An anti-terrorism raid in the Belgian capital turned into a shoot-out, leaving at least one person dead and four police injured. The joint operation with Belgian and French police was connected to the Paris terror attacks last November.
Authorities in Belgium have charged a man with terror offenses over the deadly March 2016 suicide bombings in Brussels. The announcement comes after a day of counter-terrorism raids in which several people were detained.
Belgium has been fighting religious radicalization since it became painfully obvious that Islamists were operating in the country. Art and humor have become tools in the battle. But there is still a very long way to go.
France's new anti-terror bill will allow police to continue to carry out house raids without a warrant and restrict suspects' movement. Rights advocates decried the bill, but it met with little public resistance.
The EU has announced more than €180 million will be dedicated to stopping terrorist attacks by smaller, less complex cells. After a series of attacks around Europe, the bloc is aiming to make public spaces safer.
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