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It’s been more than seven years since Belgium’s worst ever peacetime attack. In March of 2016 an islamic state terror cell carried out twin bombings at the Brussels airport alongside a third on the Metro. A court Tuesday convicted six men of murder and two others of terrorism charges, including French citizen Salah Abdeslam and Belgian-Moroccan Mohamed Abrini – both already sentenced to life in jail by France for the Paris attacks in 2015. FRANCE 24’s Peter O’Brien tells us more.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Brussels on Thursday to rally EU leaders to step up support for his war-ravaged country on the third leg of his European tour, officials said. Follow our liveblog for all the latest developments on the war in Ukraine. All times are Paris time (GMT+1).

The capital of Belgium is Brussels, and coincidently (even though it’s not official) it is known as the capital of the EU. It is a cultural heaven, so many ex-pats, and several fusions of cultures make Brussels, the most diverse place in Europe.