Belgium, Congo activists urge probe into Congo corruption

Belgium’s foreign minister and democracy activists in Democratic Republic of Congo called on Congolese authorities to investigate allegations that high-ranking officials stole millions of dollars in public funds. The accusations surfaced shortly after the postponement of an election for a successor to President Joseph Kabila, originally scheduled for next month,[…]

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Two arrested in Belgium over suspected NYE attack plot

Two people were arrested in Belgium on Sunday and Monday, both suspected of plotting an attack in Brussels on New Year’s Eve, federal prosecutors said. Police found military clothing and Islamic State propaganda material but no weapons or explosives, prosecutors said on Tuesday. “Our investigation revealed serious threats of an[…]

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16 arrested in Brussels raids

Belgian police arrested 16 more people in late-night raids searching for those behind the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, but failed to find a prime suspect as the government locked down the capital for a third day on Monday. Brussels will again see its metro and many shops closed,[…]

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France and Belgium carry out counterterrorism raids

French and Belgian police have carried out more than 150 raids in both countries and arrested at least nine people in connection with the deadly Paris attacks . Monday’s early-morning raids by French police took place in Toulouse, Paris, Jeumont and Grenoble, among other locations where officers blocked streets and[…]

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Arrests in Belgium, France over foiled attack

Fifteen people have been detained for planning a terrorist attack on policemen in Belgium, authorities said Friday, while warning the public to remain vigilant. “I think we gave an important blow to terrorism in Belgium,” prosecution spokesman Eric Van der Sypt said. “[But] nobody can really predict what’s going to[…]

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