Mechelen

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Gayle Pierce met her Belgian husband in an Irish bar in Mechelen in Belgium watching Ireland beat Wales in the 2014 Six Nations.

Gayle Pierce grew up in Tallaght in Dublin and has been living in Mechelen since June 2015. She met her Flemish husband on a work trip to Me(...)

United Kingdom secretary of state for exiting the European Union David Davis is welcomed by Michel Barnier, the European chief negotiator of the Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

Some 500 days from now it is supposed to be all over. Deal or no deal, the UK will leave the EU on March 29th, 2019. But, although likely to be a bu(...)

Armed police stand over  one of the terrorists  shot at the scene of the attack outside Borough Market in central London on June 3rd. Photograph: Gabriele Sciotto/AFP/Getty Images

How can we prevent terrorist attacks? This is a question that is uppermost in the minds of an increasing number of political leaders around the world.(...)

Commuters near Brussels Central Station as they return to work after the Easter holidays. The mayor of Brussels, Yvan Mayeur, says the EU’s capital can never go back to “normal” again. Photograph: AP Photo/Alastair Grant

More than a week after terrorist attacks in Brussels left 32 people dead and hundreds injured, the Belgian capital remains a city in mourning. Over t(...)

Riot police stand guard at Place de la Bourse in Brussels. Belgian authorities have charged three people with participating in terrorist group activities. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times.

Belgian authorities have charged three people with participating in terrorist group activities. They were among four people detained during searches (...)

Epic scale: 14-18. Photograph: Luk Monsaert

The Flemish call it Veertien- Achttien and describe it, in the lilt familiar from the subtitled television series Salamander, as a spektakel musical. (...)