An F-16 fighter aircraft pictured on the occasion of the 105th anniversary of the first squadron BAF at the Florennes military airbase, Friday 13 May 2022. BELGA PHOTO GERARD GAUDIN

Belgium wants to deliver F-16s to Ukraine this year

Belgium wants to provide additional military support to Ukraine. This was decided by the federal government on Friday evening. The delivery of Belgian F-16s to the Ukrainian Air Force may be possible
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Halle-Gooik's Steven Dillien, Halle-Gooik's Eduardo Mello Borges and Halle-Gooik's goalkeeper Bram Meyers fight for the ball during a futsal match between Futsal Team Charleroi and F.P Halle-Gooik, the final of the Belgian Futsal cup, in Houthalen-Helchteren, Saturday 23 April 2022. BELGA PHOTO JOHAN EYCKENS

Flemish sports clubs lack infrastructure

A survey by the Flemish Sports Federation, the umbrella organisation of sports federations, shows that Flemish sports clubs cannot keep up with the increasing number of members. Four in ten clubs (39
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Workers clean debris in a turbine hall full of scorched equipments at a power plant of energy provider DTEK, destroyed after an attack, in an undisclosed location in Ukraine on April 19, 2024, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russia was able to destroy a key power plant serving Kyiv because Ukraine ran out of defensive missiles, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on April 16, 2024. For three-and-a-half weeks, Russia has launched near continuous strikes on Ukraine's power grid, leaving over a million people without electricity. (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP)

Two injured in heavy Russian attack on Ukrainian energy facilities

During the night from Friday to Saturday, Russia launched a ‘massive attack’ on Ukrainian energy facilities. Multiple installations were damaged and at least two people were injured in the attack, said Ukrainian
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Illustration picture shows the renovated interior of KMSKA ahead of a press conference of the KMSKA Koninklijk Museum Schone Kunsten (Musee Royal des Beaux-Arts - Royal Museum of Fine Arts), in Antwerp, Tuesday 20 September 2022. The museum was renovated for 11 years and was reopend after this press conference. BELGA PHOTO JONAS ROOSENS

Cultural Compass: Stirring opera premiere, Heritage Day, international art fair and more

Exhibitions, music, architecture, books, festivals… this is Belga English’s pick of cultural activities in Flanders and Brussels, published every Sunday. La Monnaie collaborates with the Royal Flemish Theatre (KVS) to present the world
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Tadej Pogačar wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Tadej Pogačar of the UAE Emirates team won the 110th edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday. The 25-year-old Slovenian left everyone in his wake on La Redoute. Pogacar finished the 254.5km race in
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