Belgium

'Dogs Allowed, Jews Stay Out' Says Belgian Cafe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

A Belgian cafe that displayed a sign saying: 'Dogs allowed but Jews are banned' is facing legal action from an anti-Semitism monitoring group. The ...

Five of the Most Disappointing Teams at the World Cup So Far

Dan Farr | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Farr

This year's World Cup in Brazil has been full to the brim with exceptional goals, outstanding performances and unforgettable matches. However, it has also been home to its fair share of disappointing performances from certain players as well as certain teams...

An Introduction to the Film-Poem

Robert Peake | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robert Peake

Organiser Alastair Cook emphasised the point that the film-poem genre is an inclusive and encouraging one--suggesting that we all start somewhere, even if with the video facility on our smart phones, and start making film-poems.

Preview: Belgium vs Algeria

Daniel Tannenbaum | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Sport
Daniel Tannenbaum

Belgium go into this match as firm favourites. With the depth in their squad and their current run of form, the Belgium boys will be hungry for their first competitive match in a major tournament in over a decade.

A Bluffer's Guide to the World Cup

Charlie Eccleshare | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Sport
Charlie Eccleshare

The World Cup is nearly upon us, and although that will bring excitement for many, there will also be a large number of people dreading a month filled with conversation about the competition. On these occasions feigning interest is your only real option, and this bluffer's guide should help you to keep up and maybe even look like a bona fide football fan.

The Inside Track on Three World Cup Outsiders

Tony Jimenez | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

We now stand less than two weeks away from the beginning of what is being billed as one of the greatest World Cups of all time. As the pre-tournament excitement builds with every passing day, all talk turns to which side has enough quality, focus - and not to mention a little bit of luck - to lift the famous trophy.

Three Shot Dead At Jewish Museum

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK

A deadly shooting at Brussels' Jewish Museum has left three people dead and another seriously wounded, the fire department said. French-language ne...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 68 - TEFAF and Beyond

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Thursday brought a visit to another fair. I had missed the opening, on Wednesday, of the BADA fair in Chelsea. This fair is a quintessentially British fair and it has a distinct aura of country weekends and weddings in marquees.

The Story of a Boy Who Nearly Wasn't

Mik Scarlet | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

After a short stay in hospital, to allow Joyce to recover from the delivery, mother and son came home. Waiting for the boy was a tiny Luton Town football strip, and a house full of love. However baby Michael, for it had been decided to name the new born after his father, would not stop crying.

Protocols That Guarantee Privacy, Security and Freedom

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The Internet- a playground for millions across the world- is increasingly at risk from perceived American cyber bullying.

Ghent - A Medieval Gem With a Lively Culinary Scene

Peter Morrell | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Morrell

After a poignant two days visiting the World War 1 battlefields in Flanders I took 24 hours out in Ghent to soak up the culture, cuisine and atmosphere of this beautifully preserved medieval city.

Winter Magic in Brussels

Vesela Gladicheva | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vesela Gladicheva

If you're in the midst of searching for a last-minute, magical escape this Christmas, look no more. In addition to the traditional, German-style market every European capital boasts nowadays, Brussels has something extra in store this winter.

Nelson Mandela Dead: Dutch Paper Sorry For 'Tasteless' Black Pete Link

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A newspaper in the Netherlands has apologised for linking Nelson Mandela's death to Santa's controversial blacked-up buddy Black Pete. The article ...

Zwarte Piet, or Dutch Santa and His Black Slave

Ewa Zubek | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Ewa Zubek

Do you remember golliwogs? Those black rag dolls with frizzy hair and red lips? You probably do, although most golliwog toys and references have succumbed to a UK-wide extermination process in the last few decades. Well, the toy hasn't exactly done much to promote racial equality and tolerance: terms like 'golliwog' and 'wog' entered the slang lexicon as racial slurs.

Grieving Widow Slept Next To Her Husband's Corpse For A Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

An elderly grieving widow slept next to her husband’s decaying corpse for almost a year after his death. The dead man's 69-year-old wife, who has...

A (Trick or Treat) Free Guide to Halloween

Andrew Matthews | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

There are a few places where ancient earth traditions hold true. Some countries have new traditions that aren't more sickening than a full bag of jelly Smurfs. There are certain rituals that are just plain worrying - in Brittany, children light candles in skulls to soothe restless spirits.

England Can Thrive on New Underdog Status

Isaac Leigh | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Sport
Isaac Leigh

The news that England will not be among the top seeds for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is a blessing in disguise... No more excuses, no more confusion. England are not one of the top seeds because they are not one of the top sides. If humility and diligence reign, Hodgson's men could do themselves proud.

Mehdi Hasan

The World Is Laughing At The United States Over The Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Politics

WASHINGTON -- "When we get this moment of political silliness behind us," US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters at at an Asia-Pacific leade...

Europalia Brings India's Cultural Heritage to Europe

Stuart Forster | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Over the coming months Belgium will be the focal point for Europalia India, a major festival celebrating aspects of Indian culture, art and history.

Time to Shake Off My Language Shame and Get Back to the Classroom

Liam Beattie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Beattie

In a previous article for the Huffington Post I went public about my language shame; well I am pleased to announce that I am (hopefully) on the course to rectifying this rather embarrassing situation. I have decided to start taking language classes so I should be able to speak something other than English...

In Flanders Fields the Poppies Blow

Mike Gerrard | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

By 7.45pm I'm standing inside this memorial, as people do every night of the year, to remember the fallen Commonwealth soldiers of the First World War, who have no other resting place. At 8pm four buglers from the local fire brigade sound the Last Post and silence the gently murmuring crowd.

Fancy a Pint? In Search of Europe's Best Beers

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

For beer lovers in Europe, beer is more than just a frothy beverage - it's a revered elixir that has become a part of European culture, and creating the beverage has become a kind of art form. It's no surprise that Europe boasts nine of the world's 10 countries with the highest beer consumption per capita.

TV Tours Worth Taking

Andrew Matthews | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

If you ever find yourself in need of crystal meth candy or bath salts (the kind you really do put in your bath) Albequerque's got what you're looking for. Following on the heels of the likes of Baltimore and New Jersey, it's the latest in a long line of locations to milk the cult status of a tv show - in this case HBO's Breaking Bad.

Finally the Football's Back - But Will the Summer of 2013 Be Remembered as the Summer of Discontent?

Matt Dathan | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Sport
Matt Dathan

Interestingly, it's not just the top clubs who have whipped out the cheque book this summer. Norwich, Swansea, West Ham, Southampton, Cardiff and Liverpool (yes Liverpool fans, you're not a big club anymore) have all spent more than £15 million each over the summer.

LOOK: Footballer Momentarily Shrinks

Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Sport

French midfielder Mathieu Valbuena isn't the tallest footballer around - but he's not this tiny. A bizarre photo shows him utterly dwarfed by B...