By Alexander Winning and Pavel Polityuk SIMFEROPOL, Crimea (Reuters) - Power blackouts in Crimea orchestrated by anti-Russian saboteurs are stirring discontent a year and a half after Moscow seized the peninsula from Ukraine, threatening to chip away at the pro-Kremlin euphoria many Crimeans felt after annexation. The blackouts - the result of pro-Ukrainian activists blowing up the electricity lines which supply Crimea in southern Ukraine over the weekend - are causing misery for the population of some 2 million and testing loyalty levels to Moscow. "We need to put up with this for the time being, but it will all be solved," said Yuri, an employee in a wine shop in Simferopol, the capital of the contested territory.
By Thomas Escritt and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium lowered the security threat level in Brussels on Thursday, ending six days on maximum alert, but the prime minister warned that the risk of a Paris-style attack remained serious. "We remain on guard," Charles Michel told a news conference. The safety of large gatherings such as sports events would be reviewed case by case, Michel added.