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Frenchman arrested with Belgians charged over terror

2017-07-09 22:58

A 42-year-old Frenchman suspected of plotting attacks with two Belgian brothers has been charged with terror offences, a judicial source says.

No Nato combat role in Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

2017-06-29 12:03

Nato allies will increase troop numbers in Afghanistan to help the government battle a resurgent Taliban, but there is no question of returning to a combat role, the alliance's chief Jens Stoltenberg says.

Belgium convicts Emirati princesses of abusing servants

2017-06-24 11:21

A Belgian court has convicted eight Emirati royals of human trafficking and degrading treatment of their servants at a Brussels hotel, reports say.

Brussels train station attack: what we know

2017-06-21 19:03

Belgian soldiers have shot dead a suspected bomber who set off an explosion in one of the busiest train stations in Brussels.

Security high at Brussels stations after blast

2017-06-21 08:35

Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon says security will remain high at Brussels rail facilities after a man blew up an explosive device at Central Station.

Explosion noises heard at Brussels train station

2017-06-20 21:55

Belgian media are reporting that explosion-like noises have been heard at a Brussels train station and that a main square has been evacuated.

Parents convicted in death of baby through malnutrition

2017-06-14 18:52

A Belgian court has convicted two parents for their part in the death of their child, who succumbed to malnutrition and dehydration because they were firm believers in alternative diets.

Belgium detains 12 after Brussels attacks

2017-06-07 10:11

Belgian authorities have detained 12 people for interrogation following raids linked to the Brussels attacks at the airport and the subway system.

Thousands protest against Trump in 'hellhole' Brussels

2017-05-25 06:06

Thousands of protesters carrying effigies of Donald Trump have marched through Brussels after the US president arrived in Belgium for talks with the EU and Nato.

Anti-Trump protesters to descend on Nato summit

2017-05-20 13:13

About 10 000 people are expected to protest against US President Donald Trump in Belgium's capital next week when he arrives for a Nato summit.

 

EU chief to EU parliament leader: 'You are ridiculous'

2017-07-04 20:34

The head of the European Union's executive has called the legislature "totally ridiculous" during a spat over the meagre attendance at a plenary session.

Thousands protest against Belgian nuclear reactors

2017-06-25 20:32

Thousands of protesters are demanding that Belgium immediately shut down two nuclear reactors because of safety concerns.

Belgium tightens security after failed bombing

2017-06-22 05:14

Belgium has tightened security even more to counter fears that lone attackers can strike anywhere and at any time.

Brussels attacker identified as Moroccan with nail bomb

2017-06-21 12:44

Belgium said a Moroccan man carried out a foiled terrorist attack with a nail bomb at a busy Brussels train station, the latest in a wave of attacks to hit Europe.

Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack

2017-06-21 06:02

Soldiers shot and killed a suspect in the heart of Brussels after a small explosion at a busy train station continued a week of extremist attacks in the capitals of Europe.

EU, UK agree Brexit talks principles: Barnier

2017-06-19 20:04

Britain and the EU have agreed on the priorities and timetable for Brexit negotiations after the first session of talks, says EU pointman Michel Barnier.

Mayor of Brussels steps down over extra salary row

2017-06-09 11:18

The mayor of Brussels has resigned following revelations he drew a salary from a non-profit organisation for the homeless, his cabinet says.

NATO reels from harsh Trump reality show

2017-05-26 18:26

US President Donald Trump's performance at a "shocking" NATO summit has dealt a major blow to the alliance and may hand a win to Vladimir Putin, analysts say.

Tillerson expects Nato to join anti-ISIS coalition

2017-05-24 20:32

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he expects Nato to overcome reservations and join the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition at a summit with President Donald Trump.

EU adopts tough Brexit talks stance

2017-04-29 17:22

European Union leaders have unanimously adopted their Brexit strategy at a special summit in Brussels in a show of unity ahead of tough talks with Britain.

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