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Why European Parliament Elections Matter

BRUSSELS (Sputnik), Luc Rivet - EU voters will go to polls from Thursday to Sunday to choose members of the European Parliament, but the importance of the election may not seem immediately obvious.
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Belgium’s Wilmots Signs On As Iran Coach

Brussels (AFP) – Former Ivory Coast and Belgium manager Marc Wilmots signed a contract in Brussels on Wednesday to become coach of Iran following lengthy talks. “The contract was signed at the residence of the (Iran) ambassador between...
Related topics: Belgium, Iran, Ivory Coast - Cote D'Ivoire

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Czech Party: 'only Way' To Become 'independent And Free' Again Is To Exit Eu

According to the Independence Party of the Czech Republic (SNCR), the only way for their country to become "independent and free" again is to withdraw from the European Union. The SNCR elaborated on the consequences of Brussels' decision-making for...
Related topics: Czech Republic, Belgium

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Portugal's Economy Rebounds, Though Problems Persist

The Portuguese economy is resisting the prevailing gloom in Europe. Activity remained strong, with GDP rising by 0.5% in the first quarter, or 1.8% at an annual rate, compared with 1.2% in the euro zone, forecasts Brussels. Following the trend...
Related topics: Portugal, Belgium

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Eurosceptics May Make Significant Gains In European Parl't Elections - Reports

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Matteo Salvini's eurosceptic European Alliance of People and Nations (EAPN) may gain more seats in the European Parliament than it did in 2014, while the current top two factions, the European People's Party (EPP) and...
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Eu Adopted Mechanism To Impose Sanctions For Cyberattacks - Eu Council

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The EU adopted a mechanism to impose sanctions on individuals and legal entities for cyber attacks, the EU Council said in a statement on Friday.
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Airspace Over Brussels Closed For Nearly 4 Hours Due To Strike - Source

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Airspace over Brussels has been closed for several hours on Thursday because of a snap strike called by air traffic controllers, who are demanding higher wages and better working conditions, a source at Brussels International...
Related topics: Belgium, Air Traffic Control, Airports

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After Fujairah, Hook Says 'no Need To Pour Gasoline' Over Tensions In Gulf 

Brian Hook, U.S. Special Representative for Iran answered Radio Farda's questions in Brussels in an interview with RFE/RL correspondent Rikard Jozwiak. RFE/RL: We've seen the initial reports from U.S. military intelligence saying that it might be...
Related topics: Iran, Belgium, Military

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Mike Pompeo’s Last Minute Trip To Brussels Didn’t Go To Plan

The Trump administration’s campaign to isolate Iran has suffered a major setback. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Belgium on Monday hoping to persuade European Union countries to support President Donald Trump’s hardline stance...
Related topics: Mike Pompeo, Belgium, Donald Trump, Iran

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Trump Won't Risk A War He's Not Certain To Win - Analyst On Us-iran Escalation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unexpectedly decided to attend an EU foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels to discuss Iran. During the talks, the sides appeared to sharply disagree on the matter, with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini...
Related topics: Iran, Mike Pompeo, Belgium

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Leaked Pentagon Plan Calls For 120,000 Troops To Counter Iran

As Michael Pompeo travels to Brussels to discuss the Iranian threat amid a flare-up in tensions that has brought the US to the brink of an armed conflict, the New York Times has published details from a confidential military plan presented to top...
Related topics: Pentagon, Iran, Belgium, Military

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Ec Says Ready To Listen To Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline Operator's Arguments

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - EC has responded to a request from Nord Stream 2 AG, the operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, stating that EC experts are ready to meet and listen to arguments in favour of excluding the project from amendments to the EU...
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Eu Prepping Response To Possible Trump Auto Tariffs: Official

European Union trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom says Brussels is finalizing a list of U.S. goods to target should President Trump put in place new tariffs on vehicles by the May 18 deadline. “We are already preparing a list of...
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European Diplomats Snub Mike Pompeo — And Turn His Attempted ‘photo Op’ Into A Failure: Report

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit in Brussels to meet with European diplomats on Monday — but they reportedly made a point of snubbing him. The Washington Post reports that Pompeo made an unplanned trip to Brussels to meet...
Related topics: Mike Pompeo, World Photos, Belgium

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Politico Playbook: Wall Street Takes Stock Of The Tariffs, And Pompeo Trades Moscow For Brussels...

And the White House hosts a Hungarian prime minister for the first time since 2005.
Related topics: Russia, Moscow, Belgium, White House

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Why Freedom From Brussels' Tyranny Is Worth A Small Loss Of British Gdp

Authored by Martin Hutchinson via TBWNS.com, The Bear’s Lair: The Brexit War is entering its Western Front phase As this column forecast four weeks ago, Treason in the Brexit process prospered, and Brexit has been postponed to October 31....
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Us Destroyer Fires Sm-3 Anti-ballistic Missile At Nato Defence Drills - Us Navy

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - US destroyer USS Roosevelt, engaged in ongoing NATO missile defence drills, fired an SM-3 missile on Saturday, the US Naval Forces Europe-Africa said.
Related topics: Nato, Belgium

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Italian Spreads Blow Out As Budget Chaos Returns, War Among Populist Coalition Escalates

After the Italian government 'revised' its 2019 budget projections and admitted that its expected deficit would be much wider than the 2.04% it had promised Brussels, it was only a matter of time before tensions with the EU reemerged to push yields...
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In Upcoming Elections Eu Parliament Faces A Long List Of Enemies

Attilio Moro explains why the EU’s only directly elected legislative body is mounting such an energetic voter-turnout campaign.  By Attilio Moro  in Brussels Special to Consortium News As the EU approaches what are considered to be the most...
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Brussels Sprouts, Bacon & Sweet Potato Hash With Eggs

Hearty breakfasts don’t have to be heavy carb fests, and this recipe proves it. Eggs and bacon meet the veggie powerhouses of sweet potato and Brussels sprouts in this dish. It’s a hash that’s so much more than the traditional...
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