Belgian port city terrorised by drug violence

In Belgium's port city of Antwerp, residents live in fear of eruptions of violence between the gangs that control Europe's vast cocaine trade. The city is the main port of entry into Europe for Latin American cocaine, a business controlled by transnational cartels with an increasing reputation for the most extreme violence.
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Meet the 2022 Oregon Beer Showdown winner

PORTLAND, Ore. — The newly crowned Oregon Beer Showdown winner is one of the event's more-improbable champions. That is, Monkless Belgian Ales began as a No. 14 seed when the 2022 bracket began. Driven by a rabid fan base, Bend-based Monkless plowed through the field, culminating in a finals win over its neighbor Crux Fermentation. Monkless collected more than 65% of the finals vote.
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Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba: “Inter’s Romelu Lukaku Essential For Belgium, His Absence Is Felt When He Doesn’t Play”

Legendary former Chelsea, Marseille, and Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba feels that when Inter striker Romelu Lukaku is missing for the Belgian national team, he is truly irreplaceable. Speaking to Belgian broadcaster RTBF, via FCInterNews, Drogba highlighted the special nature of Lukaku and the fact that replicating his contribution is next...

Cracking the covert app that exposed Europe's drug gangs

From torture and murder in the Netherlands and Serbia to an unprecedented web of corruption in Belgium, the Sky ECC investigation has shone a light into some of Europe's darkest corners. After English, the most common language used on Sky ECC was Albanian, investigators found.

AMADOU - ILLVIBE - CRUDUP III live @ Radialsystem, Berlin | A L'ARME! Festival 2022

Sawing strings and howling feedback meet sharp cuts and syncopation swirls. The Belgian-German-American fusion of these three fields of force certainly did not fail to have an effect when it premiered in Berlin at A L’ARME! Vol X. AMADOU - ILLVIBE - CRUDUP III - live @ Radialsystem, Berlin | 2022 A series by and A L'ARME! Festival. Watch all concert films here: Performer FARIDA AMADOU - ELECTRIC BASS, ELECTRONICS VINCENT VON SCHLIPPENBACH / A.K.A. DJ ILLVIBE - TURNTABLES WARREN G. CRUDUP III - DRUMS More about AMADOU - ILLVIBE - CRUDUP III ▶ ▶ ▶...
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WATCH: Ex-Man Utd whiz Ramazani talks Almeria and scoring against Real Madrid

Former Manchester United winger Largie Ramazani has established as a first-choice player over three seasons with Almeria. The Belgian helped Almeria win promotion last season and has shone this term in his first campaign in the La Liga. Here, Ramazani discusses his time with Almeria and scoring against Real Madrid...

Belgium 'fed you, gave you jobs' and you 'ransack it?' – Belgian influencer rages after Moroccans riot over World Cup win

After Morocco’s shock World Cup victory over Belgium, a Belgian TIkTok influencer is questioning why fans of Morocco’s national football team, who live in Belgium, rioted and destroyed the cities that took them in as migrants. “Morocco has won. It has won against Belgium… You live in Belgium, but you are ransacking Belgium after your […]

UL Lafayette Partners To Create A Student Exchange

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette partnered with a university in Belgian to establish a student exchange program between the two schools. UL Lafayette is joining forces with the University of Namur, an institution that is located in a town that is considered to be Lafayette’s twin city. CODOFIL (The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana) and La Fondation Louisiane helped make this partnership possible.

Brussels is burning as the West's liberalism comes back to haunt it

Sunday night was a night of celebration, bonfires, fun, and laughter in Belgian cities, but in some places, the revelry turned into full-scale riots. It wasn’t Advent candles, but cars, dustbins, and shops that were lit up by enthusiastic New Belgians. They are Moroccans, in fact, and so it was with little restraint that they […]

Chocolate gifts that are as delicious to give as to receive

At Christmas, there’s always room to give yourself or your guests a treat in the form of an indulgent decadent dessert. That’s one of the guiding principles of Couverture Desserts, creators of the award-winning SuperValu Signature Tastes yule log. Handmade with a delicious chocolate sponge, decorated with Belgian chocolate icing, and finished with shimmering chocolate gold flakes, the yule log is a delectable, festive tradition that will add drama to any table.