Cannes: ‘Sybil’ cast help Virginie Efira with her shoes

Belgian actress Virginie Efira ends up sitting on Cannes’s famous red carpet steps as her shoe straps came repeatedly undone during the premiere “Sybil,” the last film in the running for the Palme d’Or. IMAGES

Red carpet time for Dardennes and ‘Young Ahmed’ cast in Cannes

The cast from “Young Ahmed”, directed by Belgian filmmaking-brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, enjoy their red carpet moment in Cannes. “Young Ahmed” is competing for the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Film Festival. IMAGES

‘Hero dogs’ win prizes for rescue, detection exploits

Jerry Leen, Eros, Ice… a dozen rescue dogs, search dogs and disease or gas-detecting dogs – mostly Belgian Malinois shepherds – attend the “Hero Dogs” awards in Paris to receive their prizes.

EU finds no ‘evidence’ Kaspersky Lab software spies for Russia, despite claims by US

A recently published document reveals the European Commission has no evidence that Kaspersky Lab software spies on users on behalf of the Russian government, despite the EU and US labeling it ‘malicious.’

‘The Commission is not in possession of any evidence regarding potential issues related to the use of Kaspersky Lab products,’ reads a letter from an EC representative to a Belgian member of parliament, dated last Friday.



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Bredren – Midnight Stalker

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Taken from the second sampler from the ‘Rampage 2019’ compilation album, fellow Belgian favourites Bredren deliver ‘Midnight Stalker’.

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↪ Rampage Recordings

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French ski resort hosts ‘Tomorrowland’ electro festival

A techno rave party… on ski slopes. Until March 16 the French ski resort of Alpe d’Huez hosts the Belgian ‘Tomorrowland’ techno festival, giving visitors the chance to cap their day’s skiing with a colourful techno rave.

Tired of racism charge, Belgian ‘Blackies’ change colours

The “Noirauds” or “Blackies”, a group that marks Belgium’s annual carnival season by charitable fund-raising in black face paint, have changed their colours. They will now wear the colours of the Belgian flag, hoping their costume will no longer attract comparison to racist “blackface” caricatures

Lavance – Retrospective

Belgian talent and Skankandbass alumni Lavance supplies the sublime liquid sounds, taken from his debut on Context Audio.

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↪ Context Audio

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US Speaker Pelosi meets Belgian PM, EU President

The Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is in Brussels where she met with the Belgian Prime Minister in Brussels on Monday before meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker later in the day. (Feb. 18)

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Thousands don smurf costumes in Germany to attempt world record

Around 2,762 people dressed as smurfs gather in Lauchringen, Germany in an attempt to break the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as the small blue creatures created by the Belgian cartoonist Peyo. IMAGES of event