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Police operation in Brussels, terrorism ruled out: officials

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

Belgian police sealed off several streets in suburban Brussels on Thursday after reports of armed men and a murder, but there were no indications of terrorism, officials said.Armed officers blocked traffic...

Belgian court orders Facebook to stop tracking internet surfers

16 February 2018 | 0 comments

A Belgian court on Friday ordered Facebook to stop tracking internet users in the country who do not have accounts with the US social media giant, or face heavy fines.The California-based firm said it...

Ex-Oxfam official denies organising orgies as Haiti opens probe

16 February 2018 | 0 comments

A former Oxfam country director at the centre of sexual misconduct allegations embroiling the London-based charity has denied organising orgies, as Haiti announced it would open a probe into the spiralling...

Ex-Oxfam official to give 'his version' on sex scandal: report

15 February 2018 | 0 comments

A former Oxfam country director at the centre of allegations of sexual misconduct embroiling the London-based charity does "not deny everything" but wants to give his version of events, a Belgian daily...

UK modern slavery raids save 36 victims

14 February 2018 | 0 comments

Raids on five British car washes have led to 15 arrests for modern-day slavery offences, and the rescuing of 36 victims, according to police. The operation, which involved 180 officers in Milton Keynes,...

Puigdemont's party seeks law change to allow rule from Belgium

9 February 2018 | 0 comments

The party of deposed Catalan leader Charles Puigdemont on Friday submitted a proposal for a regional law reform that would allow the axed president to govern from Belgium. Puigdemont has been in self-imposed...

Spain-Belgium ties could be harmed by ex Catalan leader: minister

8 February 2018 | 0 comments

Spain's foreign minister warned Thursday that deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont's plan to govern the region remotely from Belgium could harm "friendly relations" between Madrid and Brussels.Puigdemont...

Abdeslam says won't return to Brussels trial on Thursday: court

6 February 2018 | 0 comments

Paris terror attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has refused to attend the resumption of his trial in Belgium on Thursday over a shootout that led to his capture, a court official said.Abdeslam "informed the...

Iran rejects review of academic's death sentence

6 February 2018 | 0 comments

Iran's Supreme Court has rejected a request to review the death sentence given to university professor Ahmadreza Djalali, accused of passing information to Israel, his lawyer said on Tuesday. "The judge...

DR Congo tells Brussels Airlines to cut flights as tensions spiral

5 February 2018 | 0 comments

Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday told Brussels Airlines to reduce by nearly half the number of its weekly flights to Kinshasa, in a ramping up of tensions with its former colonial power Belgium.The...

Abdeslam's sullen showing at Brussels trial

5 February 2018 | 0 comments

Escorted by two giant Belgian policemen in balaclavas, a handcuffed Salah Abdeslam entered a Belgian courtroom, his beard now thick and his hair long and slicked down.Hopes were high that, after insisting...

Last hours on the run of Paris attacks suspect

5 February 2018 | 0 comments

When their battering ram finally smashed the lock of the Brussels apartment, the police officers were faced with an almost empty room -- just a cupboard and a few mattresses. Then a gun barrel emerged...

Paris attacks suspect tried in Belgium over shootout

5 February 2018 | 0 comments

Belgium will be on high alert on Monday as the last surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, stands trial in Brussels over a shootout that led to his capture.Abdeslam, 28, left a jail...

Belgium transfers to France man linked to foiled train attack

2 February 2018 | 0 comments

Belgium on Friday handed over to French authorities a man linked to a foiled 2015 jihadist attack on a high-speed train bound for Paris, prosecutors said.Youssef Siraj is suspected of having housed Ayoub...

Abdeslam: from pot-smoking delinquent to key terror suspect

1 February 2018 | 0 comments

In the Brussels neighbourhood where he lived until his capture, Salah Abdeslam was known as a pot-smoking petty criminal whose former lawyer described him as having "the intelligence of an empty ashtray".But...



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