- Greece to lobby EU, ECB for swift loan payout Updated: May-04-15 2:11 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's cash-strapped government said Monday it was seeking the swift release of delayed bailout money to keep up with its debt payments, following weekend progress in negotiations with creditors.
- Uber drivers beware! Car at risk in Brussels after ruling Updated: May-04-15 12:26 pm
BRUSSELS - A driver for the Uber mobile app taxi service had his car confiscated Monday after a Brussels court said the ride-sharing service does not respect taxi regulations in the Belgian capital.
- Belgian footballer dies 3 days after heart failure on field Updated: Apr-30-15 11:26 am
BRUSSELS - Lokeren says defender Gregory Mertens died on Thursday, three days after he suffered heart failure during a training match.
- EU lawmakers hike assistant budget amid calls for new rules Updated: Apr-29-15 11:25 am
BRUSSELS - European Union lawmakers voted Wednesday to increase the budget for paying their personal assistants, a 200 million-euro ($220 million) fund that critics say is ripe for financial and political abuse.
- Belgian player remains critical after heart failure on field Updated: Apr-29-15 8:45 am
BRUSSELS - Lokeren defender Gregory Mertens remained in critical condition on Wednesday, two days after he suffered heart failure during a training match.
- Valverde times sprint perfectly to win Liege-Bastogne-Liege Updated: Apr-26-15 11:47 am
LIEGE, Belgium - Alejandro Valverde timed his attack to perfection to win the Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic for the third time in his career on Sunday, clinching the Ardennes double after his midweek victory in the Walloon Arrow.
- EU leaders commit ships, aid to address migrant crisis Updated: Apr-23-15 7:08 pm
BRUSSELS - Late to the rescue, European leaders came through Thursday with pledges of big ships, aircraft and a tripling in funds to save lives in the Mediterranean after the deaths at sea of more than 1,300 migrants over the past three weeks, and agreed to lay the groundwork for military action against traffickers.
- Belgian king leads remembrance of 1st use of gas in war Updated: Apr-22-15 2:35 pm
BRUSSELS - Belgian King Philippe led Wednesday's centennial remembrance in Flanders Fields marking the first use of chemical weapons in warfare.
- Valverde wins Fleche Wallonne for 3rd time Updated: Apr-22-15 12:50 pm
HUY, Belgium - Alejandro Valverde of Spain perfectly timed his attack to win the Fleche Wallonne (Walloon Arrow) classic for the third time and the second year in a row on Wednesday.
- Transport chaos as public sector strike hits Brussels Updated: Apr-22-15 10:32 am
BRUSSELS - Much of the transport in Europe's capital, Brussels, came to a halt Wednesday as public sector workers held a one-day strike over Belgian government austerity measures.
- Chemical weapons watchdog remembers 1915 chlorine gas attack Updated: Apr-21-15 12:07 pm
BRUSSELS - The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons marked the centennial of the first large-scale use of gas during World War I with a commemoration Tuesday to pay tribute to all victims of such arms over the past century.
- Boston Marathon winner who died century ago in WWI honored Updated: Apr-19-15 5:49 am
VLAMERTINGE, Belgium - At the Vlamertinge Military Cemetery in Flanders Fields, the headstone of James Duffy usually stands unnoticed among the solemn rows.
- First WWI gas attack produced new horrors, changed warfare Updated: Apr-18-15 6:08 am
STEENSTRATE, Belgium - As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way. A yellow-green cloud.
- Nebraska Gov. Ricketts to visit Europe for trade mission Updated: Apr-17-15 1:51 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Pete Rickets will travel to Europe this summer as part of his administration's first international trade mission for Nebraska.
- 6 British soldiers reburied a century after dying in WWI Updated: Apr-16-15 9:25 am
PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium - Six British servicemen have been reburied in Flanders Fields over a century after they died in the chaotic first months of World War I.
- Column: End of an era for cycling's most eccentric champion Updated: Apr-10-15 2:42 pm
KORTRIJK, Belgium - Dust off the cut-out-and-wear sideburns. Just one last time. In honor of Bradley Wiggins, a Tour de France champion unlike any other who ends his road-racing career this weekend. His sport - all of sport, in fact - will be poorer without this most colorful of characters.
- Belgium rises to No. 3 in FIFA rankings led by Germany Updated: Apr-09-15 5:41 am
ZURICH - Belgium rose to its highest-ever spot at No. 3 in the latest FIFA monthly rankings, which are still led by World Cup winner Germany.
- Kristoff beats Terpstra to win Tour of Flanders classic Updated: Apr-05-15 2:30 pm
OUDENAARDE, Belgium - Alexander Kristoff became the first Norwegian rider to win the Tour of Flanders classic when he beat Dutchman Niki Terpstra in a sprint finish, while Jesse Sergent avoided a more serious injury after being knocked off his bike by a car.