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Trial opens in Belgium after death of girl in ‘migrant smuggling’ case

A trial has opened over the shooting death of a two-year-old toddler who was in a van during a high-speed chase between police and...

Belgium’s government exempts St Nicholas from anti-Covid measures

The Belgian government is offering a special exemption from the stringent coronavirus measures to beloved St Nicholas, who always delivers bountiful presents on the...

Belgian King Philippe finally meets half sister

It took more than half a century, but Belgian King Philippe has finally met his half sister. After a few momentous weeks, during which a...

Belgium introduces strict Covid-19 rules in bid to prevent new general lockdown

Belgium has put the brakes on its coronavirus exit plan, unveiling a set of drastic social distancing measures aimed at avoiding a new general...

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claim

Australia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will...

Belgians urged to support farmers by eating chips during lockdown

Belgians have been urged to keep eating chips during lockdown to keep the country’s potato industry thriving. While a coronavirus lockdown keeps restaurants, bars and...

Belgian judge suspends warrant for Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont

Belgian judicial authorities have suspended the arrest warrant targeting Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont because of his immunity as a European lawmaker, his lawyer...

Suspected migrants detained at Belgian port where container was shipped from

A group of suspected migrants has been detained in Zeebrugge a day after 39 people were found dead inside a container shipped from the...

Belgian prosecutors settle with HSBC in tax-dodging case

Belgian prosecutors have reached a settlement worth nearly €300m with a Swiss private banking branch of HSBC over a longstanding fraud and tax-dodging case. The...

Heat reaches record highs in Paris and Belgium as Europe sizzles

Paris has beaten its all-time heat record, hitting 40.6C (105.1F) amid a heat wave breaking barriers across Europe. Authorities say the temperature is still rising. The...

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