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The caves that prove Neanderthals were cannibals

2016-12-30 21:24

Deep in the caves of Goyet in Belgium researchers have found the grisly evidence that the Neanderthals did not just feast on horses or reindeer, but also on each other.

EU to tighten screws on terror financing

2016-12-21 21:11

The European Union has proposed tighter checks on cash and gold transfers as part of a crackdown on terrorist financing across a bloc grappling with a wave of terrorism.

Burundi recalls Belgium ambassador amid tensions

2016-12-10 20:00

Burundi's foreign minister says the country's ambassador to Belgium has been told to return home amid diplomatic tensions related to political violence in the east African nation.

Vandoorne can become F1's next sensation - Boutsen

2016-11-22 08:36

F1 might be about to discover its next Max Verstappen-like sensation in Stoffel Vandoorne.

EU pushes for 'leverage' with Africa to curb migrants

2016-10-21 12:17

EU leaders called Thursday for greater efforts to apply the "leverage" of trade and development with Africa in order to curb migrant departures to Europe and speed up the return of those who arrive.

Brussels police stabbing was 'terrorist attack'

2016-10-06 22:15

Belgian prosecutors have charged a suspect with attempted murder over the stabbing of two police officers in a "terrorist attack" in Brussels, the latest such incident in a city still reeling from deadly bombings in March.

EU agrees to ratify Paris climate deal

2016-09-30 16:58

EU environment ministers have agreed to fast-track the ratification of the landmark Paris agreement on climate change, despite the fact that some national parliaments have yet to approve the deal.

Sister of killed jihadist arrested in Belgium

2016-09-26 22:09

The sister of a jihadist killed in a terror raid in Belgium has been arrested and charged with terrorist activity.

Belgium's first baby panda named 'Treasure of Heaven'

2016-09-16 08:25

A Belgian zoo has finally named a baby giant panda three months after its birth, calling it "Tian Bao", which means "Treasure of Heaven" in Chinese.

Verstappen 'unable to resist the dark side' - F1 reacts to Mad Max

2016-08-30 12:15

'It's dangerous', 'unable to resist the dark side', 'All the other actions by Max were tough but fair'... F1 reacts to Max Verstappen's overly aggressive driving at the Belgian GP.

 

Boy, 6, left on freezing balcony for 15 hours as punishment

2016-12-30 05:01

A 6-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital in Brussels after being left on a freezing balcony in his pyjamas for 15 hours on Boxing Day as a punishment, prosecutors say.

After Berlin, Europe beefs up security at Xmas markets

2016-12-20 22:25

Security has been beefed up at Christmas markets across Europe after a truck ploughed through a market in Berlin, killing 12 people and heightening security fears at the onset of the holiday season.

Countries exchange territory

2016-11-29 05:53

The Netherlands and Belgium, with their royals in attendance, have signed a deal for a peaceful exchange of land between them without a shot fired.

Two Yazidi women who escaped ISIS win human rights prize

2016-10-27 17:08

Two Yazidi women who escaped sexual enslavement by the Islamic State group and went on to become advocates for others, have won the European Union's Sakharov Prize for human rights.

Belgium missed 13 chances to unmask Paris attackers

2016-10-08 22:25

A Brussels report says Belgian police missed 13 opportunities to unmask the participants of the deadly Paris November attacks before the events.

Belgian prosecutor: 2 police stabbed, may be terror related

2016-10-05 16:18

Belgian prosecutors say two police officers have been stabbed by a knife-wielding man in Brussels in an incident that could be terror-related.

Five arrested in Europe on suspicion of forming ISIS cell

2016-09-28 21:52

Police have arrested five suspected members of an Islamic State cell in Spain, Belgium and Germany that spread propaganda for the group online, the Spanish interior ministry says.

Terminally-ill minor helped to die in Belgium

2016-09-17 17:50

A terminally-ill minor has become the first juvenile who has been helped to die in Belgium since it removed age restrictions on euthanasia.

Nigerian woman gives birth on rescue ship

2016-09-14 22:01

A Nigerian woman has given birth to a baby boy aboard a rescue ship during a migrant crossing from Libya.

Magnussen ready for Monza despite Spa crash

2016-08-29 12:55

Kevin Magnussen is set to be declared fit for the Italian GP, despite a horror crash at Spa's fabled Eau Rouge corner.

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