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Thales awarded contract to build 3 new frigates for Netherlands, Belgium

Thales awarded contract to build 3 new frigates for Netherlands, Belgium

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Feb. 28 (UPI) -- With multipurpose frigates for the Royal Netherlands and Belgian navies reaching the end of their life cycles, Thales has been awarded a contract for three frigates by 2024. France-based Thales will replace two Dutch and two Belgian M-class frigates with an Above Water Warfare System, according to news release Thursday. The contract amount wasn't specified. Although they will be primarily anti-submarine, the new frigates will defend themselves as well as nearby units against air and surface threats. The frigates will be designed to handle threats of increasing complexity, coordination and speed, the company said. "Missiles go up to three times faster than the speed of sound, and possibly even up to five times faster in 2020," the company said in a news release. "Currentl...
Belgium vs England: World Cup preview, live commentary, stream and team line-ups

Belgium vs England: World Cup preview, live commentary, stream and team line-ups

Sports
third-place play-off talkSPORT looks ahead to the third-place play-off on Saturday It’s the penultimate game – but it could still be a cracker. England and Belgium must pick themselves up from semi-final elimination and battle it out for third place on Saturday. Neither side will have recovered from the heartbreak of missing out on a World Cup final just a matter of days ago, nor will they care whether they come third or fourth. Kane and Hazard have starred at the tournament But there are a few individual scores to be settled at the Saint Petersburg Stadium. Romelu Lukaku is Harry Kane’s closest rival for the Golden Boot. The Belgian has four goals to Kane’s six. A tie would be settled by assists and then minutes ...
World Cup 2018: Roberto Martinez says his players deserve to be heroes in Belgium after incredible quarter-final victory over Brazil

World Cup 2018: Roberto Martinez says his players deserve to be heroes in Belgium after incredible quarter-final victory over Brazil

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Belgium manager Roberto Martinez hopes his team’s stunning World Cup victory over five-time winners Brazil will inspire pride back home.Fernandinho’s own goal and a Kevin De Bruyne stunner sent the Red Devils through to the semi-finals despite Renato Augusto’s late goal in a thrilling encounter. Belgium celebrate their victory Belgium’s golden generation shone on the big stage, with masterclasses from Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois, and Martinez believes they have earned the right to be heroes. He told talkSPORT: “We had incredible hearts out there. Sometimes you have to accept that Brazil have this finesse, that quality that will break you down, but they didn’t accept it. “I didn’t even think for one ...
Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica: Lukaku stars in Red Devils' final pre-World Cup win, but Eden Hazard limps off

Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica: Lukaku stars in Red Devils' final pre-World Cup win, but Eden Hazard limps off

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Hazard picked up a knock and was substituted on 70 minutes Monday, June 11, 2018 Romelu Lukaku starred for Belgium with two goals and an assist as the Red Devils ran out 4-1 winners in their final pre-World Cup friendly against Costa Rica on Monday night. The main worrying moment of the night for England's Group G opponents came when Eden Hazard limped off after picking up a knock with 20 minutes left to play. Hazard struggled after a rash challenge clipped his boot, however it only appeared a minor issue as he managed to make it off the pitch unaided. Costa Rica took the lead through captain Bryan Ruiz after 24 minutes, but were behind by half time as Dries Mertens and Romelu Lukaku responded. In the second half, Lukaku furthered B...
Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam jailed in Belgium

Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam jailed in Belgium

World
Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris attacks, has been jailed for 20 years in Belgium over a gunfight that led to his arrest.Abdeslam, 28, and co-defendant Sofien Ayari were both convicted of terror-related charges of attempted murder.Ayari, 24, was also given a 20-year sentence. Both fired on officers who raided a flat in Brussels in 2016.He is being held in a jail in France and is due to face trial there over the Paris attacks themselves.He had refused to answer questions from the judge in the trial in Brussels, and eventually refused to attend the hearings. Neither he nor Ayari, 24, was in court as the verdict was read out on Monday. Both received the maximum 20-year term requested by prosecutors.The judge, Marie France Keutgen, said that "there can be no doubt...