EU extends sanctions against Russia  EU foreign ministers have agreed to extend existing sanctions against Russia until September 2015 Jan.18   EU holds talks over terrorism threat  EU foreign ministers will meet on Monday to discuss the terror threat in Europe in the wake of recent attacks 2015 Jan.17   Greece arrests over Belgian 'plot'  Greek police have arrested several people over alleged links to a suspected terror plot in Belgium   Belgium deploys troops following anti-terror raids  Troops have been deployed across Belgium to guard potential targets of terrorist attacks, following a series of anti-terror raids and arrests 2015 Jan.16   Europe on high alert over terrorist threat  Europe is on high alert following anti-terror raids and arrests of suspected Islamist militants 2015 Jan.15   Belgium on alert after deadly raid  Belgium is on high alert after a major anti-terror raid in which two suspected Islamist militants were killed     Belgian anti-terror raid in Verviers leaves two dead   Two suspected jihadists have been killed in an anti-terror operation in eastern Belgium. A third person had been arrested

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2014 Dec.5   Belgium's former queen Fabiola dies  The Spanish-born dowager queen has died aged 86, the royal palace has said

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2014 Oct.30   Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply  A deal will guarantee that Russian gas exports flows into Ukraine throughout the winter despite their intense fighting in eastern Ukraine 2014 Oct.23   EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut  EU leaders have reached a landmark deal to cut greenhouse emissions by 40% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels

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2014 Sep.15   Belgian murderer Van Den Bleeken wins 'right to die'  A Belgian man serving a life sentence for rape and murder will be allowed to have doctors end his life, after a landmark ruling

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2014 Aug.30   EU sets Russia sanctions ultimatum  The EU has given Russia one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face new sanctions. EU was working urgently on further restrictive measures   Poroshenko: Ukraine 'close to point of no return'  Ukraine's president has said his country is 'close to a point of no return - full scale-war'   Ukraine crisis: EU 'must act on Russia aggression'  EU leaders are meeting in Brussels to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, threatening to impose fresh sanctions against Russia

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2014 Jul.5   Argentina reach semi-finals over Belgium  Argentina reached their first World Cup semi-final since finishing as runners-up in 1990 with 1-0 victory over Belgium in Brasilia 2014 Jul.1   USA's World Cup run ends with dramatic loss to Belgium  The U.S. is out, but not before giving Belgium and the soccer-watching world a game until the end of a 2-1 extra-time loss in the Round of 16

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2014 Jun.27       Ukraine hails EU's 'historic pact' with ex-Soviet states   Ukraine's president has hailed a 'historic' trade pact with the European Union, calling it the 'most important day' since independence in 1991
 Russia said the partnership agreement, also signed by two other ex-Soviet states Georgia and Moldova, would have 'serious consequences'
2014 Jun.5   G7 'fully behind new Ukraine leadership'  Leaders of the G7 industrial nations have said they are fully behind Ukraine's new leadership as it tries to deal with a pro-Russian insurgency 2014 Jun.4   G7 warns Russia of fresh sanctions  Leaders of the industrial nations meeting in Brussels say they are prepared to impose further sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine

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2014 May.31   Frenchman 'held over Brussels killings'  Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, has been arrested in Marseille over a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that left four people dead 2014 May.27   Leaders agree to review EU policies  EU leaders have agreed to re-evaluate the bloc's agenda after voters 'sent a strong message', European Council President has said 2014 May.26   Video shows Jewish Museum killer  Images from the Jewish Museum show the gunman behind deadly attack approaching the building, opening fire, and walking away 2014 May.25   Belgian police in appeal to public over gunman identity  Police are appealing to the public to help identify a suspect in the fatal shooting of three people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels 2014 May.24     Brussels fatal gun attack at Jewish museum Map of Jewish Museum Belgium
  A gunman has shot dead three people at the Jewish Museum in the Belgian capital, officials say. A fourth person was seriously wounded
 The attacker arrived by car, got out, fired on people at the museum entrance, and returned to the vehicle which then sped away


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2014 Apr.1   NATO suspends Russia cooperation  NATO will suspend 'all practical civilian and military cooperation' with Russia because of its annexation of Crimea   NATO chief Rasmussen says no Russian troop withdrawal seen  NATO sees no sign that Russia is pulling its forces back from the border with Ukraine, despite Moscow's claim of a partial pullback

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2014 Mar.21   Ukraine signs EU trade pact  Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed the political elements of a trade pact with the European Union on Friday
  Russian lawmakers finalized the annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region


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2014 Feb.13     Belgian children may be able to choose death  The lower house of the Belgian Parliament adopted a bill that extends the right to euthanasia for minors. The law passed 86 to 44 with 12 abstentions 2014 Feb.12   Belgian MPs due to vote on child euthanasia  Belgium's MPs are expected to vote on whether to extend a euthanasia law to terminally-ill children

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2013 Nov.27   Lawmakers back allowing minors to request euthanasia  A bill that would extend the euthanasia right to children suffering terminal illnesses and adults with dementia cleared a vote in a Senate committee

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2013 Oct.29   Clean-up in Europe after storm  The cleanup continued Tuesday, a day after a major Atlantic storm pummeled England, France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark 2013 Oct.28       Hurricane-force winds batter northern Europe
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  A major Atlantic storm packing hurricane-force winds pummeled England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, knocking out power to 220,000 homes
2013 Oct.25     EU: Spying scandal may hurt terror fight
  European leaders warned that reports of widespread spying on world leaders by the NSA have raised 'deep concerns' among Europeans
2013 Oct.24   Merkel urges US to restore trust at EU summit  Chancellor Angela Merkel has said it is 'really not on' for friends to spy on each other, after allegations of US snooping on her phone calls 2013 Oct.19   Belgian plane crash 'kills 10' near Namur  At least 10 people have been killed after a small tourist plane crashed near the city of Namur in south-east Belgium 2013 Oct.8   Higgs boson wins Nobel physics prize  Peter Higgs, from the UK, and Francois Englert from Belgium have won the prize in physics for their work on the theory of the Higgs boson

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2013 Jul.21   EU to discuss Hezbollah militant ban  EU foreign ministers are due to meet to discuss calls to list the military wing of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation   Belgian King Philippe sworn in  Crown Prince Philippe has been sworn in as the new Belgian king after the emotional abdication of his father Albert II 2013 Jul.20   Philippe to become Belgian monarch  Belgium's King Albert II is about to formally abdicate in favour of his son Crown Prince Philippe 2013 Jul.3   Belgium's King Albert 'to abdicate'  The King of the Belgians, Albert II, is going to address the nation amid reports he is going to abdicate

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2013 May.27   EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels  European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew the union's arms embargo on the Syrian opposition
 On the same day peace delegates met to talk again about how they want calm to come to Syria


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2013 Mar.24   Deal reached in Cyprus bailout talks  Eurozone finance ministers have agreed on a 10bn-euro bailout to prevent its banking system collapsing and keep the country in the eurozone 2013 Mar.15   Eurozone agrees Cyprus bailout deal  Eurozone finance ministers have agreed a 10bn euros bailout package for Cyprus to save the country from bankruptcy

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2013 Feb.19   Robbers steal $50M in diamonds at Belgian airport  Eight masked thieves stole $50 million in rough and polished diamonds in a lightning-fast heist Monday at Brussels Airport 2013 Feb.8   EU leaders agree 3% budget cut  EU leaders have reached an agreement on the budget for 2014-20 after lengthy talks in Brussels 2013 Feb.6   EU leaders set for crucial budget summit  European Union leaders are due to begin a two-day summit in Brussels to try to strike a deal on the next seven years of EU spending

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2012 Dec.12   Eurozone bank union deal agreed  European finance ministers have reached agreement on a eurozone banking union ahead of an EU summit in Brussels 2012 Nov.23   EU budget talks end without deal  The Brussels summit has ended without agreement on the 27-strong union's next seven-year budget 2012 Nov.21   EU leaders set for budget battle  EU leaders are to begin talks on the bloc's seven-year budget, with many of them calling for cuts in line with the savings they are making nationally 2012 Oct.18   EU in deal on bank supervision  EU leaders have agreed to phase in a single supervisory body for eurozone banks during the course of next year 2012 Jun.29   European leaders reach key deal on banks  European leaders reached a 'breakthrough' deal to ease the recapitalization of struggling banks that should help draw the eurozone back from the brink of a crisis 2012 Jun.28   Eurozone seeks new growth funds  EU leaders have agreed in principle on a growth package for the eurozone worth 120bn euros, EU chief Herman van Rompuy has announced 2012 May.23   Europe 'wants Greece in the eurozone'  EU leaders want Greece to remain in the eurozone but to 'respect its commitments', European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has said 2012 Feb.20   Fresh bailout for Greece 'agreed'  Eurozone finance ministers have reached agreement on a vital second bailout for Greece, officials involved in the negotiations say
 The deal, which came after more than 13 hours of talks, will provide Athens with loans worth more than 130bn euros


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2011 Dec.13   Police seek Liege attack motive  Police in Belgium are trying to determine what motivated a local man to open fire on a busy marketplace in Liege, killing at least four people   Deadly attack rocks Belgian city  A gunman has opened fire in the centre of the Belgian city of Liege, killing at least three people and wounding 75
 Nordine Amrani also threw grenades into a crowded square from a rooftop before killing himself
2011 Dec.9   Eurozone deal reached without UK  A majority of European leaders agreed early Friday on a new deal to try to resolve the continent's debt crisis, but Britain refused
 The 17 members of the eurozone reached a deal for a new intergovernmental treaty to deepen the integration of budgets. 6 other nations supported the deal
2011 Dec.8   EU-wide treaty change bid fails  Attempts to get all 27 EU states to back changes to the bloc's treaties to tackle the eurozone crisis have failed
 Speaking after long talks in Brussels, Sarkozy said the 17 eurozone states and other EU members would work on a separate pact instead
  EU leaders locked in crisis talks  The key item on the agenda is a Franco-German plan on budgetary discipline, with automatic penalties for eurozone nations that overspend 2011 Oct.26     EU leaders reach eurozone agreement   EU leaders announce a deal on debt crisis measures, including a hard-fought deal with private sector investors to take a 50% loss on Greek bonds
 Banks must raise more capital to protect them against losses resulting from any future government defaults. The announcement helped lift the euro
  EU heads locked in talks on debt  EU leaders are continuing an emergency summit in Brussels aimed at tackling the eurozone debt crisis   Debt crisis doubts as Euro leaders meet  EU leaders are gathering for an emergency summit in Brussels aimed at tackling the eurozone debt crisis 2011 Oct.25   EU leaders to finalise euro plan  European Union leaders are gathering for an emergency summit in Brussels designed to finalise details of a plan to tackle the eurozone debt crisis

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2010 Oct.28   EU frames eurozone crisis rules  Tough rules for the eurozone, aimed at averting another financial crisis, have been agreed at an EU leaders' summit 2010 Sep.29   Unions stage day of action over cuts  Unions have a day of demonstrations across Europe to express anger at austerity measures being adopted around the continent 2010 Jun.24   Belgian Catholic offices raided in sex probe  Belgian authorities have raided the headquarters of the Belgian Catholic Church during an investigation into child sex abuse claims 2010 May.21   Ministers seek better crisis response  EU finance ministers have agreed for the need to be tougher on member states' budgets in the wake of the Greek debt crisis 2010 May.9     EU approves $560B crisis fund  Europe's finance ministers approved in an emergency meeting a 'stabilization mechanism' that could provide 440 billion euros for a aid package
 The members of the single currency bloc will have access to 440bn euros of loan guarantees and 60bn euros of emergency European Commission funding. The IMF will also contribute up to 250bn euros
2010 May.8   EU finance ministers to debate stabilisation  The ministers are set to meet in Brussels to discuss establishing a new 'stabilisation mechanism' to prevent the Greek debt crisis from spreading 2010 Apr.29   Belgian lawmakers pass burka ban  The lower house of parliament has voted for a law that would ban women from wearing the full Islamic face veil in public 2010 Apr.21   Belgium considers Islamic covering ban  The latest round in the battle of the burqa kicks off could become the first country in Europe to ban face coverings worn by observant Muslim women 2010 Mar.15   EU ministers agree Greek plan  After a meeting in Brussels, Europe's finance ministers have agreed how to help Greece in its battle to control its finances 2010 Feb.15   18 killed in Belgian train crash  55 more were hurt when two trains collided head-on at 8:30 a.m. local time. People were thrown against the walls of the trains by the impact
 The trains collided during the morning rush hour south-west of Brussels. One missed a stop signal


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2009 Dec.10   EU summit struggles on climate pledge  The delegates have been working through the night to try to hammer out how much aid the bloc will give to developing nations 2009 Nov.19     Belgian PM is first 'president of Europe'   European Union leaders named Herman Van Rompuy, edging out former British Prime Minister Tony Blair for a still-vaguely defined job
 The other top job created - foreign affairs supremo - has gone to the EU Trade Commissioner, Baroness Catherine Ashton from the UK
2009 Oct.29   EU clears hurdle to Lisbon treaty  EU leaders have agreed a deal designed to win Czech backing of the Lisbon Treaty, clearing a major hurdle to its ratification 2009 Jul.23   Convicts break out by air  3 inmates have escaped from a jail in a dramatic jailbreak on board a hijacked helicopter, that picked up the men and dropped them 20km away 2009 Mar.19   EU aims to double emergency cash  The EU has said it may double to 50bn euros the amount of emergency funding to help member states that need urgent budget support 2009 Mar.1   EU 'consensus' to tackle crisis  EU leaders have ended an emergency summit in Brussels saying they are determined to avoid protectionist moves in response to the economic crisis 2009 Jan.23   Infants stabbed at creche  2 infants and an adult have been killed and 10 other people wounded in a knife attack after a man reportedly tricked his way into the nursery

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2008 Dec.12   EU leaders reach new climate deal  The leaders have reached a deal on a package of measures to fight global warming. The plan sets out how countries will cut carbon emissions
 Sarkozy said something 'quite historic' had happened in Brussels. The leaders also agreed an economic recovery package worth 200bn euros to ease the economic downturn
2008 Dec.11   Belgium detains al-Qaeda suspects  A total of 242 police officers have detained 14 people suspected of being members of the al-Qaeda network 2008 May.25   Boeing 747 splits in two on take off  A large cargo plane crashed at the end of a runway and split in two while trying to take off at Brussels airport. 4 crew members were injured

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2007 Jun.22     EU leaders agree on reform treaty   The leaders in Brussels have reached agreement on an outline of new rules for the 27-member bloc after 2 days of tough negotiations
 Poland had rejected previous proposals as giving too much weight to the bloc's larger members. Compromise over a new voting system was struck, removing a major obstacle to a deal. The treaty is planned to replace the constitution, which was rejected by voters in 2005
2007 Jun.21   EU leaders struggle over treaty  EU leaders are facing a second day of tough negotiations in Brussels amid disagreements over new rules to run the bloc
 After a day of talks, German Chancellor Merkel said there had been no breakthroug
2007 Jan.26   Nato 'to step up Afghan support'  Foreign ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed to step up their military and economic assistance

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2006 Dec.14   EU backs strict expansion rules  EU leaders have agreed that aspiring members must meet its tight entry criteria 2006 Jun.28   Bodies of missing girls found  Police have found the bodies of two stepsisters Stacy Lemmens and Nathalie Mahy

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2005 Dec.16   EU leaders agree 7-year budget  The leaders agreed on a spending plan for the bloc seen as key to shaping the future of an enlarged EU 2005 Jun.17   EU 'in crisis' over talks failure  The budget talks broke down over a bitter row between the UK and France 2005 Jun.16   EU deal to extend treaty deadline  Leaders of the demoralized union have agreed to extend the deadline for ratifying their troubled constitution 2005 Feb.21   Bush calls for new trans-Atlantic unity  President told European leaders that trans-Atlantic unity was essential to take on shared challenges

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2004 Jun.18   EU agrees historic constitution  A deal has been reached on the first constitution after hours of talks at the EU summit 2004 Jun.17   Child killer Dutroux convicted  The paedophile has been found guilty of abduction, rape and murder after a 3-month trial

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2003 Dec.13   European summit ends in failure  Leaders have failed to reach agreement on a constitution after the talks broke down over the voting rights states 2003 Oct.17   EU Leaders End Low-Key Summit  Berlusconi insisted that leaders had made progress on a new constitution and an economic growth initiative 2003 Jul.12   War crimes law scraped  A new government is repealing a law which gives the power to try cases no matter where they were committed

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2001 Jul.16   Rogge wins top Olympics job  Belgian has been elected as the president of the International Olympic Committee. He succeeds Samaranch
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Jul. 31, 1917       Battle of Ypres began
Map of Passendale Belgium  The Battle of Passchendaele was a campaign of the First World War, fought by the Allies of World War I against the German Empire Aug. 4, 1914     Germany invaded Belgium
Map of Li%E8ge Belgium  Earlier, on July 24, the Belgian government had announced that if war came it would uphold its neutrality Aug. 25, 1830     Belgian Revolution  The conflict led to the secession of the southern provinces from the Netherlands and established an independent Kingdom of Belgium Jun. 18, 1815       Napoleon Bonaparte defeated at Waterloo Map of Waterloo Belgium  A French army under Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, comprising an Anglo-allied army
 Prussian army was under the command of Gebhard von Blücher. Waterloo cost Wellington around 15,000 dead or wounded and Blücher some 7,000. Napoleon's losses were 24,000 to 26,000 killed or wounded and included 6,000 to 7,000 captured
Dec. 24, 1814       Treaty of Ghent Map of Ghent Belgium  The peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain May. 11, 1745     Battle of Fontenoy Map of Tournai Belgium  A major engagement of the War of the Austrian Succession, between the Pragmatic Allies and a French army under Maurice de Saxe, Aug. 17, 1585       Antwerp sacked by Spaniards   Mutinying Spanish tercios began the sack of Antwerp, leading to three days of horror among the population of the city Jun. 29, 1577     Peter Paul Rubens born   Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish Baroque painter. A proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasized movement Oct. 6, 1536     William Tyndale burned at the stake   English scholar became a leading figure in Protestant reform in the years up to his execution. Known for his translation of the Bible into English