Explosions in the departure hall of Brussels airport and at one of the city's metro stations during rush hour have left at least 31 people dead and scores injured. "Islamic State" extremists have claimed responsibility for the attacks.
For now, Salah Abdeslam is in court on charges relating to a police shootout in the Belgian capital in March 2016. Prosecutors hoped he would break his silence, but instead he remained defiant in court.
The Russian president said a supermarket explosion in the country's second-largest city was an "act of terror." The toll of 13 injured could have been much worse, Putin claims, as another attack was thwarted.
The Iraqi premier has announced the defeat of "Islamic State" (IS) after months of fighting to uproot the militant group. But European authorities have warned that its ideology still remains a threat to global security.
Belgium has reduced its terror threat level after three years on high alert. Prime Minister Charles Michel said there will still be "occasional exceptions" to the level, including soldiers guarding key sites.
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