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EU set to extend Schengen border controls

Brussels - The EU is set this week to allow countries to extend border controls in the passport-free Schengen area as a result of the migrant crisis and recent terror attacks following a request by five countries, European sources said Monday.

Brussels airport departure hall partly re-opens, 40 days after attacks

Brussels - The departure hall at Brussels' Zaventem airport partly re-opened Sunday, 40 days after suicide attacks claimed by the Islamic State group which killed 32 people, half of them at the air hub.

Bombed Brussels airport departure hall to partly reopen Sunday

Brussels - The departure hall at Brussels airport, hit in March by a deadly double suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group, will partly reopen on Sunday, the management said.

Brussels suspect 'dumped metro bomb in toilet'

Brussels - A Swedish suspect in the Brussels and Paris attacks has told investigators that he dumped the explosives that he carried onto the Belgian capital's metro system into the toilet, reports said Friday.

'All Belgians to get iodine pills' in case of nuclear accident

Brussels - Belgium is to provide iodine pills to its entire population of around 11 million people to protect against radioactivity in case of a nuclear accident, the health minister was quoted as saying Thursday.

Belgium dropped probe into Paris attackers before massacre: Report

Brussels - Belgian police abandoned a probe into participants in the Paris attacks ahead of the massacre due to a lack of funds, despite flagging them as priority terror suspects, a report said on Tuesday.

Holocaust survivor Martin Gray dies in Belgium

Brussels - Best-selling author and Holocaust survivor Martin Gray has died in Belgium aged 93, a local official told AFP on Monday.

Bombed Brussels metro station reopens one month after attacks

Brussels - The Brussels metro station hit by a suicide attack last month that killed 16 people reopened on Monday amid tight security, with a memorial board for passengers to write messages for the victims.

Belgian lawmakers probe failure to avert Brussels attacks

Brussels - Belgian lawmakers vowed Friday to probe how Belgium failed to thwart the Brussels bombings months after attacks in Paris, as they visited a targeted metro station before it reopens next week.

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam charged over Brussels shootout

Brussels - Key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was charged Thursday with attempted murder over a deadly shootout with police in Brussels a week before the suicide bombings in the Belgian capital, his lawyer and prosecutors said.

Brussels airport bomber worked there for five years: Report

Brussels - One of the jihadists who blew themselves up at Brussels airport last month had in fact worked at the site for five years until 2012, Belgium's VTM television reported Wednesday.

EU proposes visa-free travel for Ukrainians

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday proposed offering visa-free travel in Europe to Ukrainians, delivering on a key pledge to the pro-Western government in Kiev.

Belgian minister defends comments on Muslims 'dancing' after attacks

Brussels - Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon on Wednesday denied stigmatising the Muslim population after he said many of them danced in celebration after the Brussels terror attacks."Everyone knows that these things happened.

EU to decide on Turkey visas in May amid migrant row

Brussels - The EU vowed Wednesday to propose visa-free travel for Turks next month if Ankara meets the terms of a landmark migrant deal, as it tried to defuse a row with Turkey's leaders.

EU to charge Google over Android on Wednesday: Sources

Brussels - The EU's anti-trust chief is widely expected to unveil anti-trust charges against Google's Android, the world's most popular mobile phone operating system, as she faces reporters on Wednesday.

NATO-Russia talks end in 'profound disagreements'

Brussels - NATO and Russia ran up against "profound disagreements" over Ukraine and other issues as their ambassadors met on Wednesday for the first time since 2014, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said.

EU stresses Golan position after Netanyahu comments

Brussels - EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini stressed that the European Union does not recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the annexed territory would "forever" remain in his country's hands.

Brussels suspect Krayem charged over Paris attacks

Brussels - Swedish national Osama Krayem, charged in connection with the Brussels bombings, has also been charged over the Paris attacks, Belgian media reported Tuesday citing prosecutors.

Belgium says 'terrorist fighters' threaten new Europe attacks

Brussels - Belgium said Tuesday that more "terrorist fighters" want to return to Europe from Syria to carry out further attacks, a month after suicide bombings in Brussels killed 32 people.

Paris, Brussels attacks suspects switch Belgian prisons

Brussels - Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and alleged accomplice Mohamed Abrini, who is also charged over the Brussels attacks, were moved to different jails in Belgium on Monday, prison officials said.
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