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Belgium sending 35 military trainers to Iraq

Belgium sending 35 military trainers to Iraq

27 February 2015   0 comments
Belgium is to send around 35 soldiers to Iraq to help train the Iraqi army in the fight against the Islamic State jihadist group, the government said Friday.They will leave on Saturday and be based there...

Big French Wheel coming to Belgium, but "not just yet" 27 February 2015

Belgian René Bufkens is now the proud owner of the Big Wheel of Paris.
Government kicks our wage rise into the long grass

Government kicks our wage rise into the long grass 27 February 2015

The Belgian government has approved draft legislation to introduce wage restraint.
First shelter for Belgium's abused men

First shelter for Belgium's abused men 27 February 2015

Starting in March men who are victims of extreme domestic violence will be able to seek refuge in the country's first shelter dedicated solely to male victims of abuse.

Stolen Picasso worth millions discovered in New York 26 February 2015

A Picasso painting, snatched more than a decade ago from a storeroom in Paris, has surfaced in New York and will be returned to the French government, US officials said Thursday.The century-old Cubist...

Belgian town wants World Press Photo award withdrawn

26 February 2015
The mayor of Charleroi has said the award of a World Press Photo prize to a study on the gritty industrial Belgian town should be withdrawn as a "serious distortion of reality.""I should like to express......

Belgian retail prices fall for fourth month in a row

26 February 2015
Inflation remains negative in Belgium, though in February inflation rose from -0.65 in January to -0.40 percent. It's the fourth month is a row that prices continue to fall in Belgium.
Belgian rail to test mobile internet on trains soon

Belgian rail to test mobile internet on trains soon 26 February 2015

Belgium's stated-owned rail company, the NMBS, has plans to start a trial with mobile internet on train services.

GDF Suez bounces back with 2.44bn-euro profits in 2014 26 February 2015

GDF Suez bounced back in 2014 after major losses the previous year, results showed on Thursday, but the energy group announced fresh cuts in response to falling energy prices.The French-Belgian electricity...

World Cup boosts beer giant InBev profits 26 February 2015

The world's biggest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, said Thursday the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil was its best ever, boosting sales and profits for the whole year.The Belgian-Brazilian giant was a...

Extra surveillance tasks cost a pretty penny 25 February 2015

The extra surveillance tasks as part of the anti-terrorist measures are costing a lot.

Outcry saves Cara Pils 25 February 2015

Belgian supermarket chain Colruyt has shelved plans to ditch the name Cara Pils for its low budget home brand of pilsner beer.

Customer rage surges in Belgian stores 25 February 2015

Staff at Belgian chain stores are encountering more and more aggressive customers.

ECB unveils new 20-euro banknote 25 February 2015

The ECB is gradually phasing in new banknotes to replace those in circulation since the euro became a physical currency in January 2002.

Huge sound-and-light show for Waterloo bicentenary 24 February 2015

The battlefields of Waterloo in Belgium will resonate to a huge sound-and-light show on June 18 to mark the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's defeat.

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