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Belgium takes down statue, king regrets colonial violence

BRUSSELS: Belgium confronted its colonial past and looked toward reconciliation Tuesday, with the king expressing regret for the violence carried out by the country when it ruled over what is now Congo. Later in the day, the bust of a former monarch held responsible for the death of millions of ...

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EU, Pakistan signed new Strategic Engagement Plan

BRUSSELS – Pakistan and the European Union (EU) signed the new Strategic Engagement Plan for cooperation in areas, including trade, peace and security and anti-money laundering. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini inked the agreement at a ceremony ...

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Belgium lift Hockey Men’s World Cup

BHUBANESWAR: Belgium have claimed their first ever World Cup title thanks to a dramatic shoot-out victory over the Netherlands in the final of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. It proved to be third time lucky for the Red Lions, who finished runners up at both the Rio ...

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France reach World Cup final as Paris erupts

Fans in Paris celebrate France’s victory against Belgium in the World Cup semi-finals © AFP / ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI PARIS: France reached their third World Cup final after overcoming Belgium on Tuesday, sparking scenes of unconfined joy in Paris as tens of thousands of people poured into the streets. In scenes ...

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Mina winner sends Colombia through, Senegal packing

SAMARA: A powerful header from Barcelona’s Yerry Mina fired Colombia into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Group H rivals Senegal, who crashed out due to a poorer disciplinary record than Japan. Colombia and Japan will play either England or Belgium, who were playing ...

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FIFA World Cup group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds

MOSCOW: With the second round of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer. The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on points, FIFA has put in place seven tie-breakers starting ...

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Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in EU

LONDON: Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students learn how to build apps, launched in May 2017 but was initially limited to the U.S. before expanding to other markets, including ...

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50,000 Catalans march in Brussels to support exiled president

BRUSSELS: Around 50,000 protesters have taken to the streets outside EU institutions in Brussels in support of Catalan independence. The demonstration is partly in solidarity with exiled and disputed president Carles Puigdemont, who has himself fled to the EU capital in Belgium and is resisting extradition attempts. But the Thursday ...

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Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalonian separatist leader

MADRID: A Spanish judge issued an EU arrest warrant for Catalonia’s deposed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont on Friday, a day after he failed to appear for questioning over his role in the region’s tumultuous independence drive. The announcement added to anger and dismay in a second straight night of demonstrations ...

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UK intelligence chief says terror threat is worst of career

LONDON: Britain’s domestic intelligence chief warned during a rare public speech on Tuesday that the terrorist threat the country faced had accelerated at an alarming pace and was worse now than at any time in his 34-year career. MI5 Director General Andrew Parker said his agency, also known as the ...

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