EU, Canada kept waiting on trade deal as Belgium fails to break deadlock

EU, Canada kept waiting on trade deal as Belgium fails to break deadlock

Belgian politicians failed to break their deadlock over a planned EU-Canada free trade agreement on Wednesday, but agreed to resume talks on Thursday in a sign they may be nearing a consensus that would keep the deal alive. The news prompted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to call off plans to fly to Brussels on […]

Belgium charges four suspects over IS group recruiting network

Belgium charges four suspects over IS group recruiting network

Belgian prosecutors on Wednesday charged four people with participating in a terrorist organisation, including funding and recruiting would-be fighters to join the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria. The terror-related charges were announced after 15 early morning raids in the northern cities of Ghent, Antwerp and Deinze, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement. […]

Five arrested after attack on Belgium national crime lab

Five arrested after attack on Belgium national crime lab

Several attackers rammed a car through the gates of Belgium’s national crime laboratory on Monday in Brussels and then started a fire in what prosecutors said may have been an attempt to destroy evidence. Five people were arrested nearby and are being questioned, but there is no confirmed link to terrorism so far. No one […]

Police officers injured in Belgium machete attack

Police officers injured in Belgium machete attack

A machete-wielding man yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (God is greatest) injured two female police officers before being fatally shot in the Belgian city of Charleroi on Saturday, in what the prime minister said appeared to be a terrorist act. The attacker was shot by a third officer and subsequently died of his wounds, but the police […]

Belgium charges man with planning terror attack, releases brother

Belgium charges man with planning terror attack, releases brother

Belgium charged a man with planning to commit murder in a terrorist attack and released his brother after a series of house searches on Friday evening, federal prosecutors said. For the time being, there was no connection with the attacks at Brussels airport and the metro on March 22, in which 32 people were killed, […]

Belgium resoundingly defeats Hungary 4-0

Belgium resoundingly defeats Hungary 4-0

Belgium captain Eden Hazard produced an inspired performance, including a fine solo goal, to lead his side to a resounding 4-0 victory over Hungary at Euro 2016 on Sunday and set up a quarter-final clash with Wales. Hazard, who has finally burst into life at the tournament after a disappointing club season withChelsea, set up […]

Italy stun Belgium 2-0 in Euro 2016 ‘Group of Death’ clash

Italy stun Belgium 2-0 in Euro 2016 ‘Group of Death’ clash

Goals in either half from Emanuele Giaccherini and Graziano Pelle ensured Italy hit the ground running at Euro 2016 as the Azzurri confined highly-fancied Belgium to a 2-0 defeat on Monday. Marc Wilmot’s Belgium, the highest ranked side coming into the European championship finals, dominated for long spells of the Group E clash at the […]

Euro 2016 ‘favourites’ Belgium face Italian test

Euro 2016 ‘favourites’ Belgium face Italian test

The highly rated “Red Devils” of Belgium take on Italy at the brand-new Stade de Lyon on Monday, in the most mouth-watering fixture of the Euro 2016 group stage. Belgium come into the European Championship as the highest ranked team of the 24 in France and with lofty expectations after a 16-year absence from the […]