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Belgian artists decry coronavirus rules, raise 'no culture, no future' posters

Waving posters reading ‘The show must go on’ or ‘No culture, no future,’ Belgian artists demonstrated peacefully despite the pouring rain, accusing the government of unfairly targeting the culture industry with the new coronavirus restrictions.
A woman holds a banner reading "No Culture, No Future" during a demonstration against the Belgian government's restrictions imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Brussels, Belgium (REUTERS/Johanna Geron)
A woman holds a banner reading "No Culture, No Future" during a demonstration against the Belgian government's restrictions imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Brussels, Belgium (REUTERS/Johanna Geron)
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 07:21 PM IST
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New Covid-19 restrictions imposed in Belgium amid Omicron fear

  • The new restrictions were announced by the country's government on December 22, after a meeting of a special committee.
A man rides his bike past a cinema with Christmas trees hanging upside down from the windows in protest against the closure of cultural venues in Antwerp, Belgium, (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
A man rides his bike past a cinema with Christmas trees hanging upside down from the windows in protest against the closure of cultural venues in Antwerp, Belgium, (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2021 03:58 PM IST
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ANI | , Brussels

Violence erupts at Covid curb protest in Brussels; Dutch police arrest over 30

The march began peacefully but police later fired water cannon and tear gas in response to a group of participants throwing projectiles, an AFP photographer witnessed.
Belgian riot police stand by a burning trash can as clashes erupt during a demonstration against Covid-19 measures, including the country's health pass, in Brussels.(AFP)
Belgian riot police stand by a burning trash can as clashes erupt during a demonstration against Covid-19 measures, including the country's health pass, in Brussels.(AFP)
Published on Nov 22, 2021 03:40 AM IST
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'When will we get a rest? Never' - Courtois lashes out over number of games

Courtois hit out at the growing football calendar after his side's 2-1 defeat by Italy in the UEFA Nations' League third-place playoff, labelling the match, in which both teams rotated their squads, a "money game".
'When will we get a rest? Never' - Courtois lashes out over number of games(REUTERS)
'When will we get a rest? Never' - Courtois lashes out over number of games(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 06:52 PM IST
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Italy beats Belgium 2-1 to finish 3rd in Nations League

Nicolò Barella opened the scoring at the start of the second half and Domenico Berardi doubled Italy’s lead from the spot in the 65th minute.
UEFA Nations League third-place soccer match between Italy and Belgium(AP)
UEFA Nations League third-place soccer match between Italy and Belgium(AP)
Published on Oct 10, 2021 08:54 PM IST
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AP | , Turin, Italy

Lukaku scores in 100th international, Belgium beats Czechs

Lukaku scored in the eighth minute at King Baudouin Stadium, his 67th goal for the national team.
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku(AP)
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku(AP)
Published on Sep 06, 2021 10:04 AM IST
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PTI | , Brussels

Belgium resist overhaul of ageing squad after Euro 2020 disappointment

Martinez said he had never considered wholesale changes after the Euro 2020 tournament, where Belgium were eliminated by eventual winners Italy in the last eight, even though almost half of his squad were 30 or older.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez(Pool via REUTERS)
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez(Pool via REUTERS)
Published on Aug 26, 2021 05:25 PM IST
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Tokyo 2020: Belgium claim first gold after shootout win over Australia

The sides were locked in a close fight through much of the match, with Belgium forward Florent van Aubel giving the Red Lions the lead two minutes into the second half.
Belgium's Victor Nicky B Wegnez celebrates with his teammates after donning their gold medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics(AP)
Belgium's Victor Nicky B Wegnez celebrates with his teammates after donning their gold medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics(AP)
Published on Aug 05, 2021 08:13 PM IST
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Floods in western Europe: Death toll tops 150, hundreds missing still

Floods swept through the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate as well as parts of Belgium and the Netherlands.
Houses are submerged on the overflowed river banks in Erdorf, Germany, as the village was flooded on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (AP)
Houses are submerged on the overflowed river banks in Erdorf, Germany, as the village was flooded on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (AP)
Published on Jul 17, 2021 11:15 AM IST
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Floods ravage Germany and Belgium; over 60 dead, dozens missing across Europe

Floods in Germany, Belgium, and other neighbouring European countries, has left scores of people and several dozen others missing as authorities continue battling climactic odds for the rescue operation
A resident stands next to damaged furniture in a flooded street in Ahrweiler-Bad Neuenahr, western Germany, on July 15, 2021. (AFP)
A resident stands next to damaged furniture in a flooded street in Ahrweiler-Bad Neuenahr, western Germany, on July 15, 2021. (AFP)
Published on Jul 16, 2021 09:58 AM IST
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By | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Woman infected with two variants of Covid-19 at the same time

  • The unvaccinated woman, who lived alone and received at-home nursing care, was admitted to the OLV Hospital in the Belgian city of Aalst after a spate of falls in March and tested positive for Covid-19 the same day.
 An employee at an elderly residence checks a person for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) as tests are performed among seniors in the country, in Brussels, Belgium.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
An employee at an elderly residence checks a person for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) as tests are performed among seniors in the country, in Brussels, Belgium.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jul 12, 2021 06:01 AM IST
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Belgium's Africa Museum begins long road to return looted artworks to Congo

From the late 19th century to 1960, thousands of artworks including wooden statues, elephant ivory masks, manuscripts and musical instruments were likely taken by Belgian and other European collectors, scientists, explorers and soldiers from Democratic Republic of Congo
An ancestral statue known as Lusinga, dated to the 19th century, is pictured at the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) as the Belgian government has announced plans to return pieces of art looted from Congo during colonial rule, in Tervuren, Belgium July 6, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman(REUTERS)
An ancestral statue known as Lusinga, dated to the 19th century, is pictured at the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) as the Belgian government has announced plans to return pieces of art looted from Congo during colonial rule, in Tervuren, Belgium July 6, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 07, 2021 05:58 PM IST
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Finland vs Belgium: UEFA Euro 2020 Live Streaming: When and where to watch

  • UEFA Euro 2020 Live Streaming in India: All you need to know about live streaming details on Sony Liv, match timings, venue for Euro Cup 2020 Match Today between Finland vs Belgium.
Finland in action during Euro 2020.(AP)
Finland in action during Euro 2020.(AP)
Updated on Jun 21, 2021 11:45 PM IST
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Euro 2020: Hazard says ankle may never be same again but he remains determined

Belgium captain Eden Hazard said his numerous ankle fractures meant it would never be the same as it was 10 years ago but he was determined to prove he could still perform at the highest level at Euro 2020.
Belgium's Eden Hazard in action.(REUTERS)
Belgium's Eden Hazard in action.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 21, 2021 12:30 AM IST
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Reuters | , St Petersburg

Denmark vs Belgium UEFA Euro 2020: Full squads of both teams

Denmark vs Belgium UEFA Euro 2020: Let's have a look at the squad of both team ahead of the Group B game.
Belgium's Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku during training(REUTERS)
Belgium's Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku during training(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 06:50 PM IST
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Denmark vs Belgium UEFA Euro 2020 Live Streaming: When and Where to watch

UEFA Euro 2020 Live Streaming in India: All you need to know about live streaming details on Sony Liv, match timings, venue for Euro Cup 2020 Match Today between Denmark vs Belgium.
Denmark vs Belgium UEFA Euro 2020 Live Streaming(AP)
Denmark vs Belgium UEFA Euro 2020 Live Streaming(AP)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 02:27 PM IST
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Euro 2020: De Bruyne fit to play for Belgium against Denmark

De Bruyne suffered a double facial fracture in last month’s Champions League final, missing Belgium’s build-up to Euro 2020 and their first Group B game against Russia on Saturday, when they posted an impressive 3-0 victory.
Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne during training REUTERS/Hannah Mckay(REUTERS)
Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne during training REUTERS/Hannah Mckay(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 12:33 AM IST
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Reuters | , Copenhagen

Euro 2020: Witsel likely to make comeback on Thursday

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said Axel Witsel was fit to play in the Group B encounter in Copenhagen after working his way back to full fitness.
Belgium's Axel Witsel and Nacer Chadli during training.(REUTERS)
Belgium's Axel Witsel and Nacer Chadli during training.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 14, 2021 06:24 PM IST
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Euro 2020: Belgium missing some star quality versus Russia

Injury and fitness concerns mean neither Kevin De Bruyne nor Eden Hazard is set to start against Russia on Saturday at Saint Petersburg Stadium.
File Photo of Kevin de Bruyne (right) in action for Belgium.(Twitter)
File Photo of Kevin de Bruyne (right) in action for Belgium.(Twitter)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 04:49 PM IST
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AP | , St. Petersburg

De Bruyne joins up with Belgium squad for Euro 2020 after operation

The 29-year-old De Bruyne sustained his injuries in a collision with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger while playing for City in the Champions League final in Porto on May 29.
Kevin De Bruyne: File photo(REUTERS)
Kevin De Bruyne: File photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 07, 2021 10:39 PM IST
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Top-ranked Belgium have best chance of first major trophy

An impressive array of talented players, many at their peak, are available to coach Roberto Martinez as Belgium begin their Group B campaign and are expected to ease past Russia, Denmark and Finland to become the team to avoid in the knockout phase.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez; File photo(Pool via REUTERS)
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez; File photo(Pool via REUTERS)
Published on May 25, 2021 10:33 AM IST
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Euro 2020: Belgian players to get Covid-19 vaccine before the tournament

Belgium, the top-ranked FIFA team, is among the favorites for the tournament, which opens on June 11.
File Photo of Belgium players in action.(Twitter)
File Photo of Belgium players in action.(Twitter)
Published on May 19, 2021 05:42 PM IST
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Belgian envoy’s wife slaps shopkeeper in Seoul, then claims diplomatic immunity

  • The use of diplomatic immunity has come under scrutiny in other countries, especially after the wife of an American envoy was able to escape the UK following her alleged involvement in a road accident that killed a British teenager.
The screengrab of security footage that showed Xiang Xueqiu pushing one of the staff members before slapping her across the face.
The screengrab of security footage that showed Xiang Xueqiu pushing one of the staff members before slapping her across the face.
Published on May 18, 2021 06:31 PM IST
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By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Euro 2020: Belgium's De Bruyne to report for duty after holiday

  • Kevin de Bruyne will join the Belgium squad only five days before their first Group B match against Russia in St Petersburg on June 12.
File Photo of Kevin de Bruyne (right) in action for Belgium.(Twitter)
File Photo of Kevin de Bruyne (right) in action for Belgium.(Twitter)
Updated on May 17, 2021 11:16 PM IST
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Euro 2020: Push-up punishment for Belgium's Batshuayi after squad gaffe

Michy Batshuayi prematurely announced his own inclusion in the 26-man squad for the tournament on Monday, firing off a tweet before the squad’s official announcement was completed.
File Photo of Michy Batshuayi in action for Belgium.(Twitter)
File Photo of Michy Batshuayi in action for Belgium.(Twitter)
Updated on May 17, 2021 11:16 PM IST
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Company in Belgium uses chocolate to create masked bunny holding syringe

Cocoatree, based in Lonzee, a village about 45 kilometres (30 miles) south of Brussels, has dubbed its chocolate syringes "L'Atch'a Azteka".
Belgian artisan chocolate maker Genevieve Trepant shows a chocolate bunny wearing a protective mask and holding a vaccine syringe called
Belgian artisan chocolate maker Genevieve Trepant shows a chocolate bunny wearing a protective mask and holding a vaccine syringe called "L'Atch'a Azteka" at her workshop Cocoatree.(REUTERS)
Published on May 01, 2021 11:36 AM IST
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Reuters | , Lonzee, Belgium

Belgium imposes ban on AstraZeneca Covid-19 jabs for people under 56

The European Medicines Agency said that even though it found a “possible link” between the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and a rare clotting disorder, it placed no new restrictions on using the vaccine in people 18 and over.
Belgium imposed a ban on administering AstraZeneca shot to younger people.(AP)
Belgium imposed a ban on administering AstraZeneca shot to younger people.(AP)
Published on Apr 08, 2021 05:33 AM IST
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AP | , Brussels

Belgium shows restored Ghent Altarpiece, Just Judges theft mystery continues

  • The Ghent Altarpiece was nearly destroyed in 16th century, taken to Paris after French revolution, sold off to an art dealer, almost burned in the cathedral in 1822 and bricked in during World War I to avoid German appropriation. After the Just Judges survived all that, it was stolen in April 1934
Belgium shows restored Ghent Altarpiece, Just Judges theft mystery continues(Twitter/visitgent)
Belgium shows restored Ghent Altarpiece, Just Judges theft mystery continues(Twitter/visitgent)
Updated on Mar 28, 2021 07:59 PM IST
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EU executive criticises Belgium for Covid-19 travel ban

Germany has equally ignored a call from the Commission in late February to roll back its latest curbs on travel and borders.
The Commission has said excessive limitations imposed recently to contain the spread of new variants of the coronavirus hurt the flow of goods, services and people.(Bloomberg)
The Commission has said excessive limitations imposed recently to contain the spread of new variants of the coronavirus hurt the flow of goods, services and people.(Bloomberg)
Published on Mar 08, 2021 07:06 PM IST
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Reuters | , Brussels

Belgian cinema chain gets creative with popcorn-on-demand service

Kinepolis, which operates over 100 cinemas across Europe and North America, came up with different initiatives - including the popcorn related one.
Belgian cinema group Kinepolis has started this service (representational image).(Unsplash)
Belgian cinema group Kinepolis has started this service (representational image).(Unsplash)
Published on Feb 26, 2021 02:03 PM IST
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