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Paris attacks suspect's DNA 'not found on suicide belt'

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

No DNA from fugitive Salah Abdeslam, a key suspect in November's Paris attacks, has been found on a suicide belt discovered in the French capital, a source close to the inquiry said Friday.The explosive...

Expat currency news — Pound softens on poor UK data as stock market rout boosts safe-haven currencies

Expat currency news — Pound softens on poor UK data as stock market rout bo...

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

If you have a foreign currency transfer coming up, securing a competitive exchange rate can make a big difference on how much you receive. [Contributed by TorFX]

Mirror maze shattered to smithereens

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

The mirror maze on the fair at Boom is no more after a delivery van crashed into the attraction.

British drug baron stopped at Zaventem

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

Belgian police apprehended one of Britain's most wanted drug dealers at Brussels Airport on Monday.

"Self-driving trains in Brussels by 2020"

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

The head of Belgium's state-owned rail company, the NMBS, Jo Cornu, has spoken of the prospect of self-driving trains operating through the tunnels of the North-South Link in Brussels by 2020. Mr Cornu was setting out his priorities for the next few years.

Asahi offers to buy Peroni and Grolsch, key for AB InBev-SABMiller deal

10 February 2016 | 0 comments

The world's top brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev said Wednesday it had received an offer from Japan's Asahi for the Peroni and Grolsch beer brands it has pledged to sell as part of its tie-up with SABMiller.Asahi...

Asahi offers to buy Peroni and Grolsch, key for AB InBev-SABMiller deal

10 February 2016 | 0 comments

The world's top brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev said Wednesday it had received an offer from Japan's Asahi for buy the Peroni and Grolsch beer brands it has pledged to sell as part of its tie-up with SABMiller.Asahi...

20,000 Flemings using service cheques from beyond the grave

10 February 2016 | 0 comments

The company that provides service cheques, cheques that can be used to pay for domestic chores, Sodexo has calculated that around 20,000 people that are no longer alive still have an account with them.

Dutch to increase border checks

10 February 2016 | 0 comments

The maximum speed on roads on the border between The Netherlands and Belgium and The Netherlands and Germany is to be reduced in order to allow the Dutch police to improve checks on human traffickers.

Wind and rain put a damper on carnival

10 February 2016 | 0 comments

The poor weather is serving to put a damper on carnival celebrations across our region. Carnival processions in a number of towns and villages have been cancelled.

Belgian charged with son's murder to stay in custody in Singapore

10 February 2016 | 0 comments

A Belgian financial executive accused of murdering his five-year-old son in Singapore will remain in detention for another six weeks as state prosecutors await a forensics report, a district court heard...

Big increase in real estate gifts

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

Since the Flemish Government reduced the tax rate on real estate given away as a gift the number of such gifts has tripled.

Mortgage interest rates have never been lower

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

The level of interest payable on mortgages has never been lower. That’s according to figures published by the financial website spaargids.be.

New rail tunnel to open on 5 April

9 February 2016 | 1 comment

The new rail tunnel will make it possible to travel direct from the Brussels-Schuman station in the European District to Brussels Airport at Zaventem in Flemish Brabant.

Flanders mourns Eddy Wally

8 February 2016 | 0 comments

Flanders is a sadder place this morning after the death was announced of the Flemish Schlager singer Eddy Wally. The singer, popularly known as "The Voice of Europe", passed away at the age of 83.

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