The International Cycling Union says it won't be able to rule on a positive drugs test involving Belgian rider Tom Boonen before the July 4-26 Tour de France, making him eligible to compete. The Tour will decide on his participation separately.
The UN court at The Hague rejected a Belgian request to force Senegal to detain Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre until his trial for torturing and killing opponents. The court said it was satisfied Habre would not be allowed to leave the country.
Astronauts from Canada, Belgium and Russia have set off on a two-day flight to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket in a landmark mission that will double the station's crew to six members for the first time.
Belgian authorities have opened an investigation into the abuse of a 14-year-old boy at a special needs school, whose teacher allegedly plunged his head under a water tap, and in a bucket of cement, in addition to verbal abuse.
Troubled Franco-Belgian bank Dexia finally made a 251-million-euro net profit in the first quarter of this year. The bank lost 2.6 billion euros in 2008 and was helped out with a major bailout at the end of last year.
The sale in Namur, southern Belgium, of almost 600 lots associated with Herge and comic hero Tintin raised 1,172,000 euros, including charges, a world record for Hergé-associated items according to an expert.
Despite a rowdy meeting which was interrupted twice, Fortis shareholders assembled in the Belgian city of Ghent finally voted with 73% in favour of the sale of 75% of stricken Belgian lender Fortis Bank to France's BNP Paribas.
A crucial shareholder vote on the sale of stricken Belgian lender Fortis Bank to France's BNP Paribas has been put on hold in the Belgian city of Ghent after angry shareholders opposed to the deal brought the session to a halt.