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Belgians face up to demolition of homes ravaged by summer floods

Sep 30 2021

PEPINSTER, Belgium, Sept 30 Authorities began demolishing homes on Thursday in the Belgian town worst-hit by summer floods that killed 41 people, part of a 1.2 billion euro ($1.39 billion) reconstruction plan.

COVID pass could call last orders in bars for Brussels students

Sep 13 2021

BRUSSELS Reluctant Belgian students are queuing up in droves to get vaccinated, ahead of plans by the Brussels regional government to make the health pass mandatory for accessing restaurants and bars in an effort to encourage young people to get their shots.

Llama antibodies blunt COVID variants in lab trial, says Belgian start-up

Aug 24 2021

GHENT, Belgium Llama antibodies could soon be playing a role in the global fight against COVID-19, if clinical trials being conducted by a Belgian biomedical start-up live up to their early promise. | Video

Flying solo, 19-year-old woman takes off on round-the-world record bid

Aug 18 2021

BRUSSELS Pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, took off on Wednesday at the start of a three-month bid to become the youngest woman to fly solo round the world. | Video

One month after floods, Belgians try to rebuild

Aug 13 2021

BRUSSELS A month after devastating floods in Belgium, residents said efforts to rebuild battered towns were picking up pace, but some still saw months of disruption ahead. | Video

Iran envoy drops appeal to jail in Belgium, no prisoner swap seen

May 05 2021

ANTWERP, Belgium (Reuters) -An Iranian diplomat sentenced to 20 years in prison for planning a bomb attack in France has dropped an appeal in Belgium and will serve his sentence, his representative said on Wednesday.

Belgian artist's 'portable oasis' creates COVID-free bubble for one

Apr 19 2021

BRUSSELS When governments around Europe told people to create a "bubble" to limit their social contacts during the COVID-19 pandemic, this was probably not what they had in mind. | Video

Maradona's Porsche from 'forgotten' season up for sale

Mar 02 2021

VICHTE, Belgium A Porsche car owned by Argentina's soccer great Diego Maradona during his "forgotten" final season in Europe will go under the hammer this week. | Video

In first for Europe, Iran envoy sentenced to 20-year prison term over bomb plot

Feb 04 2021

ANTWERP, Belgium An Iranian diplomat accused of planning to bomb a meeting of an exiled opposition group was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday in the first trial of an Iranian official for suspected terrorism in Europe since Iran's 1979 revolution. | Video

Belgian racing pigeon flies past record in auction

Nov 15 2020

KNESSELARE, Belgium A two-year-old Belgian racing pigeon called New Kim set a world record of 1.6 million euros ($1.89 million) at an auction that ended on Sunday, the online auction house said.

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