German minister says she is reassured 'for now' over Belgian reactors

Feb 2, 2016

German minister says she is reassured 'for now' over Belgian reactors

Germany’s environment minister, Barbara Hendricks, has said she was reassured for the moment over the safety of Belgian nuclear power plants that have also worried the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Hendricks was the latest European minister to hold talks with Belgian officials following similar meetings ...

Japan and Belgium mark 150 years of relations, pledge exchanges

Jan 20, 2016

Japan and Belgium mark 150 years of relations, pledge exchanges

Japanese and Belgian officials met in Brussels to affirm ongoing cooperation in this 150th anniversary year of bilateral ties. Senior vice foreign minister Yoji Muto told a ceremony on Tuesday that exchanges in 2016 will “further develop the bilateral relationship through many cultural events.” ...

Paris attack suspects linked to three rented safe houses in Belgium

Jan 14, 2016

Paris attack suspects linked to three rented safe houses in Belgium

Belgian police have identified three safe houses used by key suspects including presumed ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud as they plotted the deadly Paris attacks, prosecutors said Wednesday. The premises include a flat in Charleroi — a town south ofBrussels where a major airport is located, ...

Jan 3, 2016

Belgian nuclear reactor shut down three days after restarting

An aging Belgian nuclear reactor shut down on Saturday afternoon, just three days after it was restarted, but there was no safety risk, the power utility that operates it said. The Doel 1 reactor in northern Belgium was restarted on Wednesday after originally being ...

Dec 31, 2015

Six more held over New Year 'attack plot' in Brussels

Six people were being held Thursday for questioning over an alleged New Year attack plot in Brussels that led to the cancellation of a fireworks display and other festivities. A total of eight people are now being held in the case, including two men ...