The annual New Year's Eve festivities and fireworks in the heart of Brussels have been cancelled for security reasons, the mayor announced on Wednesday, as the Belgian capital remains on high alert over a possible terror threat.
"Unfortunately we have been forced to cancel the fireworks and all that was planned for tomorrow (Thursday) evening and that would have brought a lot of people together in the centre of Brussels, following a risk analysis by the crisis centre," mayor Yvan Mayeur told Belgian broadcaster RTBF.
GMT 08:12 2017 Friday ,28 AprilEU's Tusk says UK must settle 'people, money and Ireland' first
GMT 08:10 2017 Friday ,28 AprilBarclays bank says profit down by more than half in Q1
GMT 08:07 2017 Friday ,28 AprilSony sees net profit more than tripling in current year
GMT 08:05 2017 Friday ,28 AprilRoyal Bank of Scotland rebounds into slender Q1 profit
GMT 08:03 2017 Friday ,28 AprilUBS says profits surged 79 percent in first quarter
GMT 08:01 2017 Friday ,28 AprilAfghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'
GMT 07:53 2017 Friday ,28 AprilBritish counterterrorism police say they have uncovered plans for imminent operations
GMT 17:33 2017 Thursday ,27 AprilTwo US troops killed fighting IS in Afghanistan