Updated: 34 weeks 10 hours ago
The Belgian financial aid to developing countries saw a 13 percent drop last year. That's according to a report compiled by the United Nations. The Belgian drop is more outspoken than the average 3 percent decrease that applies to western countries.
On Monday morning, truck drivers from across the country are holding a protest action in Brussels against what they call "social dumping" involving workers from Eastern Europe.
23/09/12 - In Ranst (Antwerp province) a heavy fire has destroyed the stables of the Belgian rider James Peeters. A big lorry to carry the horses, a smaller lorry and a tractor were also destroyed. The race horses in the stables could be evacuated in time.
In football, bottom-of-the-table Cercle Bruges are in even deeper trouble after being thrashed 4-0 by leaders Club Bruges. Club extend their lead over Anderlecht to 4 points, Cercle have only picked up one single point from 8 matches.
23/09/12 - This weekend, Belgians across the country are singing to highlight climate change. The Belgian film maker Nick Balthazar took the initiative for the project, which should raise the pressure on the political leaders to tackle climate change. The aim is to have 24,000 people singing the song "Do it now" live, after which Nick Balthazar will compile a video. This footage was taken in the city of Ghent on Saturday afternoon.
One of the leading figures of the radical Islamist group Sharia4Belgium in Brussels, Kamal Affetat, briefly worked for the Flemish Energy Minister Fientje Moerman (liberal) in 2005, it was revealed by Het Laatste Nieuws.
Anderlecht squeezed past Zulte Waregem at the Gaverbeek in Waregem (West Flanders) on Saturday evening. Beerschot, the leading team in the city of Antwerp, have entered the top-6 after winning their 4th consecutive match.
Child Focus, the Belgian centre for missing and sexually exploited children, is looking for a young couple that wandered away, vanishing without a trace. There are suspicions that the two are travelling to southern Europe.
Crime figures applying to the so-called Brussels Pentagon (the city centre), the European quarter and the Louiza district saw a 14.33 percent rise last year compared to the year before that.
22/09/12 - The small Limburg villages of Opitter and Tongerlo battled it out in an original way to decide who should give way to whom on a new bridge across the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal. The bridge is small and only has one lane.