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Sacked Catalan leader to travel to Denmark from Belgium

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont, who led a failed attempt to break from Spain, will attend a conference in Copenhagen on Monday in what will be his first public trip since fleeing to Belgium...

Ex-Catalan leader says can govern region from Belgium

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont, who was sacked by Madrid over his attempt to break from Spain, said Friday he can govern the region from Belgium as he eyes a comeback after scoring big in...

Let the sunshine in, Belgium clamours after record dark spell

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Wind, clouds, rain, and no sun: Belgium has suffered an early winter with one of the worst deficits of sunshine in its history, a surprising and depressing turn even for a country used to bad weather.With...

Four dead as huge storms batter Europe

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Violent gales battered northern Europe and beyond Thursday, snapping air and train links and leaving four people dead, all killed by falling trees.The Netherlands bore the brunt of the severe winter storms...

Woman killed as violent winds hit Belgium

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

A motorist was killed on Thursday after a tree crushed her car in Belgium, the first fatality from strong winds blowing through countries bordering the North Sea, local media said. The fatal accident...

Two dead in suspected gas blast in Belgium's Antwerp: police

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

Belgian rescuers found two dead bodies early Tuesday at the site of a powerful suspected gas explosion in the port city of Antwerp that also injured 40 people, police said.The blast late Monday, which...

Five injured as building collapses in Belgium's Antwerp: media

15 January 2018 | 0 comments

At least five people were injured Monday in a gas explosion that caused a building to collapse in Belgium's port city of Antwerp, Belgian media reported. There still could be casualties beneath the rubble...

Belgian radio host quits after 'can rape cause orgasms' debate

15 January 2018 | 0 comments

A popular Belgian radio presenter quit his show live on air on Monday after causing an outcry by hosting a phone-in debate about whether women can have orgasms when they are raped.Benjamin Marechal, whose...

Wolf found in northern Belgium, first time in over 100 years

13 January 2018 | 0 comments

A wild wolf has been found in the northern Belgian region of Flanders for the first time in more than a century, an environmental group said Saturday."Our country was the only one in continental Europe...

Belgian PM seeks EU help in row over deported Sudanese

11 January 2018 | 0 comments

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Thursday he would seek EU help to settle a row over his country's deportation of Sudanese who were allegedly tortured on their return home.Michel's coalition...

Spain to oppose ex-Catalan leader being re-elected from Belgium

11 January 2018 | 0 comments

Spain's government will go to the country's Constitutional Court if Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont, in exile in Belgium, attempts to be re-elected into office from abroad, a government...

Cancer shatters gay marriage dreams of artist duo

9 January 2018 | 0 comments

They planned to say "I do" in 25 countries in a joyful celebration of gay marriage. But now the lives of two women artists have been shattered by a diagnosis of terminal cancer.Instead of planning their...

Novo Nordisk woos Belgian nano-drug maker

8 January 2018 | 0 comments

Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's leading insulin manufacturer, announced Monday an offer to buy the Belgian biotech firm Ablynx for 2.6 billion euros ($3.1 billion).Novo Nordisk said it made an initial...

Two Belgians acquitted in Poland of Auschwitz theft

29 December 2017 | 0 comments

A Polish court on Friday acquitted two Belgian citizens who had been accused of stealing parts of an electric fence from the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp, local media reported.All objects...

Puigdemont supporters in Belgium celebrate 'bitter' win

22 December 2017 | 0 comments

Despite the chants of "president" that greeted Carles Puigdemont in Brussels as Catalonia's regional election results rolled in Thursday night, independence supporters warned against triumphalism.The...



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