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Released Brussels Suspect Had Alibi: Lawyer

BRUSSELS, March 29 – The Brussels bombings suspect charged with terrorist murder, but then released on Monday, had a credible alibi and was definitely not the ‘man in the hat’ captured by security cameras at the airport before the blasts, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Olivier Martins said there was no forensic evidence tying his

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Belgium Frees Charged Suspect in Blow to Bombing Investigation

By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS, March 28 – Belgian prosecutors on Monday released a man they had charged in connection with last week’s deadly Brussels bombings, saying they did not have enough information to justify holding him. The man, named only as Faycal C., had been accused of taking part in the activities of a terrorist

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India Looks to Bury Italy Feud to Achieve Bigger Ambition

By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI, March 28 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to a European Union summit this week, seeking to patch up a four-year diplomatic feud with Italy that has grown toxic enough to threaten New Delhi’s ambitions to become a bigger global player. India hopes the Brussels summit will bring a

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Belgian Police Seek Information on “Man in the Hat”

BRUSSELS, March 28 – Belgian police issued a new appeal on Monday for information about a man caught on CCTV at Brussels airport with two others thought to have blown themselves up in the check-in area last Tuesday. The man, seen pushing a trolley with a suitcase on it in video footage released along with

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Brussels Bombings Victim Death Toll Rises To 35

BRUSSELS, March 28 – The number killed in last Tuesday’s bombings at Brussels Airport and a rush-hour metro has risen to 35, not including the three suicide bombers, officials said on Monday. “Four patients deceased in hospital. Medical teams did all possible. Total victims: 35. Courage to all the families,” Health Minister Maggie De Block

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Use “Weapons of Love” to Fight Evil of Terrorism, Pope Says on Easter

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, March 27 – Pope Francis urged the world in his Easter message on Sunday to use the “weapons of love” to combat the evil of “blind and brutal violence”, following the attacks in Brussels. After a week of sombre religious events commemorating Jesus’ death, Francis said an Easter Sunday Mass

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Belgium Charges Airport Suspect, Calls off Brussels “March Against Fear”

By Barbara Lewis and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, March 27 – Belgian prosecutors have charged three men with terrorist offences over the Brussels bombings and Italian police have arrested an Algerian suspected of having produced false documents for militants connected to the attacks. With the investigation now spanning several countries, and increasing signs of links to

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Brussels Attacker Was Deported from Turkey Twice

ISTANBUL, March 24 – One of the attackers in the Brussels suicide bombings was deported from Turkey twice last year and the authorities warned their European counterparts that they suspected him of being a militant fighter, two Turkish officials said on Thursday. The first official said Ibrahim El Bakraoui’s initial deportation in July had been

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Brussels Airlines Restarts Flights as Airlines Scramble to Reroute

BERLIN, March 24 – Brussels Airlines is restarting some commercial flights from Belgium on Thursday, using the airports of Liege and Antwerp, while its main hub in the Belgian capital remains closed following Tuesday’s attacks. Belgian police were hunting on Thursday for a “third man” filmed with two Islamic State suicide bombers at Brussels Zaventem

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