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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Brussels

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'I am not afraid of you', sole surviving Paris attack suspect tells Belgian court
Salah Abdeslam refused to cooperate with authorities today, and wouldn’t allow photos to be taken of him.
Ousted Catalan president wants to return to the region following election victory
Puigdemont campaigned from Brussels, where he sought self-imposed exile after he was sacked by Madrid and a Spanish court charged him with rebellion.
'Brussels spends our money on pet projects for which it has no mandate'
Lack of engagement with citizens undermines the positive work of the EU, writes Malcolm Byrne.
Judge has 24 hours to decide fate of former Catalan leader and ministers
The five men handed themselves in to police in Belgium this morning.
Catalonia leader summoned to Madrid to face questioning over 'rebellion'
Carles Puigdemont faces up to 30 years in prison.
Leo: 'I am going to miss the UK when they leave the EU'
Leo Varadkar somberly acknowledged that Ireland is going to miss the UK’s support.
20 people taken ill due to noxious fumes at venue for next week's EU leaders summit
A spokesperson for the emergency services said there was “a bad mix of chemical products on the kitchen level”.
Man who attacked soldiers with knife in Brussels shot dead
Local media report that the man attacked two soldiers with a knife on the boulevard Emile Jacqmain.
'It could have been much worse': Authorities identify Brussels train station attacker
Prime Minister Charles Michel said a “terrorist attack has been prevented”.
Suspect shot by soldiers after explosion at Brussels train station
An eyewitness told reporters that the attacker exploded a trolley in the station.
'Trump Not Welcome': Irish anti-war activists in Brussels for protest at Nato summit
The summit is much-awaited following Trump’s previous dismissal of Nato.
Theresa May accuses EU of making 'threats against Britain' to influence election
The Prime Minister said that there are “some in Brussels who do not want these [Brexit] talks to succeed”.
The terms and conditions apply parts of ads are 'costing radio stations money'
Brian Hayes says the fast-paced disclaimers cost stations money and is an example of overreaching Brussels bureaucracy.
Part of Brussels sealed off after car filled with gas canisters driven by known radical stopped
The driver had been listed as ‘being radicalised’.
A peek into the wardrobe of Brussels' Manneken Pis
A new museum showcases the outfits, some of which are hundreds of years old.
Brussels bombing suspect Abrini charged over Paris attacks
Belgian investigators said the Brussels airport and metro bombers were part of the same Brussels-based cell behind the Paris attacks.
British ambassador to EU criticises 'muddled thinking' in Brexit negotiations following resignation
Sir Ivan Rogers unexpectedly announced his resignation yesterday.
Woman suspended after posing for pornographic images in Belgian government building
She was caught after her colleagues recognised her on a website devoted to people who top up their salaries by performing in pornography in their spare time.
Men who gave social welfare money to Brussels attacks suspect jailed
Abrini would become known as the “man in the hat” after his image was caught on security cameras.
Two Brussels police officers stabbed in "terrorist attack"
The suspect is in police custody.
Crime lab deliberately targeted in Brussels attack
No motivation or suspects have been identified.
Woman shot by police after stabbing three people on a bus in Brussels
Police opened fire when she refused to stand down, according to Belgium’s public broadcaster.
Two suspected jihadists arrested in Brussels after terror raids
“Both are suspected of planning a terrorist attack somewhere in Belgium,” a spokesman said
Language mix-up causes five-hour bomb alert in Brussels
Police are reported as saying the situation is “under control”.
Thanks to Brexit, the fragile peace in Ireland is under threat
Security expert Tom Clonan writes that a referendum on Northern Ireland may lead to sectarian tensions in the six counties.
Fake 'suicide belt' containing biscuits and salt found on Brussels suspect
A man with psychiatric problems was arrested.
Email ordering closure of the Brussels metro was sent to the wrong address minutes before attacks
The email was sent to an official’s personal address.
Belgian transport minister quits over airport security row
Jacqueline Galant had been criticised after leaked EU reports pointed to flaws in security at the Brussels airport targeted by militants last month.
Gardaí say they'd 'run around like headless chickens' in the event of a terrorist attack
Sergeants and inspectors passed a motion calling on a review of the force’s capabilities and for more information to be given to them about threats.
Islamic State attackers 'planned to hit France again' but switched to Brussels
Officials say the jihadists changed their plans as police closed in.
Video released of Brussels airport suspect fleeing after bombing
The newly released police video shows the man, wearing a dark hat and a light-coloured jacket, fleeing the airport.
Getting back to normal: Brussels Airport to reopen tomorrow
The flights will be largely symbolic.
Brussels re-opening delayed as airport police strike over security
The police union says safety concerns have not been addressed.
Poll: Should anti-Islam demonstrations be banned?
A rally in Brussels has been banned over concerns about violence – what do you think?
Anti-Islam rally in troubled neighbourhood of Brussels is banned
Members of a far-right organisation had planned the march for Saturday.
Friends, siblings, students, a married couple: 35 confirmed dead after Brussels blasts
The latest information those who died in the tragedy.
Brussels bomber a 'good student who liked to play frisbee'
Najim Laachraoui had an immaculate disciplinary record at a Catholic school in Brussels.
Police use water cannon on right-wing protesters at Brussels victims' shrine
“This is our home” and “The state, Daesh accomplice,” the hooligans shouted.
Man behind 'mealy-mouthed Muslim' tweet to sue London Police for false arrest
Matthew Doyle created an online storm last week after tweeting about his interaction with a Muslim woman in Croydon.