THE NIGHTMARE GOES ON

A FRESH SCANDAL FURTHER SHAKES UP THE BELGIANS

When most people think of Belgium, they consider its hearty beer and delicious chocolate, perhaps its quirky fondness for mayonnaise on French fries and certainly its slightly gray rectitude. The tiny country of 10 million is a wildly improbable candidate to be the epicenter of scandal in Europe. But since the summer, it has been rocked by a series of lurid revelations. They include tales of an exceptionally repellent child-sex torture-murder ring, the arrest of a former minister for the Mafia-style political assassination of a rival, official corruption and bribery, all topped off by law-enforcement bungling on a grand scale. Public...

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