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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: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

Pomp in London, Brexit talks in Brussels as deadline looms

Brexit divorce talks in Brussels are making slow progress, both sides said Monday as some EU ministers said they could even spill into next week. Across the Channel, Britain dragged …

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.

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 7, 2018

European peace activists march against Trump’s NATO visit

European activists are protesting U.S. President Donald Trump’s upcoming appearance at NATO, marching through Belgium’s capital to plead for less military spending and more public money for schools and clean …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018

Path of IS Brussels cell survivor shows intersection of crime, terror

He is the mute survivor of the 10-man Islamic State cell that terrorized Paris in November 2015, refusing all pleas to shed light on the attack that left 130 dead …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018

Spain warns Catalan leader against swearing-in from Brussels

Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont faced additional obstacles Monday in his attempt to stand for his old job from his bolt hole in Belgium.

Catalan leader says he is seeking safety outside Spain

Catalonia’s ousted regional president said Tuesday he traveled to Brussels to seek “freedom and safety” after Spain blocked his bid for Catalan independence and sought to bring charges against him …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

U.K., EU leaders agree on need for speed in Brexit talks

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May spoke directly with leaders of some of the European Union’s biggest member states ahead of a meeting in Brussels aimed at unblocking negotiations on Britain’s …

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017

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.

UK man found guilty in case linked to Brussels bomb suspect

A British man was found guilty Tuesday of providing cash to a key suspect in the deadly Brussels and Paris bombings in a case that linked England to the Islamic …

Authorities ID possible organizer of Paris, Brussels attacks

Authorities have identified a Belgian named Oussama Atar as the possible organizer of deadly Islamic State attacks on Paris and Brussels over the past year.

Trudy Rubin: Britain’s turn to populism a warning

Americans who worry about the direction of U.S. politics should focus on what caused the political earthquake in Britain and why populists are on such a roll.

Louvre, Orsay museums close as Seine overflows in Paris

The rising waters of the Seine overflowed riverbanks, roads and rail tracks across Paris on Thursday, forcing authorities at the Louvre to do something they have not done in generations: …

Brussels charges two suspects; detains three in connection to Paris attacks

Two men have been charged with offenses related to the Brussels bombings, and three others have been detained in Brussels in connection to the Paris attacks, Belgian authorities said Tuesday.

Key Paris attacks suspect seized in Belgium, officials say

A fugitive suspect in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks was arrested in Belgium on Friday, French police officials said, after a raid Belgian authorities said was linked to the deadly …

Passenger flights to resume Sunday in Brussels

A partial, symbolic airline service will begin Sunday at Brussels Airport after a 12-day shutdown of passenger service caused by a deadly bombing attack, the airport’s chief executive said Saturday.

Foreign fighters evade Europe’s security net

When Ibrahim El Bakraoui blew himself up in the Brussels Airport check-in area, killing and maiming scores of travelers, it was at least the third time he had passed unimpeded …

Trudy Rubin: Uprooting ISIS’ territorial power more crucial than ever

Syrian Kurds are the only fighters willing and able to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State. The United States should work to clear the political obstacles that prevent this.

GOP convention security gears up for feared threats

Organizers for the Republican National Convention are preparing security for the gathering in Cleveland in July in an unusually combustible environment.

Belgium charges 3 more attacks suspects for terror offenses

BRUSSELS – Belgian prosecutors announced Saturday they have charged three men with terror offenses over the suicide attacks on the Brussels airport and subway, as organizers canceled a solidarity rally …

Krauthammer: Obama oddly unmoved by terror

It’s now been seven years. The real world has stubbornly refused to accommodate Obama’s pacific dreams.

2 Americans dead in Brussels attacks; Kerry visits

At least two Americans have been confirmed killed in the Brussels attacks, the State Department said Friday, as top U.S. diplomat John Kerry visited the stricken city to express condolences …

Pope washes feet of Muslim migrants, says ‘We are brothers’

Several migrants wept as Pope Francis knelt before them during a Holy Thursday Mass with asylum-seekers at a refugee shelter in Castelnuovo di Porto, outside Rome.

Trump says terror attacks show ‘hellhole’ comments were correct

Donald Trump said Islamic State’s terrorist attacks on Brussels that killed more than 30 people show he was right to call the city a “hellhole.”

Bin Laden sent videotapes. Islamic State runs a 24/7 news agency

Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden had to rely on video and audio messages recorded in remote hideouts and delivered to international television networks by supporters to claim responsibility for the …

Brussels mourns, Belgium on alert as police hunt suspect

Belgian authorities searched Wednesday for a man pictured at the Brussels airport with two apparent suicide bombers.

Paris attacks fugitive Abdeslam arrested in Brussels raid

Two French police officials have told The Associated Press that Salah Abdeslam, the main fugitive from Islamic extremist attacks in Paris in November, has been arrested in Belgium’s capital after …