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20 Jun
To mark World Refugee Day, we head to Belgium, where several hundred unaccompanied minors are still waiting for a legal guardian. Under Belgian law, all foreign minors arriving into the country unaccompanied by an adult must be assigned a legal guardian in order to register with the authorities. But the country faces a shortage of these profiles and is trying to recruit more to address the shortfall. Our correspondents report.
8 Jun
The monarch's visit to the DRC comes two years after he apologized for atrocities committed during Belgium's brutal colonial era. The six-day trip has been billed as a chance for reconciliation between the two countries.
21 May
A patient in the German state of Bavaria has been infected with monkeypox, according to the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology in Munich. First cases were also detected in France and Belgium.
5 Feb
Oil facilities at Belgian ports have been hit with a cyberattack. The news comes a day after Germany launched an investigation into a similar incident.
29 Dec
A Belgium court has ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc will not be extradited, arguing that his offenses — allegedly glorifying terror — were not a crime under Belgian law.
25 Dec 2021
The Belgian government has said all of the country's existing nuclear energy plants will close by 2025. However, Belgium will invest in future nuclear technology.
30 Nov 2021
The Omicron variant was first reported to the WHO from South Africa on 24 November. The WHO has listed it as a ‘variant of concern’ and said it could take several weeks to know if there are significant changes in transmissibility, severity, or implications for Covid vaccines, tests, and treatments. Australia, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Britain, Israel, Hong Kong, Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada are countries where the new COVID-19 variant has also been detected.
2 Nov 2021
A video posted on Twitter claims to show a crowd of people in a Lidl supermarket in Molenbeek. The neighbourhood in Brussels is known for being home to four of the men behind the November 2015 Paris terror attacks. However, the video was actually filmed in Algeria and the crowd was due to a nationwide food shortage earlier this year. Also, we look at a fake Time Magazine cover that has been circulating online since 2018.
31 Oct 2021
The video posted on Twitter, claims to show a crowd of people in a Lidl supermarket in Molenbeek. This neighborhood in Brussels is known for being home to four of the men behind the 2015 Paris Terror attacks.The video that was taken off context, was in fact taken in Algeria and the rush was due to a nationwide food shortage earlier this year.Then, a fake Time Magazine cover that has been circulating the web since 2018.Find out more in this segment of Truth or Fake.
23 Sep 2021
61-year-old Vincent Théret has been working alone in an underground slate quarry in the Belgian Ardennes for almost ten years. In an impressive quarry on the heights of the village of Alle-sur-Semois, he recovers the remaining shale left behind by the miners who once exploited the site.
5 Aug 2021
Belgian customs officers have mounted their biggest-ever operation against counterfeit cigarette production, swooping on 10 illegal sites and making at least 40 arrests.
31 Jul 2021
Parts of Wallonia, the southern French-speaking region of Belgium, were particularly hard-hit by the new floods. The town of Dinant saw considerable damage, with cars having been swept away by the waters.

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