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WWI Ypres gas attack sears the memory 100 years on

WWI Ypres gas attack sears the memory 100 years on

19 April 2015   0 comments
One hundred years ago, a green cloud of chlorine gas drifted gently towards Allied trenches around Ypres, promising an agonising death as Germany sought to break the bloody stalemate World War I had become.The...

Teenagers suspected of hacking Belgian and French websites 17 April 2015

Two teenagers are suspected of having hacked the websites of Belgian and French newspapers earlier in the week, prosecutors said Friday."The regional unit of computer crime managed identify the...

Most Britons ignorant over Battle of Waterloo: poll 17 April 2015

A survey of Britons published Friday in the build-up to the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo found three-quarters knew little or nothing about it -- while many thought France won.The poll of...

Water more expensive if you use a lot, cheaper if you make t... 16 April 2015

Flanders is putting a 'flexible' price tag on tap water that you are consuming at home.

Hardly any trains on Wednesday 22 April 16 April 2015

The Christian trade union for Belgian Rail (ACV Transcom) has announced that it 'won't stop' any of its members that would like to participate in next week's strike in the public sector.

50 percent of Belgians guilty of tax fraud

16 April 2015
Last year, the tax collector found unreturned profits in more than half of his thorough inspections.

Brussels brings forward car free city centre

16 April 2015
A large part of the centre of the city of Brussels is being turned into a pedestrian precinct.

Belgian jailed for child rape in DR Congo 15 April 2015

An elderly Belgian has been sentenced to 20 years' jail for raping two girls, aged 11 and 13, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the lawyer of one of the victims said Tuesday.Septuagenarian Jacques...

Giant graffiti mural at Antwerp dock 14 April 2015

Graffiti artist Cazn has just finished a truly monumental graffiti drawing inside the Deurganck dock lock, a brand new sluice at an Antwerp harbour dock.

Restaurant charges for warming baby’s bottle 14 April 2015

The hospitality industry is responding to the case of a woman who was charged 50 Eurocents after she had asked for a bottle of baby formula to be heated up.

Dioxin triggered 20,000 additional cancers 14 April 2015

Ghent cancer specialist Nik Van Larebeke is claiming that the 1999 dioxin in food scandal had a greater impact on Belgian public health than initially thought.

Man that caused fatal road accident, expelled by Asylum depa... 14 April 2015

An asylum seeker who failed to obtain the legal permission to stay in Belgium, has been sent back to his home country by the Belgian authorities, despite awaiting trial for a fatal accident.

Hackers attack two Belgian media groups 13 April 2015

Hackers launched attacks Monday against the Belgian media groups Rossel and IPM, targeting the websites of newspapers in Belgium and France, officials said.The Rossel group was already subject Sunday...

Hackers launch new attack on Belgian media group 13 April 2015

Hackers launched a new attack Monday against the Belgian media group Rossel, targeting the websites of newspapers in Belgium and France, its managing director told AFP.The group was subject Sunday to...

Madonna closes Coachella festival with wet-kiss surprise 13 April 2015

Madonna startled an audience of tens of thousands by making out with the rapper Drake in an unexpected climax to the Coachella music festival.The pop superstar was not scheduled to appear at the three-day...

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