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Brussels attack suspect may have brain tumour: lawyer

Brussels - A Frenchman who allegedly shot dead four people at a Jewish museum in Brussels was denied medical care in prison for a suspected brain tumour and is unfit for trial, his lawyers said Thursday.

Holocaust-denying Belgian ex-MP ordered to visit Nazi camps

Brussels - A Belgian ex-MP convicted for Holocaust denial was ordered by a Brussels court on Wednesday to visit former Nazi concentration camps and write about the experience as part of his sentence.

Man arrested after Belgian mayor's throat slashed

Brussels - Belgian police arrested a suspect after a local mayor had his throat slashed in a graveyard, authorities said Tuesday, as they probed a murder that shocked the country.

Belgian Laurent Van der Stockt wins international photojournalism honour

Perpignan - Belgian photographer Laurent Van der Stockt was honoured Saturday at photojournalism's biggest annual festival for his coverage of the battle of Mosul in Iraq for the French daily Le Monde.

Fears of new migrant 'Jungle' in the heart of Europe

Brussels - Hundreds of migrants sleep in the shadow of high-rises in downtown Brussels, raising fears in the EU capital of a new "Jungle", similar to the dismantled camp in Calais.

IS claims Brussels knife attack on soldiers

Brussels - Islamic State jihadists on Saturday claimed the knife attack against patrolling soldiers a day before in Brussels, an assault that came just hours before a sword-wielding assailant wounded police outside London's Buckingham Palace.

Knifeman dead after 'terrorist' attack on soldiers

Brussels - A knife-wielding man was shot dead on Friday after wounding a soldier in Brussels, in what authorities called a "terrorist attack".

Paris terror suspect Abdeslam to be tried in Belgium over shootout

Brussels - Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam was Thursday ordered to stand trial in Belgium over a shootout with police in Brussels last year that led to his capture after a four-month hunt for Europe's most wanted man.

Belgium orders trial for terror suspect Abdeslam over shootout

Brussels - Belgium has ordered Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam and another man to stand trial over a police shootout with Belgian police last year, prosecutors said Thursday.

Visitors flock to Belgium's giant omelette festival despite scandal

Malm - About a thousand people flocked to the small Belgian town of Malmedy on Tuesday to eat a giant omelette made of 6,500 eggs, despite the country being at the centre of a scandal involving tainted eggs.

Belgium's giant omelette festival aims to defy tainted egg scandal

Brussels - You cannot make a giant omelette without breaking thousands of eggs, health scare or not, and the small Belgian town of Malmedy is determined its annual festival is going ahead come what may.

Pope warns Belgian charity to stop offering euthanasia

Rome - A Belgian Catholic charity said Thursday it has been warned by Pope Francis to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals by the end of the month or face expulsion.

Belgium accuses Netherlands of tainted eggs cover-up

Brussels - Belgium accused the Netherlands on Wednesday of failing to inform it that eggs were tainted with insecticide despite knowing about the problem since last November, as Europe's latest food safety scandal deepened.

Belgian prince risks allowance cut over Chinese contacts

Brussels - Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel is taking action that could cut Prince Laurent's allowance after the tearaway younger brother of King Philippe met Chinese officials without official consent, government sources said Monday.

Belgium admits it kept quiet about 'tainted' eggs probe

Brussels - Belgian officials admitted Saturday they knew in early June there was a potential problem over insecticide-contaminated eggs but kept it secret because of an ongoing fraud investigation.

Review: Armin van Buuren phenomenal at Tomorrowland 2017 in Belgium Special

Armin van Buuren's Tomorrowland set in Belgium is available on all digital retailers. His electronic dance music show was incredible.

Dutch deny Belgian demand to hand over drug suspects

Den Haag - The Netherlands on Tuesday refused to hand over eight suspects wanted on drug-smuggling charges by Belgium, seeking more information about the conditions under which they would be detained.

Relatives and royals mark WWI Passchendaele centenary

Ypres - Britain's Prince Charles hailed the "courage and bravery" of soldiers who fought at Passchendaele as he led thousands of their descendants at centenary tributes for one of World War I's bloodiest battles.

Relatives and royals mark WWI Passchendaele centenary

Ypres - Britain's Prince Charles hailed the "courage and bravery" of soldiers who fought at Passchendaele as he led thousands of their descendants at centenary tributes for one of World War I's bloodiest battles.

British royal tributes to dead on WWI battle centenary

Ypres - British and Belgian royals led tributes Sunday to the soldiers who fell at Passchendaele as they marked the centenary of one of World War I's bloodiest and most senseless battles.

Top Europe court upholds ban on full-face veil in BelgiumĀ 

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the full-face niqab veil in public, calling the restriction "necessary in a democratic society".

Top Europe court upholds ban on full-face veil in BelgiumĀ 

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the full-face niqab veil in public.

Frenchman arrested with Belgians charged over terror

Paris - A 42-year-old Frenchman suspected of plotting attacks with two Belgian brothers was charged with terror offences on Sunday, a judicial source said.

Frenchman arrested with Belgians charged over terror

Paris - A 42-year-old Frenchman suspected of plotting attacks with two Belgian brothers was charged with terror offences on Sunday, a judicial source said.

French suspect held for planning attack with Belgian pair

Paris - A 42-year-old French national appeared in court Sunday on suspicion of plotting an attack with multiple weapons alongside two Belgian brothers who were charged in Brussels this week, judicial sources said.

Belgium seeks more suspects in terror case, new attack feared

Brussels - Belgian prosecutors said Thursday they were looking for further suspects in an emerging terror investigation and feared a possible fresh attack as the country remained on high security alert.

Five arrested in Belgian, French terror raids

Brussels - Five people have been arrested and an arms cache found after overnight terror raids in France and Belgium linked to a bikers' club called the Kamikaze Riders, officials and sources said Wednesday.

Four arrested, arms cache found after Brussels terror raids

Brussels - Four people have been arrested and an arms cache found after overnight terror raids in Brussels linked to a bikers' club called the Kamikaze Riders, federal prosecutors said Wednesday."During one of the house searches, various weapons were found.

Brussels train station attack: what we know

Brussels - Belgian soldiers shot dead a suspected bomber who set off an explosion in one of the busiest train stations in Brussels on Tuesday.Here is what we know so far about the incident, the latest in a wave of attacks to hit European cities:- What happened?

Brussels attacker identified as Moroccan with nail bomb

Brussels - Belgian authorities Wednesday identified a Moroccan man behind a foiled nail bomb assault on a busy Brussels train station, the latest in a wave of attacks to hit Europe. The 36-year-old -- named by prosecutors only by the initials O.Z.
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