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Beyoncé concert on despite yesterday’s cancellation

Beyoncé has reassured her Belgian fans that tonight’s show at the Antwerp Sportpaleis is on, despite yesterday’s cancellation. The singer cancelled her first Antwerp date last night, blaming dehydration and exhaustion. In an email to the Associated Press, her publicist said Beyoncé had been advised...

Running for Retrak: Week 14

Week 14. Blimey. Only 12 days to go. This week started well with a slow but entertaining Parkrun with a friend in England (evidence above). Then, inspired by this article , I decided to start running the 11km home from Bulletin HQ. I say “start”; of course what I mean is “attempt once, be thwarted...

Sport is Great Britain… and Belgium too

It’s Saturday afternoon. There is tension but also hope among the spectators. “Can we win? We can’t lose!” And then the players run on to the pitch to the crowd’s roars and cheers. Another match is about to kick off. For fans of the beautiful game, the atmosphere of a match day in Britain is a...

Most Brussels flights on schedule, many without luggage

Only a handful of flights have been cancelled today at Brussels Airport as a result of the strike at baggage handling company Swissport. However, many planes will leave without any luggage on board, said airport spokesman Jan Van der Cruysse. Passengers are advised to check in advance if their...

UK Muslim extremists threaten Belgium in online video

Belgian authorities are treating with the utmost seriousness a video from Muslim extremist movement Sharia4UK which appears to contain threats aimed at Belgium, De Gazet van Antwerpen and Het Belang van Limburg report. In the video, Abu Abdullah Al-Britani and Anjem Choudary, the leaders of the...

Belgium could end tax break for savings

Belgium’s finance minister, Koen Geens, has called for an end to a popular savings tax break, provoking fierce opposition across the political spectrum, writes Tax News’s Ulrika Lomas . Geens insists savings account investments in Belgium are too heavily subsidised by the state and advocates that...

Belgian electricity ‘is green only on paper’

Belgium’s renewable power only rarely comes from environmentally friendly sources, writes Seenews’s Radostina Androva-Andonova . The market share of renewable power in Belgium officially increased from 17% to 54% in the past five years, but customers are often misled when they believe they have...

Belgium to help Vietnam launch remote sensing satellite

Belgian firms, under the guidance of software engineering company Spacebel, based in Liège, will manufacture Vietnam’s VNREDSat-1B satellite, Vietnam Net reports. The announcement was made at the Belgian Embassy in Hanoi last week. This will be the second earth observation satellite to help monitor...

In the genes: OncoDNA

Targeted therapies are one of the most recent advances in cancer treatment, and a major focus of current cancer research. Unlike chemotherapy drugs, which are toxic to normal cells and often cause debilitating side effects, targeted drugs identify and attack cancer cells more precisely, usually...

Belgium’s black economy worth €63bn

Belgium’s black economy is worth €63 billion this year, equivalent to 16.4% of the country’s total economic activity. Even though the figure is the lowest in 10 years, it doesn’t stop Belgium from being bottom of the class in Western Europe, De Morgen says. According to professor Friedrich...

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