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Belgium got a lot of positive press when media reported that it was boosting its funding to support Palestinian refugees, in light of the Trump Administration's cut in US aid to UNRWA. But it turns out this was misreported. Belgium is not planning to pay three years' worth of contributions immediately. And the ...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. state Department approved a sale of 34 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take-off and Landing (CTOL) aircraft to Belgium, the Pentagon said on Friday. According to a statement published by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency under the U.S. ...
The State Department plans to sell 34 F-35A Joint Strike fighter jets to Belgium for a possible $6.53 billion, the department told Congress on Friday. The proposed foreign military sale includes the aircraft, four spare engines and various communication and navigation systems "to provide Belgium with a ...

Brussels - The new Miss Belgium said she has received an onslaught of racist criticism online after winning the crown. Angeline Flor Pua, 22, has a Chinese-Filipino father and a Filipina mother, reports said. She was born in the Belgian city of Antwerp where her parents met. She was crowned on Jan 13 ...
Brussels, Belgium - "Back home people would tell me to change my shoes because they were boys' shoes," says 16-year-old Madina from Afghanistan. Now in Belgium, where she found safety from the conflict at home, there is only one thing Madina wants to change. "Here in Belgium people don't care ...
It also marks the fiction feature debut of Belgium's Samuel Tilman, a co-writer and producer of Joachim Lafosse's second movie, "Ca rend hereux," and a distinguished producer of documentaries and Rongione one-man shows. It is a film which makes the rarity of Belgian - and indeed French - film noir ...
Brussels, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Belgium's consumer confidence index rose in January, as respondents became more upbeat about the Belgian economy and their employment prospects, the central bank said on Friday. The index rose to 4 points in January from 2 in the previous month. Jan 2018 Dec 2017 ...
Amsterdam (JTA) -- The Netherlands and Belgium pledged a total of $38 million for UNRWA following U.S. cuts of $110 million to its own funding of the aid agency for Palestinians. Following the cuts that the United States announced this week, Belgium's government pledged $23.3 million in extra ...
BARCELONA (AFP) - Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont, who was sacked by Madrid over his attempt to break from Spain, said on Friday (Jan 19) he can govern the region from Belgium - where he is in self-exile - as he eyes a comeback after scoring big in elections. "There are only two options: ...
In a new online project, 16-year-old Madina from Afghanistan shares her hopes of equality for women in her homeland. By UNHCR staff | 19 January 2018. Brussels, Belgium - "Back home people would tell me to change my shoes because they were boys' shoes," says 16-year-old Madina from ...
India's men's hockey team were outclassed 2-0 by Belgium after failing to convert any of the four penalty corners (PC) at the Four Nations Invitational tournament at the Blake Park in New Zealand on Thursday. Goals by Sebastien Dockier (8th minute) and Victor Wegnez (34th) put Belgium on top early on ...
Brussels, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- With 160 consultations per 100,000 inhabitants, the epidemic threshold of flu was exceeded for the first time this season in Belgium, according to a statement released Wednesday by the Scientific Institute of public health (SIP). Between Jan. 8 and Jan. 14 of this year, 160 ...
Belgium has pledged to donate 19m Euro ($23m) to UNRWA, the UN's aid organisation for Palestinian refugees, after the US government announced it would slash its funding to the agency by half. Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said in a statement on Wednesday that Brussels would allocate ...
firefighters at the Paardenmarkt area of the port city of Antwerp where the blast occurred late on Monday. Apart from the two dead, 14 others were injured in the explosion, six of them seriously. Several people were pulled alive from the rubble after the blast severely damaged several buildings in a part of ...

A woman who says she was abducted in Belgium has been found after locating herself on her smartphone and sharing the address with her brother. The 19-year-old student said five men kidnapped her in front of a nightclub in the capital Brussels on Friday. She told police she was drugged and kept locked in a flat in the ...
SOUTH Coast trio Taylah Doosey (Gerringong), Lauren Farquhar (Gerringong) and Maja Moore (Kiama) are off to Antwerp, Belgium to compete at the 2018 ... While in Belgium, the team will compete in three different routines, including balancing skills and dynamic, which includes flips and throws before ...
An explosion has brought down a residential building in the Belgian city of Antwerp, killing at least two people, officials say. The incident on the central street of Paardenmarkt was likely caused by a gas explosion, local media report. police have ruled out terrorism. Three other buildings were also damaged ...
Thailand's Kawin seals Belgium move. Thailand national goalkeeper Kawin Thamsatchanan has signed with OH Leuven, a side from Belgium second tier. Share0Tweet0Email0Share0. by. Staff Writers. Published. 6 hours ago. Known as "Flying Kawin", the former Muangthong United shotstopper was linked to French club ...
The Minister of Energy of the Belgian Flemish-speaking macro-region of Flanders, Bart Tommelein has revealed that a 100 MW solar power project is currently being planned near Tommel, in eastern Belgium, and that the region's government is seeking to establish the level of incentives that will be ...
WINDHOEK, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Namibia has resumed imports and in-transit movement of live poultry and poultry products from Belgium. The ban on poultry imports from Belgium was made in June 2017 after the outbreak of the highly contagious Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N8), commonly ...
BREW NEWS: Summit Blends With New Belgium, Black Sheep Adds DigitalPour, and Special Events Start Stacking Up. By DAVE ... A New Belgium rep will be stopping by to give out some tips and tricks to blending brews to make all-new creations as well as give ideas for best food pairings to try with each.
Fort Collins-based New Belgium Brewing Company sent us two bottles of their Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA, an East Coast-style IPA defined less by the bitter alpha acids in hops and more by their aromatic terpene compounds, the result of adding the hops later in the brewing process. It's a new release ...
Belgium's government won't fall in a scandal over the repatriation of Sudanese migrants -- for now, at least. Theo Francken, a junior minister in charge of asylum and migration who enjoys a high public profile, has been under pressure for organizing the deportation of Sudanese migrants in consultation ...
SCG Muangthong United's goalkeeper Kawin Thamsatchanan has realized his dream to play in a European soccer club when his club has agreed to release him to play in Belgium's a Second Division league club. Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, King Power chairman and vice president of Oud-Heverlee ...
He was the co-founder - along with the late former loyalist leader Glenn Barr - of the Island of Ireland peace Park in Messines, Belgium. The pair were jointly named European of the Year 1998 and the Queen and President Mary McAleese attended the opening of the park. A TD between 1961 and 1997, ...
Brussels, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Belgium has sold 2.53 billion euros ($3.02 billion) of short-term debt, with yields rising on the most frequently auctioned maturity, the country's debt agency said on Tuesday. Yields on three-month paper rose to a negative 0.570 percent from a negative 0.621 percent last week.
photo - FILE - A Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 file photo showing Polish FILE - A Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 file photo showing Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, arriving for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels. Poland's new prime minister is looking to improve strained relations with partners ...
Belgium's coalition government is at risk of collapse over a scandal involving the forced repatriation of 100 people to war-torn Sudan. The Belgian prime minister, Charles Michel, appeared on TV on Monday to insist he would not be intimidated by "blackmail or threats" after the Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie ...
Also on Europe's front pages: 'White Trash House' and the 'death of a certain France.' By Zoya Sheftalovich. 1/8/18, 9:32 AM CET. Updated 1/8/18, 4:32 PM CET. Belgium. The newspapers focused on a political brouhaha over State Secretary for asylum and Migration Theo Francken from the Flemish ...
Perth, Australia (AP) - Belgium won its second match at the Hopman Cup and handed Canada its third consecutive defeat with singles victories by David Goffin and Elise Mertens yesterday. Mertens beat Eugenie Bouchard, who sustained a suspected buttocks injury, 6-4, 6-4, before Goffin defeated ...
Infosys partners Belgium telecom company Proximus. PTI|. Jan 05, 2018, 06.20 PM IST. 0Comments. infosys. The programme also includes realigning business processes and organisation around it, and digitising business transactions, Infosys said. BENGALURU: Software major Infosys today announced it has been ...
Belgium has secured the tie win against Canada in the Hopman Cup at Perth Arena today. Former world No.5 Eugenie Bouchard hopes her Australian Open campaign won't be derailed by a buttocks injury picked up at the Hopman Cup. Bouchard looked out of sorts at the mixed-teams event, losing all ...
Politicians in Belgium want to change the law to allow owners to be laid to rest with their animal companions--an option that isn't available in many European countries. The Flemish socialist party (Socialistische Partij Anders or sp.a.) plans to make the case to parliament that masters and their pets should ...
This Chapel-Turned-Office in Belgium Is Unbelievably Cool ... Klaarchitectuur, helmed by architect Gregory Nijs and located in Truiden, Belgium, writes of the project to transform an historic chapel, "One of the most important requirements at the start of the design process was to reopen the historic building ...
Belgian Food Safety Agency proposes reference doses for the risk assessment of allergens. The aim is to guide the operators when it comes to the 'may contain' allergen labeling. The Scientific Committee of the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) has recently issued an ...
Jamey Driscoll was slightly off the pace in the 2017 cyclocross season, but he's hopeful a big block of training in the Arizona sunshine will tune him up for national championships. Photo: @pinnedgrit. There's a well-worn path to Belgium for top American cyclocross racers hoping to hone their form and ...
The second largest city in Belgium, Antwerp boasts architecture from as early as the 13th century. The city offers plenty of unique cafes, a riverside fortress and an impressive cathedral, the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kathedraal (Cathedral of our Lady). Antwerp also has a vibrant modern fashion and Entertainment ...
chemicals giant Dow is to concentrate its European defined contribution (DC) schemes in a Belgium-based cross-border pension fund, starting with its Dutch DC plans. It is to place the Dutch DC plans - with combined assets of €45m and 1,900 participants - with UnitedPensions, the cross-border vehicle ...
The Netherlands and Belgium have peacefully adjusted their national borders by swapping a large tract of land, in a bid to resolve a police jurisdiction nightmare at the frontier. The area affected, which is the size of 27 football fields, sits of east of the Belgian city of Vise and west of the Dutch village of ...
The Netherlands and Belgium have swopped a total of 48 acres of territory and moved their border after the discovery of a headless corpse on an effectively lawless peninsula between the two countries. On January 1, the border between the eastern Belgian region of Vise and the southwestern Dutch ...
Nine nuclear incidents in Belgium in 2017. Brussels, Jan 3 (UNI) Nine nuclear incidents occurred in Belgium in 2017, data from the Federal Nuclear Control Agency, AFCN, has showed. While this number was much lower than the previous year, one incident was above the lowest level on the INES scale, ...
The company, a joint venture between Fiat Chrysler's banking arm and France's Credite Agricole, already operates in Italy, France, Spain, Germany and the UK. "[Belgium] is mature in the leasing sector but still has significant growth prospects for long term rental, especially for what concerns small and ...
Village of Belgium President Vickie Boehnlein is challenging incumbent Ozaukee County Supr. and Town of Belgium Chairman Tom Winker for the District 1 seat on the County Board. ... "This just seems like the logical next step for me and an opportunity to represent Belgium on the County Board."
The Eleanor storm crossed over Belgium this night and caused material damage, local media reported. The wind speed has reached 110 km / h, with strong gusts and torrential rain. Storm time has not affected the work of the airport in Brussels, reports the site at the airport. According to local people this ...
Brussels, January 3. /TASS/. A Russian tourists died in Belgium's Bruges after she fell on a skating rink, the Russian Embassy to Belgium told TASS on Wednesday. "We confirm with regret that a Russian tourist has died - the incident occurred on January 1," the diplomatic mission said. "We have ...
Antwerp's baby box is the modern answer to an age-old problem. Baby hatches were installed in city and convent walls in medieval Belgium and across wider Europe. "Foundling wheels" or revolving cribs were built into walls of churches and convents in the 18th and 19th century. This meant children could ...
New Belgium Brewing kicked off the new year with a new take on the trendy New England-style IPA. The Fort Collins-based craft brewer has released Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA, an unfiltered beer featuring Citra, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe and Nugget hops. "It's no secret that hazy IPAs are ...


 

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