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Global report: Germany's Covid death toll exceeds 50,000
Germany hits grim milestone, France may need third lockdown and Belgium and Ireland say it is too early to ease restrictions

Jon Henley, Kate Connolly in Berlin, and Helena Smith in Athens

22, Jan, 2021 @3:14 PM

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Tintin cover art sells for record-breaking €3.2m
Hergé’s original artwork for Le Lotus Bleu was rejected as too expensive to reproduce in 1936 and given to editor’s son, who kept it in a drawer for decades

Sian Cain

15, Jan, 2021 @12:22 AM

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'The music industry kills artists': Damso, Belgium's biggest rap star
With multi-platinum No 1 albums confronting edgy topics that other rappers shy away from, the Congolese-Belgian MC has carved his own lane with total determination

Iman Amrani

13, Jan, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Germany and Netherlands likely to extend Covid lockdowns
German chancellor says infections may rise 10-fold by Easter if virus’s spread is not halted

Jon Henley in Paris, Kate Connolly in Berlin, and Daniel Boffey in Brussels

12, Jan, 2021 @6:23 PM

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Fashion legend Martin Margiela to make comeback as artist
Reclusive Belgian who retired as designer in 2009 will stage Paris exhibition of his artwork in April

Priya Elan

04, Jan, 2021 @1:50 PM

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UK warned of further restrictions – as it happened
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Lucy Campbell (now); Aamna Mohdin, Haroon Siddique, Caroline Davies and Helen Sullivan (earlier)

21, Dec, 2020 @11:37 PM

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EU to hold crisis talks as countries block travel from UK over new Covid strain
WHO tells members to step up efforts to stop spread as Israel turns away UK passport holders

Jon Henley, Sam Jones, Angela Giuffrida and Oliver Holmes

20, Dec, 2020 @7:59 PM

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Belgian minister tweets EU's Covid vaccine price list to anger of manufacturers
Pharmaceutical companies complain of breach of confidentiality after amount EU has agreed to pay for leading vaccines goes public

Sarah Boseley Health editor

18, Dec, 2020 @5:53 PM

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French detectorist accused of looting on vast scale after haul discovered at home
‘Patrice T’ suspected over hoard including 14,000 Roman coins he claims to have dug up in Belgian field

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

16, Dec, 2020 @1:21 PM

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Janine de Greef obituary
Belgian wartime courier who as a teenager helped allied servicemen escape from Paris to the Pyrenees

Megan Koreman

13, Dec, 2020 @4:15 PM

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Hungarian MP berates disgraced ex-MEP with a length of drainpipe
József Szájer mocked over mode of escape from police raid on gay orgy in Brussels held in breach of Covid rules

Shaun Walker in Budapest

07, Dec, 2020 @6:23 PM

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MEP József Szájer being caught at an orgy is hilarious – but it doesn't mean the whole EU is sleazy | Emma Beddington
After living in Brussels for 12 years, I know the Hungarian family values advocate’s misadventures are not typical of the people who make the European project work, writes Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

07, Dec, 2020 @2:39 PM

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