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2 Killed in Attack in Belgium

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Belgian media are reporting that two people were killed and at least 10 others wounded in a grenade attack in the eastern city of Liege. Reports quoting witnesses say at least two assailants lobbed hand grenades and opened fire at a bus stop in Saint Lambert Square, a busy area in Liege. One of the […]

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Belgian Chief Negotiator: New Government Possible This Week

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Belgium’s chief negotiator in charge of forming a cabinet says the country may finally have a new government this week after pressure from the European Union and a credit rating downgrade. Elio Di Rupo said Sunday there is still a lot of work to do and issues to settle. But he said the country’s six […]

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Belgian Parties Clear Hurdle Toward Forming Government

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Belgium’s Dutch- and French-speaking parties say they have reached an agreement on a key issue toward forming a new government 15 months after the election. The eight parties said Thursday they have a deal on splitting up an electoral district in the bilingual Brussels area. They released a joint statement that talks on economic and […]

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Belgian King Returns To Resolve Political Crisis

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Belgian King Albert cut short his holidays in France and headed back to Brussels as talks there on forming a government threatened to collapse Wednesday, prolonging a 15-month-long political crisis. Belgium has been without a government since June 10, 2010, as leaders of the country’s deeply divided French- and Dutch-speaking communities have been unable to […]

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Belgian King Says Extended Political Stalemate Hurts Country’s Well-being

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Belgian King Albert says the country’s lengthy political stalemate could permanently damage its residents and hurt the cause of European integration. The monarch said Wednesday he had hoped that a new government could be sworn in Thursday, Belgium’s National Day. But King Albert said that “unfortunately” that would not happen as lawmakers from the Dutch-speaking […]

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