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No Aegean flights to/from Brussels until next Wednesday

Aegean Airlines announced on Saturday the cancellation of all scheduled flights to and from Brussels until Wednesday, March 30 as the airport will remain closed. The airline said that it will instead carry out emergency flights to and from Lille airport in northern France on March 29-30, in order to facilitate its passengers. The flights will take place on the ...

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Kerry visits Brussels- at least 2 Americans among the victims

As US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Brussels to pay his condolences to the Belgian people, officials said on Friday that at least two of the 31 people killed were US citizens. They have not yet been publicly identified, though their families have been informed, the Associated Press said. The family of Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski said in a ...

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Brussels attacks: Death toll increases to 31- 270 people wounded

Belgium’s federal prosecutor confirmed on Wednesday that two brothers carried out suicide attacks at Brussels airport and on a metro train that killed 31 people and wounded 270. Ibrahim El Bakraoui blew himself up in the check-in hall of Zaventem airport while Khalid El Bakraoui attacked a metro train at Maalbeek station near the EU headquarters, Frederic van Leeuw told ...

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Brussels attacks raise right-wing Euroscepticism

Right wing leaders across Europe criticized European Union policies on Tuesday, blaming open borders and a failure to address Islamic fundamentalism for the terror attacks in Brussels. In the U.K., MEP Mike Hookem, a defense spokesman for the UK Independence Party, which is campaigning for Britain to leave the E.U., called for closing down the open borders between countries in ...

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Greek students who were in Brussels are safe and sound

After the terrorist attacks, the responsibility for which was taken by the Islamic State, the 14 Greek students and two accompanying persons from high school Raptopoulou of Haryana, who were making a field trip to the building of European Parliament in Brussels, have been reported safe. Following the attacks, students have withdrawn to their hotel. Their departure from the Belgian ...

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World landmarks are lit up in Belgian flag colours after Brussels attacks

Landmarks around the world are expressing solidarity with the victims of the Brussels attacks by displaying the colours of the Belgian flag. Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, tweeted that the Eiffel Tower will be dressed up in black, yellow and red to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks on the international airport and metro system in Brussels, ...

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Greek authorities step up security measures

The Greek authorities decided to strenghten security measures across the country in the wake of the deadly attacks in Brussels on Tuesday, Greek government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili said. As a precautionary measure, security will be strengthened in the airports, the Athens subway and all mass transport services, as well as around foreign embassies, in particular of European countries, Greek national ...

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All Aegean flights to/from Brussels suspended

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines said on Tuesday it suspended all its flights to and from Brussels airport after blasts at its departures terminal, with its morning flight to the Belgian capital diverted to Dusseldorf. Explosions hit the departure hall of Brussels airport on Tuesday morning. All flights at the airport have been suspended, the Belgian air traffic control service said.

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Brussels hit by terrorist attack – at least 34 people dead (videos)

At least 34 people were killed in twin attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, triggering security alerts across western Europe and bringing some cross-border transport to a halt. A witness said he heard shouts in Arabic shortly before two blasts struck a packed airport departure lounge at Brussels airport. The federal ...

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Gunshots in police operation – 3 policemen wounded (VIDEO)

Tension prevails in Brussels right now, as police forces are hunting down terrorists associated with the double bombings in France on November 13. The news was confirmed by the federal prosecutor’s office of the country. A policeman was injured by the terrorists’ fire. Police have blocked roads in Forest, a southern suburb of Brussels, while a full operation is underway, ...

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