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Belgium summons Israeli envoy after she calls everyone killed in Gaza bloodshed ‘terrorists’

All the Palestinians, including children, killed in the violence at the Israeli-Gaza border were “terrorists,” Israel’s ambassador to Belgium said. She was called to the foreign ministry shortly after the statement. Brussels slammed the Israeli envoy to Belgium, Simona Frankel, as she did not mince words in the aftermath of the widely-condemned violence in Gaza, where at least 60 people ...

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‘Islamic state’ in Belgium? ISLAM party president talks Sharia, sex segregation with RT

Gender segregation on public transport protects “vulnerable” people, the president of the controversial ISLAM party told RT. The group has previously said it hopes to create a “100-percent Islamic state” in Belgium. Abdelhay Bakkali Tahiri, president of the conservative Muslim party in Belgium, joined the RT France team via videolink. The party’s French acronym stands for “Integrity, Solidarity, Liberty, Authenticity, ...

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Who’s fake? Belgium rejects media report on billions of euro disappeared from Gaddafi accounts

The Belgian foreign minister and Le Vif have engaged in a war of words over the paper’s report on the disappearance of €10 billion from the Libyan government’s frozen assets. Each has accused the other of spreading misinformation. Didier Reynders dismissed the weekly magazine’s report on the mysterious disappearance of the money as “false,” but Le Vif has rejected the ...

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€10bn vanished from ‘frozen’ Gaddafi accounts in Belgium – report

Some €10 billion of Libyan government funds, frozen as part of sanctions against the late Muammar Gaddafi’s inner circle, has mysteriously disappeared from a Belgian bank somewhere between 2013 and 2017, according to local media. Back in November 2013, four Euroclear Bank accounts belonging to the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) and its subsidiary Libyan Foreign Investment Company (LFICO) in Bahrain ...

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Nuclear alert? Belgium distributes millions of iodine pills, yet claims ‘no risk’

Belgium has started distributing iodine pills free for all citizens, claiming the measure was not prompted by any “specific risk.” Pharmacies have begun receiving some of the 4.5 million boxes of iodine pills, which have been available for citizens for free since Tuesday, it was revealed during the presentation of a new plan in case on nuclear emergency. READ MORE: ...

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First female ambassador to Saudi Arabia will send ‘clear signal’ to Riyadh, says Belgium

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 17:10 Edited time: 19 Dec, 2017 17:11 Belgium has become the first country to make its ambassador to Saudi Arabia a woman. Brussels says the move sends a “clear signal” to Riyadh – or perhaps atones for helping elect Saudi Arabia to a UN women’s rights panel in April. Dominique Mineur, who currently serves as ...

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‘Sugar daddy' dating website advertises in Switzerland after outrage in France & Belgium

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 21:44 Having failed to secure a foothold in France and Belgium, a Norwegian dating website has now brought billboards encouraging cash-strapped students to snag themselves a rich “sugar daddy” or “sugar mama” to Switzerland. “Hello students! Romance, passion, mentoring and a luxurious lifestyle. Date a Sugar Daddy or Sugar Mama,” says the billboard from RichMeetBeautiful, ...

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Former Catalan leader Puigdemont & 4 ex-ministers granted conditional release in Belgium

Published time: 6 Nov, 2017 08:23 Belgian authorities have granted conditional release to ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and four of his ministers, after they turned themselves in to police. Earlier, Spain issued an arrest warrant for the ex-officials. Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his ministers were released after a court in Belgium granted conditional release to ...

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Doing business in Russia easier than in Italy or Belgium, World Bank rating shows

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 10:03 Russia has made one of the biggest improvements in the World Bank’s latest Doing Business rankings. It is ahead of many Western countries including Belgium and Italy, despite facing international sanctions. According to the bank’s annual report, Russia has jumped five spots to 35th place in a rating which ranks 190 national economies based ...

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3 people seriously injured, 120 detained in Belgium football hooligan riot (VIDEO)

Published time: 23 Oct, 2017 13:26 Three people were seriously injured and 120 detained when Belgian football fans clashed after Club Brugge’s game against Antwerp on Sunday. Fans from the Netherlands reportedly joined locals in the clashes after the game, which Club Brugge won 1-0 thanks to a first-half goal from Saulo Decarli.    Local police chief Dirk Van Nuffel ...

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