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Luxembourg: Grand duchy in western Europe
Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked microstate in western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is one of the four official capitals of the European Union and the seat of the European Court of Justice, the highest judicial authority in the EU. Its culture, people, and languages are highly intertwined with its neighbours, making it essentially a mixture of French and German cultures, as evident by the nation's three official languages: French, German, and the national language of Luxembourgish. The repeated invasions by Germany, especially in World War II, resulted in the country's strong will for mediation between France and Germany and, among other things, led to the foundation of the European Union.

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Teenager Gauff dumped out at Luxembourg after maiden WTA win

teenager gauff dumped out at luxembourg after maiden wta win
The US' Coco Gauff failed to follow up on her maiden WTA tournament win after crashing out in the first round to Anna Blinkova in Luxembourg. ......
WorldNews - Published

Barring Brexit deal tonight, extra EU summit likely later in October: Luxembourg

Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said on Tuesday the European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier was seeking a Brexit deal with Britain by the end of the day.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Luxembourg

A Brexit lunch and an empty podium [Video]A Brexit lunch and an empty podium

Walking in step but moving in opposite directions. Such was the cacaphony of protest that Boris Johnson's team decided against holding a joint news conference after talks with the Luxembourg prime..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:59Published

Boris Johnson skips news conference with Luxembourg PM [Video]Boris Johnson skips news conference with Luxembourg PM

Luxembourg's PM had met Johnson to discuss Brexit but said the British leader had offered nothing to convince him and other EU leaders.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Boris Johnson can 'see the shape' of a Brexit deal [Video]Boris Johnson can 'see the shape' of a Brexit deal

Boris Johnson speaks after his meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, saying he can "see the shape" of a Brexit deal. The..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:32Published

Boris Johnson cancels Luxembourg press conference amid protests [Video]Boris Johnson cancels Luxembourg press conference amid protests

Boris Johnson skips a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Luxembourg during noisy protests. Xavier Bettel spoke to the press during the scheduled joint appearance.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:00Published

Protesters boo as Boris Johnson arrives for meeting with Luxembourg counterpart [Video]Protesters boo as Boris Johnson arrives for meeting with Luxembourg counterpart

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was booed by protesters in Luxembourg as he arrived for a meeting with his counterpart Xavier Bettel on Monday (September 16). Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Boris Johnson ‘cautiously optimistic’ of new Brexit deal [Video]Boris Johnson ‘cautiously optimistic’ of new Brexit deal

Boris Johnson has said he is “cautiously optimistic” of getting a Brexit deal as he prepares for talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. The Prime Minister will travel to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published

Ronaldo trains with Portugal for key Euro 2020 qualifiers [Video]Ronaldo trains with Portugal for key Euro 2020 qualifiers

Cristiano Ronaldo trains with Portugal's squad for two Euro 2020 qualifiers as the defending champions look to improve on their slow start in Group B.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:52Published

 

Ronaldo moves one away from 700 career goals

Cristiano Ronaldo moves one goal away from 700 career strikes Portugal beat Luxembourg 3-0 to edge closer to Euro 2020 qualification.
BBC News - Published

Malta agreement: Several EU countries refuse to back migrant boat plan

malta agreement: several eu countries refuse to back migrant boat plan
A large majority of European Union member countries have refused to back a plan to quickly get migrants off boats in the Mediterranean Sea and distribute them among willing EU partners. At a meeting of..
WorldNews - Published

Starbucks wins, Fiat loses in EU tax fights

Starbucks won its fight on Tuesday against an EU demand to pay up to 30 million euros ($33 million) in Dutch back taxes, while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles lost its challenge against an order to stump up..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Boris Johnson's humiliation by Luxembourg could damage prospects of deal, EU worries

Politicians and diplomats concerned about Xavier Bettel's forthright criticism
Independent - Published

'Extraordinary behaviour': Furious Tories invoke Second World War after Luxembourg leader's Boris Johnson press conference

'Another reason why the British people voted the way we did,' claims pro-Brexit MP
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: Tories rage at Luxembourg leader over 'humiliating' empty podium for PM, as court to rule on parliament suspension

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

How Europe's press reported Boris Johnson's 'humiliation' in Luxembourg

'In the end, the man who has defined himself as the Incredible Hulk has become invisible'
Independent - Published

EU steps up demands for Boris Johnson to come up with Brexit proposals

eu steps up demands for boris johnson to come up with brexit proposals
The European Union’s frustration with Boris Johnson about his Brexit strategy was laid bare after the Prime Minister met the bloc’s top official Jean-Claude Juncker. Mr Johnson and the European..
WorldNews - Published

UK's Johnson buffeted in Luxembourg, says Brexit deal emerging

Britain's Boris Johnson said on Monday that a Brexit deal was beginning to emerge, but the EU said he offered nothing to break the impasse during a visit to Luxembourg where he was harangued loudly by..
Reuters - Published

Still no viable Brexit proposals from UK, says EU

still no viable brexit proposals from uk, says eu
Britain has still not proposed any workable alternatives to the backstop in the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, according to the European Union. It comes following talks between European Commission..
WorldNews - Published

Luxembourg PM Bettel says onus on PM Johnson to propose workable Brexit fix

luxembourg pm bettel says onus on pm johnson to propose workable brexit fix
LUXEMBOURG — Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel lashed out at British Prime Minister Boris...
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Brexit press conference goes on without Johnson

Luxembourg's prime minister took to his podium without the UK PM, who cancelled amid protests nearby.
BBC News - Published

UK PM Johnson says Brexit deal 'not in the bag' but can see rough shape of it

There is the good shape of a Brexit deal but it is not necessarily "in the bag", British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday following a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude..
Reuters - Published

Apple goes to EU court over $14bn tax case

apple goes to eu court over $14bn tax case
Luxembourg/Brussels — Apple is fighting the world’s biggest tax case in a quiet courtroom this week, trying to rein in the EU's powerful antitrust chief ahead of a potential new crackdown on..
WorldNews - Published

Boris Johnson ducks out of press conference amid noisy protests, leaving empty podium next to Luxembourg's PM

Boris Johnson refused to turn up to his own press conference because of noisy protesters against Brexit, in extraordinary scenes in Luxembourg.
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson booed by protesters in Luxembourg

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was booed on Monday by protesters after talks with his counterpart in Luxembourg, putting off a briefing with reporters due to the protests.
Reuters - Published

Johnson 'cautious' ahead of Brexit talks in Luxembourg

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, asked if he was feeling optimistic ahead of Brexit talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg on Monday, told reporters he was..
Reuters - Published

PM Johnson ‘working flat out’ for Brexit deal ahead of Juncker talks

pm johnson ‘working flat out’ for brexit deal ahead of juncker talks
Boris Johnson will stress his “no ifs, no buts” commitment to an October 31 Brexit in his first face-to-face talks with EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker. The Prime Minister said he believes..
WorldNews - Published

Raab accuses EU of political posturing before Johnson talks

raab accuses eu of political posturing before johnson talks
Dominic Raab has set out an uncompromising UK stance before key Brexit talks, insisting the EU has been given sufficient details of alternatives to the Irish backstop and that it must now show “the..
WorldNews - Published

Brexit: UK will reject any delay offer, PM to tell Juncker

Boris Johnson is travelling to Luxembourg for his first talks with the European Commission president.
BBC News - Published

Johnson says he is ‘cautiously optimistic’ of new Brexit deal

johnson says he is ‘cautiously optimistic’ of new brexit deal
Boris Johnson has said he is “cautiously optimistic” of getting a Brexit deal as he prepares for talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. The Prime Minister will travel to..
WorldNews - Published

UK PM Johnson to hold Brexit talks with EU's Juncker on Monday: Downing Street

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg on Monday to discuss Brexit, Johnson's office said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson to meet with EU president for talks over Brexit deal, Downing street announces

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to travel to Luxembourg on Monday for Brexit talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, Downing Street has announced.
Independent - Published

Luxembourg PM sees no grounds for Brexit extension for now

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said on Thursday that there were currently no grounds for the bloc to agree to delay Brexit again should Britain request an extension.
Reuters - Published

As Malta disembarks migrants more charity-government clashes loom

as malta disembarks migrants more charity-government clashes loom
MADRID — Malta agreed Friday to disembark 356 migrants who were trapped for two weeks on a rescue ship in the central Mediterranean, capping a week of standoffs between charities and governments that..
WorldNews - Published

Miracle needed to solve Irish border problem: Luxembourg foreign minister

A miracle would need to happen for the European Union and Britain to find a solution to the Irish border problem to avoid a no-deal Brexit, Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said in remarks..
Reuters - Published

European Commission Chief Juncker Sent to Luxembourg for Urgent Surgery

european commission chief juncker sent to luxembourg for urgent surgery
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker interrupted his vacation for medical reasons and was sent to Luxembourg, where he will undergo an urgent surgery, the commission..
WorldNews - Published

Amazon.com defeats IRS appeal in U.S. tax dispute

Amazon.com Inc on Friday defeated an appeal by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in what the online retailer has called a $1.5 billion dispute over its tax treatment of transactions with a Luxembourg..
Reuters - Published

Tornado injures 19 in Luxembourg as unseasonal storms hit northern Europe

tornado injures 19 in luxembourg as unseasonal storms hit northern europe
BERLIN — A rare tornado injured 19 people, two of them severely, in Luxembourg, while 15 soccer players were injured by a lightning strike in southern Germany as unseasonal storms hit northern Europe..
WorldNews - Published

Tornado rips through Luxembourg, France

A huge tornado ripped across southwest Luxembourg on Friday leaving at least seven people injured, authorities said, as images posted on social media showed the powerful twister whipping roofs and..
France 24 - Published

Amputee makes shocking find of own picture on cigarette packets

amputee makes shocking find of own picture on cigarette packets
A shocking discovery by a 60-year-old resident of eastern France left him stunned when he found that a picture of his amputated leg was used on the warning labels of cigarette packets without his..
WorldNews - Published

EU leaders agree on top jobs: Tusk

European leaders have agreed on who should fill the top jobs for its main institutions for the next five years after a marathon summit, European Council President Donald Tusk and Luxembourg Prime..
Reuters - Published

Adidas loses EU court battle over ‘three stripe’ design

adidas loses eu court battle over ‘three stripe’ design
Luxembourg: German sportswear giant Adidas on Wednesday lost a legal battle to trademark its “three stripe” motif in the EU, as a court ruled the design was not distinctive enough to deserve..
WorldNews - Published

EU Delays Membership Talks With Albania, North Macedonia

eu delays membership talks with albania, north macedonia
The European Union on Tuesday delayed the start of formal membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia until October, Germany’s Deutsche Welle news service reported. The European Commission last..
WorldNews - Published

Wrong to think new British PM can renegotiate Brexit deal: Luxembourg foreign minister

Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said on Monday that it would be wrong to think that a new British prime minister could renegotiate a Brexit deal, as all the main elements of the accord..
Reuters - Published

EU divided over top jobs after polls redraw political map

eu divided over top jobs after polls redraw political map
European Union leaders stood divided Tuesday over who to name to the bloc's top jobs, after elections shredded comfortable old political alliances and raised troubling questions about the future of the..
WorldNews - Published

UEFA rejects Portugal protest over Brazil-born Ukrainian

UEFA has dismissed protests by defending champion Portugal and Luxembourg about Ukraine fielding Brazil-born forward Junior Moraes in European Championship qualifying games
USATODAY.com - Published

Fly me to the moon: Germany eyes slice of lucrative space market

BERLIN Reuters) - Facing tough competition from China, the United States and even tiny Luxembourg, Germany is racing to draft new laws and attract private investment to secure a slice of an emerging..
Reuters - Published

Bank of China lists 500-mln-USD BRI bond in Luxembourg

bank of china lists 500-mln-usd bri bond in luxembourg
LUXEMBOURG, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Bank of China has chosen Luxembourg to list its 500-million-U.S.-dollars bond during an official ceremony on Wednesday at the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The..
WorldNews - Published

Luxembourg's Grand Duke Jean dies at 98

luxembourg's grand duke jean dies at 98
Luxembourg's Grand Duke Jean, who oversaw the transformation of the Grand Duchy into an international financial center, has died at the age of 98, the Duke's son Henri said in a statement on Tuesday...
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg dies at 98

BRUSSELS - Luxembourg's Grand Duke Jean, who oversaw the transformation of the Grand Duchy into an international financial center before abdicating and handing over to his son, has died at the age of..
Reuters - Published

Dominique Letellier signe son 4e roman, très drôle, « Moteur ! Nous jouons ! » le 12 mai 2019 à la 13e Fête du Livre de Fismes (Marne, France)

Les Éditions de l’Aventure L’évasion au détour de chaque page... Puteaux, le 23 avril 2019 Dominique Letellier dédicacera son quatrième roman, très drôle, « Moteur ! Nous jouons ! » lors..
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