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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

Culture

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…

Europe

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.

Sport

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…

Europe

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.