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Street name honour for unloved ‘castle lady’ dismays Belgian village

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Cities around the world have been inspired by the #MeToo movement to rename their streets after women, correcting an imbalance that had favoured great and not so great men of the past. In Brussels, Madrid and Geneva, ...

Belgian police fire water cannon at anti-lockdown protests

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Belgian police have fired water cannon and used teargas to disperse protesters opposed to compulsory health measures against the coronavirus pandemic. About 8,000 people marched through Brussels towards the headquarte...

Belgian court awards damages over ‘saviour sibling’ IVF mix-up

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A hospital in Belgium has been ordered to compensate a couple for their “shock” and “impoverishment” after they ended up having three children by IVF treatment owing to a mistake at its fertility clinic. It is the fir...

Belgian police officer who shot two-year-old girl has sentence cut

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A Belgian court has reduced the sentence of a police officer convicted of accidentally shooting dead a two-year old girl during a high-speed chase of suspected people smugglers. An appeal court cut the officer’s suspe...

Belgian Manchester City fan in intensive care after being attacked

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A 63-year-old Belgian Manchester City fan is in intensive care after being attacked, apparently by supporters of Club Brugge, after City’s 5-1 Champions League win at the Jan Breydel Stadium on Tuesday. The incident o...

Slam dunk? Belgian biscuits set to be big Christmas foodie trend

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We’ve eaten the biscuits, spread them on toast and slurped them in a latte or espresso martini, but now Britain’s Christmas is getting the full Biscoff treatment as mince pies, desserts and gins inspired by the Belgia...

‘Better ugly than boring’: book celebrates bizarre Belgian houses

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Ever since he was a child, Hannes Coudenys had been annoyed by the “visual chaos” around him. On the road from home to his school in Bruges, he found a mishmash of architectural styles – haciendas, villas, farm-style ...

Belgian broadcaster releases interview with on-the-run Paris terror suspect

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A day before he goes on trial in the French capital, Belgian public broadcaster RTBF has released an interview with the alleged kingpin of the Paris terror attacks, recorded as he was fleeing France in the aftermath o...

Lando Norris crash overshadows Max Verstappen’s pole at Belgian F1 GP

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Max Verstappen took pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix, mastering treacherous wet and dry conditions. He beat a magnificent lap from George Russell, who claimed second place, with Lewis Hamilton in third. Daniel...

Belgian news crew capture moment flooded house partially collapses – video

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Belgian TV station VTM recorded the partial collapse of a house in the town of Pepinster while interviewing its mayor, Philippe Godin, on Thursday. The back wall of the flooded house began to cave in as he spoke, with...

Belgian police hold elderly man over retirement home death

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Belgian authorities have detained an elderly man, reportedly 99 or 100 years old, on suspicion of killing a fellow resident of the retirement home where he lived, the Belga press agency has said. No details of the fat...

Belgian minister urges public to ignore conspiracy theories over soldier’s death

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Belgium’s justice minister has appealed to the public to ignore conspiracy theories around the death of Jürgen Conings, the heavily armed soldier whose body was discovered on Sunday a month after he went missing, thre...

Police find ammunition stash in hunt for far-right Belgian soldier

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Police searching a nature reserve for a heavily armed Belgian soldier who has threatened to kill one of the country’s top scientists have found a backpack full of ammunition, raising fears the fugitive has even more w...

Belgian manhunt for armed soldier who threatened virologist

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A manhunt is under way in Belgium for a heavily armed soldier with links to the extreme right who has made threats against a high-profile virologist who backed the country’s Covid lockdowns. Named only as Jurgen C, th...

South Korean police question Belgian envoy’s wife over assault claims

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Police have questioned the wife of Belgium’s ambassador to South Korea over accusations she hit two boutique staff on the head in a row over shoplifting. The ambassador, Peter Lescouhier, previously said he “sincerely...

The eggs factor: Belgian pop star finds fame again from rural Irish exile

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Something odd happened to Philippe Robrecht while hunkered down in lockdown on Inishbofin, a tiny island with just 170 inhabitants off Ireland’s Atlantic coast: he became, again, a pop star. The 55-year-old musician a...