Tag Archives: Belgium

08Dec/17

Tusk says EU to start transition talks with Britain

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (DECEMBER 8, 2017) (EBS) – The chairman of European Union leaders, Donald Tusk, said on Friday (December 8) the bloc is ready to start negotiating a transition period with Britain after it leaves the EU, and it wanted more clarity from London on how it sees their new relationship after leaving., said on Friday (December 8) the bloc is ready to start negotiating a transition period with Britain after it leaves the EU, and it wanted more clarity from London on how it sees their new relationship after leaving. Continue reading

12Nov/17

Morocco World Cup win sparks civil unrest in Brussels

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (TWITTER -BEKAH MOLONY) – Celebrations in Brussels to mark Morocco’s return to soccer’s World Cup finals for the first time in two decades turned violent late on Saturday (November 12), when crowds clashed with police, setting cars on fire and injuring 22 police officers.

Images on social media showed overturned, burning cars and broken shop windows in Brussels city centre as well as police trucks firing water cannons at crowds gathered in front of the city’s stock exchange.

Brussels police said that of some 1,500 people had come to celebrate Morocco’s 2-0 win over Ivory Coast, but that around 300 started to behave violently and attacked police officers and firemen called to put out burning cars and dust bins.

More than 100,000 people of Moroccan origin live in Brussels. Belgium saw an influx of Moroccan workers in the 1960s and 1970s.

Prosecutors said that by Sunday morning no arrests had been made, but Belgium’s interior minister vowed to hold those responsible to account, calling the events unacceptable.

04Nov/17

Catalans dismayed after Spain issues Puigdemont arrest warrant

BARCELONA, SPAIN (NOVEMBER 4, 2017) (REUTERS) – Catalans in Barcelona slammed the Spanish government on Saturday morning (November 4) after a court issued a European arrest warrant for their sacked president Carles Puigdemont. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE) – The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday (October 8) with nearly 40 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Brussels ban ads for website linking men with young women

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (FRANCOIS DUBUISSON) – The minister-president of Brussels has banned adverts for a sugar daddy dating site in a growing row over whether the business encourages prositution. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Congo ban on non-biometric passports sparks outcry

Democratic Republic of Congo’s decision to ban semi-biometric passports by October 16th has sparked criticism with many saying they were not given sufficient time to prepare for new passports. The new passports are among the most expensive in the world and a Reuters investigation showed that one-third of the sticker price goes to a company believed to be controlled by a close relative of President Joseph Kabila.
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02Sep/17

Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl, according to reports

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former world number one tennis player, according to reports Friday (September 1) and well wishes from friends.
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06Jul/17

Man United agree fee for Everton striker Lukaku – reports

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) – Manchester United have agreed a fee of around 75 million pounds ($96.98 million) to sign striker Romelu Lukaku from Premier League rivals Everton, according to British media reports. Continue reading

07May/17

Macron clearly leading in French presidential elections – Belgian media

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (MAY 7, 2017) (REUTERS) – More than 60 percent of voters have cast their votes for Emmanuel Macron in the French elections according to polls carried out on Sunday (May 7) say Belgian media.
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29Apr/17

EU leaders agree to a tough stance on Brexit

EU leaders meet for the first time since British Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered a two-year countdown to Brexit to finalise divorce guidelines. Pascale Davies reports. Continue reading