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A Belgian court has begun trying a woman accused of murdering her love rival by sabotaging her parachute on a sky dive.

2010-09-24

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More than 100 angry Ryanair passengers staged a sit-in in an aircraft cabin for several hours on Wednesday after their flight was diverted to Belgium.

2010-11-17

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The controversial whistle-blowing site Wilileaks has released a cache of 250,000 secret messages sent by US diplomatic staff. Here are some of the key issues the documents reveal, as reported by the New York Times and Guardian newspapers.

2010-11-28

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Tens of thousands of Belgians have staged a march to call for national unity and demand a government after seven months of political impasse. About 50,00 people joined the "Shame: no government, great country" march in Brussels, organisers said. Police put the number at 34,000.

2011-01-24

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Spanish police have removed more than 100 Belgian students from a plane that was due to fly from the Canary Islands to Belgium.

2011-02-06

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New rules are being drafted to improve transparency in EU institutions, but the intensity of lobbying in the internet age makes the "Brussels gravy train" image hard to shake off. The anti-corruption organisation Transparency International says about 3,000 lobbying groups have offices in Brussels.

2011-03-04

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Brussels is one of Europe’s best kept secrets. As Belgium’s charming capital city, many have enjoyed living there, ranging from Victor Hugo and Karl Marx to Jean-Claude Van Damme. Now, you can discover the riches of Brussels in a virtual 3D visit with Google Earth.

2011-06-01

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A law has come into force in Belgium banning women from wearing the full Islamic veil in public.

2011-07-23

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At least two people have been killed at the Pukkelpop music festival in Belgium after a sudden storm caused two stages to collapse.

2011-08-18

 storm festival music Belgium
Trains already have a reputation for being a very clean form of transport but Belgian commuters can now boast railways which are partially powered by solar energy.

2011-08-12

 solar energy train Belgium

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