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European leaders' beer summit as Britain dines alone

18 October 2018 | 0 comments

Theresa May knew even before she got to Brussels that she wouldn't be invited to dinner with her European opposite numbers, who wanted to discuss her Brexit plan without her.But the British premier can't...

Brussels police hold 'sick-in' on EU summit day

17 October 2018 | 0 comments

As world leaders descend on the Belgian capital Brussels, hundreds of police officers called in sick on Wednesday to protest working conditions.A police spokesman said about 20 percent of Brussels city's...

Footballer Kompany's dad first black mayor in Belgium

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

Pierre Kompany, the father of Manchester City captain and Belgian international defender Vincent, became Belgium's first black elected mayor on Monday after his party topped the poll in the Brussels suburb...

Burundi accuses Belgium of ordering hit on independence hero

14 October 2018 | 0 comments

Burundi on Sunday accused former colonial power Belgium of ordering the assassination of independence hero and Crown Prince Louis Rwagasore in 1961, a move likely to further poison ties between the two...

Four jihadi suspects charged in Kosovo over terror plots

13 October 2018 | 0 comments

Four suspected jihadists have been charged in Pristina on suspicion of planning a series of attacks including at a church in Kosovo, two discos and unspecified assaults in France and Belgium, judicial...

19 charged in Belgium football fraud probe: prosecutor

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

Belgian prosecutors have charged 19 suspects and detained nine in a massive fraud and match-fixing scandal that has mired Belgium's elite league in scandal, they said on Friday.The charges came after...

Iran summons German envoy over extradition of 'bomb plot' diplomat

10 October 2018 | 0 comments

Tehran summoned the German ambassador on Wednesday to protest the extradition of one of its diplomats to Belgium over his alleged role in a bomb plot. "The German ambassador to Tehran was summoned today...

US arrests alleged Chinese spy after extradition from Belgium

10 October 2018 | 0 comments

US authorities said Wednesday they have arrested a Chinese intelligence agent after he was extradited from Belgium, accusing him of a state-sponsored effort to steal American trade secrets.The Justice...

Belgian bishop calls for married men in priesthood

10 October 2018 | 0 comments

A Belgian bishop called Wednesday for married men to be allowed into the priesthood, a hot-button topic within the Roman Catholic church as it grapples with falling priest numbers and sexual abuse scandals."I...

Belgium arrests gang smuggling migrants to Britain

8 October 2018 | 0 comments

Belgian police have dismantled a network of people traffickers accused of smuggling Sudanese and Eritrean migrants to Britain, the Brussels prosecutor said Monday.On Sunday morning, around 50 investigators...

Germany approves extradition of Iran diplomat over bomb 'plot'

1 October 2018 | 0 comments

A German court said Monday it gave the green light for an Iranian diplomat linked to an alleged bomb plot against an Iranian opposition rally to be handed over to Belgium.The superior regional court in...

Frans Francken the Younger painting sold for 1.5 mn euros

29 September 2018 | 0 comments

A painting by Flemish painter Frans Francken the Younger (1581-1642) went under the hammer on Saturday for nearly 1.5 million euros ($1.7 million), over ten times the expected sale price, the auctioneers...

Engie denies plans to sell Belgian nuclear plants

26 September 2018 | 0 comments

The head of French energy firm Engie on Wednesday denied reports her company planned to sell Belgian nuclear reactors to France's EDF, calling Belgium a "strategic country" for Engie."There's nothing...

Belgium's Queen Paola falls ill in Venice

26 September 2018 | 0 comments

Queen Paola, mother of King Philippe of Belgium, was flown home Wednesday for hospital treatment after falling ill on a visit to Venice, royal officials said.Paola, 81, suffered a stroke, according to...

Spain furious over Flemish letter to Catalan separatist

26 September 2018 | 0 comments

Spain summoned the Belgian ambassador over a letter sent to jailed Catalan separatist Carme Forcadell by the speaker of the regional Flemish parliament questioning democracy in Spain, a diplomatic source...



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