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Belgium’s beautiful Bruges: Old-world Europe in the present

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Belgium’s beautiful Bruges: Old-world Europe in the present

- BRUGES, Belgium — Walking through central Bruges is like a romantic journey into the past. With centuries-old gabled buildings lining a web of canals and cobblestone streets, the vibe is quintessential old-world Europe. Bruges also is one of the most beautiful cities in Western Europe, a place that has been called the Venice of the North. Located about an hour northwest of Brussels and not far from the North Sea, Bruges is the capital of West Flanders in the Flemish region of Belgium
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Suspected Paris militant to face trial in Belgium

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Suspected Paris militant to face trial in Belgium

- BRUSSELS: Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in 2015 Islamist attacks on Paris who is currently jailed in France, will face trial in Belgium over a police shootout at his suspected hideout in Brussels, Belgian prosecutors said on Thursday. Abdeslam left Paris hours after his brother blew himself up outside a cafe in November as part of a Jihadist attack which killed 130 victims
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Belgium to seek damages over contaminated egg scandal

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Belgium to seek damages over contaminated egg scandal

- BRUSSELS: Belgium will seek damages over a contamination scandal that saw millions of chicken eggs pulled from supermarket shelves there and in other countries, authorities said on Wednesday. The Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria and Poland have also been affected by the scare resulting from the illegal use of fipronil, a potentially harmful insecticide, in the poultry industry. "In case of a fraud committed by the operators, their civil liability must be accounted for in order to remedy the damage caused," the government said in a statement
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Belgian town cooks giant omelet amidst egg scare

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Belgian town cooks giant omelet amidst egg scare

- By Charlotte Steenackers. MALMEDY, Belgium (Reuters) - A Belgian town honored its 22-year-old tradition of making a giant omelet on Tuesday amidst an egg contamination scare, cooking 10,000 eggs in a pan four meters wide. Millions of chicken eggs have been pulled from European supermarket shelves as a result of the scare over the use of the insecticide fipronil, which is forbidden in the food chain and can cause organ damage in humans
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Belgian town cooks giant omelette amidst egg scare

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Belgian town cooks giant omelette amidst egg scare

- MALMEDY, Belgium: A Belgian town honoured its 22-year-old tradition of making a giant omelette on Tuesday amidst an egg contamination scare, cooking 10,000 eggs in a pan four metres wide. Millions of chicken eggs have been pulled from European supermarket shelves as a result of the scare over the use of the insecticide fipronil, which is forbidden in the food chain and can cause organ damage in humans
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Defying Europe's egg scare, Belgian town makes giant omelet

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Defying Europe's egg scare, Belgian town makes giant omelet

- MALMEDY, Belgium (AP) - Defying rain and a tainted egg scandal that has shaken European consumers, a Belgian town has turned nearly 10,000 eggs into a giant omelet for the whole community. Cooks and volunteers whipped up the massive concoction Tuesday using enormous wooden utensils, an oversized and oiled pan, bacon and green onions. They then distributed it to a hungry public
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Defying Europe's egg scare, Belgian town makes giant omelet - | WBTV Charlotte

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Defying Europe's egg scare, Belgian town makes giant omelet - | WBTV Charlotte

- MALMEDY, Belgium (AP) - Defying rain and a tainted egg scandal that has shaken European consumers, a Belgian town has turned nearly 10,000 eggs into a giant omelet for the whole community. Cooks and volunteers whipped up the massive concoction Tuesday using enormous wooden utensils, an oversized and oiled pan, bacon and green onions. They then distributed it to a hungry public
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Visitors flock to Belgium's giant omelette festival despite scandal

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Visitors flock to Belgium's giant omelette festival despite scandal

- MALMEDY: About a thousand people flocked to the small Belgian town of Malmedy on Tuesday (Aug 15) to eat a giant omelette made of 6,500 eggs, despite the country being at the centre of a scandal involving tainted eggs. Belgium became the first country last month to officially notify the EU's food safety alert system of the presence of eggs contaminated by the insecticide fipronil, followed by the Netherlands and Germany
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Stop offering euthanasia, Pope Francis tells Belgian Catholics

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Stop offering euthanasia, Pope Francis tells Belgian Catholics

- In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium, one of only two countries — along with the Netherlands — where doctors are legally allowed to kill people with mental health problems, at their request. To qualify, people must be in a state of “unbearable suffering” and at least three doctors, including one psychiatrist, must be consulted
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Two arrested as Europe egg scandal spreads east

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Two arrested as Europe egg scandal spreads east

- Brussels (AFP) - Dutch investigators arrested two suspects Thursday in an intensified European investigation into insecticide-tainted eggs, as the scandal spread eastwards with the discovery of a tonne of contaminated yolk in Romania. The spiralling scandal that has seen eggs taken off the shelves across Europe also reached Luxembourg, while Britain said it had imported 700,000 eggs from Dutch farms linked to fears over fipronil contamination, far more than first thought
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Pope Francis orders Belgian Catholic charity to end euthanasia at hospitals

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Pope Francis orders Belgian Catholic charity to end euthanasia at hospitals

- LONDON — Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals. In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium, one of only two countries — along with the Netherlands — where doctors are legally allowed to kill people with mental health problems, at their request
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Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia

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Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia

- LONDON (AP) — Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals. In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium, one of only two countries — along with the Netherlands — where doctors are legally allowed to kill people with mental health problems, at their request
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Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia

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Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia

- LONDON -- Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals. In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium, one of only two countries -- along with the Netherlands -- where doctors are legally allowed to kill people with mental health problems, at their request
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Dutch, Belgian police conduct raids in contaminated eggs case

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Dutch, Belgian police conduct raids in contaminated eggs case

- AMSTERDAM: Dutch and Belgian police conducted raids on Thursday as part of an investigation into the use of a harmful pesticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said. Millions of chicken eggs have been pulled from European supermarket shelves as a result of the scare over the use of the insecticide fipronil, and hundreds of thousands of hens may be culled in the Netherlands
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Belgium accuses Netherlands of tainted eggs cover-up

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Belgium accuses Netherlands of tainted eggs cover-up

- BRUSSELS: Belgium accused the Netherlands on Wednesday (Aug 9) of failing to inform it that eggs were tainted with insecticide despite knowing about the problem since last November, as Europe's latest food safety scandal deepened. Newly appointed Agriculture Minister Denis Ducarme told a parliamentary hearing that Belgian's food safety agency obtained an internal Dutch document that "reports the observation of the presence of fipronil in Dutch eggs at the end of November 2016
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Belgian minister blames Dutch for delays in egg safety scare

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Belgian minister blames Dutch for delays in egg safety scare

- BRUSSELS: Belgian officials waited a month for information from Dutch counterparts after finding traces of an insecticide in eggs, Belgium's farm minister said on Wednesday, adding that the Netherlands had known about contamination since last November. Contamination with the insecticide fipronil has led retailers in several European countries to pull millions of eggs from supermarket shelves, as the scare over its potentially harmful consequences to humans spread
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  • Belgium’s beautiful Bruges: Old-world Europe in the present
    Belgium’s beautiful Bruges: Old-world Europe in the present

    , seattletimes.com

    BRUGES, Belgium — Walking through central Bruges is like a romantic journey into the past. With centuries-old gabled buildings lining a web of canals and cobblestone streets, the vibe is quintessential old-world Europe. Bruges also is one of the most beautiful cities in Western Europe, a place that has been called the Venice of the North. Located about an hour northwest of Brussels and not far from the North Sea, Bruges is the capital of West Flanders in the Flemish region of Belgium
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Politics & Government

  • Belgian opponent of Canada free trade deal leaves national politics
    Belgian opponent of Canada free trade deal leaves national politics

    , reuters.com

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The Belgian Socialist leader who last year became a figurehead for opposition within Europe to an EU-Canada trade pact is stepping back from national politics. As premier of the Walloon region, Paul Magnette refused to allow Belgium's federal government to back the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), threatening to kill the deal. He yielded after weeks of negotiations, having received assurances on investor protection issues and that Canadian imports would not disrupt the Walloon farming industry
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Sports

  • Anderlecht name €25-35m asking price for Man Utd midfield transfer target Dendoncker
    Anderlecht name €25-35m asking price for Man Utd midfield transfer target Dendoncker

    , goal.com

    The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, with Jose Mourinho seemingly struggling to sign further reinforcements. Manchester United will need to pay over €25 million to sign Anderlecht defensive midfielder Leander Dendoncker, according to the Belgian club's sporting director Herman van Holsbeek. Dendoncker, 22, featured twice in the Belgian side's Europa League clashes with United and gave a good account of himself, leading to reports that Jose Mourinho is an admirer of the youngster
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Business

  • Ahold-Delhaize supermarket merger begins to pay off
    Ahold-Delhaize supermarket merger begins to pay off

    , dutchnews.nl

    The Dutch-Belgian supermarket giant Ahold-Delhaize reported on Wednesday that both sales and earnings improved considerably in its supermarkets and e-commerce operations in the second-half of 2017. The company said the benefits from the July 2016 merger which formed the company are now beginning to pay off. Ahold-Delhaize books more than half of group sales in the US where it operates the Stop&Shop, Giant and Food Lion supermarket chains, among others
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Health

  • Saudi Arabia halts Belgian poultry, egg imports over bird flu
    Saudi Arabia halts Belgian poultry, egg imports over bird flu

    , channelnewsasia.com

    DUBAI: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority has announced a temporary halt to poultry and egg imports from Belgium following an outbreak of contagious H5N8 bird flu there, the state news agency SPA reported on Sunday. Belgian health authorities said they had confirmed a case of bird flu in southern Belgium last week and had established a perimeter around the area
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Society & Culture

  • Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach
    Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

    , nst.com.my

    OSTEND: A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes, cartoon characters and Cinderella’s castle, for one of the world’s biggest sand-sculpture festivals. Working with 7,000 tonnes of sand, a team of 32 artists spent five weeks creating the 150 works for the Ostend Sand Sculpture Festival, which opens on Saturday and runs until September, providing rain does not wash away the exhibits
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Stop offering euthanasia, Pope Francis tells Belgian Catholics
    Stop offering euthanasia, Pope Francis tells Belgian Catholics

    , sltrib.com

    In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium, one of only two countries — along with the Netherlands — where doctors are legally allowed to kill people with mental health problems, at their request. To qualify, people must be in a state of “unbearable suffering” and at least three doctors, including one psychiatrist, must be consulted
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Movie Review: Smurfs: The Lost Village - surreal school holiday fun
    Movie Review: Smurfs: The Lost Village - surreal school holiday fun

    , stuff.co.nz

    Smurfs: The Lost Village (G, 90 mins) Directed by Kelly Asbury ★★★★ The Smurfs are the invention of the Belgian cartoonist Pierre Culliford ("Peyo"). Apart from beer, waffles, Tintin and putting mayonnaise on chips, the Smurfs are pretty much the only thing Belgium is famous for. Peyo wrote the Smurfs as being an exclusively male collective of agricultural workers and mostly manual labourers
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Travel & Recreation

  • Belgium’s beautiful Bruges: Old-world Europe in the present
    Belgium’s beautiful Bruges: Old-world Europe in the present

    , seattletimes.com

    BRUGES, Belgium — Walking through central Bruges is like a romantic journey into the past. With centuries-old gabled buildings lining a web of canals and cobblestone streets, the vibe is quintessential old-world Europe. Bruges also is one of the most beautiful cities in Western Europe, a place that has been called the Venice of the North. Located about an hour northwest of Brussels and not far from the North Sea, Bruges is the capital of West Flanders in the Flemish region of Belgium
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Law & Crime

  • Relatives and royals mark WWI Passchendaele centenary
    Relatives and royals mark WWI Passchendaele centenary

    , afp.com

    Ypres (Belgium) (AFP) - Britain's Prince Charles hailed the "courage and bravery" of soldiers who fought at Passchendaele as he led thousands of their descendants at centenary tributes for one of World War I's bloodiest battles. In a solemn ceremony at the huge Tyne Cot cemetery in Belgium, where 11,961 victims of the battle were laid to rest, British and Belgian royals stood side by side to honour those who fell
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Life & Style

  • Belgium: Female students asked to wear low-cut tops to graduation
    Belgium: Female students asked to wear low-cut tops to graduation

    , bbc.co.uk

    A Belgian university has apologised after a message was sent to female students asking them to wear a low-cut outfit to a graduation ceremony. The email was sent to medical students at the Free University of Brussels (ULB). "From an aesthetic point of view," it read, " it is better for young women to wear a dress or skirt, and a nice revealing neckline
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Science & Nature

  • Wintry wolverine has cub in Belgium, beating climate-change odds
    Wintry wolverine has cub in Belgium, beating climate-change odds

    , globalnews.ca

    The wolverine, a carnivore confined to colder climates since the last Ice Age, has re-established a tenuous foothold further south in a Belgian wildlife park. A female cub of the species that also includes badgers and martens was born in February in the Domain of the Caves of Han park south of Brussels, finally emerging from its den this week, a park spokeswoman said
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