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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...

Halt execution of academic 'immediately', UN experts tell Iran

20 December 2017 | 0 comments

Four UN rights experts on Wednesday called on Iran to "immediately" annul the death sentence against an academic accused of espionage during nuclear talks with world powers, warning his trial had been...

Belgian company in talks to buy US fruit giant Dole

19 December 2017 | 0 comments

Belgian fruit and vegetable company Greenyard said Tuesday it was in advanced negotiations to buy US giant Dole, one of the world's leading producers of bananas and pineapples.According to Belgian press...

Iran airs alleged confession of death-row academic

18 December 2017 | 0 comments

Iranian public television has broadcast images it says show the confession of an academic sentenced to death for spying for Israel during nuclear talks with world powers.In the video aired late Sunday...

Belgian trial of Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam set for February

18 December 2017 | 0 comments

A Belgian court on Monday delayed until February the trial of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam over a shootout in Brussels that led to his capture.Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the November...

Belgian trial delayed for Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam: court

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

The Belgian trial of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, which was scheduled to begin on Monday in Brussels, has been delayed, the court said Friday.Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect of the November...



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