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Belgium Hit Record High of 41.8 C on Thursday

Belgian meteorologists registered a record high temperature for the country on Thursday when western Europe sweltered under a heatwave that has severely disrupted transport.

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Belgium Seeks More Suspects in Terror Case, New Attack Feared

Belgian prosecutors said Thursday they were looking for further suspects in an emerging terror investigation and feared a possible fresh attack as the country remained on high security alert.

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Six Attacks Foiled in Belgium since November 2014

Belgium has prevented six attacks over the past two years, a senior police official said Tuesday, with the country still a prominent target for jihadist assaults.

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Belgium Cannot Sign Off on EU-Canada Trade Pact

Belgium has conceded it cannot sign off on a landmark EU free trade deal with Canada because of continued objections from Wallonia and other regional leaders who rejected a late Monday deadline.

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Belgium Summons Russian Envoy over Aleppo Air Raid Claim

Belgium's foreign ministry summoned the Russian ambassador on Wednesday after Moscow claimed Belgian jets from the U.S.-led coalition killed six civilians in airstrikes near Syria's Aleppo, a spokesman said.

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Belgian Prisons 'Like North Korea' as Strike Crisis Hits

Belgium faces a growing crisis in its prisons, with the army called in to help and inmates stuck in their cells 24 hours a day as the government struggles to end a strike by prison staff.

"The situation has become unbearable, there is a lot of tension inside," said Vincent Spronck, the governor of Forest prison on the outskirts of the capital Brussels.

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Brussels Suspect 'Dumped Metro Bomb in Toilet'

A Swedish suspect in the Brussels and Paris attacks has told investigators that he dumped the explosives that he carried onto the Belgian capital's metro system into the toilet, reports said Friday.

Osama Krayem, 23, doused the home-made TATP explosive that he had carried into Maalbeek metro station with water before trying to dispose of it in the lavatory of the apartment where the attackers were based, La Libre Belgique newspaper said.

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Bombed Brussels Metro Station Reopens One Month after Attacks

The Brussels metro station hit by a suicide attack last month that killed 16 people reopened on Monday amid tight security, with a memorial board for passengers to write messages for the victims.

Bomber Khalid El-Bakraoui blew himself up at Maalbeek metro station near the EU headquarters at at 0711 GMT on March 22, an hour after two other Islamic State suicide attackers targeted Brussels airport.

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Belgian Lawmakers Probe Failure to Avert Brussels Attacks

Belgian lawmakers vowed Friday to probe how Belgium failed to thwart the Brussels bombings months after attacks in Paris, as they visited the targeted metro station before it reopens next week.

The parliament's commission of inquiry visited the two scenes of last month's attacks -- Maalbeek station and Brussels Airport -- as part of a mission to shed light by year-end on the attacks in both capitals that were allegedly carried out by the same Islamic State cell.

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Belgium Says 'Terrorist Fighters' Threaten New Europe Attacks

Belgium said Tuesday that more "terrorist fighters" want to return to Europe from Syria to carry out further attacks, a month after suicide bombings in Brussels killed 32 people.

"There is a lot of intelligence, for example signs that foreign terrorist fighters, combatants in Syria, want to return not just to Belgium, but to Europe to carry out an attack," Paul Van Tigchelt, the head of the government crisis center, told RTBF television.

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