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Rich in land that produced the ingredients necessary for brewing, Belgium was home to numerous breweries and preferred the drink to wine.
Brussels - The awarding ceremony of the Giant Panda Drawing and Photography contest held to mark the 45th anniversary of Belgium-China ties took place Tuesday in the Belgian PairiDaiza park. Stephanie Coppens and Laurianne Lartigue, two young ...

Belgium's Queen Paola and King Albert II in 2011. Picture: AFP. Albert II, 82, abdicated in 2013, citing health reasons, and was succeeded by his son Philippe.
Cincinnati -- After five months in the making, Taste of Belgium is tentatively scheduled to open at The banks on Friday. It will mark owner Jean-Francois Flechet's fourth restaurant in Cincinnati in just a span of five years.
Paul Magnette (C) Minister-President of the French-speaking region of Wallonia and the current mayor of Charleroi, leaves the Concertation committee of Belgium in Brussels, Belgium, 24 October 2016. Belgian Prime Minister organized emergency talks in ...
Because of the very difficult humanitarian situation, Belgium exceptionally increases its humanitarian budget to 175 million Euro this year, the highest amount ever.

A single regional government in Belgium may have just killed off all hope of a successful Brexit, which includes a post-Brexit free-trade deal with the European Union.
It's time for the Brussels Bubble to stop the Belgium-bashing. The latest outbreak of this unsightly epidemic came last week, after the Walloons blocked the CETA trade agreement with Canada.
Has Wallonia ever enjoyed such a high profile? Many who had previously ignored its existence are now frantically googling the Belgian region of 3.6 million after it singlehandedly blocked an EU trade deal with Canada - one that every national ...
The European Union has given Belgium until later today to end its opposition to a free trade deal with Canada. The socialist-leaning Wallonia region of the country argues that the deal is bad for EU farmers.
Amman, Oct.24 (Petra)-- Queen Mathilde of Belgium, currently on a visit to Jordan, late Sunday discussed with Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs Nasser Judeh, bilateral ties and issues of common concern including the refugees and education.
Brussels (AP) - Sources say that if Belgium cannot break a deadlock over the European Union's landmark free deal with Canada by Monday night, EU ...
If Belgium cannot break a deadlock over the European Union's landmark free trade deal with Canada by Monday night, EU leaders will consider canceling a signing ceremony scheduled for later in the week, two officials with knowledge of the negotiations ...
Belgium cannot sign a key EU trade deal with Canada, Prime Minister Charles Michel says, because of regional objections led by staunchly socialist Wallonia.

BREAKING: Supermarket evacuated over arrival of 'armed man' in Belgium. A BELGIAN supermarket has reportedly been evacuated after an an attempted armed robbery on a jewellery store.
A top European Union official says he remains hopeful a compromise can be found to clear the way for signing a trade pact between Canada and the 28-nation bloc as planned next Thursday, but a lone region in Belgium has affirmed it's not ready to ...
Alcohol in Belgium should be regulated the same way as tobacco and prices should rise steeply to tackle its societal harms, an expert group recommended ahead of the government's alcohol policy overhaul, set to begin Monday, according to Belgian daily ...
Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it has presented Alex Van Meeuwen, Belgium's ambassador in Moscow, with evidence proving the involvement of Belgian Air Force jets in a recent airstrike on a Syrian village that killed four civilians.
Russia's foreign ministry condemned the denial, saying Vandeput was "deliberately deceiving people in Belgium and elsewhere in the world, or his subordinates and the Americans are lying to the leadership of Belgium," RT quoted Russian Defense Ministry ...
And yet, Spain has been without a proper government for more than 300 days and is well on the way towards Belgium's mind-numbing record of 541 days without a fully-fledged administration from June 2010 to December 2011.
Raoul Delcorde made the comments in an interview with CBC News Network's Power & politics on Friday, hours after International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland walked out of negotiations with one of Belgium's regional governments, declaring a deal ...
Officials in Belgium are prepared to do "whatever it takes" to stop migrants fleeing the doomed shanty town in Calais to set up another Jungle-type camp.
Fans hoping to enjoy a beer on game days on the New Belgium Porch of the new CSU football stadium will have to pay extra for the privilege.
If Belgium cannot sign, the entire accord is liable to collapse, unraveling seven years of painstaking diplomacy between the European Commission and Ottawa.
Belgium's foreign ministry has summoned the Russian ambassador following claims by Moscow that Belgian jets had killed six civilians in an air strike near Aleppo.
Suspects face terrorism charges after raids in Belgium. police raided 15 homes in three northern Belgium cities in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
A shopping centre was evacuated in Belgium this morning after three men armed with AK47s robbed a jewellery store before fleeing.
That was to clarify statements Mr. Sirisena made at a function at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI) where documents for lands and houses were handed over to war heroes.
Update: 1:25PM PRESIDENT Jioji Konrote paid a visit to the acting Prime Minister of Belgium, Didier Reynders, at the Egmont Palace in Brussels, Belgium ...
BREAKING: Supermarket evacuated over arrival of 'armed man' in Belgium. A BELGIAN supermarket has reportedly been evacuated after an an attempted armed robbery on a jewellery store.
A top European Union official says he remains hopeful a compromise can be found to clear the way for signing a trade pact between Canada and the 28-nation bloc as planned next Thursday, but a lone region in Belgium has affirmed it's not ready to ...
Alcohol in Belgium should be regulated the same way as tobacco and prices should rise steeply to tackle its societal harms, an expert group recommended ahead of the government's alcohol policy overhaul, set to begin Monday, according to Belgian daily ...
If you watched someone pour an entire beer into a pint of Ben & Jerry's chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream, you might wonder if they'd lost their marbles.
For rail, the measures will only affect services using Belgium's high-speed lines, so the requirement would not apply to national operator SNCB's services to Luxembourg and the Brussels-Amsterdam train that crosses the border 32 times a day.
Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it has presented Alex Van Meeuwen, Belgium's ambassador in Moscow, with evidence proving the involvement of Belgian Air Force jets in a recent airstrike on a Syrian village that killed four civilians.
Russia's foreign ministry condemned the denial, saying Vandeput was "deliberately deceiving people in Belgium and elsewhere in the world, or his subordinates and the Americans are lying to the leadership of Belgium," RT quoted Russian Defense Ministry ...
And yet, Spain has been without a proper government for more than 300 days and is well on the way towards Belgium's mind-numbing record of 541 days without a fully-fledged administration from June 2010 to December 2011.
Raoul Delcorde made the comments in an interview with CBC News Network's Power & politics on Friday, hours after International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland walked out of negotiations with one of Belgium's regional governments, declaring a deal ...
Officials in Belgium are prepared to do "whatever it takes" to stop migrants fleeing the doomed shanty town in Calais to set up another Jungle-type camp.
Fans hoping to enjoy a beer on game days on the New Belgium Porch of the new CSU football stadium will have to pay extra for the privilege.
If Belgium cannot sign, the entire accord is liable to collapse, unraveling seven years of painstaking diplomacy between the European Commission and Ottawa.
Leading Gem entrepreneurs in Belgium have extended their willingness to purchase more Sri Lankan gems. The Prime Minister's Media Unit noted that the Belgian entrepreneurs have agreed on the matter, after meeting Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinehe, ...
The wife of Nigeria President, Aisha Buhari has recieved an international recognition award in Belgium on Wednesday at the African women's forum on "Women's Role in global security.
Belgium is also in the impossibility of signing the deal after the French-speaking region of Walloonia announced it will not approve the EU-Canada trade deal before a Friday deadline set by the EU.
Over 30 businesspeople from Belgium were accompanied by Indonesian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union Yuri O. Thamrin to the recent Trade Expo Indonesia, resulting in contracts worth US$16.5 million.
Belgium's foreign ministry has summoned the Russian ambassador following claims by Moscow that Belgian jets had killed six civilians in an air strike near Aleppo.
Brussels, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- China and Belgium have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation and elevate their relations to a new high.


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