Technical problems with Belgium’s ageing nuclear plants have created tensions with neighbouring Germany, which is moving toward clean and sustainable energy sources and has passed legislation that requires the closure of all its commercial nuclear reactors by 2022.
Police have cleared crowds of self-proclaimed “hooligans” from a makeshift memorial site for the victims of the recent triple bombing attack in Brussels, the Belga news agency reported, while adding that there was still a high security presence.
Most of the protests were peaceful but white-helmeted riot police used the water cannon against a group of protesters, many of whom local media described as right-wing nationalists, who burst onto the square chanting and carrying banners denouncing Islamic State.
A French national suspected of belonging to a militant network planning an attack in France was arrested on Thursday morning, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said. The arrest helped “foil a plot in France that was at an advanced stage,” Cazeneuve said on Thursday night in a televised address from his ministry.
The charges come after weeks of raids in both France and Belgium as security officials have conducted massive manhunts to bring the individuals responsible for planning and carrying out the bloody massacre into custody.
“That is clearly a final phase of radicalization; and it’s usually only then that families realize there is a problem; and often almost too late.”
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