The European country has one of the world’s highest COVID-19 mortality rates per capita.
Prince Joachim, 10th in line to the throne in Belgium, tested positive for coronavirus after attending a party in Spain.
The six people stormed into the e-cigarettes shop in Charleroi, Belgium, in broad daylight.
Police officers Soraya Belkacemi, 53, and Lucile Garcia, 45, were stabbed and shot dead in Belgium.
Belgium and the Netherlands have agreed a deal that will end a border crisis which included a peninsula that saw illegal raves, drug dealing, prostitution, and even a headless corpse
Rudi Sels, 65, from Balen, near Antwerp, was extradited to face a charge of conspiracy to smuggle 31kg of the class A drug into Britain.
These haunting images show the brutal scenes that soldiers braved during the Battle of Passchendaele.Today is the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest offensives of the First World War, which left more than half a million men dead or injured on both sides.The Battle of Passchendaele saw more than 100 days of fighting in the summer and autumn of 1917, starting on July 31.MORE: Ceremony to mark 100 years since Battle of PasschendaeleMORE: The Battle of Passchendaele explainedIn just over three months of conflict there were more than half a million casualties – 325,000 Allied soldiers and 260,000 to 400,000 Germans – in the Belgian battlefields.The towering Menin Gate in the Belgian town is covered with the names of 54,391 British dead who have no known grave, according to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Britain has been criticised for becoming a less tolerant nations since last year’s Brexit vote, but new data shows that it is one of the least racist countries in Europe. A map shared by Mind Hacks used European-wide data to measure one area of implicit racism, namely how easily White Europeans associate black faces with negative ideas. Using data culled from more than 288,000 people across the continent, collected by Harvard researchers between 2002 and 2015, the research was able to show which countries are more racist when it comes to this one measure.
UNESCO has finally acknowledged what European beer-lovers have long known to be true: Belgian beer culture is a very special thing.
This is the world’s biggest bouncy castle - a mammoth 893ft-long inflatable known as “The Beast”.It was custom made by a company called V-Formation to give adults the chance to be a kid again. It’s made up of 32 inflatables stitched together along the length of more than two football pitches.Anyone brave enough to boing along ‘The Beast’ will face inflatable walls, rings and enormous bouncy balls.The inflatable course currently sits in a nature park in Belgium but there are plans to bring it to Hyde Park, London in 2017.
Best friends Florian and Bram like to go on memorable adventures. In this video, posted to their YouTube channel, the pair try and stay an entire night in Swedish home-ware store, IKEA. The friends stay until the store closes, and then hide in a closet to wait for the staff to leave. They manage to go undetected, and roam the store throughout the night. They test out the beds, mess about in the toilets and rate the shop out of ten for its “hospitality.” The staff begin to arrive in the early hours of the morning, and the pair have to hide out in a closet until 9am, when they can sneak back in among the customers and make their escape. According to the uploaders, IKEA were not in on the stunt, but were good sports about it and found it funny. A Belgian news report about their night-time adventures included a statement from the flat-pack giant saying they wouldn’t prosecute the duo as they had technically done nothing wrong.
An urban photographer - known only as ‘Brian’ - has captured these incredible images of the once luxurious Grand Orient Express.Back when it was built in 1883 the train was a favourite for affluent travellers. Now it stands rusting on its tracks in Belgium, following its final trip back in December 2009.The train was built by the international hotel and travel logistics group, Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits, and remains one of a just few left in the word. Another of its kind, the Venice-Simplon Orient Express, has since been turned into hotel suites that promise guests ‘a world of timeless glamour’. Brian writes on his website: ‘When I step into an abandoned site it feels like stepping into a time machine.’For more of Brian’s adventures, go to www.preciousdecay.com or take a peak at his Facebook page.
Niall Horan has a girlfriend. The One Direction hunk treaded through the mud at Glastonbury festival, suited up for the tennis at Wimbledon and slipped into his football kit with Louis Tomlinson for Soccer Aid recently and at all of these public events he seemed very much single. It’s been revealed that her name is Celine Helene Vandycke and she hails from Belgium.
Some of the world’s most famous faces of popular culture, have been carved into six-tonnes of golden sand on Belgium’s Grand Ostend beach.Using just water and sand, the masterful hands of 40 artists, carved the faces of their favorite stars.The artists from 12 nationalities, have crafted a grand total of 150 giant sculptures, forming an impressive 10,000 square-metre gallery.From special tributes to David Bowie and Prince, to iconic scenes from Jaws and The godfather, this epic sand show features the best of the best.
Pepper, who looks like something out of a Pixar animation, will greet visitors at the hospitals in Liege and Ostend instead of humans. Costing a not-too-pricey £24,000, Pepper is described by his Tokyo-based makers SoftBank as a “a genuine humanoid companion created to communicate with you in the most natural and intuitive way, through his body movements and his voice”. Pepper, who has a tablet mounted on his chest, communicates with humans using cameras and microphone fitted inside its head, as well as touch sensors on its hands.
This is the first photo of suspected Paris attacks mastermind Salah Abdeslam in a Bruges jail after he was captured last month. In the photo, the suspected terrorist mastermind appears downbeat - after he was captured in the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek following extensive police raids. Niewsblad reports that Abdeslam has been described as a ‘model prisoner’ and is constantly under watch by guards - after fears arose that he may try to harm himself.
The note was found on a computer in a bin belonging to one of the bombers, Brahim El Bakraoui, Belgian prosecutors said on Wednesday. Bakraoui was among those though to have carried out the deadly attack on the airport in the Belgian capital as part of coordinated attacks that left at least 31 people dead and almost 300 injured. Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said Bakraoui, a Belgian, was identified as having carried out the suicide attack at the airport by his fingerprints.
A teenager who was injured in the deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels was also involved in near misses during the bombings in Paris and Boston. Mason Wells was one of four Mormon missionaries from the U.S. who was injured when suicide bombers attacked the Zaventem Airport in Belgium. The 19-year-old was hit by shrapnel and suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and burns, but survived the incident.