Europe

Belgian police find Syrians, Sudanese alive in refrigerated lorry

Twelve men - 11 Syrians and a Sudanese - discovered on road linking Antwerp to Brussels, police say.

Belgian police find Syrians, Sudanese alive in refrigerated lorry

Spain

Puigdemont turns himself in; protests paralyse Catalonia

Puigdemont has handed himself in to Belgian justice authorities while thousands march towards Barcelona.

Puigdemont turns himself in; protests paralyse Catalonia

Europe

New EU chief has bedroom built into office

Ursula von der Leyen is planning to live in a tiny apartment attached to her Brussels office, her staff has told AFP.

New EU chief 'to sleep in her office'

Belgium

Animal slaughter ruling in Belgium stirs religious freedom debate

New law says animals must be stunned before slaughter, winning activists' support but upsetting Jews and Muslims.

Animal slaughter ruling in Belgium stirs religious freedom debate

AJ Impact

US-EU commerce by the numbers: Planes and cars to snacks and beer

A look at trade deficit figures and details on imports and exports between Washington and Brussels as the G7 kicks off.

US-EU commerce by the numbers: Planes and cars to snacks and beer

Science & Technology

Overcoming prejudice, poverty and 'Molenbeekphobia' in Brussels

Faced with poverty and discrimination, residents of Belgium's Molenbeek neighbourhood build their own alternatives.

Overcoming prejudice, poverty and 'Molenbeekphobia' in Brussels

AJ Impact

HSBC to repay Belgium $336m for lost tax revenue

HSBC set up illegal schemes to help investors funnel money through tax havens and launder cash, said prosecutors.

HSBC fined $336m to repay Belgium after huge tax fraud

UNRWA

Belgium suspends UNRWA funding over leaked ethics report

Netherlands and Switzerland already put their funding on hold after report alleged mismanagement by agency's leadership.

Belgium suspends UNRWA funding over leaked ethics report

AJ Impact

Gilead boosts stake in Galapagos biotech deal

The Belgian fibrosis-focused biotech firm will now double its scientific research and development division.

Gilead in $5.1bn Galapagos biotech deal

Europe

Belgian king hosts far-right leader

Tom Van Grieken's far-right Vlaams Belang party finished second in Sunday's national election.

Belgian king meets far-right leader hoping to form government

Belgium

Belgian leaders mull suspension of Saudi arms sales

Le Soir investigation shows Riyadh used Belgian arms and technology in operations against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Belgian leaders mull suspension of Saudi arms sales after probe

Belgium

Belgium regrets colonial-era kidnapping of Congolese children

Children born to Belgian settler and Congolese mother in the 1940s and 50s were forcefully taken from their African homes.

Brexit

'EU should have listened to concerns of the British'

From cautious hope to worries about Brexit's effect on the economy, Belgians share their opinions.

The view from Brussels: How Brexit could hit the EU at its heart

Africa

Ivory Coast's ex-president released to Belgium

Former leader released month after he was acquitted by ICC on condition that he would surrender his passport.

Ivory Coast's ex-president Laurent Gbagbo released to Belgium

Africa

Belgium agrees to host Ivory Coast's Gbagbo after his acquittal

ICC acquitted the ex-president who stood trial for murder, rape, persecution and other inhumane acts committed in 2010.

Belgium agrees to host Ivory Coast's Gbagbo after his acquittal