EU-Canada free trade deal threatened by French-speaking Belgian region

EU-Canada free trade deal threatened by French-speaking Belgian region

Pressure has mounted on the Belgian government to save a landmark EU-Canada free trade agreement after the small French-speaking region of Wallonia essentially torpedoed the deal by voting to reject it. Supporters of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) say the deal will boost theEuropean Union economy by €12 billion ($13.4 billion) a year […]

Man killed by Belgian police after opening fire in Ghent

Man killed by Belgian police after opening fire in Ghent

An unidentified man opened fire in the centre of the Belgian city of Ghent on Monday before being shot by police, local media reported. Ghent public prosecutors confirmed there had been a shooting in the city centre at around 6:30 p.m. (1630 GMT), but declined to say how many people were involved, whether the gunman […]

Belgian police arrest 12 suspected of planning new attacks

Belgian police arrest 12 suspected of planning new attacks

Twelve people suspected of planning new attacks were arrested in Brussels on Friday and Saturday after police carried out about 40 house searches across Belgium, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement. It said a total of 40 people had been questioned after the raids.

Belgian police detain four on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist group

Belgian police detain four on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist group

Belgian police searched houses in the city of Antwerp on Wednesday and detained four people on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist group and trying to drum up recruits to fight with Islamist militants in Syria or Libya, state prosecutors said. Two were formally arrested while the other two were given a conditional release. “They […]