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Belgium’s prime minister, Charles Michel, has said his country is unable to ratify the EU-Canada trade deal after failing to win the backing of the regional parliament of Wallonia.

The EU-Canada summit scheduled for Thursday is “still possible”, European Council president Donald Tusk has said, raising hopes that a landmark trade(...)

Polish MP Anna Grodzka: she was the first transgender MP to be elected by Krakow’s voters four years ago. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Perhaps it was a sign of the times, but Leo Varadkar’s outing on RTÉ Radio made only a modest splash in the world’s media. English-language media outl(...)

Belgian prime minister Elio di Rupo (right) stands in front of Maurice Dease’s grave in Mons. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

At the stroke of midday in the Belgian town of Mons on Saturday, the church bells of Sainte-Waudru rang out the national anthems of the protagonist(...)

Part of an exhibition in Liège entitled “I was 20 in 14” shows a trench during the first World War. Photograph: Yves Herman.

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina will take part in an international commemorative ceremony in Liège in Belgium today to mark the begin(...)

Belgium’s prime minister Elio Di Rupo (left) and Francophone Socialist party (PS) chairman Paul Magnette leave a meeting with King Philippe at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Belgium began the process of forming a new government yesterday as outgoing prime minister Elio Di Rupo resigned from cabinet and King Philippe met(...)

Flemish   NVA president Bart De Wever (centre) gestures during an election meeting  in Bruges late last month.  Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

On Tuesday evening, citizens across Belgium gathered around the TV to watch a pre-election debate between two of the country’s top politicians, Paul M(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron visiting the grave of Irish MP Willie Redmond who died in the first World War. Photograph: PA Wire

A downpour at dawn cleared as Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron paid a solemn visit to the sparse, bloodied Flanders lands(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his British counterpart David Cameron will visit first World War graves and memorials on the former Western Front today in th(...)