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Belgium dusts off 1666 charter for post-Brexit fishing rights

23 Oct 2020

BRUGES, Belgium Belgium may resort to a 17th century charter granted by a British king to retain fishing rights in Britain's coastal waters if London and the European Union fail to agree a trade deal by the end of this year.

Belgium dusts off 1666 charter for post-Brexit fishing rights

22 Oct 2020

BRUGES, Belgium, Oct 22 Belgium may resort to a 17th century charter granted by a British king to retain fishing rights in Britain's coastal waters if London and the European Union fail to agree a trade deal by the end of this year.

Belgian hospitals stock up on drugs, kits for possible second COVID wave

14 Aug 2020

BRUSSELS Belgian hospitals are stockpiling drugs and protective kits and putting in place contingency plans amid a continuing spike in new COVID-19 infections that has forced the capital Brussels to make face masks compulsory in public spaces.

Disgruntled fair workers protest renewed Belgium coronavirus restrictions

31 Jul 2020

BRUSSELS Workers hauling more than 400 truckloads of fairground rides and equipment halted traffic for hours in Brussels on Friday, honking to protest a ban on a huge summer fair that has been barred from opening amid a spike in COVID-19 infections.

Belgium adopts mobile tracking to limit beach crowds

26 Jun 2020

KNOKKE-HEIST, Belgium Belgium has set up a new system to track mobile phones in order to limit crowding of seaside resorts and beaches that formally open for the summer season on Saturday.

Belgian pop singer takes office job as COVID-19 wrecks debut

26 Jun 2020

BRUSSELS Just before the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, Belgian pop singer Dana Rexx was hopeful of breaking through with her first single release in April and a tour of Asia planned.

Brussels adds George Floyd memorial to large mural collection

18 Jun 2020

BRUSSELS Brussels added to its large collection of murals on Thursday with a newly commissioned work in memory of African-American George Floyd, whose killing by police has sparked global protests against racism and police violence.

Belgians return to bars and restaurants but not without virus fears

08 Jun 2020

BRUSSELS Sitting at the Roy d'Espagne terrace on the Grand Place in Brussels, Ian Panne enjoyed his first beer in a restaurant after Belgium eased almost 12 weeks of coronavirus lockdown.

Belgians return to bars and restaurants but not without virus fears

08 Jun 2020

BRUSSELS, June 8 Sitting at the Roy d'Espagne terrace on the Grand Place in Brussels, Ian Panne enjoyed his first beer in a restaurant after Belgium eased almost 12 weeks of coronavirus lockdown.

COVID-19 robot patrol rolled out in Belgian hospitals

29 May 2020

ANTWERP Robots that speak more than 53 languages, detect fever and determine if people are wearing face masks properly have been rolled out in Belgium as a first line of control in hospitals and shops.

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