French actor Gerard Depardieu has moved out of his native country to escape the new top tax rate.
A British oil executive has been shot dead in Belgium in an attack which took place 12 days ago. Police imposed a news blackout.
The ex-wife and accomplice of Marc Dutroux, the Belgian child killer, has been freed after serving half her jail term.
The father of a Western teenager who is fighting for Islamists in Syria has told ITV News he fears his son will end up a martyr.
Yee-yoon Bon-tinck was brought up as a Catholic in Belgium but converted to Islam and became radicalised.
When he travelled to Syria to fight against government forces, his father Dmitri followed him.
But, as he told Europe Correspondent Emma Murphy, he failed to bring him home:
One man has died and 33 people have been injured after a train carrying highly toxic chemicals derailed in Ghent, Belgium, according to Belgian news site Nieuwsblad.
Around 500 locals in the Wetteren area were forced to evacuate their homes after six of the train's 13 cars derailed on Friday, unleashing toxic fumes from the highly flammable liquid chemicals it was transporting from the Netherlands to Ghent's seaport.
Initial reports suggested there were two fatalities but authorities later revised this figure.
It is believed the victims were not near the train when the crash occurred and Belgium's interior minister Joelle Milquet blamed the toxic fumes from chemicals including cyanide.
"In the future, the big companies are going to put only one pilot in the cockpit to save money, and that is what did happen here. They put only one person with that kind of chemicals behind it. So it may be a few seconds or whatever and he has made that mess," said local resident Camerlenck Bernate.
The injured people are receiving hospital treatment.
Belgian authorities have placed train stations and airports under close surveillance following the escape of a notorious criminal from a French prison, AFP reports.
The Sequedin prison in northern France, from where Redoine Faid made his getaway, is around 10 miles from the Belgian border.
A spokeswoman for Belgian Federal Police, Kaatje Natens, was cited as saying that roadblocks have not been ordered.
Police have been using water cannon to disperse protesting steel workers in the Belgian town of Namur.
The workers are demonstrating against the closure by ArcelorMittal of a coke plant and six production lines in Liege.
A Belgian driver who drove into two British tourists in Bruges on New Year's Day is said to be in shock following the crash.
A police source said he was over the alcohol limit and had been travelling at more than 30kph (19mph) - the speed limit in the area.
The 22-year-old, who was arrested for drink-driving and causing injuries to two people, has been released from custody but will appear in court in the next couple of months.
His driving licence was revoked for two weeks.
A Catholic nun who witnessed a road accident in Bruges which left a British couple severely injured has described the harrowing scene. Sister Emmanuelle told the Daily Mail:
– Sister Emmanuelle
I heard a big bang and then I heard loud screaming. There were two people lying on the ground screaming and waving their arms wildly. It was terrible.
The people were screaming and screaming and shouting out in English. I tried to reassure them but I cannot speak English.
There was blood everywhere. The lady's legs were completely crushed.
Finally the injured people fell silent and stopped screaming. After what seemed like a long time the police and the ambulance arrived.
I have not been able to sleep since. I can still hear them screaming.
Belgian police have described how a British couple were pinned to a wall when a drunk driver lost control of his car in the Belgian city of Bruges.
The driver, who had been at a New Year's Eve party in the city centre, failed to stop at the junction and ploughed straight into the pair on New Year's Day.
– Inspector Philippe Dankrey
He drove a bit too fast and, as he had been drinking, he had too much alcohol in his blood.
Then he hit the couple. They were squashed between the car and the front of the house.
Neighbours heard the victims' screaming and came out of their houses to help.
A British couple face losing their legs after they were crushed against a wall by a car during a New Year's Day walk in Bruges.
Simon Huxtable, 44, and Deborah Dale, 34, from Witney in Oxfordshire, were strolling through the picturesque Belgian city when they were hit by a drink-driver, police said.
Doctors treating the holidaymakers could be forced to amputate their legs following the collision which led to the arrest of a 22-year-old Belgian man.
A British oil executive gunned down in Brussels could have been the victim of a targeted assassination or a random mugging and car-jacking attempt, Belgian police said.