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Belgian protesters clash at anti-austerity demo

2016-05-24 20:28

Belgian riot police fired a water cannon at protesters after fighting broke out at the end of a major anti-government demonstration.

Paris attacks suspect stays tight-lipped

2016-05-20 17:22

The last known survivor of the team that carried out last November's Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, is refusing to answer questions from anti-terror judges.

Suspect in November 13 Paris attacks freed

2016-05-19 22:02

Authorities have released a suspect in the November 13 Paris attacks, who is charged with terrorism offences and accused of having links to other suspects in the case.

Bayer shares slide on Monsanto bid talks

2016-05-19 10:36

Shares in Bayer have slid by 7% at the start of trade after the chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant said it was in merger talks with Monsanto.

Belgian court jails jihadist recruiters for Syria

2016-05-04 05:53

A Brussels court has handed jail terms of up to seven years to 26 members of a group that recruited fighters for Syria and had included one of the suicide bombers responsible for the March 22 attacks in the Belgian capital.

Brussels suspect 'dumped metro bomb in toilet'

2016-04-29 21:18

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.

Bomb-hit Brussels subway station reopens

2016-04-25 18:00

The Brussels subway station where 16 people were killed by a suicide bomber has reopened just over a month after the attacks.

Metro station hit in Brussels attacks to reopen

2016-04-22 13:34

Brussels' Maelbeek metro station, which was hit by one of the Islamic State suicide bombings a month ago that killed 32 people, will reopen, transport officials say.

Brussels airport bomber worked there for 5 years

2016-04-21 07:08

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 reports.

Brussels airport 'back to full capacity in June'

2016-04-17 07:28

Brussels airport will fully re-open in June, its chief executive has said, after suffering extensive damage when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the departures hall last month, killing 16.

 

Belgium defiant two months after ISIS attacks

2016-05-22 18:02

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has vowed that the West will ultimately defeat ISIS "terrorists", as the royal family hosted a ceremony marking two months since the deadly Brussels bombings.

France wants Paris suspects held in Belgium

2016-05-19 23:00

French judicial authorities have requested the extradition of four suspects charged in Belgium over the November 13 attacks in Paris - three of whom are accused of helping prime suspect Salah Abdeslam flee the French capital after the carnage.

Anglo retains De Beers as prize asset

2016-05-19 20:06

Anglo American has retained De Beers as a prize asset after a radical overhaul in the belief that the surging Asian demand for diamonds will outstrip dwindling supply.

Chinese panda in Belgium 'probably' pregnant

2016-05-18 21:01

A female panda on loan to Belgium from China is showing telling signs of pregnancy, the Pairi Daiza zoo says.

German intel chief: Terrorism threat 'complex'

2016-05-02 22:42

The head of Germany's intelligence agency says attacks in Paris and Brussels show the "highly complex" nature of the terrorism threat.

Case against Belgian Scientologists dropped

2016-04-26 22:07

Belgian Scientologists have vowed to "do more" in the community and pursue controversial anti-drugs programmes in particular after allegations that could have led to the religion being banned in Belgium were formally dropped.

Brussels bomber IDed as guard of foreign ISIS hostages

2016-04-22 16:00

Najim Laachraoui, one of the Brussels airport bombers, has been identified by several Frenchmen held hostage by Islamic State in Syria as one of their prison guards.

Paris suspect Abdeslam charged over Brussels shoot-out

2016-04-21 17:59

Key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been charged with attempted murder over a deadly shoot-out with police in Brussels a week before the suicide bombings in the Belgian capital.

Paris, Brussels attacks suspects switch Belgian prisons

2016-04-19 08:21

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and alleged accomplice Mohamed Abrini, who is also charged over the Brussels attacks, have been moved to different jails in Belgium, prison officials say.

Five held for 'terror' offences in Britain

2016-04-15 19:06

Five people have been arrested for alleged terror offences in Britain - including one man stopped at an airport - in an investigation involving French and Belgian authorities.

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