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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Belgium

This year
# channel crossings
Irishman among four charged with smuggling migrants to the UK from Belgium
The migrants were smuggled across the channel via boats.
# drug trafficking
EU warned that organised crime is 'as big a threat' as terrorism
The EU’s home affairs commissioner gave the warning today at a major drug smuggling hub.
# Ryanair
Strike to cause 152 Ryanair flight cancellations in Belgium this weekend
All those affected passengers have been notified by Ryanair.
Last year
# Strike
Ryanair strike in Belgium grounds dozens of flights
The action set to halt 30 percent of the airlines’ flights through its Belgium hub.
# Eva Kaili
Greek MEP at centre of Qatar-linked corruption scandal faces key court ruling
Eva Kaili was arrested last week during a series of police raids across homes and offices in which at least €1.5 million in cash was seized.
# Time to go
Belgium’s Eden Hazard retires from international football
Hazard won 126 caps for his country.
# End of the road
Belgium boss Martinez to leave job after early World Cup exit
‘That was my last game with the national team, I can’t carry on.’
# 2022 World Cup
Lukaku's shocking misses cost Belgium as they exit the World Cup
Roberto Martinez’ side bow out after a 0-0 draw with Croatia.
# Ugly scenes
Riots erupt in Brussels after Morocco stun Belgium at World Cup
Police used water cannon and teargas after coming under attack from football supporters.
# Confession
Belgium played with 'fear of losing' in Morocco defeat, admits Martinez
Belgium must beat Croatia on Thursday to be sure of a last-16 place after their loss today.
# stunned
Morocco impress with late brace as Belgium slip to shock World Cup defeat
Abdelhamid Sabiri and Zakaria Aboukhlal were on target for the winners.
# Cruel
Missed penalty proves costly as Canada fall to undeserved Belgian defeat
Michy Batshuayi’s first-half goal settled a game Belgium did not deserve to win.
# fall and rise
The story of how Belgium went from no-hopers to world number one
A look at the history of Belgian football as they prepare for their first World Cup match today.
# Group by Group Guide
Group F Preview: Last chance for Belgium's Golden Generation, Canada out to cause an upset
The latest in our preview series focuses on Group F, and Belgium, Croatia, Canada, and Morocco.
# Belgium
Belgian police officer killed in knife attack in Brussels
Anti-terror prosecutors have taken charge of the inquiry.
# Antwerp
One killed in Belgium anti-terror operation against far-right
Prosecutors said the operation was launched to counter “the preparation of a terrorist attack”.
# Report
Wales lose to De Bruyne-inspired Belgium despite encouraging display in Brussels
The Nations League clash finished 2-1.
# Wrap
Belgium secure last Euro 2022 quarter-final spot as Iceland fall short despite France draw
Iceland became the first side to bow out of a women’s Euro from the group stage unbeaten.
# Euro 2022
France survive Belgium scare to reach Euro quarters
Earlier Italy drew 1-1 with Iceland.
# Salah Abdeslam
Paris attacker given life sentence in France transferred to Belgium for bombings trial
He is being tried for involvement in killings at a Brussels airport and metro station.
# All Square
Vanhaevermaet scores equalising penalty as Belgium ensure share of the spoils with Iceland
The sides played out a 1-1 draw in their Group D opener at Euro 2022.
# as it stands
Van Aert wins Tour de France stage eight, Pogacar holds lead
The Belgian rider won on a late incline ahead of Australia’s pre-stage favourite Michael Matthews.
# Answers Needed
Furious Belgium boss Martinez demands explanation from 'really high up' over Wales draw
The sides played out a draw after Brennan Johnson’s late equaliser.
# paris attacks
Belgium trial starts for alleged Paris attack accomplices
The 14 accused are suspected of transporting, housing or financially helping some of the perpetrators of the 2015 Paris attacks.
# Tragedy
At least 10 killed as lorry and tourist bus collide in Egypt
The crash happened on a road about 27 miles south of the city of Aswan
# Reaction
Kenny: 'To win the game would not have flattered us at all'
The Irish boss praised his side’s performance in a 2-2 draw against the world’s top-ranked side.
# All Square
Ireland twice come from behind in thrilling draw with Belgium
Chiedozie Ogbene starred in a 2-2 draw at the Aviva Stadium.
# Preview
Preview: Ireland honour their history and begin long road to Euro 2024 against the world's top-ranked side
Belgium are in town for Ireland’s first game of 2022.
# game recognises game
'One of the great stories in international football' - Martinez heaps praise on Ireland's evolution under Kenny
The Belgian boss also gave his thoughts on the return of Thierry Henry to Dublin for the first time since the handball in Paris.
# Meetings
Biden and other leaders head to Brussels ahead of back-to-back Nato, G7 and EU summits
The Taoiseach Micheál Martin and other leaders are also travelling to Brussels on Thursday.
# Belgium
Driver in deadly Belgian carnival crash charged with manslaughter
The pre-dawn collision on Sunday killed six and left 10 seriously wounded in the village of Strepy-Bracquegnies.
# Stephen Kenny
'We are way behind in this country but I don’t think that is conflicting with hosting Euro '28'
Ireland senior men’s manager Stephen Kenny supports the FAI’s co-hosting of the 2028 European Championships.
# La Louviere
Six people dead, 26 injured in Belgium as car hits carnival crowd
A car driving at high speed ran into the crowd that had gathered to attend the event, the town’s mayor said.
# Asylum
Congolese woman's plea to remain in Ireland fails after court challenge
The woman claims that if transferred, she would be subject to inhuman and degrading treatment.
# Opponents
Stephen Kenny's Ireland to face Belgium in March friendly international
Roberto Martinez’ side are currently ranked at the top of the Fifa world rankings.
# Netherlands
Dutch police find body of missing four-year-old boy as man arrested
The arrested man, Dave De K., regularly minded Dean Verberckmoes and his younger sister.
# Belgium
Four killed in gas explosion at Belgian apartment block
The explosion occurred early yesterday in the town of Turnhout, east of Antwerp and close to the border with the Netherlands.
All time
# Nuclear Power
Belgium aims to phase out nuclear power plants
A political commitment to phase out nuclear energy dates back to 2003, but successive Belgian governments have waffled to seal the deal.
# brussels bombings
Trial of ten men accused of involvement in the 2016 Brussels bombings to open in October 2022
Six of the suspects are already on trial in France over the November 2015 Paris attacks.
# Brussels
Clashes erupt at Brussels protest against Covid rules
Thousands of people gathered in Brussels to demonstrate against the latest restrictions announced on Friday.