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# belgium - Monday 6 November, 2017

Catalan ex-leader freed by judge but told not to leave Belgium

Puigdemont and four former ministers had turned themselves into authorities to face a Spanish warrant for their arrest.

# belgium - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Judge has 24 hours to decide fate of former Catalan leader and ministers

The five men handed themselves in to police in Belgium this morning.

# belgium - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Catalan leader could stay in Belgium for three months despite Spain demanding arrest

Belgian authorities have confirmed the receipt of a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.

# belgium - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Catalonia crisis: Spanish judge jails eight ex-members of Catalan government

A European arrest warrant has also been issued for deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.

# belgium - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Belgian hopes rise for breakthrough in 1980s killings

A confession by a former policeman might hold answers to the murders.

# belgium - Sunday 8 October, 2017

From The42 Fellaini to miss Liverpool clash after Belgium confirm MCL injury Casualty

Fellaini to miss Liverpool clash after Belgium confirm MCL injury

The midfielder limped out of the Red Devils’ win over Bosnia-Herzegovina and is set for two weeks on the sidelines.

# belgium - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Belgium takes Ryanair to court for 'illegally punishing' customers with cancelled flights

The country’s deputy prime minister accused the airline of a “lack of professionalism”.

# belgium - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

WWI German submarine wreck found off Belgium

The bodies of 22 sailors are understood to still be inside the wreckage.

# belgium - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Ryanair fell foul of Europe's top court today - here's what you need to know

The decision may have a big impact on future labour disputes at the airline.

# belgium - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Families of Irish students killed in Belgium college fire satisfied with court verdict

Sara Gibadlo, aged 19, and Dace Zarin, aged 22 were students of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT).

# belgium - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

From The42 'It's true, I smoke. Sometimes it's because I drink or I'm late, but I'm not the only one' Old Habits

'It's true, I smoke. Sometimes it's because I drink or I'm late, but I'm not the only one'

Radja Nainggolan has changed his mind after explosively retiring from Belgium duty last week.

# belgium - Friday 25 August, 2017

Man who attacked soldiers with knife in Brussels shot dead

Local media report that the man attacked two soldiers with a knife on the boulevard Emile Jacqmain.

# belgium - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam to face terror trial over police shootout

Abdeslam was arrested in March last year, three days after the shootout in Brussels.

# belgium - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Human rights court backs Belgium's ban on wearing a full-face veil in public

The court ruled that the ban sought to guarantee social cohesion.

# belgium - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'It could have been much worse': Authorities identify Brussels train station attacker

Prime Minister Charles Michel said a “terrorist attack has been prevented”.

# belgium - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Suspect shot by soldiers after explosion at Brussels train station

An eyewitness told reporters that the attacker exploded a trolley in the station.

# belgium - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Irish chaplain patrolled 1917 frontlines with a shovel, gave last rites and then buried the dead

The extraordinary bravery of Fr William Doyle is told in new exhibition at National Museum.

# belgium - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Belgian King vs Burger King: Country's royal family outraged at fast food chain ad

An online ad asks users to choose between King Philippe or Burger King.

# belgium - Sunday 23 April, 2017

This Belgian man beat 50 people to become one of Europe's last hermits

The 58-year-old will live in a 350-year-old hermitage built into a cliff above a rural town by himself for a few months.

# belgium - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Belgian police arrest man who tried to drive into crowds of shoppers at high speed

A rifle and bladed weapons were found in a subsequent search of the car.

# belgium - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Part of Brussels sealed off after car filled with gas canisters driven by known radical stopped

The driver had been listed as ‘being radicalised’.

# belgium - Saturday 25 February, 2017

A peek into the wardrobe of Brussels' Manneken Pis

A new museum showcases the outfits, some of which are hundreds of years old.

# belgium - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Two new suspects charged with aiding Paris attack getaway

They’ve been charged with the falsification of documents according to prosecutors.

# belgium - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Boy in Belgian hospital after being left on freezing balcony for 15 hours as 'punishment'

The six-year-old was dressed in just his pyjamas.

# belgium - Monday 12 December, 2016

Woman suspended after posing for pornographic images in Belgian government building

She was caught after her colleagues recognised her on a website devoted to people who top up their salaries by performing in pornography in their spare time.

# belgium - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

'Hullabaloo over EU's best trade deal in history makes no sense', says Irish MEP

A French-speaking region of Belgium called Wallonia has voted against the trade agreement CETA – and because of this, the deal will most likely not go ahead.

# belgium - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Masked gang armed with Kalashnikovs rob Belgian jewellery store

Witnesses said two explosions were heard during the hold-up.

Canadian trade minister says it's up to Europe to save trade agreement

The Canadian trade deal CETA, which was meant to be signed by EU members next Thursday, is in jeopardy after Belgian region refused to agree.

# belgium - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Two Brussels police officers stabbed in "terrorist attack"

The suspect is in police custody.

# belgium - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Belgian police officers questioned after being found with vanload of migrants in France

The men said that they didn’t want to leave the migrants on the side of the road.

# belgium - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Terminally ill child becomes first minor to be granted euthanasia in Belgium

Belgium is the only country to allow a child of any age to choose to end their own life.

# belgium - Friday 26 August, 2016

From The42 Henry named assistant coach to new Belgium boss Martinez Unlikely Duo

Henry named assistant coach to new Belgium boss Martinez

The former Arsenal striker will work as part of the Spaniard’s backroom staff in his new role.

# belgium - Monday 22 August, 2016

Woman shot by police after stabbing three people on a bus in Brussels

Police opened fire when she refused to stand down, according to Belgium’s public broadcaster.

# belgium - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Belgian police officers attacked by machete-wielding man shouting "Allahu Akbar"

The man was shot dead by another officer.

# belgium - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Two suspected jihadists arrested in Brussels after terror raids

“Both are suspected of planning a terrorist attack somewhere in Belgium,” a spokesman said

# belgium - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

The UK's giving up its EU presidency (it has bigger things to worry about)

It had been due to take up the six-month position next year.

# belgium - Monday 11 July, 2016

Britain is not Ireland's most lucrative EU trading partner - Belgium is

Exports to Britain in 2015 accounted for €13.7 billion but the Belgian market was worth €14.5 billion.

# belgium - Saturday 2 July, 2016

From The42 Wilmots: Strategy was not the problem Belgian Waffle

Wilmots: Strategy was not the problem

Marc Wilmots has defended his tactics in light of Belgium’s 3-1 Euro 2016 quarter-final loss to Wales.

# belgium - Friday 1 July, 2016

From The42 As it happened: Wales v Belgium, Euro 2016 quarter-final Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Wales v Belgium, Euro 2016 quarter-final

It was over to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille for tonight’s last-8 tie.

# belgium - Monday 27 June, 2016

FactCheck: No, this photo does NOT show a mad rush for Irish passports in the UK’s FactCheck takes on a misleading words-and-picture combo doing the rounds today.