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    Up to 2 years in jail for spitting on police in Belgium

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 09:33pm on March 31, 2020

    Another sign of the times under coronavirus: spitting on a police officer in Belgium now carries punishment of up to two years in prison, seen...

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    Minor girl infected with coronavirus passes away in Belgium

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels, Belgium | Updated at 05:08pm on March 31, 2020

    A 12-year-old girl confirmed infected with COVID-19 has died in Belgium, health officials said Tuesday...

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    Epidemic infects Europe with ‘germ of division’

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 09:31pm on March 28, 2020

    The European Union has faced and survived a series of existential threats over the years but the coronavirus epidemic has exposed old wounds that could...

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    EU offers ‘maximum’ budget flexibility to fight virus

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 10:38pm on March 13, 2020

    The European Union on Friday offered member states ‘maximum flexibility’ to boost spending and subsidies beyond normal rules to help fight the coronavirus. ‘The shock...

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    EU mulls taking children refugees in Greece

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:28am on March 10, 2020

    EU  Chiefs meet Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday to warn him not to trigger a renewed migrant crisis on their southeastern border, as...

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    Greta Thunberg tells EU to stop ‘pretending’ on climate

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 11:55pm on March 04, 2020

    Teenage eco-warrior Greta Thunberg branded the EU’s grand plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 inadequate on Wednesday and said Europe is falsely claiming to...

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    Global COVID-19 death toll tops 3,000 as EU raises alert

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 02:27pm on March 02, 2020

    The death toll from the new COVID-19  epidemic surpassed 3,000 on Monday as more people died in China, Iran and the US and Europe raised...

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    EU continuing ‘no deal’ Brexit preparations

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 11:33pm on February 27, 2020

    The EU is keeping up preparations for a chaotic ‘no deal’ outcome to Brexit trade talks with Britain, a spokeswoman said Thursday, as the two...

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    EU budget summit ends with no deal

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 10:55pm on February 22, 2020

    An EU summit called to set the bloc’s next seven-year budget ended in impasse late on Friday, riven by competing groups among the 27 member...

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    EU seeks ‘responsible’ AI to dispel Big Brother fears

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 10:27pm on February 19, 2020

    The EU unveiled its strategy for artificial intelligence on Wednesday as Europe jumps to catch up to the US and China and dispel fears of...