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News: Belgium

We have started to collect the most important news related to Belgium in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Crocodiles found in Belgium raid

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 12:30

A Belgian tax raid turns into an animal rescue mission as Flanders police find 11 Nile crocodiles and an alligator hidden in a smart villa.
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Strike threatens Eurostar travel

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 18:02

Eurostar travellers could have their Christmas getaway plans disrupted by a strike in Belgium on Thursday.
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Thousands remember Liege victims

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 15:01
related places: Liege

Up to 3,000 people attend a remembrance ceremony for the victims of last week's gun and grenade attack in the Belgian city, Liege.
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UK fishing fleet quotas increased

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 14:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brussels

British fishing fleets will be able to land more fish but face fewer days at sea, after an agreement was reached at marathon talks in Brussels.
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Belgium attack toll rises to five

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 11:59
related places: Liege

The death toll from an attack in the Belgian city of Liege rises to five, as a 75-year-old woman dies, official say.
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Body found in Liege killer's shed

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 12:08
related places: Liege

Police in Belgium discover a woman's body at the property of a gunman who went on a deadly rampage in the city of Liege.
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VIDEO: Police seek Liege attack motive

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 6:11
related places: Liege

Police in Belgium are trying to determine what motivated a local man to open fire on a busy marketplace in Liege, killing at least four people
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Deadly attack rocks Belgian city

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 22:25
related places: Liege

A man opens fire in the Belgian city of Liege killing at least five people including himself and a toddler, and wounding 123 others.
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US army honours Belgian nurse, 93

Monday, December 12th 2011, 14:45
related countries: United States United States

The US army presents an award for valour to 93-year-old Belgian Augusta Chiwy for her bravery as a nurse during WWII.
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VIDEO: 'If you're not at the table, you're on the menu'

Friday, December 9th 2011, 12:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brussels

As EU leaders lined up for a group photoshoot following talks in Brussels, doubts remained about the future of the single currency, and the UK's role in Europe.
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EU leaders locked in crisis talks

Friday, December 9th 2011, 3:18
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Brussels

EU leaders meet late into the night in a bid to rescue the euro, as reports say attempts to get all 27 members to back treaty changes have failed.
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VIDEO: Compromise proposal for eurozone

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 19:49
related places: Brussels

EU leaders are preparing for a key summit in Brussels, where they will be trying to clinch a deal on how to tackle the eurozone debt crisis.
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Sarkozy warns of disintegration

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 17:41
related places: Brussels

French President Nicolas Sarkozy warns of the risk of Europe "disintegrating" if a solution is not found to the eurozone debt crisis at a summit in Brussels.
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UK border staff in Eurostar row

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 2:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lille

British border staff have faced threats of arrest by Belgian police for trying to tackle the "Lille loophole" which allows people to enter the UK illegally.
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Belgium swears in new cabinet

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 16:10

Belgium swears in a new government, with Socialist Elio Di Rupo as prime minister, bring an end to a record 541-day political deadlock.
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Outcry at US envoy Israel remarks

Monday, December 5th 2011, 22:04
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Republican, White House

The White House rejects Republican calls to sack the US ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, over remarks he made about anti-Semitism in Europe.
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VIDEO: What action will be taken against Iran?

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 5:52
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brussels

EU foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels in the shadow of the crisis between Britain and Iran that has put further strain on relations with the Islamic state.
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Belgium 'close to a government'

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 5:00

A year-and-a-half after parliamentary elections in Belgium, a new government appears on the verge of being formed after six parties reach agreement.
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Debt crisis in 'critical period'

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 16:19
related places: Brussels

EU finance ministers meet in Brussels after amid warnings that the region has days to take decisive action to resolve the crisis.
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Eurozone may miss bailout target

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 0:19
related places: Brussels

Plans to expand the eurozone's debt rescue fund to about 1tn euros look unlikely to be achieved, but the extra bailout money will still be "substantial".
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VIDEO: Belgium set for new government

Monday, November 28th 2011, 6:27

It has been a record 533 days since Belgium held an election and still there is no government in place, but that may be about to change. Financial markets and rating agencies have been pressing the country to create an effective government capable of
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Belgium credit rating downgraded

Friday, November 25th 2011, 21:08

Belgium has its credit rating downgraded by ratings agency Standard & Poor's, on concerns about government debt.
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Euro crisis 'an opportunity' - PM

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 4:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brussels

David Cameron says the turmoil in Europe provides scope for the UK to "refashion" its relationship with Brussels and reclaim some powers in future.
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VIDEO: New hope for brain damaged patients

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 19:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A method of communicating with brain damaged patients who appear to be in a vegetative state has been discovered by scientists in the UK and Belgium.
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Dexia hit by loss on Greek debts

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 11:17
related countries: Greece Greece

Dexia, the bailed-out Franco-Belgian bank, says the quick sale of its Belgian bank and losses on Greek debt cost it £5.4bn in the last quarter.
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Belgium plans nuclear phase-out

Monday, October 31st 2011, 12:31

Belgium's main political parties agree on a plan to shut down the country's two nuclear power stations, but no firm date is set.
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EU heads locked in talks on debt

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 23:51
related places: Brussels

Eurozone leaders holding a summit on the debt crisis find agreement on recapitalising banks, but late-night talks on a comprehensive deal are still continuing.
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