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Belgium lowers terror alert level

Belgian authorities on Monday lowered the level of the terror alert from three to two - on a scale of four - except for a few sensitives sites. It is the first time the level has been lowered since the Paris attacks in November 2015. It reached four when the capital Brussels was locked down for a weekend in November 2015, and again after the Brussels attacks in March 2016.

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EU and Japan wave light in Trump's 'darkness'

EU leaders and Japanese prime minister signed a series of agreements, including the EU's biggest trade deal ever, designed as an answer to the disruption of the world order by the US president.

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