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Belgian gets life for smuggling kilo of coke into Cambodia

22 June 2018 | 0 comments

A Cambodian court jailed a Belgian man for life on Friday for smuggling a kilogram (2.2 lbs) of cocaine into the kingdom, a court official said.David Catry, 34, was arrested in January at Phnom Penh's...

Baron Empain, survivor of brutal 1978 kidnapping, dies at 80

22 June 2018 | 0 comments

Leading Franco-Belgian industrialist Baron Edouard-Jean Empain, whose brutal kidnapping in France in 1978 made headlines, has died at the age of 80, a relative said.Empain, who headed the Empain-Schneider...

Escaped lion shot dead at Belgium zoo, sparking criticism

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

Belgian police have been criticised for shooting dead a young lioness at a zoo on Thursday after it escaped from its enclosure.The animal was killed at Planckendael Zoo in Mechelen, between Brussels and...

EU leaders to hold crisis talks on migration

20 June 2018 | 0 comments

The leaders of ten EU countries including Germany and France will hold crisis talks on migration in Brussels on Sunday to try to find answers ahead of a major summit next week.European Commission chief...

Restorers unveil original face of Belgium's 'Mystic Lamb'

19 June 2018 | 0 comments

A painstaking restoration of the "Mystic Lamb", a 15th-century Flemish masterpiece by the Van Eyck brothers, was unveiled on Tuesday, revealing a "much more expressive and intense" version of the central...

Paris attacks suspect given conditional release

19 June 2018 | 0 comments

A man suspected of briefly helping top suspect Salah Abdeslam in the immediate aftermath of the Paris attacks of 2015 has been released and placed under judicial supervision in Belgium, prosecutors said...

Acquitted former DRCongo vice president Bemba in Belgium: ICC

15 June 2018 | 0 comments

Former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba has arrived in Belgium after being acquitted on appeal of war crimes, the International Criminal Court said Friday.The one-time rebel...

Belgium prepared to accept DR Congo's Bemba after acquittal: official

14 June 2018 | 0 comments

Belgium is prepared to accept former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, after he was cleared of war crimes last week, Foreign Affairs Minister Didier Reynders said Thursday."The...

Anonymous Twitter troll convicted of abuse in Belgium

14 June 2018 | 0 comments

A Belgian court has convicted an anonymous Twitter user of harassment after the social media giant supplied his identity, in the country's first case of its kind, officials said Thursday.The man threatened...

Spain's Puig buys Belgian fashion label Dries Van Noten

14 June 2018 | 0 comments

Spanish fashion group Puig said Thursday it had bought a majority stake in Belgian fashion brand Dries Van Noten, a rare independent luxury goods label, for an undisclosed amount.Puig, a Barcelona-based,...

Sixth Armenian charged in Belgium over tennis match-fixing

14 June 2018 | 0 comments

A sixth Armenian has been charged in Belgium with corruption, money laundering and other crimes as part of an international investigation into match-fixing in tennis, Belgian prosecutors said Thursday.The...

Belgium may probe whether Spain spied on Catalan leader

13 June 2018 | 1 comment

Belgian authorities faced calls Wednesday to investigate whether the Spanish secret services monitored former Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont in Belgium without telling Brussels.In late March,...

Swede charged with complicity in 2015 Paris attacks

11 June 2018 | 0 comments

French anti-terror judges charged a Swedish man Monday with complicity in the 2015 Paris attacks that left 130 people dead, over allegations he played a key role in the jihadist cell behind the carnage.Osama...

Belgium hands Paris attacks suspect to France

11 June 2018 | 0 comments

Belgian authorities on Monday handed a key suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks and 2016 Brussels bombings over to France for questioning ahead of possible terror charges by French prosecutors.Osama Krayem,...

Anti-nuclear protesters breach Belgian air base

10 June 2018 | 0 comments

Belgian police arrested eight anti-nuclear protesters after they entered an air base on Sunday in the east of the country, activists from Agir pour la Paix (Act for Peace) said.Suspecting the base houses...



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