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At 83, Belgian strives to realise Congo wildlife dream

2015-07-21 12:21

"I was already saying I'd go live in the DRC when I was nine or 10," says Willem Boulanger, who after satisfying that dream is embarking at age 83 on another - founding a game reserve near Kolwezi.

Not too early to be in yellow for Froome

2015-07-07 05:00

It's too soon to say Chris Froome will win the Tour de France but not too early for him to be in yellow as it puts the Briton in a perfect place ahead of the feared fourth stage.

Reader's motorsport snaps: 83 great pics!

2015-07-03 18:45

Wheels24 reader and photographer TREVOR NOBLE got some cool shots at various events in Belgium, including a crazy crash scene...

China to extend economic diplomacy

2015-06-16 10:30

China will pledge a multi-billion dollar investment in Europe's new infrastructure fund in another attempt to win greater influence, a report says.

EU takes Germany to court over airport security controls

2015-05-29 21:00

The European Commission is taking Germany to the European Court of Justice for failing to adequately monitor security measures at some German airports.

EU concerned about farming impact on its wildlife

2015-05-20 14:49

About half of wild birds have a secure status as EU programmes to protect endangered species have boosted numbers, but some of their habitats are cause for major concern largely because of intensive farming, an EU report has found.

Yacht smashes into rocks off Spanish island

2015-05-15 20:09

A yacht has smashed into rocks off the Spanish Balearic Island of Formentera killing 3.

EU clears 19 genetically modified products

2015-04-24 17:03

The EU has cleared 19 controversial genetically modified products including human food, animal feed and cut flowers.

Belgian paedophile's ex to live in judge's home

2015-03-31 21:26

A former Belgian judge has said he will risk controversy and rent out part of his home to the former wife and accomplice of Belgium's notorious serial child killer Marc Dutroux.

Belgium holds more suspects in €40m diamond heist case

2015-03-16 20:24

Belgian authorities are hoping they have made a major breakthrough in solving a heist of diamonds and gems worth some €40m at Brussels' international airport two years ago.

 

Honda Civic's frugal 13 000km record drive

2015-07-07 10:11

Honda has set a new Guinness World Record for low fuel consumption. A Civic travelled more than 13 000km, reaching 24 countries in 25 days. Find out how frugal it was...

MTN-Qhubeka riders OK after crash

2015-07-06 21:47

All the riders on SA's MTN-QHUBEKA are unscathed after huge crashes on the 159km stage from Anvers to Huy in Belgium.

EU leaders agree to relocate 40 000 migrants

2015-06-26 08:59

EU leaders have agreed to the principle of redistributing 40 000 asylum seekers across their bloc, but left the details to be hashed out later, amid hefty disagreement on whether member states should be obliged to take in the migrants.

Rich nations in stalemate over coal subsidy

2015-06-12 20:00

Talks on phasing out a form of coal subsidies have ended in stalemate as Japan, the biggest user of the aid, led calls for more time.

EU fears of farming impact on its wildlife

2015-05-20 15:45

Around half of wild birds have a secure status as EU programmes to protect endangered species have boosted numbers, but some of their habitats are concerning.

EU to revive Mideast peace process

2015-05-18 20:52

A top EU diplomat is going to the Mideast to try to revive the peace process and move beyond the status quo.

Dutch goat's cheese gets protected EU status

2015-05-12 17:07

A type of Dutch goat's cheese can now only be produced in the Netherlands after the European Union says it had registered it as protected, awarding it the same status as Greece's Feta and Italy's Parmesan.

Belgian bishop ordered to pay for priest’s sexual abuse

2015-04-24 08:01

A Belgian court has ordered the Archbishop of Brussels to pay 10 000 euros in damages to a former choir boy subjected to sexual abuse by a priest.

DRC chef reaches stardom after return to roots

2015-03-30 13:04

Racism and the financial meltdown kept Congolese master chef Christian Yumbi down and out in Belgium. Back at home, the gourmet innovator has finally won the stardom he fought for.

Dog ‘poisoned’ at famous Crufts show

2015-03-09 14:16

The co-owners of an Irish setter feared poisoned at Britain's leading dog show are devastated by his death, but they don't believe that one of the other competitors is responsible.

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