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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

UK urges citizens in China to leave; Belgium sees first case

Britain on Tuesday urged all of its citizens in China to leave because of the virus outbreak, while Belgium became the latest nation to announce a confirmed case.


’Nuts!’ US troops thwarted Hitler’s last gamble 75 years ago

Out of the blue at dawn on Dec. 16, 1944, over 200,000 German troops counter-attacked across the front line in Belgium and Luxembourg, smashing into battle-weary US soldiers defending the …


Germany offers expert group in bid to end NATO rift

Germany sought Wednesday to ease French worries about NATO by offering to set up a group of experts to examine the alliance’s security challenges after President Emmanuel Macron lamented the …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

4th suspect arrested as UK truck deaths case probe deepens

A fourth person was arrested in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a container truck in southeastern England, British police said Friday as the …


Grim find: 39 dead in 1 of UK’s worst trafficking cases

Police were reconstructing the final journey of 39 people found dead Wednesday in a truck container in an industrial park in England, attempting to piece together one of Britain’s worst …


Belgium, Congo normalize diplomatic relations during visit

Officials from Belgium and Congo have signed agreements aimed at normalizing relations between the former European colonial power and the Africa nation during an official visit of Congolese President Felix …


New heat wave in Europe starts to breaks records

Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and is already breaking records.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …