Belgium

Police to intervene as Maximilian migrant numbers rise

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Migration

Heavy seas in port of Antwerp

18/1/18 - Images have reached us of the turbulent waters of the River Schelde at the LBC terminal in the port of Antwerp.<p>This week's video news Thu …

Belgium wants three-year legal warranty for household goods

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Flu passes epidemic threshold for the first time

This marks the first time the threshold has been crossed for this season.<p>For an epidemic to be declared, the threshold must be crossed for two …

Public Health

Solo Female Travelers Stay Away - Review of Lybeer Travellers Hostel, Bruges, Belgium

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Travel

What's on this week: 19-25 January

At the Jacques Franck Cultural Centre in Saint-Gilles it’s time for the Chouette Festival, two days of lively music in the dead of winter. It starts …

12 Meetup groups to make new friends in Brussels

With more than 8,000 members, this group encourages expats and Belgians alike of all ages to come along on different journeys around the city, across …

Networking

Storm: lucky escape for schoolchildren

18/1/18 - A bus with over a dozen schoolchildren was hit by a falling tree, while in the port of Antwerp piloting services were halted due to the …

Due

Storm batters Flemish coast

18/1/18 – Dog walkers experienced bracing conditions on our North Sea coast, but not everybody was that lucky!<p>This week's video news Thu 18/01/2018 - …

North Sea

PM Michel evacuated after anthrax alert in Brussels

PM Michel evacuated after anthrax alert in Brussels Author: CDC<p><b>Thu 18/01/2018 - 15:51</b> <b>PM Charles Michel was forced to leave his official residence for</b> …

Swedish anti-pregnancy app not fail-proof in Belgium

The app is in use also in Belgium. Women hope to avoid a pregnancy, but the app is not proving to be too reliable. Boris Cruyssaert of the Flemish …

Are the Russian avant-garde masters in Ghent genuine?

Are the Russian avant-garde masters in Ghent genuine? Author: CDC<p><b>Thu 18/01/2018 - 10:52</b> <b>There is growing speculation about the authenticity of a</b> …

Art History

Storm: Code Orange in Flanders

The Met Office has issued a code orange alert for the larger part of Flanders. The storm that has reached our climes is causing considerable …

Weather

Belgium 'abduction': Woman uses phone map to provide her location

<b>A 19-year-old woman who says she was abducted in Belgium has been found after locating herself on her smartphone and sharing the address with her brother.</b><p>The student said she was kidnapped by five men in front of a nightclub in the capital Brussels and kept locked in a flat in the nearby city of …

News

Are you ready for the health survey?

17/1/18 – 11,000 people in Belgium are being asked to take part in the large scale national public health survey. For the first time the questions …

Legislative framework necessary for support with sexual activities

<i>Het Belang van Limburg</i> is reporting this on Wednesday. Philippe Courard (PS), then Secretary of State for Persons with a Disability, requested the …

Landlord of devastated house “I wasn’t aware that there was a smell of gas”

The landlord of the building Hamdi Chalghmi told VRT News that "This is a catastrophe". Mr Chalghmi is currently holidaying in Egypt and only heard …

Explosion in Antwerp: Rescue services continue to look for victims

The explosion damaged seven buildings. Three apartment blocks collapsed, seven persons were rescued from the rubble overnight while 22 persons had to …

Cruise Halifax on an ACL Con-ro.

A new cargo-passenger service between Europe and North America is available with the five new ACL vessels G4 vessels. The five newly-built vessels …

Halifax

Flexi-jobs: abuse of cheap labour?

17/1/18 – Activists of the three main trade unions gathered outside the HQ of the employers’ organisation of the retail trade to protest against the …

Brussels student abducted and raped in Charleroi

Prosecutors say that five people abducted the woman as she left a nightclub in the Belgian and Flemish capital. They took her to a studio apartment …

Terrorism

Gas pipes should be inspected every five years, says federation

Techlink, a federation representing gas and electricity installers, has called for the federal government to regulate inspections of gas …

See how Belgian F-16's intercept Russian bomber

17/1/18 -The Belgian defence department has released images of the interception of a Russian TU-160 bomber by two Belgian fighter-jets as it …

Investigation into Deliveroo and Uber Eats ramps up

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Uber

Belgium and Saudi Arabia reach deal on Brussels mosque

Saudi Arabia has agreed to hand over control of Brussels' Great Mosque to a Belgian authority - in a move that aims to "promote tolerance and …

Middle East

Still no US ambassador to Belgium after one year of Trump

Belgium and the European Union remain without an American ambassador, a whole year after US president Donald Trump was sworn into office.<p>On 20 …

Donald Trump

Most expensive new wheels cost 2.4 million euros

People buying expensive cars are obliged to turn to somebody like Roel Druyts, who works for Hillewaere, an insurer that is specialised in insuring …

Supercars

Club Brugge sail into the semi-finals

In what was essentially a superfluous second half, Vanaken scored his second and Club Brugge’s 5th goal of the game on 64 minutes.<p>Mandala did appear …

Manchester

Belgians listen to an average of 2.5 hour of music each day

At 17.2 hours a week Belgians are above the global average of 15.1 hours a week or 2.1 hours per day. Remarkable perhaps is that older people in the …

Sweden

Afghan asylum seeker among Antwerp blast victims

Afghan asylum seeker among Antwerp blast victims Author: CDC<p><b>Wed 17/01/2018 - 11:26</b> <b>An Afghan asylum seeker is among the two fatalities of the gas</b> …

South Asia