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Belgium Forced to Compensate Radical Islamic Prisoners

A court in Belgium has forced the Belgian state to compensate radical Islamic prisoners because of a policy of isolating them from the rest of the prison population aimed at stopping the spread of radicalisation.

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Historic European City Antwerp Now Majority-Minority

Antwerp will soon be “lost” to the hope of any future conservative government, local media said as data showed only a quarter of the city’s young children are Belgian natives, and studies revealed migrant background voters overwhelmingly supporting left-wing parties.

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Belgium Paralysed as Workers’ Strike Hits Transport, Factories

BRUSSELS (AP) – A national strike to demand higher pay has paralyzed airports, sea ports and rail traffic in Belgium, while hundreds of factories are shut down for the day. Trade unions are protesting limits on wage increases during times

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Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum Attack Refuses to Testify

BRUSSELS (AP) — A French citizen charged with “terrorist murder” for the slayings of four people at a Jewish museum in Belgium refused to testify at his trial Tuesday, saying he didn’t commit the killings but the court had barred witnesses who could have spoken on his behalf.

A police officer checks the box for the accused during the trial of Mehdi Nemmouche at the Justice Palace in Brussels, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Mehdi Nemmouche is accused of shooting dead four people at a Jewish museum in Belgium in 2014. (Emmanuel Dunand, Pool Photo via AP)

Convicted Terrorist Arrested Over Theft of Brussels Bombing Data

BRUSSELS (AP) – Belgian authorities said Wednesday that they have arrested a man who served jail time on terrorism charges over the theft of a computer hard drive containing autopsy reports about the victims of the suicide bombings in Brussels in 2016.

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Nationalists Surge After Belgian Govt Collapse Over Migrant Pact

Support for Belgium’s two largest Flemish nationalist parties, who are both anti-mass migration, has exploded after the collapse of the government due to disagreements over the UN migrant pact. When combined, the conservative New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) and the populist

Belgium State Secretary for Asylum and Immigration Theo Francken, arrives at 'Le Cercle de Lorraine', a Belgian business club, to address a conference on migration in Europe, in Brussels on January 30, 2018. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP) (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)