RTBF reporters arrested at refugee centre demo

RTBF reporters arrested at refugee centre demo

Two reporters and three technical staff of the French-speaking public broadcaster RTBF were arrested yesterday while reporting on a demonstration against a new centre for refugees in Steenokkerzeel outside Brussels.

Restored World War I tram returns to Brussels Tram Museum

Restored World War I tram returns to Brussels Tram Museum

A 1914 tram returned to the Brussels Tram Museum on Wednesday after being restored in France over a period of one year.

Consumption of Belgian beer shrinks at home but soars abroad

Consumption of Belgian beer shrinks at home but soars abroad

The consumption of locally made beer in Belgium slid by 1.6% in 2017, compared to the previous year, but exports of Belgian brews soared by a whopping 8.7%, according to figures released on Wednesday by the Federation of Belgian Brewers.

Minister and six-month-old child received death threats

Minister and six-month-old child received death threats

A government minister has reported receiving death threats, together with her six-month-old daughter.

Prison unions strike over minimum service proposals

Prison unions strike over minimum service proposals

Prison staff across the country are continuing a strike begun yesterday in protest at government plans to introduce a mandatory minimum service during industrial disputes.

Abdeslam associate granted conditional release

Abdeslam associate granted conditional release

A Belgian who aided Salah Abdeslam after the Paris attacks of the 13th of November 2015 was granted conditional release on Monday and placed on probation in Belgium, AFP reported, quoting the Office of the Federal Prosecutor in Belgium and the Paris public prosecutor’s office.

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