Belgian news in brief, 17 January 2006

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Thalys trains delayed by glitch

Thalys trains delayed by glitch

Three international Thalys trains were delayed for 30 minutes on the French border on Tuesday morning. A technical problem in France meant no high-speed trains could travel between Brussels and Paris. The problem was partially resolved to allow the trains to resume operations. Trains were also delayed in France.

Iranian asylum seeker in no man's land

An Iranian asylum seeker has been commuting back and forth between Turkey and Belgium for weeks due to an argument between the two countries over who should give the man shelter. Turkish airline Onur Air sees no other option so long as the diplomatic row between Turkey and Belgium continues. Interior Minister Patrick Dewael has promised to investigate the matter.

Q-Music second most popular station

Q-Music reported an increase in market share among the age group 12 and order in the period September-October 2005. Instead of 14 percent, it now holds a share of 15.1 percent. The commercial broadcaster of VMMa is thus continuing its surge. In just four years time, it has become the second largest radio station in Flanders. Radio Donna reported the largest decline, falling from 19.7 percent to 14.2 percent, The Centre for Media Information (CIM) said.

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