Arthur Neslen and Tanja Milevska

Brussels riot

Pitched battles flare at Brussels austerity protest

The noise of firecrackers and water cannons echoed around Schuman roundabout, the home of the European Commission today (4 April), as a workers’ protest against austerity turned violent, injuring 27 people, eight of them seriously.

New global food table: Europe feasts while Africa fasts

Three northern European countries enjoy the planet’s cheapest, healthiest and most plentiful diets according to a new Oxfam ‘Good Enough to Eat’ index, while three African countries have the worst.