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Former Catalan leader avoids arrest in Finland, heads to Belgium

BARCELONA/HELSINKI (Reuters) - Facing arrest by Finnish authorities acting on an international warrant issued by Spain, former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has left Finland and was headed to Belgium, a Finnish lawmaker and ally said on Saturday. Puigdemont left Finland on Friday after Spain ann

REUTERS - 2018-03-24 17:12:21

Rugby-Rugby Europe Analyses Belgium-Spain Refereeing After Replay Request

POZNAN, Poland, - Rugby Europe says it regrets the controversy surrounding the performance of the officials in the Belgium-Spain game, as the body began its analysis of the match on Friday following calls by Spanish rugby authorities for a replay. The Spanish rugby federation appealed to World Rugby

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-23 22:08:53

Rights group calls cartoon depicting greedy Israelis 'misleading'

A caricature featured in the Belgian textbook Polaris GO!3. (Courtesy of Joods Actueel) (JTA) - Amnesty International distanced itself from a caricature in a Belgian schoolbook ostensibly meant to illustrate its allegations that Israel is denying Palestinians fair access to water. The illustration i

JTA - 2018-03-23 11:25:57

Benin and Belgium give birth to award-winning children's scheme

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A city in Benin, partnered with another in Belgium, has won a European prize for ensuring that all babies born in the region get their births registered, a globally recognized right. All of the children born in the city of Dogbo in southern Benin had their birt


Princess Elisabeth of Belgium to study in Wales

The heir to the Belgian throne is to study at Atlantic College in the Vale of Glamorgan. Princess Elisabeth, 16, will begin studying for the International Baccalaureate this summer. HRH Elisabeth, who is also known as the Duchess of Brabant, is the eldest child of Queen Mathilde and King Philippe of


Second Anniversary of Belgium Militant Attack Brings Back Painful Memories

BRUSSELS - The second anniversary of a militant attack in Belgium in which 32 people died brings back painful memories for Walter Benjamin, whose right leg was partially amputated because he was caught in a bomb blast at the airport. The government said last year it would grant survivors victim stat


On the Westminster and Brussels attacks anniversary, the EU spotlights three catalysts for radicalization

Today (March 22) marks the two-year anniversary of the Brussels bombings as well as the one-year anniversary of the Westminster terrorist attack. A wave of violence including the spate of attacks across France has Europe trying to figure out how to tackle radicalization and better share information


International rankings: Who looks good ahead of the World Cup?

It's the international break, that magical time of the year where we get to imagine what it would be like if all the national teams currently playing football matches were battling against each other in some sort of tournament rather than meaningless friendlies. World Cups and nostalgia go hand-in-h


International football: 10 things to look out for in this round of friendlies

Clockwise from top left: Mousa Dembele of Belgium; Scotland manager Alex McLeish; Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo; Panama's coach Hernn Daro Gmez; Russia's Fedor Smolov; Tunisia keeper Moz Hassan. Composite: Soccrates/Action Images/Reuters/Sipa/Rex/Shutterstock/AFP/Kyodo News/Icon Sport/Getty


Risky business for Panama but Hernán Darío Gómez feels the love

The minnows' head coach has had little time to prepare his team for their warmup games but is already looking ahead to facing England and Belgium in the summer Panama coach Hernn Daro Gmez says if his team win a game in Russia they will party even more than they did after beating Costa Rica to qu


Sock, Querrey, Isner among US Davis Cup picks for Belgium

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Jack Sock, Sam Querrey, John Isner, Ryan Harrison and Steve Johnson have been picked for the U.S. Davis Cup team that will face Belgium in the quarterfinals next month in Nashville, Tennessee. The U.S. Tennis Association announced captain Jim Courier's roster Wednesday. Belgium'


Roberto Martinez warns Premier League fatigue will harm England and Belgium at World Cup

Roberto Martinez feels fatigue from a long Premier League season will harm both England and Belgium at the World Cup. Martinez is no stranger to the strains of English football following spells in the top two tiers with Swansea City, Wigan and Everton over nine years before taking the international


World Cup kits: Russia 2018 is going to look pretty retro

Whether the tournament turns out to be a classic remains to be seen, but we do know some of the outfits at Russia 2018 have vintage written all over them. It'll be back to the future next summer for Germany - their #WorldCup kit in Russia a beautiful homage to their iconic Italia 90 one pic.twitter


Rugby - Spain calls for Belgium game to be replayed as they lodge formal complaint

Rugby - Spain calls for Belgium game to be replayed as they lodge formal complaint By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - The Spanish Rugby Federation has lodged a formal complaint to World Rugby and Rugby Europe, demanding that their game against Belgium which ended in a controversial defeat on Su


Belgium stocks higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 0.49%

Reuters. Belgium stocks higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 0.49% Investing.com - Belgium stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Technology and Consumer Goods sectors led shares higher. At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 rose 0.49%. The best performers of


Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld declared fit by Belgium as Spurs cross fingers for PSG transfer bid

Tottenham'sToby Alderweireld has been declared fully fit to play by Belgium boss Roberto Martinez, despite Mauricio Pochettino's recent reluctance to select the centre-back. Alderweireld has not played for Spurs since the FA Cup match at Rochdale a month ago, but he is in the Belgium squad for next


2018 Belgium Prepaid Cards Business and Investment Opportunities Report 2013-2022 - Consumer Attitude & Behaviour, Retail Spend, Market Risk

The "Belgium Prepaid Cards Business and Investment Opportunities (Databook Series) - Market Size and Forecast (2013-2022), Consumer Attitude & Behaviour, Retail Spend, Market Risk" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The prepaid card market in load value terms increased at a


World Cup 2018 kits: Every new strip revealed so far

With the 2018 World Cup fast approaching, the 32 teams who have booked their tickets to Russia are making sure they look the part. Adidas have kitted a number of teams with new jerseys for the tournament, with the likes of Barcelona's Lionel Messi (Argentina), Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi (Belgium) and


Chelsea star Hazard 'not a false nine' for Belgium, confirms Martinez

Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez says he will not follow Antonio Conte's lead and deploy Eden Hazard as a false nine on the international stage. Chelsea have often opted to play without a striker in recent weeks, with Conte instead playing Hazard as a withdrawn attacker in central areas rather th


Belgium Consumer Confidence Rebounds In March

(RTTNews) - Belgium's consumer confidence recovered in March, after falling in the previous month, led by improvement in all components, survey data from the National Bank of Belgium showed Monday. The consumer confidence index rose to 3 from 1 in February. In January, the reading was 4. The renewed