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‘Now, this is fame!’: 2 tons of cocaine branded with Russia’s ruling party logo seized in Belgium

Belgian police have busted a massive cocaine shipment in Ghent, marked with a bear symbol, identical to United Russia Party logo. Party officials took the news lightheartedly. Nearly two tons of cocaine was uncovered on Tuesday. The drugs were stashed in three containers, arriving at the port city of Ghent from Brazil. Cocaine was packaged into more than 1,900 separate bricks, ...

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Belgium disrespects laws on information access – European Federation of Journalists chief to RT

The head of the largest journalist organization in Europe told RT that Belgium doesn’t respect the basic rules on access to information, blasting nation’s decision to charge the press with ‘security fees’ at the EU events. The Benelux country is under fire for wanting to force local journalists and reporters into paying €50 ($ 60) every six months for mandatory ...

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Two police officers dead in Belgium shooting, attacker ‘neutralized’ – reports (VIDEOS)

Two police officers and a passer-by have been shot dead after a man opened fire in Liege, Belgium. The attacker was shot dead after taking a woman hostage in a local high school, according to local media reports. Another two people have been injured in the incident, according to Belgian broadcaster RTBF. Police have now cordoned off an area around ...

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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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