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Hackers target European Commission computer systems

The European Commission's computer systems were targeted by hackers this week in an attack that impaired internet services, a spokesman confirmed Friday.

Ronaldo double boosts Portugal; Belgium hit eight in WC qualifiers

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and missed a penalty as Portugal defeated Latvia 4-1 in Faro to boost their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

French investigators eye Belgian as terrorist coordinator

French investigators suspect a 32-year-old Belgian known as Abu Ahmad of planning the terrorism attacks that struck Paris and Brussels during the last year, a source said Tuesday.

Belgium signs long-delayed trade deal between EU and Canada

Belgium signed a controversial trade deal between the European Union and Canada on Saturday, two days after a hold-out Belgian region finally endorsed the agreement.

Landmark EU trade deal with Canada to be signed on Sunday

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada is to be signed in Brussels Sunday, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Twitter.

EU's deadline day for landmark Canada trade deal

The European Union was set to achieve a long-sought consensus on a landmark EU-Canada trade deal Friday, after more than a week of intense negotiation.

EU-Canada trade deal on home stretch after Belgium resolves impasse

The European Union and Canada closed in Thursday on a landmark free trade deal after Belgium cleared internal political opposition, just hours after a planned summit to sign the agreement had to...

EU cancels summit with Canada as CETA trade deal impasse drags on

The European Union has cancelled Thursday's planned summit with Canada, after the failure to resolve an internal Belgian deadlock over a landmark free trade deal in time for it to be signed by...

Belgium closes in on CETA deal as Thursday summit hangs in balance

Belgian regional governments were closing in on a compromise late Wednesday that would allow the country to approve a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada, but it remained unclear...

No breakthrough on Ceta this week, says president of EU parliament

There will be no breakthrough in negotiations over a controversial EU-Canada trade deal this week and a summit set to be attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be postponed, EU ...

EU-Canada summit gets green light despite trade deal setback

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Brussels for an EU-Canada summit despite resistance in the bloc to a landmark free trade deal with his country.

Belgian premier: Efforts to win over regions on EU-Canada deal failed

Belgium cannot approve a landmark free trade deal between the European Union and Canada, Prime Minister Charles Michel said Monday following consultations with the country's regions, the Belga...

Belgian regional parliament digs in heels on EU-Canada trade deal

Last-ditch efforts to salvage a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada on Monday are bound to fail, a Walloon official said, hours ahead of crisis talks aimed at overcoming the...

EU parliament chief raises hopes of salvaging Canada trade deal

European Parliament President Martin Schulz says a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada should be signed next week, after overcoming a roadblock set by the Belgian region of...

Canada: Efforts to resolve impasse over EU trade deal failed

Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland says it appears "impossible" to conclude a free trade deal with the European Union, indicating that efforts to resolve a deadlock with the Belgian region...