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Volunteers step forward: Belgian scientists look for poo donors

24 Aug 2018

GHENT, Belgium Belgian scientists are looking for people to donate their faeces to help with research into illnesses ranging from bowel disorders and allergies to neurological diseases.

Volunteers step forward: Belgian scientists look for poo donors

24 Aug 2018

GHENT, Belgium, Aug 24 Belgian scientists are looking for people to donate their faeces to help with research into illnesses ranging from bowel disorders and allergies to neurological diseases.

Despite summer heat, Brussels' flower carpet emblazons city centre

16 Aug 2018

BRUSSELS Belgian flower growers bested the summer's blistering heat to lay out 500,000 blossoms on the central square of Brussels, in this year's edition of the world famous flower carpet. | Video

Brussels courthouse to get makeover after 40 years in scaffolding

10 Aug 2018

BRUSSELS Clad in scaffolding for some 40 years, Brussels' Palace of Justice will finally undergo 100 million euros (£89.7 million) worth of renovations over the next 12 years, restoring one of the Belgian capital's most iconic sites.

Rubens museum steers visitors away from nudes, in jab at Facebook censorship

26 Jul 2018

BRUSSELS Visitors to a Belgian art gallery were stunned when security guards ordered them away from nude paintings by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens, in what turned out to be a stunt to protest at Facebook blocking the pictures on the grounds of decency.

EU urged to draft law on child labor, deforestation in coffee and cocoa

11 Jul 2018

BRUSSELS/LONDON The European Union must set mandatory rules to tackle child labor and deforestation in the cocoa and coffee sectors, after years of voluntary action has failed to spur widespread change, stakeholders and policymakers said on Wednesday.

National tensions simmer ahead of Belgium-France World Cup semi-final

10 Jul 2018

PARIS/BRUSSELS It's a showdown between "Asterix" and "Tintin". Les Bleus (The Blues) versus Les Diables Rouges (The Red Devils). France against Belgium. The World Cup equivalent of a local derby, with a heavy dose of national rivalry thrown in.

Climate change boosts wine production in beer-loving Belgium

06 Jul 2018

BRUSSELS Etienne Rigo stands in his sun-baked vineyard in the centre of Belgium, enjoying the fruits of climate change. | Video

Refugee chefs serve up treats at Brussels food festival

22 Jun 2018

BRUSSELS In the bustling kitchen of the upscale Le Mess restaurant in Brussels, Majid Akbari crushes simmering tomatoes in steaming pots for a dish of bass fillet with saffron, pistachio and currant spiced rice.

Immigration, terrorism top concern list of Europeans - poll

14 Jun 2018

BRUSSELS Immigration and terrorism are the two top concerns for the European Union as a bloc, but trust in the EU and optimism about its future are on the rise, a European Commission poll showed.

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