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  1. Sport - Soccer

    Vincent Kompany is latest star to extend Manchester City stay

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... and a dressing room full of exceptional, motivated people who want to continue making history together,” the Belgium central defender said. “Lifting two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Capital ...

  2. Sport - Soccer

    Chelsea face early test of mettle against promoted Burnley

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 10:06pm by AFP

    ... 10 years, or start with Thibaut Courtois, the Belgium international who is back at the club after spending the last three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid, with Courtois favourite to get ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 02:46am by STAFF

    ... to Berlin, issued London's ultimatum to Germany: withdraw your troops from Belgium by midnight, or face war. Five hours later Britain, and her empire, entered the war, transforming the burgeoning European conflict into a global one. Today, events throughout Britain will mark 100 years since the start of the first world war. In Belgium, the anniversary of the German invasion ...

  4. A wealth of attractions

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Ed Peters From the bustle that is Brussels to the medieval masterpiece of Bruges, each of Belgium's cities has a markedly different character and a wealth of attractions for visitors. ... also boasts the world's oldest casino, which opened its doors in 1763. Antwerp is Belgium's second largest city, and claims to be at the cutting edge of fashion. One of the principal ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF WILLIAM LAI

    Hong Kong must follow best practice in other countries

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:50pm by William Lai

    ... Manchester United's 19-year-old winger, has chosen Belgium as his home nation to pursue his international soccer career. At one stage, the Brussels-born Balkan, who this season emerged from "promising prospect" to "genuine talent", could have represented Albania, Croatia, England, Kosovo, Serbia, or Turkey. But Belgium appears to offer the best platform for young players ...

  6. Lifestyle

    Belgian consulate's King's Day bash at 39 Conduit Road lures elite crowd

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com Not even the politicians can resist a buffet of Belgian chocolate Belgium is a small country with a richly deserved reputation for its chocolates and beer. So when the Belgians throw a bash, everyone who is anyone makes an effort to show up. That was certainly the case on Monday evening, when the Belgian consulate held a belated commemoration ...

  7. Justin puts his skills to the test

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... an opportunity to test their skills against Europe's best. Asia's elite players took part in five tournaments in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Unfortunately, Justin suffered an elbow ... he did reach two doubles quarter-finals. Justin was feeling much better at the final tournament- the Lapperre Young Champions Cup in Belgium- but lost in the first round. The draw pitted him ...

  8. Captivating coast an ideal getaway

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Belgium's justifiably well known for its chip shops and its chocolate- and also for being a heady mix of French and Flemish. Taking in all four, and quite a bit else besides, is the Coast Tram, which runs the 70 or so kilometres between the borders of France and Holland. There's no easier way to appreciate the whole of Belgium's shoreline in its entirety. A day ...

  9. Call to the bench

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's first Belgian beer hall, Frites (right), has opened in Central. The 4,000 sq ft space has banquet tables and bench seating for 85 and is open for breakfast from 8am until the bar closes at 3am. The drinks list is impressive, with five Bel ...




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