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Belgium's German-speaking region gets a new name

A small German-speaking corner of Belgium has given itself a new name, stirring controversy across a country where names and language are tools of political warfare, and stoking fears that the long-de

A small German-speaking corner of Belgium has given itself a new name, stirring controversy across a country where names and language are tools of political warfare, and stoking fears that the long-de

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How the city of Ghent copes with increased numbers of refugees

As a local government, we believe in a pro-active and two-sided approach, not only speeding up the integration process for the refugees themselves, but also allowing organisations and citizens to get to know newcomers.

As a local government, we believe in a pro-active and two-sided approach, not only speeding up the integration process for the refugees themselves, but also allowing organisations and citizens to get to know newcomers.

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Driver arrested after speeding into pedestrianised street in Antwerp

Just a day after the attack in London, Belgian police have arrested a man accused of driving at speed into a pedestrianised street in Antwerp and forcing people to jump out of the…

Just a day after the attack in London, Belgian police have arrested a man accused of driving at speed into a pedestrianised street in Antwerp and forcing people to jump out of the…

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Brussels terror victims remembered, one year on

Families of the dead, survivors and officials have joined together in Brussels – to remember the victims of the city’s terror attacks, one year on.

Families of the dead, survivors and officials have joined together in Brussels – to remember the victims of the city’s terror attacks, one year on.

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Belgium remembers

Belgium has been marking the first anniversary of the Brussels airport and metro attacks.

Belgium has been marking the first anniversary of the Brussels airport and metro attacks.

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Brussels police detain man with gas canisters in car

A man with suspected militant links has been detained in Brussels after police found two gas canisters in his car.

A man with suspected militant links has been detained in Brussels after police found two gas canisters in his car.

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Minister promoting cycle lanes has bike stolen

A Belgian mobility minister was left red-faced after his bike was stolen at an event to promote cycle lanes.

A Belgian mobility minister was left red-faced after his bike was stolen at an event to promote cycle lanes.

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Staff offered skin implant to sign into work

A Belgian digital-marketing and tech company called NewFusion has launched an initiative offering employees the opportunity to trade in their ID badges for a surgically-implanted…

A Belgian digital-marketing and tech company called NewFusion has launched an initiative offering employees the opportunity to trade in their ID badges for a surgically-implanted…

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'Man in the hat' terror suspect Abrini charged over Paris attacks

Held in Belgium since his arrest last April, terror suspect Mohamed Abrini was taken to France on Monday where he was placed under formal investigation over the Paris terror attacks of November 2015 i

Held in Belgium since his arrest last April, terror suspect Mohamed Abrini was taken to France on Monday where he was placed under formal investigation over the Paris terror attacks of November 2015 i

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Putting the colour into 'Tintin in the Land of the Soviets'

Eminent and distinguished Tintinophiles – yes fans of Tintin gathered at the Grand-Place in Brussels to celebrate that most famous Belgian reporter and…

Eminent and distinguished Tintinophiles – yes fans of Tintin gathered at the Grand-Place in Brussels to celebrate that most famous Belgian reporter and…

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Verhofstadt enters parliament race

Former Belgian Prime MInister Guy Verhofstadt says he wants the top job the European Parliament.

Former Belgian Prime MInister Guy Verhofstadt says he wants the top job the European Parliament.

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Nuns have fun on YouTube

The savvy Belgian Benedictine sisters have launched their own channel and it is already proving to be a holy hit.

The savvy Belgian Benedictine sisters have launched their own channel and it is already proving to be a holy hit.

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ISIL's 24 months of terror in Belgium, France and Germany

From Belgium to France and back to Belgium then France and Germany; ISIL's European operatives have been busy in the last 24 months with attacks on European targets.

From Belgium to France and back to Belgium then France and Germany; ISIL's European operatives have been busy in the last 24 months with attacks on European targets.

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Axel Witsel heads to China

Belgium international Axel Witsel is the latest high-profile footballer to be heading to the lucrative Chinese Super League.

Belgium international Axel Witsel is the latest high-profile footballer to be heading to the lucrative Chinese Super League.

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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.