Trump names new US ambassador to Belgium

Trump names new US ambassador to Belgium

US president Donald Trump has named his appointment as US ambassador to Belgium, a post which has remained vacant since Trump’s inauguration at the beginning of 2017.

Belgian Pride attracts 100,000 to Brussels – and one attack

Belgian Pride attracts 100,000 to Brussels – and one attack

This year’s Belgian Pride took over the centre of Brussels on Saturday, with an estimated 100,000 people attending or taking part, among them former prime minister Elio Di Rupo.

Flemish film wins two awards at Cannes

Flemish film wins two awards at Cannes

The Flemish feature film Girl has picked up two awards at the Cannes film festival.

Government agrees record budget for State Security in fight against terrorism

Government agrees record budget for State Security in fight against terrorism

Federal justice minister Koen Geens (photo) has approved a record budget for the State Security, according to a report from financial daily De Tijd.

First refuge for LGBT opens in Brussels as Pride takes over city

First refuge for LGBT opens in Brussels as Pride takes over city

Saturday sees the latest edition of Brussels Pride, a demonstration in celebration of LGBT culture and for LGBT rights, which coincides with a report from the government equal-rights organisation Unia which shows that there were 84 cases opened in the past year of homophobic discrimination.

Two-year-old Kurdish child was killed by police bullet, prosecutor confirms

Two-year-old Kurdish child was killed by police bullet, prosecutor confirms

A demonstration took place in Brussels on Friday to protest at the actions of two government ministers, the N-VA colleagues Jan Jambon (home affairs) and Theo Francken (secretary of state for asylum and migration), whose policies are blamed for the death of a two-year-old Kurdish refugee killed after a police chase in the Mons region.

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