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July 7, 2018 3:50 am gmt |
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Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years, holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1 Friday in one of the country’s greatest soccer feats. A superb first half display by Belgium ended Brazil’s hopes of a record sixth World Cup crown as a Fernandinho own goal and a ...
In World
November 11, 2017 5:13 am gmt |
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The sixth round of Brexit talks has not made significant progress on key matters such as a financial settlement and the Irish border, said the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier Friday. The newest round of Brexit talks was conducted from Thursday to Friday in Brussels. Barnier said in a pres...
In Technology
October 12, 2017 12:16 pm gmt |
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Dutch Team, Nuon Solar’s ‘Nuna 9′ won the 2017 World Solar Challenge on Thursday (October 12) claiming their seventh title in the Challenger class. Nuon crossed the finish line with a time of 37 hours, 10 minutes and 41 seconds, one place ahead of the University of Michigan’s ...
In Sports
September 18, 2017 3:56 am gmt |
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David Goffin and Steve Darcis staged a thrilling comeback on Sunday (September 17) to take Belgium into their second Davis Cup final in three years with a 3-2 victory over Australia. World number 12 Goffin, playing some of the best tennis of his career, defeated world number 20 Nick Kyrgios 6-7(4) 6-...
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September 16, 2017 9:42 am gmt |
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Both 2017 Davis Cup semi-finals are tied after Friday’s action, as David Goffin and Nick Kyrgios took care of business in Brussels in the tie between Belgium and Australia. In the first rubber between France and Serbia, Dusan Lajovic caused a huge shock by beating Lucas Pouille, adding some exc...
In Europe
September 28, 2016 9:54 am gmt |
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Police have arrested five people suspected of forming an Islamic State cell and promoting Islamist militancy in Spain, Belgium, and Germany the Spanish Interior Ministry said on Wednesday (September 28). Three of them were detained in Spain, two of them in Barcelona and one in Spain’s North Afr...
In Europe
August 8, 2016 6:32 am gmt |
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Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel acknowledged that his country faced a ”new situation” in security, but said this was a Europe-wide problem. Speaking to media on Sunday (7th Aug), Michel thanked the police officers involved in Saturday’s (6th Aug) attack by a machete-wi...
In Europe
April 27, 2016 11:12 am gmt |
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Salah Abdeslam, suspected of playing a major part in November’s attacks in Paris by Islamist militants in which 130 people were killed, has been extradited to France from Belgium, prosecutors in both countries said on Wednesday (April 27). Abdeslam, 26, was Europe’s most wanted fugitive u...
In Europe
April 8, 2016 7:24 am gmt |
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Salah Abdeslam, a key suspect in November’s Paris attacks, will be extradited to France from Belgium in a few weeks to allow for additional questioning by Belgian investigators, his lawyer said on Thursday (April 7). “According to information I have just received, the Belgian arrest warra...
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February 2, 2016 10:13 am gmt |
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The prime ministers of France and Belgium met on Monday (Feb 1) at a summit designed to coordinate action against Islamist violence. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel were joined by their interior ministers as well as justice ministers at the Franco-Belgian...
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December 31, 2015 7:55 am gmt |
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New Year fireworks and festivities have been cancelled in the Belgian capital Brussels because of an alert. Extra measures will also be in place in cities including Paris, London, Berlin and Moscow. Meanwhile in Turkey, security services say they have thwarted a major plot to attack celebrations in A...
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December 24, 2015 12:11 pm gmt |
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Police in Belgium have arrested a ninth suspect in connection with last month’s Paris attacks, which killed 130 people. Prosecutors say Abdoullah C was contacted by the cousin of suspected ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud soon after the 13 November attacks. Both Abaaoud, a Belgian national, and hi...
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December 5, 2015 5:10 am gmt |
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Belgian federal prosecutors appealed to the public on Friday (December 4) in the search for two men who travelled with a key suspect to Hungary in September and who they believe may have links to the Paris attacks. Federal prosecutors said in a statement that fugitive Salah Abdeslam, who was in Paris...
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November 24, 2015 5:23 am gmt |
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The US has issued a worldwide travel alert for its citizens in response to “increased terrorist threats”. The state department said “current information” suggested the Islamic State [IS] group, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and others continued “to plan terrorist attacks in multi...
In Europe
November 24, 2015 4:36 am gmt |
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Belgium maintained the highest security alert for Brussels on Monday (November 23) with the metro system and schools to re-open only on Wednesday after authorities said there was an imminent threat of a Paris-style attack in the Belgian capital. The alert level for Brussels would remain at the highes...
In Europe
November 21, 2015 8:45 am gmt |
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Belgium has raised its terror alert in the Brussels region to the highest level, warning of a “very serious” and “imminent” threat. The metro will be closed till at least Sunday, and the public has been warned to avoid crowds, including shopping centres and concerts, a stateme...
In Football
November 17, 2015 9:26 am gmt |
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Belgium’s friendly with Spain on Tuesday in Brussels has been called off because of security fears following the deadly attacks in Paris. A total of 129 people were killed in the attacks on Friday, which included the targeting of France’s friendly with Germany at the Stade de France. Fren...
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November 14, 2015 8:11 am gmt |
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Belgium has advised its citizens to leave Burundi, and the EU is cutting staff levels in the country because of the “rising risk of violence”. Belgium says those among about 500 Belgians in the country “whose presence is not essential” should leave. The EU says it will evacuat...
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August 23, 2015 3:53 am gmt |
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A heavily armed man who was overpowered on a train in France is a 25-year-old Moroccan known to the intelligence services. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the man, named as Ayoub El-Kahzzani, had links to the “radical Islamist movement”. He was restrained by passengers, in...