Belgian Beer Museum Soon To Be Built in Brussels’ Former Stock Exchange

Belgian Beer Museum Soon To Be Built in Brussels’ Former Stock Exchange

Beer museums have been on the rise recently. A little more than a month ago we covered Chicago’s soon-to-be-built beer museum and now we traverse the Atlantic Ocean to shift our focus onto the country of Belgium and its soon-to-be-built temple of malty, hoppy, and yeasty suds. After over a year of deliberations Belgian authorities have enacted plans to build a beer museum dedicated solely, of course, to Belgian products. Belgium has the greatest diversity of beer in the world, which makes beer a central part of the culture and…

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Anastasiades heads for Brussels

Anastasiades heads for Brussels

President Nicos Anastasiades leaves Monday afternoon for Brussels where he will participate in the European Council Summit on June 28 and 29. Among other items, the proceedings of the Council are expected to deal with the results of the referendum in the United Kingdom for its exit from the EU, migration, employment, growth and Investments as well as the EU’s foreign relations. The president will be accompanied by the Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides. Anastasiades will return to Cyprus on June 30.

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ISIS: Mohamed Abrini helps British police battle Daesh attacks

ISIS: Mohamed Abrini helps British police battle Daesh attacks

PARIS and Brussels attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini – known as the “man in the hat” – has become the first ISIS supergrass to help UK cops foil terror plots. Abrini, who was filmed at Brussels airport with two suicide bombers responsible for the atrocity in March, has been blabbing to officers while being detained. The 31-year-old from the Molenbeek district of the Belgian capital was arrested in April and later charged with participation in the activities of a terrorist group and terrorist murder. But he later told investigators: “I didn’t…

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta to visit Belgium

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta to visit Belgium

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya addressed the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Committee of Ambassadors Wednesday morning in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium. The ACP was conceptualized to enhance economic, political and cultural dialogue not only between ACP countries and the European Union (EU) but also among ACP countries themselves. The importance of this partnership, according to President Kenyatta, cannot be underrated given our shared principles and traditions and the common aspirations of our people. The President also found time to address and interact with Kenyan journalists who accompanied him to Belgium…

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Former Dutch Frigates Sail to Dublin As Units of Belgium Navy

Former Dutch Frigates Sail to Dublin As Units of Belgium Navy

A pair of former Dutch Navy frigates now part of the Belgium Navy docked within two hours of each other in Dublin Port yesterday for a weekend visit, writes Jehan Ashmore. The first frigate to arrive BNS Louise-Marie (F931) docked at lunchtime with the attendance of port tugs when berthing at the North Wall Quay Extension. This quay is located next to the former East-Link Bridge which in May was officially unveiled as the Tom Clarke Bridge after a prominent figure of the 1916 Easter Rising. The 3,328 tonnes BNS…

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Belgium police arrest two over ‘terrorist’ activity

Belgium police arrest two over ‘terrorist’ activity

Belgium arrested two people and charged them with “participating in activities of a terrorist group”, federal prosecutors said on Saturday, part of wide-ranging investigations following the deadly attacks in Paris and Brussels that have been claimed by Islamic State. The prosecution said in a statement police searched houses overnight in the towns of Verviers and Tournai. It identified the two arrested only as Arnaud C., born 1983, and E., a Belgian national. It gave no further details. The prosecution statement made no reference to either the Paris or Brussels attacks…

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Cat found in Bucks reunited with owner 250 miles away in Belgium

Cat found in Bucks reunited with owner 250 miles away in Belgium

A cat which had been missing for 10 months and was found in Buckinghamshire has been reunited with its owner… 250 miles away in BELGIUM. Gizmo went missing in August 2015, while temporarily living in Bucks with his owner Milene Letertre. Despite an extensive search, Gizmo could not be located and in November a heartbroken Milene moved back to her home in Silly, Belgium. But last week, 10 months after eight-year-old Gizmo had gone missing, the RSPCA received a call from a concerned member of the public about a cat…

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Brussels panics after Brexit

Brussels panics after Brexit

The Brussels Eurocrats were holding their breath before the decision on Brexit that the British should take on Thursday. The result will have historic importance to the “European project”. Often said that the EU will emerge from the crisis strengthened. But this conclusion can hardly be done if the British, the citizens of the participating country decides to withdraw from the EU. Many believe that the EU in the case of Britain will undergo the most severe test, over 60 years of existence of the Union. “We have nothing left…

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BIG IN BELGIUM to Return to the Edinburgh Fringe This August

BIG IN BELGIUM to Return to the Edinburgh Fringe This August

Following the huge success of the three previous seasons at Summerhall, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions, Summerhall and Theatre Royal Plymouth return to present a fourth BIG IN BELGIUM at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – featuring some of the most significant theatre companies from the Flemish part of Belgium, 3 – 28 August 2016. Each of the shows in this season has previously been very successful on the European mainland and are now presented for the first time to Edinburgh audiences, some translated and adapted, ready for breaking new…

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Jewish Student in Belgium Subjected to Anti-Semitic Abuse by Fellow Students

Jewish Student in Belgium Subjected to Anti-Semitic Abuse by Fellow Students

A 12-year-old Jewish boy has been the target of anti-Semitic abuse and harassment at a Belgian school, various media report. The boy’s mother ominously described one especially disturbing incident as “a gas attack in showers,” designed to mimic Jews being gassed to death during the Holocaust. Local police are currently investigating the claims made by the student’s mother, in a complaint filed last Thursday. The woman reportedly told Belgian media that her son has been subjected to anti-Semitic harassment, both verbally and physically, since 2015. The boy’s mother reported that…

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