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 Tom Van Grieken, president of the far-right Flemish separatist party Vlaams Belang, leaves after a meeting with Belgium’s King Philippe at the Royal Palace in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Piroschka van de Wouw – RC1323AA10E0/Reuters

Belgium’s King Philippe has started the rounds again, party by party, to broker what will inevitably be a most peculiar new governing coalition. If ev(...)

Belgium’s former prime minister Charles Michel leaves a meeting with King Philippe at the Royal Palace in Brussels on Friday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Belgium will have months of minority government after the country’s king accepted the resignation of prime minister Charles Michel but asked him and h(...)

Prince Laurent at a military parade to celebrate Belgium’s National Day on  July 21st: is taking legal action over loss of 15 per cent of his annual €307,000 allowance.  Photograph: Julien Warnand

It was not the first time the prince had fallen out with the Belgian government. But Prince Laurent of Belgium, brother of King Phillipe, and reduced (...)

A police officer is seen on the scene of a shooting in Liege, Belgium. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

A man killed two policewomen and a bystander in the Belgian city of Liege on Tuesday before being gunned down at a school in what officials say was a (...)

Indian schoolchildren cover their faces as they walk to school amid heavy smog in New Delhi on November 8th, 2017. Doctors are warning of a public health emergency. Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty

Authorities in India’s capital New Delhi have shut down schools, put construction projects on hold and advised residents to stay indoors as part of an(...)

Members of the Metropolitan Police Service Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Band  in the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Messines on Remeberance Sunday  2008. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Enda Kenny is to attend the centenary of the Battle of Messines Ridge in what is expected to be one of his last acts as Taoiseach. Mr Kenny will be (...)

Belgium’s King Philippe lays a wreath during for those killed in last year’s terror attacks in Brussels.  Photograph: Didier Lebrun/AFP/Getty Images

Belgium has marked the first anniversary of the terror attacks that killed 32 people in Brussels with remembrance ceremonies and a new memorial. “Man(...)

On guard: special police in Brussels on Thursday, as investigations continued into the terror attacks on the city. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty

The drone of helicopters and the faint sound of sirens hung heavy in the air. Time seemed to stand still in the skies above Brussels on Tuesday. In th(...)

From left: Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Dutch Princess Beatrix and German chancellor Angela Merkel arrive in Nieuwpoort for the World War commemorations. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

The small coastal town of Nieuwpoort in northern Belgium became the focus of commemoration yesterday as dignitaries from around the world, including G(...)

A couple walk amongst some of the 12,000 graves in the Tyne Cot Military Cemetary near Ypres in Belgium. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The names of the 600,000 soldiers who died in the killing fields of Flanders were remembered last night in a huge display of lights 85km long. The Ypr(...)

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