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News on Belgium continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

10 hrs ago | Circulation

Urinary Composition During Decongestive Treatment in Heart Failure...

From the Department of Cardiology, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, Genk, Belgium ; Doctoral School for Medicine and Life Sciences and Biomedical Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences , Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium; Department of Laboratory Medicine, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, Genk, Belgium ; and Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, OH . Correspondence to Wilfried Mullens, MD, PhD, Department of Cardiology, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, Schiepse Bos 6, 3600 Genk, Belgium.

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14 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

Belgium grants right to die to convicted rapist-killer

The lawyer for Frank van den Bleeken, who has been in prison for almost three decades, argued that his client should be allowed the option of euthanasia. Jos Vander Velpen argued that his client was "suffering unbearably" in jail, Xinhua reported.

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15 hrs ago | KKLA-FM Glendale

Man Challenges Belgium's Euthanasia Law after Mom's Death

Tom Mortier is taking Belgium to Europe's highest court for allowing doctors to euthanize his depressed mother and waiting to notify him until the next day. Tom Mortier is taking Belgium to Europe's highest court for allowing doctors to euthanize his depressed mother and waiting to notify him until the next day.

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15 hrs ago | Breitbart.com

Poll: 40% of European Jews Hide Their Faith

A recent study has revealed that approximately forty percent of European Jewry hides their Jewish identity, according to the Rabbinical Center of Europe and the European Jewish Associations . Rabbi Menachem Margolin from Brussels, Belgium, presides over both organizations.

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18 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire

Innate Pharma Appoints Pierre Dodion as Chief Medical Officer and Member of the Executive Committee

Innate Pharma SA , the innate immunity company developing first-in-class therapeutic antibodies for cancer and inflammatory diseases, today announces the nomination of Pierre Dodion as Chief Medical Officer and member of the Executive committee. Pierre Dodion is a medical oncologist, with a specialization degree in Oncology from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium and a MBA degree from the Saint Joseph University of Philadelphia, PA.

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22 hrs ago | EUobserver

Big and small MEPs jostle in EU parliament

In parliament, politicians who were elected with hundreds of thousands of preferential votes, will sit next to colleagues who received fewer than a thousand votes. Sophie in 't Veld is Europe's most popular MEP.

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Yesterday | Harrow Times

Brothers to cycle through wartime battlefields for fallen soldiers

Jonny Ellis, of Whitehall Road, Harrow, and his older brother, Chris Ellis, are preparing for the 1,000 mile trip from London to Berlin to support the Royal British Legion. The pair will leave from Tower Hill on Saturday, September 20 and will spend three weeks sleeping rough and battling through the autumn elements until they reach their destination.

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Yesterday | Echo-news.co.uk

Flights delayed at Southend Airport

An easyJet flight to Palma Mallorca, due to leave at 7am is not expected to set off until 9.30am. A Flybe flight from Antwerp, Belgium, scheduled to land in Southend at 7.10am is now expected at 8.25am.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Islander

We are so Lucky to be Here.

He sits quietly on the veranda of his Ascension home and admires the sea view. The colours of the sunset are reflected in the glass, filled with red wine.

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University of North Carolina

Tar Heels 9th At Powerade Cougar Classic

The Carolina women's golf team fired a 4-over-par 292 in the second round of the Powerade Cougar Classic and is tied for 9th place with an 11-over 587 total. Two Tar Heels, Leslie Cloots and Lexi Harkins, both fired a 1-under 71 at Yeamans Hall to lead the way for Carolina.

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Stereogum

Yusuf Islam

Next month, the newly honored Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Yusuf Islam, who used to be named Cat Stevens, will release a new LP, his first in five years, called Tell 'Em I'm Gone . He'll follow that up with an international tour that will, for the first time in 35 years, bring Islam to a few American cities.

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Belgium agrees to rapist's plea for mercy killing

Belgium, one of only a few countries to allow euthanasia, has accepted a serial rapist's request that he be allowed to die, his lawyer said. Frank Van Den Bleeken, who has spent the past 30 years in prison for repeated rape convictions and a rape-murder, has for years requested that the state help him end his life due to "unbearable psychic suffering", lawyer Jos Vander Velpen said.

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Breitbart.com

Spain, Belgium May Block Scottish EU Bid Over Fears of Rewarding Secessionist Movements

Scotland's bid to join the European Union as an independent nation could be blocked by Members of the European Parliament if the new Scottish government insists on keeping British-gained opt-outs from the Euro and on open borders, and the VAT rebate, EurActiv has reported. Leaders of the 'Yes' campaign for Scottish independence have previously indicated that they will seek to undertake a twin negotiation with Brussels and London if they win the referendum on Thursday, with the intention of having Scotland both leave the UK and join the EU on the same day in 2016.

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In-depth Africa

A Europe-wide response to the Ebola epidemic

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, September 15, 2014/African Press Organization / - Statement by EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva and EU Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg, following the High Level Event to coordinate the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa: The EU is gravely concerned by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, where the situation continues to deteriorate. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and the dedicated healthcare workers who are doing their utmost to fight the spread of the virus and take care of the victims.

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China Daily

Economist who swims against tide

Justin Yifu Lin received an honorary doctorate from Vlerick Business School and Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium on Sept 8. CHINA DAILY On a night in May 1979, as China was launching its reform and opening-up drive, a young soldier from Taiwan braved the Taiwan Straits by swimming from the outlying island of Quemoy to the mainland using basketballs as a floatation device. Justin Yifu Lin went on to gain a master's degree in political economics at Peking University, and then a doctorate in economics at the University of Chicago.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Big News Network.com

EU finance ministers looking to inject capital into economy without incurring debt

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.

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The New Zealand Herald

German leader Angela Merkel vows to combat anti-Semitism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech at a rally against anti-Semitism near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Photo / AP Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to resolutely combat anti-Semitism, speaking at a rally to condemn a spate of hate speech and attacks against Jews in Germany during the latest Gaza conflict.

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PR-inside.com

Euronav NV (EURN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review - New Study Released

The company owns, operates, and manages a fleet of European flag vessels for the transportation and storage of crude oil and petroleum products. It owns a fleet of 36 vessels, which include1 ultra large crude carrier; 2 floating, storage, and offloading vessels; 11 very large crude carriers; and 22 suezmaxes.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Ninety-nine years ago, out of the trenches and beyond

Ninety-nine years ago my father was wounded by shrapnel from an enemy shell. He was an 18-year-old volunteer who was hit in the left shoulder by part of a volley from the enemy side of the river Meuse in Belgium, which formed the front line between the German and Allied forces on the western front.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Diamonds.net

Alex Woo, Motiwala Jewellery and 'Kabbalah Cut Diamond' Receive Trademarks

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office issued the trademark "Kabbalah Cut Diamond" on September 2 to M.S.B.H. Alliance Ltd. of Antwerp, Belgium with the registration number 4597377. The trademark was originally filed on March 19, 2008 and first used in commerce on June 30, 2012.

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