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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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Belgium: news

VIDEO: Philippe to become Belgian monarch

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 3:50

Belgium's King Albert II is about to formally abdicate in favour of his son Crown Prince Philippe.
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Lobbyists puff and blow over new EU tobacco rules

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 1:06
related places: Brussels

Lobbyists fight Battle of Brussels over tobacco
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Belgians queue for 'smelliest plant'

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 16:47

The National Botanic Garden of Belgium is staying open late to give visitors a chance to see one of the world's largest and smelliest flowers.
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Lisicki to face Bartoli in final

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 16:03
related countries: France France

Germany's Sabine Lisicki will play Marion Bartoli of France in Saturday's Wimbledon final after the pair win their semi-finals.
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Belgium's King Albert abdicates

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 17:43

The King of the Belgians, Albert II, announces his abdication in a national TV address.
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Bakelants claims second Tour stage

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 15:53
related countries: France France
related places: Tour

Jan Bakelants of Belgium wins the second stage of the 100th Tour de France and claims the overall leader's yellow jersey.
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EU 'first step' for jobless youths

Friday, June 28th 2013, 15:10
related places: Brussels

EU leaders end their summit in Brussels by agreeing to put 6bn euros into youth training schemes and promote lending to credit-starved small businesses.
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PM hits out at 'Mr and Mrs MEP' book

Friday, June 28th 2013, 14:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brussels

David Cameron criticises a "sexist" EU children's book as a waste of money - and says he had to see off an "ambush" over the UK's EU rebate at a summit in Brussels.
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EU reaches deal on seven-year budget

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 16:45
related places: Brussels

A political deal on the EU's hotly contested seven-year budget is struck as leaders of the 27 countries gather for a summit in Brussels.
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Mignolet secures £9m Liverpool move

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 20:06

Liverpool confirm the signing of Sunderland's Belgium international goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in a £9m deal.
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Eurotunnel accused of overcharging

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 4:02
related places: Brussels

Brussels says passengers going through the Channel Tunnel are paying over the odds, because Eurotunnel is overcharging the train companies for using the track.
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Liverpool close to Mignolet deal

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 11:13

Liverpool are close to securing a deal to sign 24-year-old Belgium goalkeeper Simon Mignolet from Sunderland.
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Pupils to visit WWI battlefields

Monday, June 10th 2013, 12:40
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two pupils and a teacher from each state secondary school in England will visit battlefields in France and Belgium to mark the World War I centenary, the government says.
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Switzerland enforces EU work quotas

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 6:01
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Brussels

Quotas on the number of European Union citizens allowed to work in Switzerland come into force, in a move criticised by Brussels.
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Hague wants 'red card' for EU laws

Friday, May 31st 2013, 14:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brussels

The EU needs a "red card" system for national MPs to block laws passed in Brussels if necessary, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has said in a speech.
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VIDEO: EU lifts arms embargo on Syria rebels

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 5:43
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Brussels

European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew the union's arms embargo on the Syrian opposition, after lengthy talks in Brussels.
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Icelanders to vote on EU membership

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 15:02
related countries: Iceland Iceland
related places: Brussels

The new government of Iceland calls off talks with Brussels on EU membership and promises a referendum to give Icelanders their say.
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Pacy pigeon Bolt sets world record

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 14:52
related countries: China China

A Belgian racing pigeon called Bolt is sold to a Chinese businessman for a world record price of 310,000 euros (£260,000; $400,000).
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Foreign donors pledge $4bn for Mali

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 18:52
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Brussels

Donors pledge more than $4bn (£2.6bn) to help rebuild Mali, where French-led forces have been fighting Islamist militants in the north.
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Beyonce sorry for cancelled concert

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 13:48

The singer apologises to fans in Belgium after being forced to cancel a show because of "dehydration and exhaustion".
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Beyonce cancels concert in Belgium

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 5:47
related places: Antwerp

The singer pulls out of a show in Antwerp with the venue blaming "dehydration and exhaustion".
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Feeling betrayed in north Kosovo

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 23:31
related places: Brussels

Kosovo Serbs vow to resist deal done in Brussels
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Cyprus receives EU-IMF bailout funds

Monday, May 13th 2013, 15:39
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece, Slovenia Slovenia
related places: Brussels

Cyprus receives the first tranche of a 10bn-euro bailout package from international creditors agreed earlier this year, with Greece also due to receive further funds.
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VIDEO: Arrests over $50m diamond heist

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 0:56

Police arrest 31 people over the theft of $50m (£32m) of diamonds from a plane at Brussels Airport, one of the world's largest robberies of gems.
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Arrests over $50m diamond heist

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 10:37
related places: Brussels

Police arrest 31 people over the theft of $50m (£32m) of diamonds from a plane at Brussels airport, one of the world's largest robberies of gems.
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VIDEO: Blaze after chemical train explodes

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 18:13

A freight train, carrying chemical products, burst into flames in Belgium on Friday night after it derailed near the city of Ghent.
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Deadly toxic train fire in Belgium

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 17:34

Two people die and 14 others are injured as a train carrying toxic and flammable chemicals derails, causing a major fire near the Belgian city of Ghent.
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