Belgian region's rejection imperils EU-Canada trade deal

Oct 21, 2016

Belgian region's rejection imperils EU-Canada trade deal

The Belgian region of Wallonia rejected new amendments to a planned EU-Canada free trade agreement on Thursday, reaffirming its opposition and so threatening the entire deal, a flagship of European Union trade policy. All 28 EU governments support the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ...

Sep 15, 2016

World's biggest collection of pickled brains moves to Belgium

A new collection in the psychiatric hospital of Duffel in the north of Belgium makes for a ghoulish sight: around 3,000 preserved brains that were originally saved by a British doctor. The collection of frontal lobes, hippocampi and other key parts of the brain ...

Sep 10, 2016

Sint-Truiden's Ono sidelined with broken jaw

Forward Yuji Ono will be out for at least a month after breaking his jaw during a training session, his Belgian club Sint-Truiden said Friday on its website. The 23-year-old, who moved from Standard Liege in the summer last year, has yet to open ...

Aug 26, 2016

Henry joins Belgium coaching staff

Thierry Henry will be an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez as the squad start its bid to qualify for the next World Cup finals in Russia. The former France striker joins Martinez’s former Everton assistant Graeme Jones on the team’s coaching staff ...

Aug 18, 2016

Cousin of Brussels attacks brothers now wanted by Belgium

Belgian authorities are hunting a cousin of the El Bakraoui brothers, who blew themselves up in the Brussels airport and metro attacks, a source close to the inquiry said Wednesday. Oussama Atar, who spent years in jail in Iraq before returning to Belgium in ...

Aug 15, 2016

U.S. mulls long-term, bomb-grade uranium exports to Belgium

The U.S. nuclear regulator is considering long-term shipments of weapons-grade uranium to a medical research reactor in security-challenged Belgium, something critics say would set back global anti-proliferation efforts. With a final decision still months away, the Belgian Nuclear Research Center is seeking permission from ...