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December 14, 1987 | Reuters
Prime Minister Wilfried Martens resigned today after a general election setback that plunged Belgium into political uncertainty and sharpened divisions between its French and Dutch speakers.
November 6, 1988 | From Reuters
Normal service resumed at Brussels' international airport Saturday after ground staff employed by Belgium's national airline called off a weeklong strike over pay, an airport spokeswoman said.
October 19, 1989 | Associated Press
Two armed men held up the central post office here on Wednesday and got away with $6.6 million, police said. It was the biggest holdup ever reported in Belgium.
June 1, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Soldiers will be deployed to Belgian forests to tackle millions of hairy caterpillars that are causing allergic reactions, a military spokeswoman said. Procession caterpillars, so-called because they march in lines, are covered in long, toxic hairs, which cause dermatitis and respiratory problems. "About 24 soldiers and airmen will be deployed to help the fire brigade and civil protection authority," spokeswoman Ingrid Baeck said.
February 15, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Top-seeded Boris Becker won a tiebreaker in the deciding set to edge France's Guy Forget and escape with 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) victory today in the Belgian Indoor Championship. In the tiebreaker, Becker charged the net and overwhelmed Forget with smashes and volleys to win the hard-fought match and advance to the quarterfinals. Another West German, second-seeded Carl-Uwe Steeb struggled for more than two hours against qualifier Thomas Hogstedt of Sweden before winning 7-6, 4-6, 6-2.
July 2, 2006 | Paul Vercammen, Paul Vercammen is a former CNN correspondent.
Let's track the French fry's arrival in America. That grease trail, according to food encyclopedias, leads back to Thomas Jefferson, who reportedly snacked on thinly sliced deep-fried potatoes while in the White House in the early 1800s. And we all know what foreign country he'd been traipsing around in. But prove to me the French fry is even French. If my people, the Belgians, didn't invent fries, they certainly took raw potatoes, sliced them up and made deep-fried masterpieces.
May 28, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Belgian French-language newspapers said they wanted search engine Google Inc. to pay as much as $77 million in damages for allegedly publishing and storing their content without permission. The newspaper copyright group Copiepresse said it had summoned Google to appear again before a Brussels court in September that would decide on its claim that it suffered damages of $51.7 million to $77.5 million. Mountain View, Calif.-based Google said it could not comment because it had not yet received the legal documents.
March 16, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Four Belgian tourists were set to spend a second night in the Guatemalan jungle as hostages of a mob of farmers, as authorities tried to secure their release. The two couples were seized along with two Guatemalan guides Friday as they traveled up a river near the Caribbean coast by farmers angry over the arrest of a local Maya leader. A leader of the indigenous farmers group told Guatemalan radio that the six hostages would be held until President Alvaro Colom agreed to talk to them.
July 28, 2001 | Valerie Gutierrez
Xavier Malisse knows it will be hard to make a name for himself with the likes of Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras also playing in the Mercedes-Benz Cup at UCLA. Even after Friday's 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 quarterfinal victory over local favorite Taylor Dent, the 21-year-old from Belgium realizes many people don't know who he is. "Everyone is asking, 'Who the hell are you?' " Malisse said. But Malisse, who might be best known to U.S.
July 13, 1985
Belgian Interior Minister Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb battled his critics with a stinging attack on English society over the May 29 Brussels European Cup Final soccer riot in which 38 fans died. In a 40-minute speech at the start of a parliamentary debate on the disaster, Nothomb, under strong pressure to resign over security failures at the Heysel Stadium, blamed almost everyone but himself.
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