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We didn't have enough runs, regular wickets cost us: Jones on first ODI loss to India
Hove (England), Sep 19 (IANS) Stand-in England captain Amy Jones rued the lack of runs and losing wickets at regular intervals in her side's seven-wicket loss to India in the first ODI at Hove. After being asked to bat first, England never got going with the bat and managed to post 227 in the first innings, thanks to Alice Davidson-Richards' maiden ODI half-century.
2022-09-19
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Cricket
ENG-W v IND-W, 1st ODI: Smriti, Harmanpreet, Yastika fifties help India to 7-wicket win
Hove (England), Sep 19 (IANS) Opener Smriti Mandhana, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and wicketkeeper Yastika Bhatia struck half-centuries as India Women handed England Women a seven-wicket defeat in the first ODI of the series here on Sunday.
2022-09-19
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Cricket
Pujara enjoying phenomenal run in Royal London One-Day Cup
Hove, Aug 17 (IANS) Cheteshwar Pujara has been known widely for his classical batting exploits and steely defence in Test cricket. But of late, the right-handed batter has been showing what he is capable of with his current run for English county side Sussex in the ongoing Royal London One-Day Cup.
2022-08-17
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Cricket
Cheteshwar Pujara smashes Sussex's highest-ever List A score with 174 against Surrey
Hove (England), Aug 15 (IANS) India's top-order Test batter Cheteshwar Pujara's scintillating run in the Royal London One-Day Cup extended when he smashed a fantastic 174 off 131 balls for his side Sussex against Surrey at the County Ground in Hove.
2022-08-15
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Cricket
After Covid-19 scare, Kiwis get England campaign back on track; four hit half tons vs Sussex
Hove (England), May 22 (IANS) Following the Covid-19 scare in their camp, the touring New Zealand side got their campaign back on track, enjoying some valuable batting practice against county side Sussex ahead of the first Test against England starting at Lord's on June 2.
2022-05-22
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Cricket
About 70 arrested in Brussels protest against Covid curbs
Brussels, Jan 24 (IANS) About 70 people were arrested during a protest in Brussels against the Belgian government's restrictions against the Covid-19 pandemic.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Is Omicron subvariant BA.2 more transmissible?
Brussels, Jan 24 (IANS) Even as Omicron has been showing signs of peaking, some European countries are seeing the rise of Omicron subvariant BA.2, sparking concern among the scientific community.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Belgium,National,Health/Medicine
Belgium approves new Covid barometer
Brussels, Jan 22 (IANS) Belgium is introducing a new Covid-19 barometer to gauge the seriousness of the pandemic situation, which consists of three colour codes, yellow, orange and red, according to authorities.
2022-01-22
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Belgium sentences 18 members of human trafficking gang
Brussels, Jan 20 (IANS) A Belgian court has sentenced a 45-year-old Vietnamese man to 15 years in prison for being the ringleader in the trafficking of 39 Vietnamese migrants in 2019.
2022-01-20
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
European Parliament elects Maltese Roberta Metsola as new president
Brussels, Jan 19 (IANS) Maltese lawmaker Roberta Metsola has been elected as president of the European Parliament (EP), the third woman elected to the post.
2022-01-19
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Von der Leyen cancels engagements after driver tests Covid positive
Brussels, Jan 18 (IANS) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that she had cancelled her appointments at the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg this week after her driver tested positive for Covid-19.
2022-01-18
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Inflation to last longer than expected: Eurogroup Prez
Brussels, Jan 18 (IANS) Eurogroup President Paschal Donohoe said that high inflation will last longer than initially expected but is expected to diminish as the year progresses.
2022-01-18
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Covid spiked online child sexual abuse reports: Report
Brussels, Jan 16 (IANS) The year 2021 was the worst on record for child sexual abuse online, according to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).
2022-01-16
Category: International, Belgium,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
EU excess mortality up 26.5% in Nov 2021
Brussels, Jan 15 (IANS) Excess mortality in the European Union (EU) reached 26.5 per cent in November 2021, Eurostat, the bloc's statistical agency, said.
2022-01-15
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
NATO-Russia Council meeting ends without clear result
Brussels, Jan 13 (IANS) Talks between representatives of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and Russia concluded without a clear outcome, with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg describing the differences between the two sides as "significant" and "will not be easy to bridge".
2022-01-13
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
Vaccines effective against severe disease, hospitalisation caused by Omicron: EMA
Brussels, Jan 12 (IANS) Citing preliminary data, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said that the Covid-19 vaccines remain effective against severe disease and hospitalisation caused by the Omicron coronavirus variant.
2022-01-12
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine,Politics
EU-Poland legal row: Commission vows 'swift' response to Warsaw
Brussels, Jan 12 (IANS) The European Commission will "swiftly" react to Poland's reply to the letter of a formal notice it sent to Warsaw in December 2020, Commission spokesman Christian Wigand said.
2022-01-12
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'EU economy greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 down by 9%'
Brussels, Jan 11 (IANS) Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission generated by economic activity in the European Union (EU) in 2020 decreased by nine per cent compared to the previous year, according to data published by EU's statistics office Eurostat.
2022-01-11
Category: International, Belgium,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
NATO again warns Russia of further military aggression against Ukraine
Brussels, Jan 11 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has warned Russia again that a further military aggression against Ukraine would carry a "high political and economic price".
2022-01-11
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU economy greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 down by 9%
Brussels, Jan 11 (IANS) Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission generated by economic activity in the European Union (EU) in 2020 decreased by 9 per cent compared to the previous year, according to data published Monday by bloc's statistics office Eurostat.
2022-01-11
Category: International, Belgium,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
EU Parliament President David Sassoli dies
Brussels, Jan 11 (IANS) European Parliament President David Sassoli died aged 65 in Italy on Tuesday, his spokesperson said.
2022-01-11
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
7 mn Omicron cases detected in Europe last week: WHO
Brussels, Jan 11 (IANS) There were more than seven million new cases of the Omicron variant across Europe in the first week of January, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
2022-01-11
Category: International, Belgium,National,Health/Medicine
Last seven years were hottest years on record: EU's Copernicus
Brussels, Jan 11 (IANS) Last seven years were the seven warmest on record worldwide, according to the annual findings released by the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).
2022-01-11
Category: International, Belgium,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Large demonstration held in Brussels to protest Covid measures as cases surge
Brussels, Jan 10 (IANS) A large protest march was staged in the streets of Brussels to demonstrate against the latest round of health restrictions, according to local media.
2022-01-10
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine,Politics
NATO ready for meaningful dialogue with Russia: Stoltenberg
Brussels, Jan 8 (IANS) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) remains ready for meaningful dialogue with Russia, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said.
2022-01-08
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Euro area's inflation hits highest level in 25 yrs
Brussels, Jan 8 (IANS) Inflation in the eurozone hit a new record of 5 per cent in December 2021, the highest level since recordkeeping began in 1997, the European Union's statistical arm Eurostat said.
2022-01-08
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU to share 700 mln Covid vax doses by mid-2022: Von der Leyen
Brussels, Jan 7 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is on track to meet its pledge of sharing 700 million Covid-19 vaccine doses by the middle of 2022, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said.
2022-01-07
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Top EU official concerned about situation in Kazakhstan
Brussels, Jan 7 (IANS) Josep Borrell, high representative of the European Union (EU) for foreign affairs and security policy, has expressed "great concerns" about the ongoing unrest in Kazakhstan.
2022-01-07
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Belgian schools to reopen next week despite Covid surge
Brussels, Jan 7 (IANS) Belgian kindergartens, primary and secondary schools will reopen fully from January 10 despite an ongoing resurgence of new Covid-19 cases, said Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.
2022-01-07
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Covid infections surge in European countries as Omicron spreads
Brussels, Jan 6 (IANS) Following a break over the holiday season, European countries are witnessing skyrocketing new Covid-19 infections as the Omicron variant continues its onslaught across the continent.
2022-01-06
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Belgium relaxes quarantine rules for vaccinated people
Brussels, Jan 5 (IANS) The requirement for fully vaccinated people to self-isolate if they have had a high-risk contact for coronavirus will be lifted in Belgium on January 10, the country's federal and regional health ministers said.
2022-01-05
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine,Politics
'1 in 5 EU citizens have received booster shots'
Brussels, Jan 4 (IANS) Around one in five European Union (EU) citizens (20 per cent) have received a booster shot against Covid-19, European Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides has said.
2022-01-04
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Whether EU's vexed strategic autonomy drive?
Brussels, Dec 30 (IANS) From the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan to the "backstabbing" AUKUS deal, the US' unilateral moves have prompted the European Union (EU) to step up its debate and action on strategic autonomy in an eventful year.
2021-12-30
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
European countries tighten Covid measures to tackle Omicron surge before New Year
Brussels, Dec 30 (IANS) Just days before New Year's eve, some European countries have been forced to take stricter measures to cope with surging Covid-19 cases of the Omicron variant.
2021-12-30
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine,Politics
Signs of disunity prompt concerns about EU solidarity
Brussels, Dec 28 (IANS) Europe has persevered through a year of challenges in 2021, in the wake of Brexit and amid painstaking efforts towards economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-12-28
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
EU launches legal action against Poland over court rulings
Brussels, Dec 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is to take legal action against Poland for violating EU law and compromising judicial independence, its executive has announced.
2021-12-23
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
EU to limit validity of digital Covid-19 pass to 9 months
Brussels, Dec 22 (IANS) The European Union (EU) digital Covid-19 certificate will only be valid for travel for nine months, the European Commission said on Tuesday.
2021-12-22
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Omicron to dominate Europe soon, booster dose important defence: WHO
Brussels, Dec 22 (IANS) Omicron will dominate European countries within weeks, pushing an already stretched health system further to the brink, said head of the European office of the World Health Organization (WHO) while urging people to get a booster jab.
2021-12-22
Category: International, Belgium,National,Health/Medicine
EU to supply 20mn additional vaccine doses to fight Omicron variant
Brussels, Dec 20 (IANS) The member states of the European Union (EU) will receive an additional 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the first three months of next year to hasten the pace against the fast-spreading Omicron variant, the European Commission has said.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
EU offers solution to ensure medicine supply from Great Britain to NI
Brussels, Dec 18 (IANS) The European Commission put forward proposals to ensure timely supply of medicines to Northern Ireland (NI) from the rest of the United Kingdom (UK), announced officials.
2021-12-18
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
NATO, EU call for de-escalation of Russian-Ukrainian tensions
Brussels, Dec 17 (IANS) The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has called for de-escalation of Russian military build-up on the eastern borders of Ukraine, vowing to protect the territorial integrity of Ukraine while offering the opportunity for negotiation with Russia.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
Trial starts in Belgium over migrant truck deaths in UK
Brussels, Dec 16 (IANS) In the Belgian city of Bruges, 23 people went on trial, suspected of involvement in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in 2019, Belgian media reported.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Belgium,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
EU to combat environmental crime with new directive
Brussels, Dec 16 (IANS) The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new European Union (EU) Directive to crackdown on environmental crime, fulfilling a key commitment of the European Green Deal.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Belgium,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
EU to introduce stricter rules for improving energy performance of buildings
Brussels, Dec 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is pushing for new directives in an effort to upgrade its building stock to save more energy as the bloc rolls out an ambitious action plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU sanctions Russian private military entity
Brussels, Dec 14 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has imposed sanctions against the Russian paramilitary group Wagner, amid concerns of the alleged Russian military build-up along the eastern Ukraine borders.
2021-12-14
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
German Chancellor Scholz pledges support for stronger Europe
Brussels, Dec 11 (IANS) After a long day of discussions in Paris and Brussels, new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said his country is ready to work closely with the European Union (EU) and other member states to make Europe "strong and sovereign."
2021-12-11
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
EU proposes new instrument to fight off 'economic coercion'
Brussels, Dec 9 (IANS) The European Commission has proposed a new instrument to protect European Union (EU) member states from allegedly economic coercion by third countries.
2021-12-09
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
6 member states still below 55% vaccination rate: EU official
Brussels, Dec 8 (IANS) Mandatory vaccination is to remain the choice of individual member states for now, European Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides has said.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine,Politics
ECB to redesign euro banknotes
Brussels, Dec 7 (IANS) The European Central Bank (ECB) announced that it will start to redesign euro banknotes as cash remains an important mode of payment for consumers in the region.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Politics
EU ministers approve new cybersecurity directive
Brussels, Dec 4 (IANS) The European Union (EU)'s Telecommunications Ministers approved measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the bloc, including a new directive, Slovenian Minister for Public Administration Bostjan Koritnik has said.
2021-12-04
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology