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The Brussels Times reports that the flowers were once “one of the best-kept secrets in Belgium,” though the area is now attracting many more visitors. Naturally, more people visiting has led to some concerns about their impact on the forest, so tourists are advised to be careful and respect the forest.
Koenigs, a brewer who specializes in the research and design of new beers at New Belgium Brewing, was talking about — what else? — hazy, New England-style IPAs. He and the owners of Cerebral Brewing, Weldwerks Brewing and Outer Range Brewing (all Colorado breweries) were there to suggest ...

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, welcomes Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at EU headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (Francois Walschaerts, Pool Photo via AP). View Gallery Log in to comment. European Commission President Jean-Claude ...
Belgium has a total number of seven reactors. In 2012, inspections showed the existence of tiny flaws in the steel rings used in the construction of the Tihange 2 and Doel 3 reactors. The reactors were temporarily shut down for safety inspections but Belgium restarted them after the Federal Agency for ...
Belgium will once again take the role of dark horses when they head to the World Cup in Russia this summer. The Red Devils have long been heralded as the next major international power, with stars like Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Dries Mertens sure to eventually explode on the international ...
Belgium's De Bruyne becoming the master of the assist. Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne is becoming the master of the assist. There isn't a pass he doesn't see. There isn't a play he cannot make. This summer Belgium's most lethal weapon roams in the midfield. Watch all the action starting June 14th on CTV ...

Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris attacks, has been jailed for 20 years in Belgium over a gunfight that led to his arrest. Abdeslam, 28, and co-defendant Sofien Ayari were both convicted of terror-related charges of attempted murder. Ayari, 24, was also given a 20-year ...
According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, narcotics agents began looking into the apartment in the 2400 block of Brightside Drive after they were notified of a package sent to that residence from an unknown Belgium address. Homeland Security obtained a warrant and checked the package, which ...
As it is with property, so it is With smallish European countries: it's all about location, location, location. Belgium is the 34th biggest (or 16th smallest) nation in Europe by area – it would fit into France 18 times. But it might just be the best-positioned country on the continental mainland, with French, German, ...
Cowboy, the startup that's building a new, smarter electronic bicycle, quietly launched in its home country of Belgium this past week, whilst simultaneously disclosing it has raised $3 million in seed funding. Notably, the round is led by Index Ventures. The London and San Francisco-based VC appears to be ...
Belgium will allocate this year 26 million EUR for humanitarian help to Syria and neighboring countries. This sum will go to the war refugees. The announcement was made by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo at the start of the international conference ...
Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks, has been sentenced in Belgium to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of the attempted murder of police officers in a shootout in Brussels in March 2016. Abdeslam's accomplice, Sofien Ayari, was also given a 20-year sentence for ...
BRUSSELS, April 21 (Xinhua) -- The Education Section of the Chinese Embassy in Belgium held the 2017 award ceremony for "outstanding self-financed students abroad"in Brussels on Saturday. More than 60 people, including 10 winners and their families, mentors and review experts, attended the event.
Belgium's De Bruyne becoming the master of the assist. Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne is becoming the master of the assist. There isn't a pass he doesn't see. There isn't a play he cannot make. This summer Belgium's most lethal weapon roams in the midfield. Watch all the action starting June 14th on CTV ...
The French acronym of Belgium's ISLAM Party stands for "Integrity, Solidarity, Liberty, Authenticity, Morality". The leaders of the ISLAM Party apparently want to turn Belgium into an Islamic State. They call it "Islamist democracy" and have set a target date: 2030. According to the French magazine Causeur, ...
You might recognize the pitchman in New Belgium Brewing's latest commercials—but only if you're a devotee of Belgian TV and cinema. Karel Deruwe, a seasoned Flemish actor with a resume that spans four decades, lifts a pint stateside in agency Erich and Kallman's first campaign for the brand.
The government of Belgium is making a contribution of €2 mln to promote a Blockchain project by the World Food Programme (WFP), the WFP announced April 19. The contribution will reportedly allow the United Nations (UN) to use Blockchain technology to fight against hunger in impoverished areas.

But it may soon be significantly less brutal in Belgium, where the army is considering plans to let recruits sleep at home on weekdays during training. They already have the right to return home during the weekend. Government officials say the change is needed to make a graying army — the average age in ...
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 and ...
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 be ...
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, appeared ...
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 start-up ...
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 nine) ...
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 Drinking ...
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 with ...
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 ...


 

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