Charles Michel

Last Main Brussels and Paris Suspects Held, Threat Remains

By Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS, April 10 – The main identified suspects in Daesh attacks on Paris and Brussels are now dead or in custody after Belgian investigators charged two men on Saturday with aiding last month’s Brussels suicide bombers. But while pleased with the performance of Belgium’s hitherto much criticised security services, Prime Minister Charles Michel warned

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Belgian Police Break Up Street Protests As Attack Investigation Widens

By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS, March 28 – Belgian police briefly used water cannon to control several hundred rowdy protesters in central Brussels on Sunday after they ignored an official call for marches to be postponed following Tuesday’s bombings. Amid fears of further attacks, officials wanted to give police the scope to focus on investigations which have widened to

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Belgians Hunt ‘Third Man’ After Daesh Bombings

By Alastair Macdonald, Foo Yun Chee and Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS, March 24 – Belgian police were hunting on Thursday for a “third man” filmed with two Daesh suicide bombers at Brussels Airport as investigators accumulated evidence that the same jihadist network was involved in the deadly Paris attacks last November. As pressure mounted on Europe to

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Brussels Attacks Another Reminder Of Belgian Security’s Weak Link

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, March 23 – The Belgian government warned at the weekend that there might be an attack after the security services captured their most wanted man. It came swiftly. Tuesday’s explosions, which killed at least 30 people at the main Brussels airport and an underground rail station, came just days after Belgium’s

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Daesh Claims Brussels Attacks That Kill At Least 30

By Philip Blenkinsop and Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS, March 22 (Reuters) – Daesh claimed responsibility for attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday which killed at least 30 people, a news agency affiliated to the group said. The Amaq agency said suicide bombers from the group, strapped into explosive

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Europe’s Most Wanted Held in Brussels for Paris Attacks

By Julia Fioretti, Barbara Lewis and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, March 19 (Reuters) – Europe’s most wanted man was captured after a shootout in Brussels in a major coup for authorities investigating November’s Daesh attacks on Paris. Salah Abdeslam, 26, the first suspected active participant taken alive, was being held overnight in hospital with a slight leg wound, Belgian

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