Belgium

Cycling: Belgian rider Bakelants recovering after spinal surgery

Cycling: Belgian rider Bakelants recovering after spinal surgery

Published 17/10/2017

Belgian rider Jan Bakelants is on the road to recovery following spinal surgery after suffering multiple fractures to his vertebrae in a horror fall at the Giro di Lombardia this month. [more…]

Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

Published 17/10/2017

Cyber security watchdogs and researchers are issuing warnings over risks associated with a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications after the discovery of a flaw that could allow hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware. [more…]

BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion

BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion

Published 13/10/2017

BASF has agreed to buy seed and herbicide businesses from Bayer for 5.9 billion euros ($7 billion) in cash, as Bayer tries to convince competition authorities to approve its planned acquisition of Monsanto. [more…]

Spain`s creditors size up cost of Catalan independence bid

Spain`s creditors size up cost of Catalan independence bid

Published 10/10/2017

Investors who lend billions of euros to Spain every year are struggling to sketch out the repercussions for the country's finances of a possible independence proclamation by the wealthy region of Catalonia. [more…]

Thousands protest in Barcelona against Catalan independence

Thousands protest in Barcelona against Catalan independence

Published 09/10/2017

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia's capital Barcelona on Sunday to express their opposition to declaring independence from Spain, showing how divided the region is on the issue. [more…]

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

Published 09/10/2017

The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday with 42 solar cars crossing Australia's tropical north to its southern shores, a grueling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. [more…]

Catalan leader calls for international mediation in Madrid stand-off

Catalan leader calls for international mediation in Madrid stand-off

Published 03/10/2017

The secessionist leader of Catalonia called for international mediation on Monday in the region's dispute with Madrid, a day after hundreds of people were hurt as police swung truncheons and fired rubber bullets to disrupt an independence referendum. [more…]

FDA aims to speed up arrival of complex generic drugs

FDA aims to speed up arrival of complex generic drugs

Published 02/10/2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced a series of measures designed to speed to market generic versions of complex drugs such as Mylan NV's emergency EpiPen in an effort to address the rising cost of pharmaceuticals. [more…]

Merkel wants clear line on eurozone reform in German coalition talks

Merkel wants clear line on eurozone reform in German coalition talks

Published 29/09/2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she wanted to agree a clear line on euro zone reforms in talks on a new coalition government in Germany. [more…]

Newly found Rubens portrait of King James I lover unveiled in Glasgow

Newly found Rubens portrait of King James I lover unveiled in Glasgow

Published 28/09/2017

A lost portrait by Rubens of the charming but unpopular Duke of Buckingham, a lover of King James I of England, has been found after an art historian spotted telltale signs of the Flemish master's hand under centuries of grime and overpainting. [more…]