World Mar 28, 2020

Cat found infected with coronavirus in Belgium

A pet cat has been infected with the novel coronavirus in Belgium after being contaminated by its owner, Belgian health authorities said Friday. Cases of contamination of pets are rare and authorities ruled out any risk of contamination to humans from home animals. The reports follows ...

World / Offbeat Dec 26, 2019

Rare roaming wolf carries off pet kangaroo in Belgium

A wolf is believed to have snatched a domesticated kangaroo in Belgium and wounded another, a wolf expert said on Wednesday. The missing marsupial is "probably dead," eaten "as a Christmas meal" on Tuesday night, said Jan Loos, confirming information he had given to local ...

Battle of the Bulge heroes remembered 75 years on

World Dec 15, 2019

Battle of the Bulge heroes remembered 75 years on

The Battle of the Bulge was the last German offensive of World War II, and the Siege of Bastogne the scene of a heroic defense by American paratroopers. Seventy-five years on, the Belgian town is hosting colorful re-enactments followed by solemn ceremonies of remembrance. Veterans, historians ...

Belgium names first female prime minister

World / Politics Oct 27, 2019

Belgium names first female prime minister

Belgian Budget Minister Sophie Wilmes has been chosen as the country's new caretaker prime minister — a first for a woman, Prime Minister Charles Michel said on Saturday. The 44-year-old still has to be sworn in by King Philippe, who is expected to announce the ...

Uighur in Belgium fears for family in China after asylum snag

Asia Pacific Oct 2, 2019

Uighur in Belgium fears for family in China after asylum snag

A Uighur refugee living in Belgium complained Tuesday that Chinese authorities had cracked down on his family after they applied for the right to join him. Abdulhamid Tursun's case has raised controversy in Belgium, where rights groups accuse the Belgian authorities of having effectively "delivered ...