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      Tour crash

      Scores of riders lie on the road after crashing during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Belgium on...

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      July 3, 2015

      Shrimp haul

      Belgian shrimp fishermen ride carthorses to haul nets out in the sea to catch shrimps during low tide at the coastal town of...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      June 19, 2015

      Ready to charge

      Members of the Allied army practice their square formation to counter cavalry charges on Friday in Waterloo, Belgium. Around...

    2. June 19, 2015

      UK hopes new visa system will increase Chinese visitor numbers

      The UK will simplify visa applications for Chinese visitors through a partnership with Belgium which allows travel permits...

    3. June 18, 2015

      France and Belgium freeze Russian state assets over Yukos case

      Russia said its lawyers were studying French and Belgian moves to freeze state assets in an attempt to enforce a $50bn...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      June 18, 2015

      Waterloo

      Historical re-enactors take part in a practice drills in the French Bivouac camp in Waterloo, Belgium. Around 5000...

    5. June 15, 2015

      Hudson’s Bay wins battle for Metro’s Galeria Kaufhof

      Hudson’s Bay Company has won the battle for one of the most famous names on the German high street, seeing off interest from...

    6. June 9, 2015

      France outflanked by Belgium in dispute over Waterloo coins

      Two hundred years after it was beaten at Waterloo, France has suffered a fresh defeat over how to commemorate the great...

    7. June 8, 2015

      Belgian security forces arrest 16 in crackdown on Chechen groups

      Belgian security forces detained 16 people on Monday in a national crackdown on groups of Chechens, some of whom were...

    8. June 3, 2015

      Orange eyes Telecom Italia, KPN and Belgacom as possible targets

      Orange’s senior management has said that Telecom Italia could be among its targets in a future round of consolidation in the...

    9. May 21, 2015

      National Grid calls for UK to plug in to Europe

      The chief executive of National Grid on Thursday called for the UK to be more deeply integrated into a Europe-wide energy...

    10. May 18, 2015

      Belgian banks: lowland life

      Name 10 famous Belgians. The memory usually goes blank after Eddy Merckx, Georges Simenon, Hergé, Jacky Ickx, Adolphe Sax...

    11. May 12, 2015

      Ahold and Delhaize seek US grocery saving

      Nearly a decade after their last attempt, the Dutch grocer Ahold and its Belgian rival Delhaize are once again discussing a...

    12. May 7, 2015

      German online banking unit boosts ING profits

      ING has shown its rivals that it is possible to make healthy profits from retail banking in Germany, which has become the...

    13. April 30, 2015

      Investment bank fuels results boost for BNP Paribas

      BNP Paribas notched up better than expected results in the first quarter helped by the French group’s investment banking...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      April 22, 2015

      Tank talk in Latrun

      School children from Belgium sit on a tank on display listening to an Israeli soldier speaking about Israel’s wars, at the...

    15. April 20, 2015

      Liberty Global and Telenet: owner occupied

      Sometimes you just want to stop renting and own your own place. It could be a question of cost or the desire for permanence....

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      April 2, 2015

      PPP success in Rwanda shows potential for greater self-reliance

      Twenty-one years after its genocide, Rwanda ranks 46th in the world for ease of doing business according to the World Bank,...

    17. March 26, 2015

      AB InBev to appoint JAB chief as chairman

      Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest brewer, is set to appoint the chief executive of JAB Holding as its next chairman....

    18. March 22, 2015

      Sheet music scores its own digital cadence

      As a child, Bart Van der Roost dreamt of following in his father’s footsteps and become a classical musician. He secured a...

    19. March 16, 2015

      Greek tactics annoying eurozone partners, says Belgium

      Athens has “annoyed” and “frustrated” its eurozone partners with combative negotiating tactics, said Belgium’s finance...

    20. February 18, 2015

      HSBC tax scandal prompts rivals to check for ‘problem dossiers’

      The reaction of rival private banking executives to the tax evasion scandal unfolding at HSBC has been swift. Many have...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      February 17, 2015

      Gilles of Binche carnival parade

      Gilles of Binche parade, a UNESCO World Heritage event, is the biggest and the liveliest annual carnival in Belgium. ...

    22. FT Alphaville

      February 13, 2015

      Euro area divergence more about regions than countries

      Take a good long look at this map: It shows average disposable incomes per person by NUTS2 region as of 2011, the latest...

    23. February 11, 2015

      Belgian jihadi leader jailed for 12 years

      The leader of a Belgian Islamist group responsible for sending dozens of young Muslims to fight for the Islamic State of...

    24. February 10, 2015

      Pressure mounts for formal investigation into HSBC unit

      The US, France, Belgium and Argentina are all doing it. So why do UK authorities seem reluctant to formally investigate...

    25. February 3, 2015

      Brussels to probe Belgium tax deals for multinationals

      Belgium has become the latest country to be ensnared in a growing crackdown on tax avoidance within the EU after the...

    26. February 2, 2015

      Albert Frère to step down from GBL

      Albert Frère, Belgium’s richest man and the longstanding chief executive of conglomerate Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, is to...

    27. January 30, 2015

      Vincent van Gogh at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mons, Belgium

      Vincent van Gogh on show at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mons, Belgium When Vincent van Gogh moved in 1878 to the coal mining...

    28. January 23, 2015

      Mystic chords of memory binding all Italians

      Sir, John Lloyd struck a surprisingly balanced tone in reviewing John Hooper’s The Italians (“Italy uncovered”, Life & Arts,...

    29. January 18, 2015

      The digital flaw in the fight against jihadism

      In the aftermath of the terrorist outrages in Paris, many Europeans will be asking whether their security services have the...

    30. January 17, 2015

      Four arrested in Greece over terror links

      Greek authorities have arrested four people suspected of being involved in a terrorist plot to kill police officers in...

    31. January 16, 2015

      Self-confidence (and a little swagger) required

      Sir, Danny Alexander MP and associates seeking to make the case for continued British EU membership in advance of a possible...

    32. January 16, 2015

      Belgian jihadi’s father says ‘They treat us as traitors’

      Six weeks ago, Boujemaa, a 50-year-old printer, reported to the police that his son had gone missing from his home in the...

    33. January 16, 2015

      Fifteen arrested in suspected plot against Belgian police

      Belgian anti-terror raids Belgian prosecutors said 15 people have been arrested in a series of raids against suspected...

    34. January 15, 2015

      Two killed in Belgian anti-terror raids

      Belgium is on high alert after the authorities said they had foiled an “imminent” attack in the wake of last week’s killings...

    35. January 15, 2015

      Rise of the armchair terrorist tracker

      On New Year’s Eve, Pieter Van Ostaeyen hung out with his brother’s family before skipping the midnight celebrations and...

    36. January 7, 2015

      Timeline of recent terror attacks

      The attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday follows a spate of so-called “lone wolf” or “wolf pack”...

    37. January 5, 2015

      Germany overtakes UK in corporate executive pay stakes

      Germany has overtaken the UK as the home of Europe’s top-paid corporate executives in a shift that partly reflects public...

    38. December 27, 2014

      Leo Tindemans, statesman, 1922-2014

      Leo Tindemans’ Report on the European Union in 1975 was instrumental in shaping the course of the continent's integration....

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