EU leaders debate how long to delay Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May insists she wants Britain to leave the European Union “as soon as possible”, as she arrives at a Brussels summit to ask fellow leaders to delay Brexit.

Greenpeace banner hangs near EU Parliament in Brussels

A Greenpeace banner with the words “Blah blah Brexit stop climate chaos!” hangs from a building near the European Parliament in Brussels. IMAGES of the Greenpeace banner

Brussels: Pre-summit for EU members exposed to no-deal Brexit

Some of the EU members most exposed to the dangers of a no-deal Brexit meet for a pre-summit, just ahead of a full European meeting. IMAGES of the roundtable

The real deal: astronomers deliver first photo of black hole

The first photo of a black hole, one of the star-devouring monsters scattered across the Universe and obscured by impenetrable shields of gravity, is unveiled during a press conference in Brussels. Data needed to construct the picture was gathered in April 2017 by the Event Horizon Telescope, a joined-up network of eight radio telescopes spread across the globe. IMAGES

Britain’s May seeks Brexit delay from Merkel, Macron

British Prime Minister Theresa May is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin in the first of visits with leaders of Germany and France in a last-gasp bid to keep the United Kingdom from crashing out of the European Union later this week. May’s huddles with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin and French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris come on the eve of another tension-packed summit in Brussels.

Chinese Prime Minister arrives at EU-China summit

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrives in Brussels for a summit between China and the European Union. IMAGES

Theresa May arrives in Berlin for Brexit talks with Merkel

British Prime Minister Theresa May is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin in the first of visits with leaders of Germany and France in a last-gasp bid to keep the United Kingdom from crashing out of the European Union later this week. May’s huddles with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin and French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris come on the eve of another tension-packed summit in Brussels.

Brussels boy to pee-cycle after landmark leak inquiry

Brussels’ most iconic landmark, the Manneken-Pis, is an insouciant celebration of going with the flow — but even carefree little boys can go too far. City authorities recently discovered that a fault in the 400-year-old statue’s plumbing was causing him to pee away 2.5 tonnes of water a day.

Pro- and anti-Brexit protesters outside Parliament as MPs vote

Pro- and anti-Brexit demonstrators gather outside Parliament as British MPs vote on four alternatives to Theresa May’s Brexit deal with Brussels, which they have rejected three times. IMAGES