BELGIUM: The Royal Rage

In Brussels' Laeken palace last week, Belgium's King Baudouin, raging at the news of the second U.N. resolution calling for Belgian withdrawal from the Congo, rounded on dapper Premier Gaston Eyskens. "This is the end," snapped Baudouin. "I demand your resignation."

In his wrath, gloomy King Baudouin, 29, spoke what was in the heart and on the lips of thousands of his countrymen. "What has this government accomplished?" roared Brussels' Le Soir. "It has gone from defeat to defeat. Never in Belgium's memory has our prestige been so low." Similar outcries came...

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