One month after huge storms battered northwestern Europe and forced an unprecedented wave of floodwater through densely populated valleys, Belgian residents are still in shock. The government of Wallonia has collected 155,000 tonnes of debris but red-brick industrial villages are still cluttered by smashed cars, uprooted trees and furniture ruined[…]
Belgian soldiers shot a terror suspect after an explosion rocked the central train station in Brussels on Tuesday in the latest attack to hit Europe. Witnesses said the suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great) before setting off the blast, with initial reports saying the explosion could have come from[…]
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,[…]
Belgian investigators believe explosives used in the attacks in Paris in November may have been made in an apartment in Brussels that was rented under a false name and where a fingerprint of a key fugitive was found. Police found material that could be used to make explosives, traces of[…]
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[…]
Soldiers patrolled the streets of Brussels and police detained five more people on the third day of a security lockdown on Monday, as Belgium hunted a suspected militant who has been on the run since the attacks in Paris. Authorities are still warning of possible imminent attacks like those in[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
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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