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No Eu Candidate To Destroy Syria Poison Gas Stock

Belgium had been approached because of its experience in disposing of chemical weapons left on the battlefields of the First World War. Ralph Trapp, a consultant on disarming chemical weapons, said there remain very few candidates now for the task of destroying Syrias stockpile, which totals 1,300 tons. Many countries are accustomed to destroying the older chemical weapons, but the destruction of the browse relatively new nerve agents such as sarin, requires a different process, he said. Related Articles Syria talks: Geneva meeting in doubt over fractured opposition 22 Oct 2013 America and Russia could both do the job, but US law prohibits the importation of chemical weapons for destruction. Meanwhile, Russia says that its facilities remain overwhelmed by the task of destroying its own chemical arsenal. In the end, however, Mr Trapp predicted that the most likely solution would be for Russia, a close ally of the free Syrian regime, to accept the burden.
More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10458469/Belgium-becomes-fourth-country-to-refuse-to-destroy-Syrias-chemical-arsenal.html

Invalid entry: Please type the verification code again. November download 18, 2013, 9:15 a.m. ET Belgium Cancels Nov 25 Government Bond Auction Text By Emese Bartha The Belgian Debt Agency said Monday it has cancelled a government bond auction scheduled for Nov. 25, with the decision related to the sale of the country's stake in BNP Paribas Fortis. Proceeds of the sale amount to 3.25 billion euros ($4.39 billion), the agency said.
More: http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20131118-704665.html

"To transport them over long distances to bring them on our soil we do not really see how to do that, and not http://wallinside.com/post-7770304-while-being-descriptive-and-informative-try-and-put-together-in-as-many-keywords-or-phrases-relevan.html only in Belgium, also in other European states," Reynders said, highlighting a reluctance found across the 28 EU nations. "There is no member state that has come forward in saying 'OK, give us the stuff'," said Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans. After Albania refused to take on the task Friday, Belgium as well as France had been considered possible candidates, if only because Belgium has a long history of destroying the gas arsenal from World War I. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has adopted a plan to destroy Damascus' estimated 1,300-ton arsenal, which includes mustard gas and sarin, outside Syria, but has yet to find a country willing to host the risky operation. "The remaining question is actually where we will be able to find a location," said UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon.
More: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/No-EU-candidate-to-destroy-Syria-poison-gas-stock/articleshow/26015011.cms

Belgium said to be probing LVMH boss Bernard Arnault over finances

The paper said Pilinvest was holding shares of a family-owned company that indirectly owns shares in LVMH, a French company. Prosecutors could not be reached for comment. A lawyer for Pilinvest, Pierre Vanommeslaghe, said the investigation was the "normal" consequence of the preliminary investigation. "The company is awaiting the results of this investigation with great serenity," he added. He said Pilinvest "has always fully respected current regulations" and noted that the company had a tax agreement with the Belgian authorities. Arnault - the world's 10th-richest person, with a fortune estimated at US$29 billion, according to Forbes - owns an apartment in Brussels. He provoked an outcry by seeking Belgian nationality last year.
More: http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1358887/belgium-said-be-probing-lvmh-boss-bernard-arnault-over-finances

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