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A commuter wearing a protective face mask looks at her mobile phone in a train arriving at the Central Train Station in Brussels in May 2020. Belgium's new rule addresses the ever-blurry line between work and personal life in the pandemic. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Zara Rutherford, 19, carries the Belgian and British flags on the tarmac after landing her Shark ultralight plane at the Kortrijk airport in Belgium, on Thursday at the completion of a record-breaking solo circumnavigation. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP hide caption

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19-year-old lands in Belgium, becoming youngest woman to fly solo around the world

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Flooding has led to the collapse of an entire field in Rhein-Erft-Kreis, a district in western Germany. Officials have said a warming climate is at least partially to blame for floods. Rhein-Erft-Kreis District/Storyful hide caption

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A statue of King Leopold II stands defaced after protests this month in Brussels. Belgian King Philippe acknowledged "acts of violence and cruelty" in his country's colonial past in Africa. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters pull down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston during a Black Lives Matter protest on College Green, Bristol, England, on Sunday. The protest grew in response to the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis that sparked large demonstrations across the United States and spread to other countries. Ben Birchall/AP hide caption

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Potatoes are processed into fries at the Mydibel processing plant in Mouscron, Belgium. Teri Schultz for NPR hide caption

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Belgians Urged To Eat More Fries To Help Potato Farmers Amid Pandemic-Related Glut

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President Trump speaks as he points to China on a chart showing death rates per 100,000 inhabitants during a coronavirus task force briefing on April 18. Belgium surged to the top of the chart because authorities are including all deaths that are even suspected of being caused by the virus, whether the deceased was tested or not. Al Drago/Reuters hide caption

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Chinese Firms Now Hold Stakes In Over A Dozen European Ports

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A banner reading "Freedom to political prisoners" hangs from City Hall in Barcelona as a protester waves a Catalan pro-independence Estelada flag during a demonstration on Friday to protest the detention of Catalan officials. Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People gather around a single rose laid on the ground of Las Ramblas in Barcelona on Friday, observing one minute's silence for the victims of the terrorist attack. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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A young woman wears the niqab, or full face veil, as she sits in a park in Brussels in 2010. On Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights upheld Belgium's 2011 ban on wearing partial or full face veils in public. Yves Logghe/AP hide caption

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Laura Passoni, a Belgian woman who was recruited by ISIS, traveled to Syria and eventually escaped, has written a book to discourage young people who may be tempted to follow the same path. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP hide caption

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Europe Wakes Up To Prospect Of Female Terrorists

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Jacqueline Galant, who resigned as Belgium's transport minister on Friday, says she is the victim of a crusade against her. Dirk Waem/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dirk van der Maelen, a Social Democratic member of Belgium's Federal Parliament, defends the country's motto, seen here: "Unity makes strength." He think Belgium needs to remain unified, now more than ever. But there are also renewed calls for the country to split into two. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Belgium Terrorist Attacks Prompt A Renewed Sectarian Debate

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Playwright Ismaël Saïdi speaks to a mostly-Muslim students at a school in the Brussels district of Laeken, where two suicide-bombers grew up. Teri Schultz for NPR hide caption

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In Tough Brussels District, School Urges Students To Fight Intolerance

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