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Euro coins - not commemorating the Battle of Waterloo
13/03/2015 - France

France blocks Belgian euro coin marking Battle of Waterloo

France has won the Battle of Waterloo … or more precisely the battle over whether Belgium can issue a two-euro coin celebrating the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo.

La Plagne Bellecôte
11/03/2015 - France - Belgium

Belgian tourists taken on 1,200-km detour due to GPS gaffe

A bus driver took 50 Belgian tourists on a 1,200 kilometres detour because he got his GPS directions wrong.
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (centre-right) and Prime Minister Modibo Keïta (centre-left) at the scene of teh attack in Bamako 7 March 2015
08/03/2015 - Mali - France

Belmokhtar jihadist group claims Mali restaurant attack as revenge on France and West

The jihadist group led by Algerian Islamist Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for Friday night’s attack on a restaurant in Bamako, which killed a Frenchman, a Belgian and three ...
The Bamako street where La Terrasse restaurant was attacked
07/03/2015 - Mali - France - Belgium

French national among five killed in Mali restaurant attack

French President François Hollande has condemned a “cowardly” attack, which has killed at least five people including a French national, on a restaurant popular with expatriates in ...
Laurent-Désiré Kabila in 1997 in Kisangani
28/02/2015 - France - DRC - Belgium

Belgian businessman convicted in 14-year-old DRC murder mystery

A Belgian businessman has been sentenced to 20 years in jail in his absence for the murder in France of two Congolese in an apparent attempt to wipe out plotters of a coup against former president ...
14/02/2015 - European Union

Final shipment of astronaut trash set to leave international space station

An unmanned space ship will undock from the International Space Station – the last in a series of European cargo ships that has delivered supplies to astronauts since 2008.

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.