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The Latest: Brussels mayor hopes extremist network is broken

  • Three Brussels airport workers attend an ecumenical service for the victims of the Brussels bomb attacks at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels, Monday, March, 28, 2016.  The Belgian Health Minister Minister Maggie De Block says four of those wounded in the suicide bombings last week have died in the hospital, bringing the number of victims of the bombings to 35. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Three Brussels airport workers attend an ecumenical service for the victims of the Brussels bomb attacks at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels, Monday, March, 28, 2016. The Belgian Health Minister Minister Maggie De Block says four of those wounded in the suicide bombings last week have died in the hospital, bringing the number of victims of the bombings to 35. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pigeons  take flight as tourists feed them in the Grand Place in Brussels, Monday, March, 28, 2016. The Belgian health minister says four of those wounded in the suicide bombings last week have died in the hospital.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Pigeons take flight as tourists feed them in the Grand Place in Brussels, Monday, March, 28, 2016. The Belgian health minister says four of those wounded in the suicide bombings last week have died in the hospital.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)  (The Associated Press)

  • Commuters walk past soldiers on duty at Brussels Central Station as they return to work after the easter holidays in Brussels, Tuesday, March, 29, 2016. The mayor of Brussels, holding special meetings in Paris after deadly attacks on his city, says the European Union's capital can never go back to "normal" again.  Yvan Mayeur met with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo in the French capital's neo-Renaissance city hall Tuesday for discussions on how Paris reacted to the November attacks.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Commuters walk past soldiers on duty at Brussels Central Station as they return to work after the easter holidays in Brussels, Tuesday, March, 29, 2016. The mayor of Brussels, holding special meetings in Paris after deadly attacks on his city, says the European Union's capital can never go back to "normal" again. Yvan Mayeur met with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo in the French capital's neo-Renaissance city hall Tuesday for discussions on how Paris reacted to the November attacks.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on last week's attacks on the Brussels airport and subway (all times local):

10:10 a.m.

Brussels' mayor is acknowledging shortcomings by authorities ahead of last week's attacks but says he hopes the network behind them is being broken at last.

Yvan Mayeur, who is facing criticism in the Belgian media for his own actions before and after the Brussels suicide bombings, said in Paris on Tuesday, "There are certainly some analyses to be done on the investigation. Were there mistakes? Did we miss anything? Certainly. Otherwise these attacks would not have happened."

Asked whether the Islamic extremist network behind the attacks in Brussels and Paris had been badly damaged, he said, "We do believe that and we hope so."

Mayeur met Tuesday with the Paris mayor to discuss the French capital's responses to the November attacks on a Paris stadium, cafes and a rock concert.

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9:35 a.m.

The mayor of Brussels, holding special meetings in Paris after deadly attacks on his city, says the European Union's capital can never go back to "normal" again.

Yvan Mayeur met with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo in the French capital's neo-Renaissance city hall Tuesday for discussions on how Paris reacted to the November attacks.

Mayeur is meeting Parisian first responders and holding a minute of silence for victims of last week's attack on Brussels' airport and subway system, and for victims of a weekend attack in Lahore, Pakistan.

Asked whether life in Brussels was returning to normal, Mayeur said: "There's no such thing as 'normal' anymore. That's a concept we have to revisit."

Hidalgo pledged solidarity with Belgium as it begins "a long and painful process of grieving and reconstruction."