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Art repatriation: colonial ghosts haunt Europe's museums

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

The return of art and treasures taken from African countries during their colonisation by European powers is a recurring and controversial debate.A UNESCO convention against the export of illicit cultural...

Police officer injured in Brussels knife attack

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

A Brussels police officer was injured in a knife attack in front of the city's main police station early Tuesday, a spokeswoman said.The attack took place on the second day of a state visit to Belgium...

France's Macron to visit Belgium at royal request

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron will visit the Brussels district of Molenbeek, home of Islamic State jihadists who carried out the 2015 Paris attacks, during a state visit to Belgium next week.The visit...

Belgium summons reinforcements in Colombia chip war

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

Belgium, self-proclaimed inventor of the French fry or chip, urged Europe on Friday to help it fight a tariff slapped on its iconic export by Colombia.The potato was first farmed in the Andes mountains...

Theresa May to pay respect to WWI soldiers in Belgium and France

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron are set to commemorate their countries' shared sacrifice in the First World War on Friday and discuss the future of their post-Brexit...

Former Ecuador president Correa seeking Belgium asylum: sources

8 November 2018 | 0 comments

Former Ecuador leader Rafael Correa, who is wanted in his homeland on suspicion of kidnapping, has requested political asylum in Belgium, two well-placed sources told AFP.Correa has lived near Brussels...

As WWI centenary looms, Eurostar warns about souvenir 'bombs'

5 November 2018 | 0 comments

Ahead of the WWI Armistice centenary, Eurostar has repeated warnings about shells that have been turned into souvenirs onto the trains following a series of security scares."As you're travelling during...

Belgian purchase of US jets 'against European interests': Macron

26 October 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday criticised Belgium's decision to buy US-made F-35 fighter jets instead of European planes, saying it "goes against European interests". The Belgian government...

Belgium's purchase of US F-35 jets 'against European interests': Macron

26 October 2018 | 0 comments

Belgium's decision to buy US-made F-35 fighter jets instead of a rival European aircraft "strategically goes against European interests," French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday.Belgium announced...

100 flights cancelled due to Brussels baggage handler strike

26 October 2018 | 0 comments

A strike by baggage handlers at Brussels airport has caused the cancellation of around 100 flights, affecting thousands of passengers during a major school holiday, an official said Friday.Some 300 travellers...

Ryanair recognises Belgian staff unions

25 October 2018 | 0 comments

Ryanair on Thursday said it had agreed to recognise Belgian pilots and cabin crew unions, as the no-frills Irish airline looks to avoid further strikes across Europe.The company has signed similar agreements...

Belgium to buy US F-35 stealth fighter jets: official

25 October 2018 | 0 comments

Belgium will buy US-made F-35 stealth fighter jets to replace its ageing fleet of F-16s, Prime Minister Charles Michel announced Thursday, discounting the Eurofighter Typhoon.In March 2017, Belgium launched...

Endangered fin whale washes up on Belgian beach

25 October 2018 | 0 comments

An 18-metre (60-foot) fin whale washed up overnight on a Belgian beach after dying offshore, in what the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences called a rare event.The male whale, which weighed 35...

InBev earnings slump, slashes dividend

25 October 2018 | 0 comments

The world's biggest brewer, AB InBev, reported Thursday a sharp fall in third quarter earnings and slashed its dividend as it paid down debt on its acquisition of rival SAB Miller.Net profit for the three...

Ex-Tunisia player detained in Belgium football fraud probe

24 October 2018 | 0 comments

Former Tunisia international Fabien Camus was detained on Wednesday in a massive fraud and match-fixing scandal that has engulfed Belgium's top football division.The 33-year-old midfielder, who is without...



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