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The event forms part of a weekend which involves the choir members from Belgium joining force with the Flint Male Voice Choir on Friday night in another joint concert. They will also be treated to the sights, sounds and tastes of the city in a programme of events organised by A Handbag of Harmonies ... singers
Belgium is an interesting market for dealership consolidation. In spite of low profit margins (around 2.15%), the car market is strong and car sales are high. More change in the sector is expected as many dealerships are now considered to be too small. The total number of dealers may also be too high to ...

Brussels prosecutors said today they are investigating a news report that images of hundreds of nude young women were uploaded to the internet without their consent. Belgium's Dutch-language VTM Nieuws reported thousands of photos and videos, including some showing them having sex, ...
On Thursday in Antwerp, Belgium, a new service from the Netherlands, Swapfiets (Swap-bike) was launched. As 'New Mobility News' reports, this a new bicycle system, based on the principle of personal leasing. The service already has 33,000 clients in its home country and was nominated 'Dutch ...
Belgium will raise its budget for humanitarian aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to 25 million euros this year. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation has announced this in Geneva, where a humanitarian donor conference for the DRC is taking place.
Teams bound for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ grabbed some of the headlines this past month, with holders Germany remaining top - despite a draw and defeat in March - Belgium climbing onto the podium (third, plus two) following a thumping 4-0 win over Saudi Arabia and Tunisia (14th, plus ... Germans

In Belgium, a beer country, the issue of water is of national significance. Tap water is usually seen, in Western countries, as the cheapest, safest water to drink - around 800 times cheaper than bottled water! However, in early February, the European Commission's proposal for a revision of the ...
Nearing its fifth decade of use, the rear extension of Joris E. Maria's brick villa in Leuven, Belgium, had become functionally obsolete. With a dilapidated roof that leaked and small windows that provided little light, the 430-square-foot space was dim and gloomy. Joris wanted a bright, cozy place to relax ...
Eco-friendly cabins are popping up in secret locations across Belgium, in a new design project by entrepreneur Xavier Leclair. Guests have the chance to get completely off the grid amid dreamy, natural surrounds. Image: Slow Cabins. Called Slow Cabins, the environmentally-friendly tiny homes are ...
With vistas over the old docks of Antwerp, hotel U Eat & Sleep is a welcome addition to the hip and happening 't Eilandje neighbourhood. As its name suggests, it's a great place to sleep, eat and drink. Opt for a cold Belgian beer and sit on the sun-dappled terrace overlooking the compact marina and waterfront.
Belgium star Dries Mertens makes rude joke about Romelu Lukaku goal celebration. Manchester United forward bagged a brace in 4-0 win over Saudi Arabia to make it ten goals in last six games for Belgium. Pictured. By Warren Haughton. 28th March 2018, 10:50 pm. Updated: 11th April 2018, 2:19 pm ...
Following a request for a preliminary ruling from the Brussels Court of First Instance (“CFI”), the Constitutional Court (“CC”) held in a judgment of 16 February 2017 that third parties should be entitled to lodge third-party opposition against arbitral awards, but they should not be able to rely on the limited ...
The 2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Age Group competitions have come to a close in Antwerp, Belgium, with Britain's 12-18 and 13-19 year old age groups adding several medals to the teams already impressive tally. In the 12 – 18 age group, the British team had a strong qualification, making five finals ...
Of course, this concerns not just Belgium, but the European Union and NATO as well," he said, answering a question on how Belgium plans to build relations with Moscow over the poisoning case of former colonel of the Main Intelligence Directorate Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, UK. The diplomat reiterated ...
Lars de R., a guitarist suspected of child sex abuse in the Netherlands, is also being prosecuted in Belgium for making and distributing child pornography, RTL Nieuws reports. The Dutch authorities transferred part of the investigation into De R., who was a finalist in Holland's Got Talent in 2009, to the ...
RAPAPORT... Belgium's polished-diamond exports dropped in March, according to data from the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC). Polished exports decreased 7% year on year to $1.09 billion and, by volume, fell 13% to 423,764 carats. The average price grew 7% to $2,570 per carat. Polished ...
Cabins are appearing in secret locations across Belgium, giving guests the chance to go off-grid amid bucolic surrounds. The Slow Cabins are the brainchild of entrepreneur Xavier Leclair and are designed as environmentally-friendly 'mystery' retreats whose locations are only revealed after you've booked ...

FILE - In this Sunday, April 3, 2005 file photo, Belgium's Prince Laurent, attends a memorial Mass for Pope John Paul II at the St. Michael church in Brussels. The Belgian parliament on Friday, March 30, 2018 has withdrawn part of the endowment of the ever-controversial Prince Laurent after he showed up ...
To see how it might affect you and your region, here's a quick look at what is happening in some of the countries with high diesel sales: Germany, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Spain, and Italy. Please let us know in the comment section of any schemes we forgot or got ...
The updated AIDA Country Reports on Belgium and the Netherlands track reforms and developments in the asylum procedure, reception conditions, detention and content of international protection. In Belgium, two new laws were adopted in 2017, amending the Aliens Act and the Reception Act, The reform ...
The following new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July. Johan August Buysse, 62, and Berlinde Simonne Achiel Buysse-Vergauwen, four children, St. Niklaas Ward, Antwerp Belgium Stake: Belgium/Netherlands Mission, ...
DURBUY, Belgium (Reuters) – It sounds like a chocoholic's dreamland – giant sculptures of elephants and flamingos all crafted from Belgian chocolate. The animal creations, up to 3 meters tall, are the centerpiece of an exhibition in Belgium of around 50 chocolate pieces by 40 international artists.
DURBUY, Belgium (REUTERS) - It sounds like a chocoholic's dreamland - giant sculptures of elephants and flamingos all crafted from Belgian chocolate. The animal creations, up to 3m tall, are the centrepiece of an exhibition in Belgium of around 50 chocolate pieces by 40 international artists.
Junior justice minister Mark Harbers, who focuses on refugee policy, said in an interview with the Volkskrant on Friday that this would mean asylum seekers who entered the Netherlands from Belgium or Germany would be sent back to those countries. In turn, Belgium and Germany could send the refugee ...
Finnish MP Mikko Karna, one of the ousted leader's hosts in Finland, also said he had "received information that Charles Puigdemont departed from Finland yesterday evening by unknown means to Belgium," in a statement posted on Twitter on Saturday. "Puigdemont confirmed to me today that in Belgium ...
A group of 10 to 12 people said to be linked to PKK terrorist group attacked the Turkish Embassy and consulate general buildings with paint in Brussels on Sunday. Diplomatic sources said the assailants threw red paint on the front area of the buildings. Police officers arrived after the attack to investigate the ...
The leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) firm Fujitsu recently announced the opening of its international Blockchain Innovation Center in Brussels, Belgium to explore the technology's potential applications in all possible areas, according to a press release published March ...
Rugby Europe board members will on Monday discuss a report from their referees' committee on Belgium's disputed 2019 World Cup qualifying win over Spain that was officiated by a Romanian and benefited Romania. Victory for Spain last Sunday would have given them an automatic place in the World ...
While the beer is famously good in Belgium, for some tourists it would seem the drink itself is not enough. Bars and cafes in the country's most picturesque cities complain that tens of thousands of their stylish glasses are being lost to souvenir hunters every year. But the purveyors of Belgium's most famous ...
Tips for expat parents in Belgium: find out how you can help with homework even if you don't speak the language. One of the challenges for expat parents can be how to provide support for children receiving education in a foreign language. This is the case for many parents of children at schools in Belgium, a country that ...
Less than a month after Belgium's Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has published its first “black list” of cryptocurrency websites that unlawfully target Belgian investors, France's financial markets authority AMF is also ready with its version of a list naming and shaming such websites. Today ...
"This idea that migrants are here to take advantadge of our social secuirity system It is just an unfounded argument which creates the xenophobia we see in Belgium and in Europe", says Ruth Shrimpling of Doctors of the World. According to Medecins du Monde, currently 90 percent of undocumented ...
Photos: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium in Toronto. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium are in Canada for a state visit. It is the first state visit by Belgian royalty since the 1970s. Queen Mathilde of Belgium looks at photos from the last Belgian royal visit to Canada as she signs the ...
A worker carries Westvleteren Trappist beer bottles at the Westvleteren brewery in Belgium. (Francois Lenoir/Reuters). 1 comments. Listen6:40. In the Belgian village of Westvleteren, Trappists at the Abbey of Saint Sixtus make beer that's considered the best in the world. But recently, the beer-brewing ...
A Belgian company, Cascade Investments NV, has launched an $80 million arbitration claim against Turkey in the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ISCID). The claim alleges that Cascade's investment's in a media services company, Cihan News Distribution, were ...
Tanzanian fiery opposition MP who was shot and severely injured by unknown gunmen last year is set to undergo his 19th surgery in Belgium. Singida-East MP Tundu Lissu is slated to undergo the operation at the Leuven University Hospital in Gasthuisberg on March 14. JOINTS. Unknown gunmen shot ...
Belgium has closed a major meat processing plant in the country, and supermarkets have taken meat products off their shelves in a scandal over rotten meat. ... But the fallout of the scandal continues in Belgium, where the public health committee of the federal parliament debated the issue for the first time.
WATCH: Belgium's ambassador to Canada, Raoul Delcorde, tells David Akin that countries in Europe are looking at measures they can take to stabilize steel imports and his country wants to ratify Europe's trade agreement with Canada within a year.
Belgium's national soccer association ended a collaboration with the rapper Damso on Friday after protests from women's groups, politicians and corporate sponsors that his lyrics were sexist. Damso was to create the country's official song for the World Cup, which begins in June in Russia. National soccer ...
Belgian authorities have discovered the disappearance of 10 billion euros of frozen Libyan assets kept in the Euroclear Bank during the period 2013 to 2017, according to the Le Vif weekly paper. According to Le Vif magazine, these funds were controlled by the inner circle of ousted and killed Libyan ...
RAPAPORT... Belgium's polished-diamond exports slid last month, according to data from the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC). Polished exports decreased 6% year on year to $1.28 billion in February and, by volume, fell 5% to 503,890 carats. The average price declined 1% to $2,535 per carat.
On March 7, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Belgium. The economic recovery is gaining momentum, with real GDP growth expected to approach 2 percent this year after an estimated 1.7 percent in 2017. It is driven by strong ...
In an atmosphere charged by the #MeToo movement, the verdict has now drawn extensive coverage in Belgium. On June 6, 2016, a police officer on a routine patrol saw the defendant, who was then 23, cross a street against a traffic light in Zaventem, a town outside Brussels, according to court documents.
In the last few years the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany have all raised concerns about the nuclear plants across the border in Belgium. Two years ago the Dutch government ordered millions of iodine pills for its own citizens living near the border. Belgium has seven nuclear reactors: four in Doel, ...
A man who insulted a female police officer because of her gender has become the first person to be convicted of sexism in a public space in Belgium. The man, who has not been named, was stopped in June 2016 for violating the highway code and told the officer that her job did not suit women. A court in ...
Neighboring countries have also expressed concern about Belgium's aging nuclear reactors, and in 2017 German authorities made iodine pills available to all people living in the western city of Aachen, which sits some 70 kilometers (about 43 miles) away from Belgium's Tihange nuclear plant.
... a Belgian-born French national of Moroccan descent, is suspected of involvement in the series of terror attacks in Paris and its suburbs of Saint Denis in November 2015. He is also accused of having links to the Daesh terror group. After the Paris attacks, Abdeslam managed to leave France for Belgium ...
The Belgian side was headed by the Director General for Bilateral Affairs at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Anick Van Calster, and comprised the Director for Middle East & North Africa directorate at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Johan Vercammen and Belgium's Ambassador to Kuwait, Piet ...
Facebook has been ordered to stop tracking people without consent, by a court in Belgium. The company has been told to delete all the data it had gathered on people who did not use Facebook. The court ruled the data was gathered illegally. Belgium's privacy watchdog said the website had broken ...
A local court in Belgium ruled on Friday that a headscarf ban at local schools was against religious freedom. ... Coskun Beyazgul, the general manager of the Belgium Diyanet Foundation, which is linked to Turkey's top religious body, said that the agency also took part in the case to support students.


 

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