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An artificial island will generate electricity

Jan 24, 2013
Belgium is building an artificial island in the North Sea to store water pumped by wind turbines in periods of low electricity demand. When electricity is needed, the water will be released.

What's up, Europe? Brussels muddles through the crisis

May 30, 2012
The big story in Brussels, as it has been for the last two years, is the eurozone crisis. So is any progress being made?

Mid-day Extra: What sets Brussels apart

Dec 9, 2011
Brussels isn't the first city people may think of in Europe, but it is home to both the United Nations and the European Commission. Today, European leaders came to a tentative deal there to save the EU.
Brussels is the home of the European parliament.
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Belgium ends 540 days without leader

Dec 5, 2011
Belgium, the country with the fifth largest debt load in Europe, has gone without a full-time government for over 500 days. Today, a prime minister was appointed.