Interior Ministers Juan Zapata of Ecuador and Annelies Verlinden of Belgium Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding whereby police forces of both countries are to exchange information and training to tackle transnational crime, it was reported. Also participating at the signing ceremony was European Union Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson.
At age 19, Zara Rutherford has become the youngest woman ever to fly solo around the world, after landing back at her Belgian point of departure following a journey of more than 52,000 kilometers (28,000 nautical miles) across several countries and five continents
Although Project Manager Joseph Cheek said the situation was “not dramatic,” at least 16 of the 25 workers at Belgium's Princess Elisabeth polar station have tested positive for COVID-19 and the whole staff will remain isolated until Jan. 12, it was reported.
An Iranian diplomat goes on trial in Belgium on Friday accused of plotting to bomb an opposition rally outside Paris, in a case that has stoked tensions with Teheran. In June 2018 Belgian authorities thwarted what they said was an attempt to smuggle explosives to France to attack a meeting of one of Iran's exiled opposition movements.
Britain on Sunday became the ninth country with more than 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases. According to data compiled by the John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, as of early Sunday, Britain had 1,014,794 infections and 46,645 deaths.
Belgium may resort to a 17th-century charter granted by a British king to retain fishing rights in Britain’s coastal waters if London and the European Union fail to agree on a trade deal by the end of this year.
European Union lawmakers have canceled their session at the parliament's headquarters in the French city of Strasbourg next week, despite a legal obligation to do so, because of the coronavirus, the assembly's president said on Tuesday.
For some Diego Maradona is the greatest footballer of the 20th century, for others - mainly English - he is the cheating possessor of the hand of God. In Italy, however, he is and always will be the patron saint of Naples.
Belgian Budget Minister Sophie Wilmes has been chosen as the country's new caretaker prime minister - a first for a woman, the current premier Charles Michel said on Saturday
A star racing pigeon named Armando has fetched a record 1.25 million Euros in an online auction, Belgian media reported. The prized bird -- Belgian's best long-distance racer of all time according to those in the know -- was snapped up by a Chinese buyer for a princely sum that caused a flutter of excitement among fanciers.