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Depth of Belgium talent leaves Martinez with difficult World Cup decisions

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Manchester United fans furious after Marouane Fellaini injury with Belgium rules him out of Liverpool clash

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Manchester United fans furious after Marouane Fellaini injury with Belgium rules him out of Liverpool clash


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Jose Mourinho handed massive setback as Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini hobbles off injured for Belgium

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Jose Mourinho handed massive setback as Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini hobbles off injured for Belgium


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Belgium seeks to bring back children stranded by IS

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Injured Lukaku misses Belgium's trip to Bosnia

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EU hammers Amazon, Apple over taxes

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Le Petit Belge: A truly Belgian experience

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Anderlecht v Paris Saint-Germain Betting: Big PSG win on the cards in Belgium
Paris Saint-Germain can maintain their perfect start to their Champions League campaign when they travel to take on Anderlecht on Wednesday night. Unai Emery's men were magnificent in their Champions League curtain-raiser, recording a sensational 5-0 victory against Celtic in Glasgow, and the Parisians followed up with a thrilling 3-0 win against Bayern Munich last time out. PSG missed out on the French title last term, but the big-spending side have started the season superbly, winning all-but one of their 12 competitive matches so far this season and the Ligue 1 leaders will take some stopping in the Belgian capital   Read More ...
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Belgium's genocidal colonial legacy haunts the country’s future
In June 1960 after 52 years of rule Belgium granted independence to its Congolese colony. “It is your job, gentlemen, to show that we were right in trusting you,” proclaimed King Baudouin, sealing Belgium’s parting grace with condescension. One of history’s most brutal rulers, the 19th century Belgian King Leopold II, successfully transformed the entire Congo – a landmass that would stretch from the Baltic to the Black Sea into his private domain   Read More ...
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More efficient separation of methane and CO2
To make natural gas and biogas suitable for use, the methane has to be separated from the CO 2. This involves the use of membranes, filters that stop the methane and allow the CO 2 to pass through. Researchers at KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium, have developed a new membrane that makes the separation process much more effective.   Read More ...
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Letter: A thank you from Belgium
A thank you from Belgium We are back home in Belgium after our wonderful trip to the United States. We are now very busy hosting American visitors and preparing for upcoming events, and completing a new roof at the Remember Museum. We recently received a copy of the Sept. 26 Concord Monitor with the wonderful B-17 story written by Ray Duckler   Read More ...
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Cycling: Belgian rider Bakelants recovering after spinal surgery
(Reuters) - Belgian rider Jan Bakelants is on the road to recovery following spinal surgery after suffering multiple fractures to his vertebrae in a horror fall at the Giro di Lombardia this month. The 31-year-old, who rides for AG2R-La Mondiale and is a former Tour de France stage winner, was one of several riders who crashed into a ravine during the tricky descent from the Sormano climb in northern Italy   Read More ...
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Henry says $8.5-billion Belgian loan still possible
Minister of Transport Mike Henry has dismissed suggestions that Jamaica could lose out on a euro 47.3- million ($8.5 billion) loan agreement with a Belgian consortium for the construction of a transport centre in Portmore, St Catherine. The same consortium also built the Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre. Last month Henry told the Jamaica Observer that funding for the construction of the proposed transport centre has not yet been allocated, but that he was hopeful that it would be approved in the next supplementary budget   Read More ...
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Bakelants to undergo 'urgent' back surgery
Paris - Belgian cyclist Jan Bakelants will undergo "urgent" surgery on Friday on the spinal injury he suffered in last weekend's horror crash in the Giro di Lombardia. The 31-year-old AG2R rider broke seven ribs and two vertebrae after his fall on a perilous descent in the Italian one-day classic. "Jan must have an urgent operation in Belgium to consolidate the fractures to the L3 vertabrae," AG2R's medical service announced on Thursday   Read More ...
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Eden Hazard and brother Thorgan threatened to keep the ball away from Michy Batshuayi during Belgium match
Michy Batshuayi was on the receiving end of a Hazard brothers wind up ahead of Belgium's match against Cyprus on Tuesday night. Eden and Thorgan Hazard joked with Batshuayi that he would not get a chance to touch the ball when they played together for the national side, reports football.london. The Hazard brothers started a game for the Red Devils together for the very first time as Belgium wrapped up a successful World Cup qualifying campaign which saw them finish top of Group H with an unbeaten record   Read More ...
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Belgian Tom Saintfiet appointed Malta national football team coach
The Malta Football Association today announced the appointment of Tom Saintfiet as the new coach of the national team. Saintfiet, from Belgium, takes over the reins of the national team with immediate effect. He succeeds Pietro Ghedin whose five-and-a-half-year tenure at the helm of the national team came to end after the Malta's final 2018 World Cup qualifier against Slovakia last Sunday   Read More ...
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Depth of Belgium talent leaves Roberto Martinez with difficult World Cup decisions
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has said that it will be a challenge to pick his 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia because of the talent he will be forced to leave out. “We have a lot of options in all positions. It’s going to be difficult to choose the final 23 because a lot of players have delivered a contribution and deserve to be in the squad,” said Martinez after Belgium concluded their campaign with another high-scoring win, this time 4-0 over Cyprus in Brussels   Read More ...
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Depth of Belgium talent leaves Martinez with difficult World Cup decisions
BRUSSELS: Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has said that it will be a challenge to pick his 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia next year because of the talent he will be forced to leave out. "We have a lot of options in all positions. It's going to be difficult to choose the final 23 because a lot of players have delivered a contribution and deserve to be in the squad," said Martinez after Belgium concluded their campaign with another high-scoring win, this time 4-0 over Cyprus in Brussels   Read More ...
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Belgian authorities charge man over 2016 airport bomb attack
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities say they have charged a man with terror offenses linked to the deadly suicide bomb attack on the Brussels airport in March 2016. The Federal Prosecutor's office said Wednesday that a Belgian national identified as 39-year-old Brahim T. was charged with "participation in the activities of a terrorist group, terrorist murder, attempted terrorist murder," either in a direct role or as an accomplice   Read More ...
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Romelu Lukaku displays brilliant upper-body strength to flatten Cyprus defender before scoring Belgium's fourth
Romelu Lukaku caught the eye in Belgium's 4-0 demolition of Cyprus in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday night by finding the back of the net with a great goal. The Manchester United forward, who has been nursing an ankle problem, was a doubt ahead of the match, but came on with half an hour left to play. His team already held a commanding three-goal lead thanks to efforts from Eden Hazard (2) and his brother Thorgan, in both halves   Read More ...
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Depth of Belgium talent leaves Martinez with difficult World Cup decisions
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has said that it will be a challenge to pick his 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia next year because of the talent he will be forced to leave out. "We have a lot of options in all positions. It's going to be difficult to choose the final 23 because a lot of players have delivered a contribution and deserve to be in the squad," said Martinez after Belgium concluded their campaign with another high-scoring win, this time 4-0 over Cyprus in Brussels   Read More ...
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Belgium suspends $3.9 million Palestinian school funding over terrorist name
BRUSSELS — The Belgian government is suspending funding for two school construction projects in the Palestinian territories after it emerged that a school it backed was later renamed after a woman it considers a terrorist. Belgium said it backed a school in the south of Hebron only to find out in 2013 that local authorities changed its name to “Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School   Read More ...
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Belgium withdraws Palestinian school support over terror glorification
The Belgian Foreign Ministry announced today that it is removing its financial support for a Palestinian school in the Southern Hebron hills after discovering that the school had changed its name to the Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School. Dalal Mughrabi was one of the terrorists that carried out the Coastal Road massacre in 1978 in which 38 Israelis including 13 children were murdered and 71 injured   Read More ...
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Belgium suspends $3.9 million Palestinian school funding over terrorist name
BRUSSELS — The Belgian government is suspending funding for two school construction projects in the Palestinian territories after it emerged that a school it backed was later renamed after a woman it considers a terrorist. Belgium said it backed a school in the south of Hebron only to find out in 2013 that local authorities changed its name to “Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School   Read More ...
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French and Belgian nuclear plants vulnerable to attack, Greenpeace warns
PARIS – International experts warned on Tuesday about security shortcomings at French and Belgian nuclear plants that make them vulnerable to attack, in a report commissioned by the Greenpeace group. France has the second-biggest fleet of nuclear plants in the world, after the United States, with 58 reactors providing 75 percent of the country’s electricity. Belgium has two. Seven experts from France, Germany, Britain and the U   Read More ...
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Belgium suspends funding for Palestinian schools
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian government is suspending funding for two school construction projects in the Palestinian territories after it emerged that a school it backed was later renamed after a woman it considers a terrorist. Belgium said it backed a school in the south of Hebron only to find out in 2013 that local authorities changed its name to "Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School   Read More ...
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Belgium suspends funding for Palestinian schools
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian government is suspending funding for two school construction projects in the Palestinian territories after it emerged that a school it backed was later renamed after a woman it considers a terrorist. Belgium said it backed a school in the south of Hebron only to find out in 2013 that local authorities changed its name to "Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School   Read More ...
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Belgian court bans deportation of Sudanese migrants
A Belgian court on Monday ordered a halt to the deportation of around two-dozen Sudanese migrants following an uproar over Belgium's invitation to officials from Khartoum to identify them.The Belgian government has said it will challenge the ban issued by a court in Liege amid fears the migrants risked being mistreated back in Sudan. Sudanese officials visited Belgium last month to help identify the migrants, prompting the League of Human Rights (LDH) to accuse Brussels of collaborating with "one of the worst dictatorships" in the world   Read More ...
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Kenyan man living in Belgium arrested for killing former girlfriend
SUMMARY A Kenyan man living in Belgium has been apprehended for allegedly killing his former girlfriend He grabbed a knife and stabbed the 53-year-old woman multiple times The woman succumbed to her injuries A Kenyan living in Belgium has been arrested for allegedly killing his former girlfriend. Belgian newspaper HLN reported that James Ololo, 55, drove to Elizabeth Wafula’s house against a court order to immediately leave the premises   Read More ...
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Belgian court bans deportation of Sudanese migrants
Brussels - A Belgian court on Monday ordered a halt to the deportation of around two-dozen Sudanese migrants following an uproar over Belgium's invitation to officials from Khartoum to identify them. The Belgian government has said it will challenge the ban issued by a court in Liege amid fears the migrants risked being mistreated back in Sudan. Sudanese officials visited Belgium last month to help identify the migrants, prompting the League of Human Rights (LDH) to accuse Brussels of collaborating with "one of the worst dictatorships" in the world   Read More ...
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No communication between Manchester United and Belgium chiefs following Marouane Fellaini's knee injury
Roberto Martinez has revealed he has not spoken to Jose Mourinho over Marouane Fellaini’s knee injury. And the Belgium coach has insisted Romelu Lukaku is fit to play in a meaningless World Cup qualifier against Cyprus on Tuesday - before Saturday’s clash with Liverpool. The Manchester United striker was ruled out of the tie in Bosnia on Saturday night with an ankle injury where Fellaini suffered ligament damage   Read More ...
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Hops meet halos: Brussels church launches own beer
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Brussels church that was nearly forced to close its doors for lack of parishioners has turned to the Belgian brewing tradition and launched a new beer in order to raise more funds for a now growing congregation. St. Catherine’s Church, by the city’s increasingly gentrified canalside docks, partnered with a local brewery to create Ste Kat’, a strong, fruity pale ale that uses the affectionate local name for the church   Read More ...
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Marouane Fellaini has knee ligament damage, says Belgium coach Roberto Martinez
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez says Marouane Fellaini has sustained ligament damage in his left knee and has left the national team to return to Manchester United. Fellaini was hurt in the first half of Belgium’s 4-3 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina in a World Cup qualifier in Sarajevo on Saturday. The injury to Fellaini will be a blow to United, whose midfield is already without Paul Pogba because of a long-term hamstring problem   Read More ...
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Belgium v Cyprus Betting: Red Devils to record another win in World Cup qualifying
Roberto Martinez's men have long since claimed their place at Russia 2018, yet Saturday evening saw them display tremendous professionalism to triumph 4-3 away to Bosnia in extremely trying conditions. It is true that the Belgians switched off defensively after taking an early lead in Bosnia to trail 2-1, but their phenomenal firepower means that they are likely to outscore most sides, and we can surely expect another dominant display in their final match   Read More ...
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Belgium boss Roberto Martinez ready to incur the wrath of Jose Mourinho by playing Romelu Lukaku
Roberto Martinez is prepared to anger Jose Mourinho by starting Romelu Lukaku for Belgium. Lukaku has been suffering from an ankle injury which had kept him out of Belgium's clash with Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday. Mourinho had been worried his star striker would be a doubt for Manchester United's Premier League fixture with Liverpool at the weekend. But former Everton manager Martinez has ruled him fit to face Cyprus in a dead rubber World Cup qualifier - with the Belgians already on their way to Russia next summer   Read More ...
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Belgium halts PA education funding after school named for terrorist
The Belgian government decided to freeze funding to the Palestinian Authority education system after an elementary school built with support from Brussels took the name of a notorious Palestinian terrorist, a spokesperson for the European country told The Times of Israel on Monday. The Beit Awaa Elementary Girls School, located in southern West Bank’s Hebron region, was built with funds from Belgium in 2012-2013   Read More ...
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Bakelants fractures ribs in horror fall
Como - Belgium's Jan Bakelants suffered fractured ribs and vertebrae in a shocking crash during Saturday's Giro di Lombardia. Millions of television viewers watched images of another Belgian, Laurens De Plus, go over his handlebars and off the edge of the road into a deep ravine during Saturday's one-day classic in northern Italy. But three other riders also crashed on the same perilous descent, with 31-year-old Bakelants being the worst affected   Read More ...
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Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne complains he hasn't played on a pitch so bad since he was 7 after thrilling win in Sarajevo
Kevin De Bruyne slammed the quality of the pitch on which Belgium managed to narrowly beat Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday. Roberto Martinez risked the Manchester City despite a minor injury worry in a dead rubber for the Belgians. Despite missing training on Monday with a tight hamstring, De Bruyne played 90 minutes and afterwards said he was worried throughout that he'd be hurt, as the Manchester Evening News reports   Read More ...
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Manchester United fans furious after Marouane Fellaini injury with Belgium rules him out of Liverpool clash
Not too long ago, plenty of Manchester United fans would have been celebrating the news Marouane Fellaini had picked up an injury on international duty. Not any more. As Jose Mourinho has been at pains to point out, Fellaini's recent form has seen him become a key figure for the Red Devils. While many supporters at Old Trafford used to bemoan the Belgian midfielder's very existence, Mourinho has overseen the transformation of Fellaini from standing joke into a vital part of the United gameplan   Read More ...
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Ruthless Belgium beat Bosnia 4-3 in rollercoaster
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Belgium kept their unbeaten World Cup qualifying record intact after they took the lead and then came from behind in a 4-3 win at Bosnia on Saturday which dented the Balkan nation’s hopes of reaching next year’s finals. The outcome also sent Italy through to the playoffs as one of the eight best runners-up. The result left the Belgians, who had already qualified for the 32-team tournament in Russia as winners of Group H, with 25 points from nine games, 11 ahead of second-placed Bosnia who now have only a slim chance of clinching a play-off berth   Read More ...
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Ruthless Belgium beat Bosnia 4-3 in rollercoaster
SARAJEVO: Belgium kept their unbeaten World Cup qualifying record intact after they took the lead and then came from behind in a 4-3 win at Bosnia on Saturday which dented the Balkan nation's hopes of reaching next year's finals. The outcome also sent Italy through to the playoffs as one of the eight best runners-up. The result left the Belgians, who had already qualified for the 32-team tournament in Russia as winners of Group H, with 25 points from nine games, 11 ahead of second-placed Bosnia who now have only a slim chance of clinching a play-off berth   Read More ...
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Ruthless Belgium beat Bosnia 4-3 in rollercoaster
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Belgium kept their unbeaten World Cup qualifying record intact after they took the lead and then came from behind in a 4-3 win at Bosnia on Saturday which dented the Balkan nation's hopes of reaching next year's finals. The outcome also sent Italy through to the playoffs as one of the eight best runners-up. The result left the Belgians, who had already qualified for the 32-team tournament in Russia as winners of Group H, with 25 points from nine games, 11 ahead of second-placed Bosnia who now have only a slim chance of clinching a play-off berth   Read More ...
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Belgium seeks to bring back children stranded by IS
Brussels (AFP) - The mass retreat of the Islamic State group from its territories in Syria and Iraq has left Europe grappling with the risk of foreign fighters returning home. But in Belgium, authorities are also turning their attention to repatriating children stranded in the war zones. With an estimated 500 citizens who have reached or attempted to reach the conflict zones, Belgium has the highest number of jihadists per capita in the EU   Read More ...
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Jose Mourinho handed massive setback as Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini hobbles off injured for Belgium
Jose Mourinho has been handed an injury setback after Marouane Fellaini hobbles out of Belgium's World Cup qualifier with Bosnia and Herzegovina. The midfield ace was subbed off in the 30th minute after damaging his left knee. Mourinho is already suffering a midfield crisis with Paul Pogba and Michael Carrick already ruled out. Record signing Pogba damaged his hamstring during United's Champions League win over Basel and could miss a chunk of the season after Mourinho described it as a "long term" injury   Read More ...
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Belgium seeks to bring back children stranded by IS
BRUSSELS: The mass retreat of the Islamic State group from its territories in Syria and Iraq has left Europe grappling with the risk of foreign fighters returning home. But in Belgium, authorities are also turning their attention to repatriating children stranded in the war zones. With an estimated 500 citizens who have reached or attempted to reach the conflict zones, Belgium has the highest number of militants per capita in the EU   Read More ...
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Belgian team hopes to make history in 3,000km solar race across Australia
World Solar Challenge: Belgian team hopes to make history in sun-powered race across Australia A Belgian solar car racing team will be looking to make history as it leads a field of 41 teams from around the world on an epic race across Australia. The World Solar Challenge will begin in Darwin on Sunday, on a 3,000-kilometre transcontinental journey to Adelaide   Read More ...
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Goffin rallies to eliminate Gasquet in Japan Open quarterfinals
Belgium’s David Goffin battled back from a seemingly impossible first-set position against Frenchman Richard Gasquet on Friday to reach the Japan Open semifinals. In a Franco-Belgian clash that served as a foretaste of next month’s Davis Cup final, Goffin found himself 5-3 down and facing three set points against the former world No. 7 before coming through 7-5, 6-2 at Ariake Colosseum   Read More ...
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