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  • Belgians on ill-fated Air Algérie flight One Belgian national was among those on board the Air Algeria flight that crashed in Mali on Thursday morning. 51 French nationals were also on board.
  • [VIDEO] - Working during Ramadan During the month of Ramadan some Muslims take time off work to fast. However, this is certainly not true of the Brussels maternity Wendy Bouchrit. She preffers to work during the holy month.
  • [VIDEO] - Poor Clares at Tomorrowland 24/7/14 – 4,000 neighbours took up the invitation to visit the site of Tomorrowland, Europe's biggest dance music festival in Antwerp Province. The visitors included the Poor Clares from the local...
  • Horta Museum set to expand Work on the expansion of the Brussels museum dedicated to the life and work of the architect Victor Horta is set to start at the beginning of next month.
  • New beer honours forgotten brewery (Belgian Beer&Food) Learning about Belgian breweries is addictive, however usually you can only scratch the surface, discovering the few that are still around today, while neglecting thousands that have been and gone,...
  • Museum shooting suspect to be extradited The French Court of Cassation has ruled that the suspect in the shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels at the end of May can be extradited to Belgium.
  • 6.25 million euro aid for Palestinian refugees Belgium is to give 6.25 million euro in aid to help Palestinian refugees. The money will be given to UNRWA, a United Nations' organisation that assists Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip, the...
  • 22,000 British pigeons released in Ieper As part of events to mark the centenary of the Great War 22,000 pigeons were released in Ieper on Wednesday. The pigeons are bound for England and Scotland.
  • Same level of child benefit for every child Child benefit is one of the areas of policy that has been transferred from the federal state to the language communities as part of the state reforms passed in the last parliament.
  • Father throws four-year-old from window then kills himself 24 Jul '14 Father throws four-year-old from window then kills himself ah The Brussels prosecutor will begin an investigation after the deaths at an 11th-floor apartment in Vorst...
  • Flemish poppy field project is a flop A Flemish plan to grow endless fields of poppies to mark the centenary of the Great War has failed.
  • New government of Flanders sets out five-year plan 24 Jul '14 New government of Flanders sets out five-year plan derek.blyth The newly formed government of Flanders has set out its plans for the coming five years in a 198-page...
  • Belgian airlines abandon flights to Israel Brussels Airlines and Jetairfly are cancelling further flights to Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv because of the security concerns.
  • "Up to 1,300 euro less mortgage tax relief" The fiscal expert Jef Wellens says that many people with mortgages are set to lose out once the proposals on mortgage tax relief laid out the Flemish coalition agreement come into force.
  • New government wants more people at work Getting more people into employment is one of the main planks of the coalition accord agreed by the Flemish nationalists, Christian democrats and liberals as part of their deal to govern Flanders for...

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