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A Belgian soldier guards an entrance of the European Council headquarters in central Brussels
19/01/2015 - France - European Union

France, Belgium push for anti-jihadi air travel monitoring at European ministers’ meeting

European foreign affairs ministers were to discuss EU-wide cooperation to combat Islamist violence at a meeting in Brussels on Monday.

French press review 17 January 2015

The killing of 17 people by Islamist gunmen in Paris 10 days ago was the deadliest terrorist attack in France in 50 years.
Belgian police inspect the entrance to the building in Verviers where the shootout with jihadist gunmen took place
16/01/2015 - France - Belgium - Germany

France on edge after anti-jihadist raids near Paris, in Belgium and in Germany

France was on edge on Friday following arrests in several European countries overnight.
Eurostar's new train at St Pancras station in London, 13 November 2014.
21/11/2014 - France - Britain - Belgium

1,300 stranded for eight hours on Eurostar

Some 1,300 Eurostar passengers were stranded in northern France for eight hours on Thursday night.
A shipyard in the Philippines
27/10/2014 - France - World economy

World’s shipbuilders pitch for 450-billion-euro market at Paris salon

Naval contractors show their wares in Paris this week, pitching for a cut of the 45-billion-euro world market in a sector that is growing despite cuts in government spending.
The Brussels Jewish Museum
14/09/2014 - Belgium - France

Brussels Jewish museum reopens four months after anti-Semitic attack

The Brussels Jewish Museum reopened on Sunday with a ceremony at which Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo vowed to continue fighting “terrorism”.
Mehdi Nemmouche
06/09/2014 - France - Belgium - Syria

Ex French hostage says Jewish museum killings suspect was his jailer

A freed French hostage has said the suspected gunman behind the deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May was among his Islamic extremist captors in Syria.

The King and Queen of Belgium greet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the commemoration of WW1 on August 4, 2014.
04/08/2014 - France - Belgium - World

World Leaders commemorate start of WWI

French President François Hollande joined world leaders on Monday to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 in the industrial town of Liège in eastern Belgium.

Alleged Brussels Museum killer Mehdi Nemmouche
30/07/2014 - France - Belgium

France hands alleged Brussels Jewish Museum gunman to Belgium

France has handed over to Belgium the man accused of carrying out a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May.
Mehdi Nemmouche, suspected of the shooting attack on the Brussels Jewish Museum, arrives for an extradition hearing in Versailles in June
23/07/2014 - France - Belgium - Israel

France authorises Brussels anti-Semitic gunman’s extradition to Belgium

France’s top appeal court has cleared the extradition of the French-Algerian man suspected of shooting dead four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May.