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Focus Turns to 3 Suspects in $50 Million Belgian Diamond Robbery

Investigators in three countries continued unraveling the plot behind a brazen $50 million diamond robbery in Belgium in February.


Faced with blindness, deaf twins choose euthanasia

A pair of adult identical twins in Belgium have been legally killed at their request, the men's doctor told journalists.


French Police Detain Dominique Strauss-Kahn for Questioning

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was taken into custody in connection with an investigation into an alleged prostitution ring operating in France and Belgium.


Fitch cuts Italy, Spain, other euro zone ratings

Fitch Downgrade

Fitch downgraded the sovereign credit ratings of Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Slovenia and Spain on Friday, indicating there was a 1-in-2 chance of further cuts in the next two years.


Moody's cuts Belgium ratings by 2 notches

Belgium Downgraded by Moody

Moody's on Friday cut Belgium's credit rating by two notches, saying the euro zone debt crisis increases funding risks for countries with high public debt burdens.


European countries extend short-selling ban as they try to tame markets

Several European countries that banned short-selling have extended the prohibition until the end of September. When concerns about European banks’ exposure to Greek debt sent their stocks plummeting two weeks ago, market regulators in Belgium, France, Greece, Italy and Spain stepped in to prohibit traders from betting on the decline in a share’s price.


Storm kills 3, injures 71 at Belgian festival

A storm swept through an open air music festival in eastern Belgium on Thursday killing at least three people and injuring more than 70 others, an official said.


Belgium Archbishop Hit in the Face With Pie

Belgian media says the country's ultraconservative Roman Catholic archbishop was hit by a pie in the face during an All Saints Day service.


Gunman Kills Judge, Clerk in Belgian Court

A lone gunman killed a magistrate and a clerk in a Brussels courthouse Thursday, then fled on foot, setting off a manhunt in the center of the Belgian capital.


Belgian bishop resigns, apologizes for sexual abuse

Belgian bishop resigns, apologizes for sexual abuse

Belgium's longest serving bishop resigned Friday, saying he was "enormously sorry" for having sexually abused a young boy about ...


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