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Belgian airspace closed over computer glitch

Apo - Belgium on Thursday closed its airspace following a computer glitch linked to problems downloading data related to flight plans, said Belgocontrol, the company tasked with controlling the country's skies.

Ryanair strike hits 600 flights, 100,000 passengers

Madrid - Ryanair on Wednesday said it had cancelled 600 flights in Europe on July 25 and 26 due to cabin crew strikes in Spain, Portugal and Belgium.

Flanders' separatist leader boosts ties with Catalan counterpart

Barcelona - A week after meeting Scotland's pro-independence leader Nicola Sturgeon, Catalonia's president Quim Torra held talks Tuesday in Barcelona with his counterpart in Flanders, Geert Bourgeois, and both agreed to strengthen cooperation.

Suspect in 'plot' to bomb Iran opposition in Paris handed to Belgium

Paris - A French court on Wednesday gave the green light for a suspect in an alleged bomb plot against an Iranian opposition rally to be handed over to Belgium.

Ecuador ex-president dismisses arrest bid as government 'plot'

Apo - Former Ecuador president Rafael Correa said Wednesday that an arrest warrant issued by a court in his homeland over the kidnapping of an opponent was part of a "plot" by the government against him.

Ecuador ex-president Correa dismisses arrest warrant as government 'plot'

Apo - Former Ecuador president Rafael Correa said Wednesday that an arrest warrant issued by a court in his homeland over the kidnapping of an opponent was part of a "plot" by the government against him.

Ecuador court orders arrest of Brussels-based ex-president Correa

Quito - An Ecuadoran court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of Brussels-based former president Rafael Correa over alleged links to the kidnapping of an opponent in Colombia.

Ecuador court orders arrest of Brussels-based ex-president Correa

Quito - An Ecuador court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of Brussels-based former president Rafael Correa over links to the kidnapping of an opponent in Colombia.

Ecuador court orders arrest of Brussels-based ex-president Correa

Quito - An Ecuador court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of Brussels-based former president Rafael Correa over links to the kidnapping of an opponent in Colombia.

Iran's Rouhani in Vienna to shore up nuclear deal, dogged by diplomat's arrest

Vienna - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday began the second leg of his European tour seeking assurances over the 2015 nuclear deal, a trip clouded by the arrest of a Tehran diplomat over an alleged bomb plot against opposition exiles in Paris.

What do we know about the 'plot' to bomb Iran opposition in Paris?

Paris - Belgium, France and Germany have detained six people over an alleged plot to bomb a weekend rally by exiled Iranian opposition groups in Paris. What do we know about this highly sensitive, murky case?Who has been arrested?

Austria calls on Iran to lift immunity of detained diplomat

Vienna - Austria asked Tehran Tuesday to lift the immunity of an Iranian diplomat suspected of involvement in an alleged plot to bomb a rally by an exiled Iranian opposition group in France.

Arrests in Europe over plot to attack Iran opposition rally

Apo - Belgium, France and Germany have detained six people, including an Iranian diplomat, over an alleged plot to bomb a weekend rally by an exiled Iranian opposition group in Paris, authorities and sources said Monday.

Arrests in Europe over plot to attack Iran opposition in Paris

Apo - Belgium, France and Germany have detained six people, including an Iranian diplomat posted in Vienna, over an alleged plot to bomb a weekend rally by an exiled Iranian opposition group in France, authorities and sources said Monday.

Belgium charges two for attack plot on Iran opposition in France

Apo - Belgian prosecutors on Monday charged a husband and wife over a plot to bomb a weekend rally by an exiled Iranian opposition group in France.Amir S. and Nasimeh N.

Belgium names square after Congo independence hero Lumumba

Apo - Brussels inaugurated a square named after assassinated Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba on Saturday in what campaigners called Belgium's first major step towards tackling its dark colonial legacy.

Belgian PM surprises UK's May with World Cup shirt

Apo - Brexit may have caused tensions between Britain and the EU, but Belgian premier Charles Michel broke the ice at a summit on Thursday by giving his British counterpart Theresa May a World Cup football shirt.

Missing US WWII bomber found off Belgian coast

Apo - A US B-17 bomber that disappeared during World War II has been found largely intact in the North Sea off the Belgian Coast, officials said on Tuesday.

Acquitted former DRCongo vice president Bemba in Belgium: ICC

Den Haag - 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.

Anonymous Twitter troll convicted of abuse in Belgium

Apo - 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.

Belgium may probe whether Spain spied on Catalan leader

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

Swede charged with complicity in 2015 Paris attacks

Paris - 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.

Belgium honours two policewomen killed in jihadist attack

Li - Belgium on Tuesday paid a final tribute to two policewomen murdered in a jihadist attack in the eastern city of Li├Ęge that was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Belgium to honour two police officers killed in attack

Apo - Police from across Belgium will pay tribute on Tuesday to two female officers killed in a shooting claimed by the Islamic State group in Liege last week.

Thousands march for Belgium terror shooting victims

Li - Nearly 3,000 people marched in the Belgian city of Liege on Sunday to honour the three victims of a shooting there last week that prosecutors are treating as a terrorist attack.

Funerals next week for Belgian policewomen killed by jihadist

Apo - The funerals of two murdered police women will be held on Tuesday in Belgium's eastern city of Liege where a suspected jihadist killed them along with a student, officials said.

Belgium charges Abdeslam accomplice over 2016 bombings

Apo - A Belgian judge has charged an accomplice of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam with a terror offence linked to the Brussels suicide bombings, prosecutors said Friday.

Belgium mourns victims of Liege attack

Li - Belgium on Wednesday paid emotional tribute to two policewomen and a student shot dead in the eastern city of Liege as investigators probed the gunman's transition from years of petty criminality to "terrorist murder".

Two Belgian policewomen shot dead: What we know

Li - A gunman killed two female police officers and a man in a parked car in the eastern Belgian city of Liege, before he was shot dead by police. The assailant is suspected of being radicalised in prison by Islamist militants.

Gunman with Islamist links kills three in Belgian city

Li - Belgian police were Wednesday investigating how a gunman on their own watchlist for contacts with Islamist extremists came to launch a brazen suspected terror attack, shooting dead two female officers with their own weapons before killing a bystander.
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