Belgium

Belgian Police Investigate 'Soldier Orgy' During Hunt For Paris Terror Attack Suspects

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

Belgian security forces held an orgy while hunting for the perpetrators of the Paris terror attacks, it has been alleged. Two female police officer...

Two Arrested Over Suspected New Year's Eve Terror Attack Plot In Brussels

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK

Belgium police have arrested two people on suspicion of planning terror attacks in the capital on New Year's Eve. Raids took place on Sunday and Mo...

Master Brewsters in Flanders - Women Reclaim Ancient Position as Expert Brewers in Flanders

Judith Lewis | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

Women used to be the master brewers (brewsters) in years gone by and they made damn fine beer. In medieval times, brewing was women's work and they made beer as part of the family's food.

New Suspect Sought In Connection With Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

A fifth suspect has been charged with terror offences in connection with the Paris attacks. Belgian's federal prosecutor's office issued a warrant ...

#BrusselsLockdown Photos Cast City In A Surreal Apocalyptic Light

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

A military-enforced lockdown in the Belgian capital Brussels has provoked scenes reminiscent of a Hollywood disaster movie as heavily-armed troops gua...

Brussels Looks Like A Ghost Town As Terror Threat Lockdown Continues

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.11.2015 | UK

As Brussels remains on lockdown following a terror alert, images from the city reveal empty streets and military patrols. The Belgian capital conti...

Brussels On Lockdown As Fears Grow Of 'Imminent' Paris-Style Terror Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.11.2015 | UK

Brussels is on lockdown as fears grow that the capital could be the target of an "imminent" terrorist attack "like the one that happened in Paris". ...

When in Belgium, Drink the Beer

Ellis Shuman | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

There is much that makes a visit to Belgium an incredible experience. In addition to the role Brussels plays hosting the headquarters of the European Union, the city attracts tourists from all over the world.

This Footage Of Elephants Happily Swaying To Classical Music Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

Musically-inclined elephants are swinging their trunks to the sound of violins in Belgium. Keepers at Pairi Daiza Zoo are preparing for a series of...

Belgium PM Comes Out Swinging Against Cameron's 'Dismantling' Of The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron will not be allowed to “dismantle” the European Union as he re-negotiates Britain’s role, the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Miche...

Love and Rakets

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

Melding big riffs, discordant rhythms and romance, Raketkanon are probably not the sound you'd expect to come out of Belgium. I chat to, guitarist, Jef Verbeeck to see what makes them tick.

France And Belgium At War Over 'Prejudicial' Coin

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK

A planned Euro coin commemorating the Battle of Waterloo has been withdrawn after the French objected to it, saying it was a "negative" symbol. The...

One Step Behind: Understanding the Shape of Terrorism

Nikita Malik | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

Terrorism, with its many forms, has the same general shape. Bombings, hostage taking, assassinations, and armed attacks are all perpetuated for religious, political, or ideological goals - sometimes, a combination of all three...

UK Police Move To Protect Jewish Community After Terror Plots

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK

UK police are stepping up security for Britain's Jewish community and their own officers amid fears of a repeat of the terrorist attacks in France. ...

'Gunfire And Explosions' Near Train Station During Anti-Terror Raids In Belgium

AP/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK

Police launched an anti-terror operation in an eastern Belgian city on Thursday, with witnesses reporting gunfire and explosions in an area of Vervier...

Rapist & Murderer Granted Right To Die In Prison

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK

A convicted rapist and murderer serving a life sentence has been granted the right to die by medically assisted suicide in prison this week. Frank...

Free Public Fridge Is A Fantastic Idea For The Homeless

The Huffington Post UK/ZoomIn | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A Belgian charity organisation has come up with a brilliant idea to help those without a home in the harsh winter: a public fridge where locals can po...

On the Anniversary of the Cruiser

Aaron Vallely | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Aaron Vallely

The Cruiser had some of those tasteful elements admired by many writers, myself included. The consummate internationalist, he believed that people understand one another if they want to, no matter how great the language barrier.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Six: Ghent

Kai Humphries | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

The trouble with the morning upheavals is that we encounter multiple transactions with personnel from various outposts of the service industry, who if less than adequate at their profession, sculpt Daniel's temperament into that of a cantankerous old man with children on his lawn.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Five: Antwerp

Kai Humphries | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

Having failed with base level communication I engaged Daniel with more meaningful discussion about our respective childhoods, this topic seemed to be of interest to Daniel, I suspect this is because it gave him an opportunity to talk about himself, something he highly enjoys doing regardless of tense.

Immigrants Rescued From Container Are 'Afghan Sikhs'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK

The immigrants rescued from a shipping container yesterday are Sikhs who are understood to be from Afghanistan, it has emerged. The 35-strong group...

Migrants In Suffocating Metal Container Had Been Inside A Long Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

The immigrants rescued from a shipping container were probably already inside when it was dropped at a European port before setting sail for Britain, ...

Team Focus: Is Chelsea's Decision to Sell Lukaku the Right One?

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

By the age of 21, Lukaku has scored as many league goals as Sergio Agüero had (65), 21 more than Wayne Rooney (44), 23 more than Messi (42) and a full 44 more than Costa (21). What else does he have to do to prove his pedigree to Mourinho?

'I Have No Hatred Towards Anyone': William Recalls Last Words Of Firing Squad Nurse

PA | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

The Duke of Cambridge thanked Belgium for its "steadfast remembrance" of those who lost their lives in the First World War, but said instability "cont...

Anti-Jewish Attacks On The Rise In Britain During Israel-Gaza Offensive

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

As violent attacks against Jewish communities and businesses continue in Europe, antisemitic incidents are also on the rise in Britain, according to n...