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Cabinet approves signing and ratification of extradition treaty with Belgium

The Union Cabinet has recently approved the signing and ratification of an extradition treaty between India and Belgium. This ratification will enable the two countries to repatriate any person who is accused or convicted in an extraditable offence. An offence punishable under the laws of both the countries with imprisonment for one year or more is called an ..

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Historic Apology issued by Netherlands Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte on Sunday, 26th January 2020, made the country’s first apology for the persecution of Jews during the 2nd World War. He made this historic apology, first-of-its-kind made by any government in this regard, during the country’s annual Holocaust commemoration in Amsterdam, on the eve of the 75th anniversary ..

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Sophie Wilmes becomes first female PM of Belgium

Sophie Wilmes, a centre-right liberal from French-speaking community, has taken office as the first female Prime Minister of Belgium in its 189-year history. She succeeded caretaker Prime Minister Charles Michel, who will take over as European Council president in December 2019.

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Elise Mertens Wins Qatar Open 2019

Belgium’s Elise Mertens has claimed the biggest title of her career by beating top seed Simona Halep of Romania 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to win the Qatar Open. The final was played on 16th February 2019 in Doha.  About Elise Mertens Currently ranked 21 in the world rankings, Ms. Mertens has won five singles and six doubles WTA titles as well as 24 ITF titles to ..

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FIH Player of the Year Awards

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Player of the Year Awards are the annual awards for the best men’s and women’s player in international hockey in a given calendar year as determined by a peer and public vote. FIH Awards 2019 FIH Player of the Year, Men: Arthur van Doren (Belgium) Women: Eva de Goede (Netherlands) ..

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