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5 Rwandans to stand trial in Belgium for 1994 genocide

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

Five Rwandans will go on trial in Belgium over their alleged role in war crimes and genocide in Rwanda in 1994, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday."This is the first time that a Belgian (criminal court)...

Flemish nationalists quit Belgian government: minister

9 December 2018 | 0 comments

Belgium's Flemish nationalist party said on Sunday it will quit the ruling coalition, leaving Prime Minister Charles Michel as the head of a minority government after a row over a UN migration pact.Interior...

Barricades burn as new 'yellow vest' protests hit Paris

8 December 2018 | 0 comments

French "yellow vest" demonstrators clashed with riot police in Paris on Saturday in the latest round of protests against President Emmanuel Macron, but the city appeared to be escaping the large-scale...

70 arrested in Brussels during 'yellow vest' protest

8 December 2018 | 0 comments

Around 70 people were arrested Saturday in the Belgian capital Brussels during copycat "yellow vest" demonstrations rocking neighbouring France, police said.The area housing European institutions including...

Belgian PM wins backing for UN migration pact

5 December 2018 | 0 comments

Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel won the support of parliament to sign a UN accord on migration on Wednesday, amid a row that threatens to tear apart his coalition.The way is now apparently clear...

Italy's 'Ndrangheta mafia hit by huge international sweep

5 December 2018 | 0 comments

Police arrested dozens of people in Europe and South America in a "decisive hit" against Italy's notorious 'Ndrangheta mafia group, officials said Thursday.The international sweep involved police in Germany,...

Belgian king skips re-opening of 'looted' Africa museum

4 December 2018 | 0 comments

The king of the Belgians will not attend the re-opening of his country's notorious Africa Museum, for fear of being dragged into the debate about the continent's looted treasures.The museum is to re-open...

Belgium's richest entrepreneur Albert Frere dies

3 December 2018 | 0 comments

Belgium's richest man, multi-billionaire entrepreneur Albert Frere, has died aged 92, his investment company GBL announced Monday.According to Forbes magazine, the self-made former scrap metal merchant...

Big Brussels climate march marks COP24 start

2 December 2018 | 0 comments

Tens of thousands of marchers took to the streets of Brussels on Sunday to mark the start of the UN climate summit in Poland.Organisers said the event was the biggest climate march ever in Belgium, with...

French government fails in bid to negotiate with 'yellow vest" protesters

30 November 2018 | 0 comments

Attempts by the French government to negotiate with the "yellow vest" movement responsible for weeks of protests over taxes and the high cost of living turned into a fiasco Friday after just two representatives...

'Yellow vest' protest in Brussels turns violent

30 November 2018 | 0 comments

Belgian anti-riot officers used water cannon Friday to disperse stone-throwing "yellow vest" protesters who burned two police vehicles in central Brussels, according to an AFP journalist at the scene.Around...

Radicalisation threat in Belgium jails: intel report

30 November 2018 | 0 comments

Belgium's domestic intelligence agency warned Friday that the country faces a persistent terror threat, in part because of the radicalisation of prisoners.The State Security Service said Belgium faces...

Syria rebels hand 4-year-old to her Belgian mother

26 November 2018 | 0 comments

A rebel administration in Syria's last major insurgent stronghold of Idlib handed over a four-year-old girl to her Belgian mother on Monday after a custody dispute following her father's death.An AFP...

Three doctors face Belgium's first euthanasia prosecution

23 November 2018 | 0 comments

Three doctors will face a criminal trial in Belgium accused of failing to comply with the legal conditions for euthanasia, the first such case since it was decriminalised in 2002."This is the first time...

Belgium impounds touring Banksy works over insurance fears

23 November 2018 | 0 comments

Belgian authorities have impounded millions of euros worth of works by street artist Banksy after an exhibitor in Brussels realised they may not be insured, a lawyer said Friday.The exhibitor, Strokar,...



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