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EU leaders fail to agree top job candidates in Brussels talks

Friday, June 21st 2019, 1:17
related places: Brussels

There is intense national rivalry over the successors to Jean-Claude Juncker and other key figures.
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Belgium monks forced to sell prized beer online to beat resellers

Monday, June 17th 2019, 16:43
related places: Beer

Beer brewed at Belgium’s St Sixtus Abbey is to be sold online in a bid to dampen black market sales.
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Baby elephant takes first wobbly steps

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 3:11

The Asian elephant was born at Pairi Daiza zoo in Belgium.
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Trump: Prepare for no deal and send in Farage

Sunday, June 2nd 2019, 6:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Brussels

Britain should walk away from the EU unless it secures the deal it wants, the US president says.
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Body of DR Congo opposition leader lies in state

Friday, May 31st 2019, 17:57
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Thousands gather in DR Congo to mourn Etienne Tshisekedi, whose body was stuck in Belgium for two years.
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EU Commission: France and Germany differ on Brussels' top job

Tuesday, May 28th 2019, 21:25
related places: Brussels

France and Germany differ as leaders consider who takes the key EU roles after parliamentary elections.
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European elections: anti-EU forces and Green wave

Monday, May 27th 2019, 8:50

From the predicted rise of anti-EU forces to a 'Green wave', BBC Brussels reporter Adam Fleming looks at what went on across Europe.
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France's Macron urges Brexit clarity after May resignation

Friday, May 24th 2019, 15:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brussels

President Emmanuel Macron says the EU needs to know quickly what the UK wants with Brexit.
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Candidates spar for European Commission president job

Thursday, May 16th 2019, 5:04
related places: Brussels

Frontrunners to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker clash in a televised debate in Brussels.
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'Sugar daddy' dating site fined for promoting prostitution

Thursday, May 9th 2019, 9:37
related countries: Norway Norway

The Norwegian founder of RichMeetBeautiful was handed a six-month suspended sentence in Belgium.
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'Bring my grandchildren home from Syria'

Thursday, May 2nd 2019, 1:04
related countries: Syria Syria

Fatiha is the grandmother of six children kept in a camp in Syria, but she hopes she'll be able to welcome them back to Belgium soon.
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Dutch WW2 Queen 'considered Nazi swap for Belgian royals'

Tuesday, April 30th 2019, 15:31
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

As World War Two neared an end, Dutch Queen Wilhelmina was asked to help save Belgium's royal family.
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Belgian twins freed by court amid confusion over identity

Tuesday, April 9th 2019, 9:59

The men became involved in a fracas in Belgium but police and witnesses could not tell them apart.
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Belgium apology for mixed-race kidnappings in colonial era

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 16:48

Some 20,000 children born to colonial settlers and African women were forcibly taken to Belgium.
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Quiz of the Week: What's Belgium's fastest bird?

Friday, March 22nd 2019, 0:15

It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world during the past seven days?
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Hungary Orban: Europe's centre-right EPP suspends Fidesz

Wednesday, March 20th 2019, 20:05
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Brussels

Hungary's right-wing Fidesz party has been in a long-running row with European Parliament colleagues.
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Armando, the 'Lewis Hamilton of pigeons' sells for record €1.25m

Monday, March 18th 2019, 14:35
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Belgian bird Armando, who turns five this year, has retired from racing and is fathering chicks.
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Brussels Jewish Museum murders: Mehdi Nemmouche jailed for life

Tuesday, March 12th 2019, 1:37
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Brussels

Mehdi Nemmouche gunned down four people in Brussels after returning from fighting for IS in Syria.
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Brussels Jewish Museum murders: Mehdi Nemmouche guilty

Thursday, March 7th 2019, 19:25

Mehdi Nemmouche gunned down four people in Brussels after returning from fighting for IS in Syria.
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Brussels Nemmouche trial: Suspect claims he was 'tricked'

Tuesday, March 5th 2019, 13:59
related places: Brussels

Mehdi Nemmouche, accused of the Brussels shooting that killed four people, is facing a life sentence.
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Brussels Nemmouche trial: Suspect 'was my jailer and torturer'

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 19:29
related countries: Syria Syria

Two men who were held by jihadists in Syria identify a man accused of the Brussels Jewish Museum attack.
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French-German rail merger blocked by Brussels

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 12:55
related countries: China China, France France, Germany Germany
related places: Brussels

France's finance minister says ruling against the Siemens-Alstom tie-up 'serves the interests of China'.
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Belgian minister Schauvliege resigns over 'school protest plot'

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 10:54

A Belgian minister falsely claimed she was told the protests by children were a plot against her.
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Backpacker raped by Australian farmer after job lure, trial hears

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 2:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The farmer attacked the Belgian woman after contacting her on a classifieds site, a jury hears.
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Belgium bank robbery: Thieves use sewers to carry out raid

Monday, February 4th 2019, 22:06
related places: Antwerp

A gang in Belgium carry out a dangerous robbery on a bank vault in the city of Antwerp.
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Italy avalanche kills British and French skiers

Monday, February 4th 2019, 15:58
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A weekend of avalanches leaves eight people dead, including British, French and Belgian citizens.
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Ivory Coast ex-President Gbagbo to go to Belgium after ICC acquittal

Saturday, February 2nd 2019, 12:30

Laurent Gbagbo was the first former head of state to go on trial at the International Criminal Court.
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Belgian ex-king Albert II refuses DNA test in love-child case

Friday, February 1st 2019, 18:29

Albert II has refused to provide a DNA sample to disprove claims he fathered a love child.
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Brussels Jewish Museum attack: Fake gun left for lawyer

Wednesday, January 30th 2019, 19:44

Burglars target a lawyer for a victim of the Brussels Jewish Museum attack, leaving a replica rifle.
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Belgium children face DNA tests amid DR Congo kidnap fears

Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 14:04
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Children were adopted from an African orphanage and sent to Belgium but their parents may still be alive.
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EU urges crackdown on 'golden passports' for big investors

Wednesday, January 23rd 2019, 14:52
related places: Brussels

EU countries selling passports for investments must watch out for criminal abuse, Brussels warns.
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Climate change: Belgium students skip school to demand action

Thursday, January 17th 2019, 23:47

Thousands of students skip school in Belgium to join a march demanding action on climate change.
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DR Congo presidential election: Church questions results

Thursday, January 10th 2019, 18:57
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

It is the first-ever opposition victory - but the Church, France and Belgium have expressed doubts.
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Brussels Jewish Museum killings: Mehdi Nemmouche trial begins

Thursday, January 10th 2019, 11:12

Mehdi Nemmouche, the suspect in a 2014 shooting which killed four people, is facing a life sentence.
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Death Note: Netflix under fire over Belgium train crash images

Thursday, January 3rd 2019, 11:51

The movie Death Note includes real shots of a deadly 2010 accident in Belgium, local media report.
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Brussels protest over UN migration pact turns violent

Sunday, December 16th 2018, 20:40
related places: Brussels

Thousands attend a march called by Flemish right-wing parties over fears of increasing immigration.
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