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Belgian judge grants ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont provisional release

November 5, 2017 8:00 pm
Belgian judge grants ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont provisional release

A Belgian judge has conditionally released Catalonia’s sacked president, Carles Puigdemont, and four ex-ministers, after they turned themselves to police in Brussels to face possible extradition to Spain over “rebellion” plots. The five Catalan politicians fled to Belgium after Spanish authorities removed them from office in late October. They were […]

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European civil war within 30 years: Belgian historian David Engels

February 4, 2017 10:30 pm
European civil war within 30 years: Belgian historian David Engels

David Engels, a historian at the Free University of Brussels A Belgian historian has claimed that a civil war will erupt in Europe within the next three decades, drawing an analogy between the continent and the fall of the Roman Empire. “In 20 to 30 years Europe will have become […]

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Belgian King Filip/Philippe of Belgium warns US and UK threaten ‘course of history’

January 31, 2017 9:30 pm
Belgian King Filip/Philippe of Belgium warns US and UK threaten ‘course of history’

A picture taken on December 19, 2016 shows King Filip/Philippe of Belgium standing at the Royal Palace in Brussels. (Photo by AFP) The US and UK are pursuing a risky path that could “create rifts in our society” and “reverse the course of history,” Belgium’s King Philippe has warned. Philippe said Tuesday […]

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Belgium still unable to sign off on CETA: Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel

October 24, 2016 5:10 pm
Belgium still unable to sign off on CETA: Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel

Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel gestures as he speaks during a press conference following a meeting of all federal entities on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in Brussels on October 24, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has ruled out the possibility for Brussels […]

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Thousands of Belgian workers rally in Brussels to protest planned labor law reforms

September 29, 2016 6:33 pm
Thousands of Belgian workers rally in Brussels to protest planned labor law reforms

Thousands of Belgian workers have staged a massive rally in Brussels to protest against the government’s planned reforms and labor laws, disrupting public transport and traffic.  Brussels police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere estimated that around 45,000 people had joined the rally in the Belgian capital on Thursday. However, unions […]

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Belgium crime lab attack in Brussels ‘probably not terrorism’, meant to destroy evidence

August 29, 2016 9:30 pm
Belgium crime lab attack in Brussels ‘probably not terrorism’, meant to destroy evidence

This picture taken on August 29, 2016, shows the burnt car used to ram raid the the National Criminology Lab in Brussels, Belgium. (AFP photo) Belgian officials say an attack on a crime lab in Brussels was more like an organized crime rather than a terrorist act, saying it was […]

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Powerful car bomb hits Belgian capital at Brussels Institute of Criminology

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Powerful car bomb hits Belgian capital at Brussels Institute of Criminology

Police seal off an area around the National Criminology Lab in Brussels, Aug. 29, 2016. (AP photo) A car bomb explosion at Brussels Institute of Criminology in a northern suburb of Belgium’s capital has caused heavy damage to the building. Two suspects, driving the car, rammed through the gates and detonated a […]

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Belgium to begin airstrikes against ‘Daesh’ in Syria

May 13, 2016 3:30 pm
Belgium to begin airstrikes against ‘Daesh’ in Syria

Belgium’s Minister for Defense and Public Service Steven Vandeput (L) gets ready for a test flight onboard an F16 fighter jet following a press conference on the results of Operation Desert Falcon in Iraq on July 20, 2015 in Peer. (AFP photo) Belgium has decided to extend the scope of […]

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Inmates in Belgium’s prisons stuck in cells over staff strike

May 11, 2016 2:00 pm
Inmates in Belgium’s prisons stuck in cells over staff strike

Belgian soldiers arrive at the prison of Sint-Gillis in Brussels, during a general strike of prison officers on May 9, 2016. ©AFP Inmates in Belgium’s prisons have been stuck in their cells 24 hours a day with a prison staff strike now in its third week. The unprecedented strike has forced Belgium […]

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Belgian minister to be prosecuted over anti-Muslim jibe

May 7, 2016 11:29 am
Belgian minister to be prosecuted over anti-Muslim jibe

Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon ©AFP A number of Belgians have brought a criminal case against Interior Minister Jan Jambon over his ‘offensive comments about Muslims’ following Daesh terror attacks in Brussels. Speaking to the Flemish-language newspaper De Standaard on April 16, Jambon claimed that a “significant” number of Belgian Muslim population celebrated […]

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