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Belgium raises terror alert to highest level amid warning of ‘imminent threat’ in Brussels

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Belgium raised its terror alert to the highest level in the capital Brussels on Saturday, with the OCAM national crisis center warning of an “imminent threat” a week after the Paris attacks.

“Following our latest evaluation… the centre has raised its terror alert to level 4, signifying a very serious threat, for the Brussels region,” it said, as Europe tightens security after Islamic State militants killed 130 people in the French capital.

“The analysis shows a serious and imminent threat requiring specific security measures as well as detailed recommendations to the population,” said OCAM, which is part of the Belgian interior ministry, in a statement.

The centre urged citizens to avoid crowded areas such as concerts and transport hubs in Belgium’s capital, which is also home to the European Union and NATO headquarters.

The officials declined to add further details until later on Saturday “in order to allow ongoing judicial investigations to follow their course,” the statement said.

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Belgian investigators a few hours earlier charged a third unnamed suspect, arrested the day before, with involvement in terrorism over the Paris attacks.

This was in addition to Hamza Attou and Mohammed Amri, who were charged earlier this week with aiding fugitive Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam on the night of the attacks.

Brussels resident Abdeslam, whose brother Brahim blew himself up at a Paris bar, is believed to be in Belgium and is the subject of a huge manhunt.

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The fugitive is closely linked with the alleged Paris attack ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who was killed in police raid on Wednesday.

Both grew up in the poor Molenbeek district of Brussels, described as an extremist hotbed, before going to join the Islamic State group in Syria.


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Fox News personality attacks women of color for ‘pouting’ over Trump’s racist tirades

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Fox News hosts at "The Five" responded to the press conference by four Congresswomen of color with outright sexism.

"Donald Trump won that press conference. Nancy and 'The Squad' lost. It looks like they want to victimize themselves even further," said host Jesse Waters, saying "We will not be silenced."

"I don’t think that’s the way to go against President Trump. You have to meet them on the same level," Waters continued, though he didn't explain what that meant. "They are continuing to play the victim and pout and now they want to impeach him for tweeting. They are saying he’s a white nationalist and he’s committing human rights violations and deporting all these people."

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WATCH: Progressive Dems targeted by Trump’s racist remarks use his ‘grab them’ comments against him

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Urge Nation to Focus on Fixing Problems

The four progressive Democratic women who are being targeted by President Donald Trump's racist remarks held a press event Monday afternoon, showing unity and strength in the face of the president's attacks. They chose their words carefully and spoke them with dignity while blasting Trump and his white nationalist agenda.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley told reporters she will only refer to Trump as "the occupant of the White House," and urged Americans to not "take the bait" Trump is tossing.

She also said they "want to get back to" addressing the issues that led their constituents to send them to Congress, including reducing the cost of prescription drugs and reducing gun violence.

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‘This is his plan to pit us against each other — to continue to enrich his friend’: Ilhan Omar demands Trump’s impeachment

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) ripped President Donald Trump on Monday for his "blatantly racist" attacks on the four young women of color known as "The Squad."

Omar made her remarks in a press conference with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

"This country was founded on the radical idea that we are created equal and endowed by our creator with inalienable rights. And, yes, we have a long way before we fully live up to those values. It is for this reason precisely that we have to take action when a president is openly violating the oath he took to the Constitution of the United States and the core values we aspire to," Omar said.

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