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Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud.
The promise of Africa’s biggest economy has turned to peril. Companies drawn to Nigeria by the prospect of a population bigger than Germany and Turkey’s combined are retreating; those staying have publicly criticized the president, a military strongman in the 1980s who came back to power via an election last year; and foreign investors are pulling their money out.
Several explosions have struck Brussels airport and the metro system, causing at least 13 deaths, Belgian media say. Two blasts tore through the departures area of Zaventem airport shortly after 08:00 local time (07:00 GMT). An hour later, an explosion hit Maelbeek metro station, close to the EU institutions. The airport and whole transport system have been closed.
Two explosions have struck the departures area of Zaventem airport in Brussels.The Belgian government has confirmed there are casualties but has given no numbers yet.The cause of the explosions is unknown. The airport is being evacuated and has been closed to flights.