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Belgian beer and Cuban rumba join UNESCO heritage list

Belgian beer, Cuban rumba dancing and traditional New Year celebrations in several countries all make it onto UNESCO’s latest list of heritage worthy of…

Belgian beer, Cuban rumba dancing and traditional New Year celebrations in several countries all make it onto UNESCO’s latest list of heritage worthy of…

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Hackers target European Commission

Hackers have targeted the European Commission’s computer network – trying to overload and crash it.

Hackers have targeted the European Commission’s computer network – trying to overload and crash it.

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Brussels blocked by massive protest

Thousands of demonstrators who work in Belgium's health and welfare sector are angry about government plans for austerity measures.

Thousands of demonstrators who work in Belgium's health and welfare sector are angry about government plans for austerity measures.

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Frozen masterpieces in Belgium

Artists made the final touches to this year’s ice sculpture exhibit in Hasselt, Belgium.

Artists made the final touches to this year’s ice sculpture exhibit in Hasselt, Belgium.

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Protesters demonstrate against Erdogan in Brussels

Several thousands demonstrators have taken to the streets of Brussels to protest against Turkish President’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Several thousands demonstrators have taken to the streets of Brussels to protest against Turkish President’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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The Belgian army takes to the streets

Military personnel took to the streets to demonstrate against plans to increase their retirement age from 56 to 63.

Military personnel took to the streets to demonstrate against plans to increase their retirement age from 56 to 63.

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2018 World Cup qualifying: Belgium top Group H as Netherlands and Portugal also win

Manchester United’s Memphis Depay came off the bench to score twice and help the Netherlands beat Luxembourg 3-1 and move second in Group A of the 2018 World Cup qualifying…

Manchester United’s Memphis Depay came off the bench to score twice and help the Netherlands beat Luxembourg 3-1 and move second in Group A of the 2018 World Cup qualifying…

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Belgium reaches deal to break deadlock over EU-Canada free trade agreement

The signing ceremony for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement or CETA had been called off after the French-speaking region of Wallonia vetoed the deal.

The signing ceremony for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement or CETA had been called off after the French-speaking region of Wallonia vetoed the deal.

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Can a child choose euthanasia?

In September, a 17-year old became the first child to be euthanised under Belgian law.

In September, a 17-year old became the first child to be euthanised under Belgian law.

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Wallonia rejects EU ultimatum over Canada free trade deal

The Belgian region of Wallonia has rejected today’s ultimatum to withdraw its opposition to the planned free trade pact between the EU and Canada.

The Belgian region of Wallonia has rejected today’s ultimatum to withdraw its opposition to the planned free trade pact between the EU and Canada.

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Crowds evacuated from Belgian shopping mall

Police escorted dozens of shoppers out of the Cora mall in Chatelineau, around 50 kilometres south of Brussels after a hold-up at a jeweller's.

Police escorted dozens of shoppers out of the Cora mall in Chatelineau, around 50 kilometres south of Brussels after a hold-up at a jeweller's.

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Wallonia - the mouse that roared

How has the tiny Belgian region brought a landmark global trade deal to the brink of collapse?

How has the tiny Belgian region brought a landmark global trade deal to the brink of collapse?

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Saving CETA - emergency meetings held in Brussels

Canada's trade minister says it is up to the EU to save a free trade deal that is being blocked by opposition from Belgium's French-speaking region.

Canada's trade minister says it is up to the EU to save a free trade deal that is being blocked by opposition from Belgium's French-speaking region.

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Wallonia premier urges fresh negotiations on EU-Canada free trade deal

Paul Magnette leads the regional government in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, where the parliament has refused to provide its backing for the federal government’s move to approve the

Paul Magnette leads the regional government in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, where the parliament has refused to provide its backing for the federal government’s move to approve the

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EU warns Wallonia over Canada trade pact

The EU is stepping up the pressure on Belgium’s French-speaking region of Wallonia after its government refused to back a free trade deal with Canada.

The EU is stepping up the pressure on Belgium’s French-speaking region of Wallonia after its government refused to back a free trade deal with Canada.

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Wallonia says no to CETA

One of the three official regions of Belgium has adopted a resolution which could block the signing of a mammoth free trade deal between the EU and Canada.

One of the three official regions of Belgium has adopted a resolution which could block the signing of a mammoth free trade deal between the EU and Canada.

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Abdeslam stays silent, his legal team gives up

Lawyers acting for the main suspect from last year's Paris attacks says he plans to exercise his right to remain silent.

Lawyers acting for the main suspect from last year's Paris attacks says he plans to exercise his right to remain silent.

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Etixx-QuickStep win third World Team Time Trial title

Etixx-QuickStep were all smiles on Sunday after claiming victory in the men’s team time trial at the Road World Championships in Qatar.

Etixx-QuickStep were all smiles on Sunday after claiming victory in the men’s team time trial at the Road World Championships in Qatar.

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17-year-old becomes first minor to die by euthanasia in Belgium

It is the first time rules adopted in Belgium in 2014 have been applied. They allow for the doctor-assisted deaths of minors with incurable conditions.

It is the first time rules adopted in Belgium in 2014 have been applied. They allow for the doctor-assisted deaths of minors with incurable conditions.