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Belgium to shut airspace for 24 hours due to strike

Belgium’s air traffic control authority said Tuesday it is shutting down the country’s airspace for 24 hours due to staffing uncertainties caused by a nation-wide strike.


Going to a spa? Try the original one, in Belgium

Some say there are 25 springs, while others count as many as 300 sprinkled throughout the rolling hills near Spa, Belgium.


Belgian PM offers to resign after migration tears government

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel submitted his resignation Tuesday amid pressure on his government after the biggest coalition party quit over Michel’s support for a United Nations compact on international …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Clashes as yellow vest protests grow in Belgium, Netherlands

Belgian police fired tear gas and water cannons at yellow-vested protesters calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Charles Michel after they tried to breach a riot barricade, as the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:40 a.m.

Belgian police, protesters clash in Brussels over high taxes

Police and hundreds of yellow jacket protesters upset over high taxes and living costs clashed Friday in Brussels. Dozens were detained as the grassroots movement that started in France two …


Man kills 2 women in Belgian knife attack; no terror motive

A man allegedly stabbed two women to death in eastern Belgium on Wednesday, authorities said, in a knife attack that the local mayor said was not terror-related.


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

Belgium earned its highest World Cup finish on Saturday by beating England 2-0 in the third-place match.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

England’s Gareth Southgate, Belgium’s Roberto Martinez tackle a game no one wants to play at FIFA World Cup

England’s Gareth Southgate and Belgium’s Roberto Martinez are working on a tricky coaching problem – how to motivate a team for a game no one wants to play? Southgate is …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Vive la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final

France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt in 2006. Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner kick in …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Goal-fest possible in France-Belgium World Cup semifinal

Considering the attacking strength of France and Belgium, there’s potential for a goal-fest when the European neighbors meet in the World Cup semifinals.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Belgium eliminates Brazil from World Cup, wins 2-1 in quarterfinal thriller

Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years by holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1. The result sends Neymar home without living up to the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

World Cup kickoff: First quarterfinals feature familiar foes

The first day of quarterfinals at the World Cup includes several teammates from top clubs playing against each other. The France-Uruguay match features Antoine Griezmann playing against Atletico Madrid squadmates …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

Brazil coach Tite not a fan of penalty shootouts at World Cup

Brazil coach Tite isn’t a fan of penalty shootouts. He just doesn’t have any better ideas. Tite said “a football match should never end by taking penalties.” Brazil will face …


Belgium beats Japan 3-2 to reach World Cup quarterfinals

Jan Vertonghen started Belgium’s comeback with a wild, looping header and Nacer Chaldi capped it by finishing off a 10-second, end-to-end attack in the final moments. It added up to …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 3:31 p.m.

Belgium beats England 1-0, moves into tougher side of draw

Belgium came out on top in a match neither team had to win and took first place in its World Cup group with a 1-0 victory over England. Adnan Januzaj …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 12:44 p.m.

Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard score 2 each, help Belgium beat Tunisia 5-2

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard scored two goals each in a dominant Belgium display. They led their team over Tunisia 5-2 in the highest scoring game of the World Cup. …


Belgium wakes up in 2nd half, rolls past Panama 3-0

Unlike the other World Cup favorites that struggled through their opening matches, Belgium looked every part the title contender.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Killings by Belgian inmate treated as terror; IS claims role

The man who killed four people in the Belgian city of Liege this week carried out an act of “terrorist murder” and may have intended to cause more carnage, prosecutors …


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Inmate on leave kills 3 in Belgium, setting off terror probe

A knife-wielding prison inmate on a 48-hour leave stabbed two police officers Tuesday in the Belgian city of Liege, seized their service weapons and shot them and a bystander to …


Ethics dispute erupts in Belgium over euthanasia rules

A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country …


Belgian court orders Facebook to stop collecting data

Belgian media say a Brussels court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data about citizens in the country or face fines for every day it fails to comply.


Catalonia: Four kept in jail, Brussels extradition hearing set

A Spanish judge on Monday ordered that four prominent members of the Catalan independence movement should remain in custody, including the No. 2 of the ousted regional government, who will …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Catalan rebels to campaign from Belgium amid extradition

A court in Belgium on Friday pushed back the extradition arguments of ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four allies until at least Dec. 4, likely keeping the secessionist rebels in …


Catalan crisis Belgium’s ‘nightmare,’ Spain ties at risk

The Catalan crisis is being called a “nightmare” and a “time bomb” for Belgium’s government.


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack

Belgian authorities said they foiled a “terror attack” Tuesday when soldiers shot a suspect after a small explosion at a busy Brussels train station that continued a week of attacks …


Belgium detains 12 after raids linked to Brussels attacks

Belgian authorities have detained 12 people for interrogation following raids linked to last year’s Brussels attacks.


Belgian charged with leadership role in 2015 Paris attacks

Belgian prosecutors say a suspect in the attacks in Paris in 2015 has been charged with being a leader of the extremist cell that killed 130 people.


Car tries to ram Antwerp shopping area; security tightened

Belgian authorities tightened security Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump out …


Neanderthal menu: Woolly rhino in Belgium, mushrooms in Spain

Eating like a caveman meant chowing down on woolly rhinos and sheep in Belgium, but munching on mushrooms, pine nuts and moss in Spain. It all depended on where they …


Belgium urged to break EU-Canada trade deadlock by Monday

Sources say that if Belgium cannot break a deadlock over the European Union’s landmark free deal with Canada by Monday night, EU leaders will consider canceling a signing ceremony scheduled …