Belgium

This Pissing Boy Has Become Belgium's Symbol Of Defiance After Terror Attacks

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK

Brussels rocked by multiple explosions after 7am GMT So called Islamic State claim responsibility for attacks Police issue CCTV image from airport...

At Least 34 Dead As Wave Of Terror Attacks Hits Brussels

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK

Brussels rocked by multiple explosions after 7am GMT So called Islamic State claim responsibility for attacks Police issue CCTV image from airport...

Dramatic Brussels Station Footage Shows Passengers Being Evacuated From Trains Underground

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK

Dramatic footage has emerged of passengers being evacuated from train carriages following an explosion at a busy Brussels metro station on Tuesday, wh...

Taking a Mini-Break in Mechelen - Off the Beaten Track

Judith Lewis | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

When it comes to Belgium, the most common place to visit seems to be Brussels. I'm going to try and convince you to take a train 30min north of Brussels into Flanders to visit Mechelen for a day (or two) and fall in love with it like I did.

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 14.12.2016 | 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 29.09.2016 | 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 11.06.2016 | 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 15.05.2016 | 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...