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Belgian police search property of KPN’s new CEO over Proximus share sale

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AMSTERDAM/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgian police searched the home and office of Dominique Leroy, the incoming chief executive of Dutch telecom firm KPN (KPN.AS), to investigate her sale of shares in Proximus (PROX.BR), the company she is leaving. FILE PHOTO: Dominique Leroy, chief executive officer of Belgian telecoms group Proximus, presents the company’s 2015 results during Read More

Pilot caught on high-voltage power line after fighter jet crash

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter A pilot is stuck on a high-voltage electricity line in France after a Belgian fighter jet crashed. The F-16 jet crashed near Pluvigner in Brittany on Thursday, French authorities said. One pilot was safely rescued and emergency workers are extracting the other pilot from the electricity line. The immediate area Read More

Justin Trudeau insists his ‘brownface incident’ no reason to resign because he is REALLY sorry & promises to do better

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Canadian PM and self-proclaimed champion of diversity Justin Trudeau wore full brownface makeup for an Arabian Nights-themed party at the high-end private school where he taught in Vancouver, but he insists he’s not racist. A photograph of a grinning 29-year-old Trudeau in a turban, brown makeup on his face, neck and hands, and billowing white Read More

WATCH NATO jets shadowing Russian nuke-capable bomber over Baltic Sea

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Russian airmen have filmed a swarm of Belgian, Danish, Polish and Swedish fighter jets flanking a Tu-160 Blackjack bomber and its escort while on routine patrol over the Baltic Sea. Released by the Defense Ministry on Wednesday, the spectacular footage shows the supersonic Tupolev Tu-160 bomber taking off from an undisclosed airfield and heading for Read More

Apple takes fight against 13-billion-euro EU tax order to court

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LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Apple (AAPL.O) will launch a legal challenge on Tuesday to a European Commission order to pay 13 billion euros ($14.4 billion) in Irish back taxes in a landmark case in the EU’s crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies. FILE PHOTO: The Apple logo is displayed at an event at their headquarters Read More

Belgium’s EU Commission nominee under investigation for money laundering

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The man nominated to become the EU’s next justice commissioner, Belgium’s Didier Reynders, is being investigated for alleged corruption and money laundering in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Belgian authorities confirmed they opened a preliminary inquiry into Reynders after accusations were made by a former member of the country’s intelligence services in April. Also on Read More

How to wear blackface & get away with it: For starters, be a Belgian minister

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Wearing blackface regardless of time and context is definitely one of the deadly sins in cancel culture scripture. So should this politician slated for the EU Commission brace himself for a mob with virtual torches and pitchforks? Didier Reynders was recently nominated EU Commissioner for Justice after a long and storied career in Belgium. Currently Read More

Right-wing Belgian MP lambasts ‘Islamic occupation’ from top of Antwerp city hall

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A high-ranking member of Belgium’s Flemish nationalist party has appeared on the roof of a city hall in Antwerp to deliver a message about what he called a latent “occupation” by Muslims. Filip Dewinter, leader of the right-wing, anti-immigration Vlaams Belang party in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium, uploaded a video of himself standing on Read More

‘Russia can negotiate and wishes to improve relations with Ukraine; its vilification should stop’

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Now that a long-awaited prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine is complete, political analysts see it as a sign of a possible resolution to the Ukrainian crisis, and say that Moscow’s portrayal as a major obstacle should change. “This first step shows that both Russia and Ukraine can negotiate… and arrive at a deal,” McCauley Read More

‘No better than monkey chants’: Thuram blasted for claiming racism is part of ‘white culture’

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French football veteran Lilian Thuram is facing an online backlash after seemingly claiming that white people are inherently racist. Some anti-racism activists accused him of undermining the fight against racism. Sports newspaper ‘Corriere dello Sport – Stadio’ asked the retired French defender, who is black, whether racist behavior is wired into the “mentality” of Italian Read More