Belgium

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Appetite for frogs’ legs in France and Belgium ‘driving species to extinction’
Conservationists say exploitation of amphibians leading to depletion of native species abroad

Arthur Neslen

23, Jun, 2022 @5:54 PM

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Tokyo mayoral win a ‘huge surprise’ for candidate lately arrived from Belgium
Japanese national Satoko Kishimoto won ward of 500,000 people after shining in online political debates

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

21, Jun, 2022 @6:35 PM

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Belgium to return Patrice Lumumba’s gold tooth in bid to atone for colonial crimes
Relic of the murdered Republic of Congo leader will be returned to his family as Brussels confronts its bloody past in Africa

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

18, Jun, 2022 @2:03 PM

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Mystery of Waterloo’s dead soldiers to be re-examined by academics
Modern techniques to test traditional explanation that most bones from 1815 battle were ground into powder for fertiliser

Nicola Davis

18, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘On the throne till I drop’: how does British monarchy compare with European royals?
Some monarchies have modernised to stay relevant but other dynasties have not been so successful

Sam Jones in Madrid, Jon Henley in Paris, Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Kim Willsher in Paris

02, Jun, 2022 @4:50 PM

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Close review – a heartbreaking tale of boyhood friendship turned sour
When two 13-year-olds are no longer close, the fallout is unbearably sad, in Lukas Dhont’s anguished second feature

Peter Bradshaw

27, May, 2022 @9:51 AM

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Tori and Lokita review – clarity of purpose in the Dardennes’ parable of the dispossessed
The new film from double Palme d’Or winners focusses on a pair of young immigrants to Belgium who find themselves working in dangerous situations

Peter Bradshaw

24, May, 2022 @4:58 PM

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‘People laugh but think twice’: Belgian cartoonist takes on plastic pollution
Pieter De Poortere is putting his best-known character, Dickie, to work to help galvanise opposition to a giant plastics plant in Antwerp

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

10, May, 2022 @4:00 AM

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Régine Zylberberg obituary
French singer and nightclub owner credited with inventing the discotheque who was a favourite of the international jetset

Kim Willsher

08, May, 2022 @4:17 PM

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Britain could learn from the beauty of local power in Belgium | Letters
Letters: In Belgium, regional authorities are empowered create their own futures, writes Dr Nicholas Falk, while Richard Tippett relates praise of its fine buildings

Letters

03, May, 2022 @5:06 PM

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The Flanders phenomenon: how Belgian buildings went from joke to genius
Once derided as ‘the ugliest country in the world’, Belgium now has some of the greatest public architecture on Earth, from sculptural water silos to bombastic port HQs. What happened?

Oliver Wainwright

28, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Director Laura Wandel: ‘The brutality of the playground is conveyed through noise’
The schoolyard is a psychological minefield in Playground, Wandel’s stomach-churning debut. As the film is released in the UK, she reveals the secret to immersing the viewer in a child’s world

Ben Nicholson

20, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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