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Belgium uses giant 'vacuum cleaner' to remove plastic from nature reserve

09 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS Engineers have built a giant 'vacuum cleaner' to rid a Belgian nature reserve of millions of pieces of plastic litter too small to collect by hand. | Video

Sex workers say Brussels prostitution ban drives them underground

29 Sep 2020

BRUSSELS Belgium's capital has banned prostitution in certain districts in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. For sex-workers, however, the prohibition is a threat to their livelihoods.

Fifty metres up and two apart - Belgium's dinner-in-the-sky relaunches

16 Sep 2020

BRUSSELS Belgians looking for a different culinary experience will once again be able to eat 50 metres (164 feet) above the ground as the dining-in-the-sky experience returns from COVID-19 lockdown with a new, socially distanced feel.

Belgian city finds its former mayor's heart in a fountain

10 Sep 2020

VERVIERS For years it was just an urban myth. Then the diggers moved in and found it was true - that the heart of a former mayor of the eastern Belgian city of Verviers really was buried under a fountain. | Video

Belgium seeks new name for road tunnel as it takes on colonial past

08 Sep 2020

BRUSSELS Brussels has asked its residents to pick a new name for the King Leopold II road tunnel in a step aimed at coming to terms with Belgium's colonial past and addressing gender inequality.

UPDATE 1-Belgium does not have to shut Engie nuclear reactor, court rules

03 Sep 2020

BRUSSELS, Sept 3 A Brussels court ruled on Thursday that Belgium does not have to shut down Engie's Tihange-2 nuclear reactor after a challenge from several Dutch, German and Luxembourg cities and states citing possible safety defects.

Belgium does not have to shut Engie nuclear reactor, court rules

03 Sep 2020

BRUSSELS, Sept 3 A Brussels court ruled on Thursday that Belgium does not have to shut down Engie's Tihange-2 nuclear reactor after a challenge from several Dutch, German and Luxembourg cities and states citing possible safety defects.

Bright idea in Belgium: UV zappers to disinfect shopping carts

25 Aug 2020

BRUSSELS Wiping down supermarket trolleys with disinfectant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 may soon be a thing of the past, at least in Belgium, where engineers have come up with a machine that bombards shopping carts with ultraviolet light to sanitise them. | Video

Bright idea in Belgium: UV zappers to disinfect shopping carts

25 Aug 2020

BRUSSELS Wiping down supermarket trolleys with disinfectant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 may soon be a thing of the past, at least in Belgium, where engineers have come up with a machine that bombards shopping carts with ultraviolet light to sanitise them. | Video

Bright idea in Belgium: UV zappers to disinfect shopping carts

25 Aug 2020

BRUSSELS, Aug 25 Wiping down supermarket trolleys with disinfectant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 may soon be a thing of the past, at least in Belgium, where engineers have come up with a machine that bombards shopping carts with ultraviolet light to sanitise them.

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