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12Nov/17

Morocco World Cup win sparks civil unrest in Brussels

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (TWITTER -BEKAH MOLONY) – Celebrations in Brussels to mark Morocco’s return to soccer’s World Cup finals for the first time in two decades turned violent late on Saturday (November 12), when crowds clashed with police, setting cars on fire and injuring 22 police officers.

Images on social media showed overturned, burning cars and broken shop windows in Brussels city centre as well as police trucks firing water cannons at crowds gathered in front of the city’s stock exchange.

Brussels police said that of some 1,500 people had come to celebrate Morocco’s 2-0 win over Ivory Coast, but that around 300 started to behave violently and attacked police officers and firemen called to put out burning cars and dust bins.

More than 100,000 people of Moroccan origin live in Brussels. Belgium saw an influx of Moroccan workers in the 1960s and 1970s.

Prosecutors said that by Sunday morning no arrests had been made, but Belgium’s interior minister vowed to hold those responsible to account, calling the events unacceptable.

27Nov/16

Sante! Belgium wants its beer on global culture list

Hopes are high in Brussels as Belgium’s beer culture could soon be included on the UNESCO’s list of ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’.

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13Jul/15

IMF’s Lagarde says agreement found on Greece

IMF Managing Director says on leaving mammoth talks in Brussels that an agreement has been found to move forward with a third Greece bailout deal.

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03Jul/15

Europe swelters in heatwave

PARIS, FRANCE / LONDON, ENGLAND, UK / COLOGNE & MUNICH & OFFENBACH, GERMANY / BRUSSELS, BELGIUM / MADRID, SPAIN / GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (REUTERS) – Temperatures across Europe broke records with a high expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius, or 104 degrees Fahrenheit in some cities.
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15Apr/15

EU charges Google over shopping searches, to probe Android

European Union accuses Google Inc of cheating competitors by distorting Internet search results in favour of its Google Shopping service, launches antitrust probe into Android.

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