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  • Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:43 am
  • DWORP, Belgium - The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or later, yet another bar with a warm "Welcome" will be gone.

  • Belgium coach Wilmots extends contract by 4 years 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:55 pm
  • BRUSSELS - Belgium's soccer federation has extended the contract of coach Marc Wilmots through the 2018 World Cup after he led the Red Devils to soccer's top tournament for the first time in a dozen years.

  • Protector of vast African park shot and wounded 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:19 pm
  • DAKAR, Senegal - A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove through the park, officials said Wednesday.

  • Belgium coach Wilmots extends contract by 4 years 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:23 am
  • BRUSSELS - The Belgian federation has extended the contract of coach Marc Wilmots to the 2018 World Cup after he led the Red Devils to their first finals in a dozen years.

  • Russia headed to World Cup with high hopes 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:03 am
  • MOSCOW - Already with an eye on the 2018 World Cup it will host, Russia is headed to Brazil with the attitude that anything short of advancement from Group H will be a failure.

  • 5 Belgium players to watch at the World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:59 am
  • BRUSSELS - With only a few notable exceptions, Belgium has often been a team bigger than the sum of its players.

  • Kompany, Hazard, Courtois make Belgium a contender 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:57 am
  • BRUSSELS - Belgium is back in the World Cup after 12 years, and with its hottest crop of players in a generation.

  • Belgium, Russia headline Group H at the World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:56 am
  • BRUSSELS - With Belgium, Russia, South Korea and Algeria, don't expect too much pre-World Cup hype from Group H.

  • Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:12 pm
  • NEW YORK - You can just barely see them through the window of the No. 7 subway as it rattles into the elevated station in Corona, Queens: a gigantic steel sphere, two rocket ships, and towers that appear to be capped by flying saucers.

  • Belgium destroys ivory stockpile, warns smugglers 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:50 am
  • BRUSSELS - Belgian authorities have destroyed over 1,500 kilos (3,300 pounds) of ivory that had been seized by customs over the past three decades to serve as a warning to international smugglers who kill elephants daily for their tusks.

  • Boulevard Brewing plans to expand in US, Europe 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 9:29 am
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Boulevard Brewing Co., which was founded in Kansas City but was recently sold, plans to expand sales across the U.S. and into Europe.

  • Cancellara repeats as Tour of Flanders winner 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 3:59 pm
  • BRUSSELS - Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland won a four-way power sprint to the finish line on Sunday to defend his Tour of Flanders title and clinch one of the year's toughest classics for the third time.

  • Labor protest sparks clashes in Brussels 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 11:07 am
  • BRUSSELS - Belgian police used water cannon and pepper spray on protesters who had showered them with oranges and cobblestones during a demonstration Friday by labor unions demanding a better deal for Europe's working men and women.

  • Benteke out of World Cup with Achilles injury 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:22 pm
  • Belgium striker Christian Benteke was ruled out of the World Cup after rupturing his Achilles tendon in training with English Premier League team Aston Villa on Thursday.

  • UN chief urges action on Central African Republic 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:49 pm
  • BRUSSELS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged European and African nations on Wednesday to step up their efforts to end the desperate plight of the people of Central African Republic.

  • China's leader Xi in first visit to European Union 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 6:19 am
  • BRUSSELS - China's president is meeting with the top officials of the European Union to discuss the two sides' close business ties and their wider diplomatic relations.

  • Obama offers Europe, Mideast allies assurances 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 3:02 pm
  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - From the heart of Europe to the expanse of Saudi Arabia's desert, President Barack Obama's weeklong overseas trip amounted to a reassurance tour for stalwart, but sometimes skeptical, American allies.

  • Peter Sagan wins E3 Harelbeke classic 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 12:39 pm
  • HARELBEKE, Belgium - Peter Sagan of Slovakia won his first big classic of the season, dominating a four-way sprint to win the E3 Harelbeke on Friday.

  • Analysis: Russia deeply linked to Obama priorities 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:13 pm
  • BRUSSELS - Even as he criticizes Vladimir Putin and imposes sanctions on Russia, President Barack Obama is struggling with the consequences of his own earlier quest for a fresh start between Washington and Moscow.

  • Obama plays up US-Europe bond amid Russia tension 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 1:00 pm
  • BRUSSELS - President Barack Obama and European Union leaders presented a unified front Wednesday against Russia's annexation of Crimea, promoting trans-Atlantic trade as an antidote to Russia's influence in the region and a way to help Europe become less dependent on Moscow for energy.

  • Text of Obama's remarks at Flanders Field 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 11:47 am
  • Text of President Barack Obama's remarks at Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial, site of a significant World War I battle in northwest Belgium, as provided by the White House:

  • Obama pays tribute to WWI at Flanders Field 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 7:39 am
  • WAREGEM, Belgium - President Barack Obama is paying tribute to American troops who died a century ago in the struggle to save Europe in World War I.

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya Results 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 4:42 pm
  • 1. Luka Mezgec, Slovenia, Giant-Shimano, 3 hours, 57 minutes, 49 seconds.

  • Obama honors American WWI dead at Flanders Field 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 1:09 pm
  • WAREGEM, Belgium - Pvt. Wesley Creech could no longer hide the darkness of his thoughts as he longed for his wife Carzetta and 5-month-old daughter Marie: "If I never see you and Marie any more in this life I hope to meet you in a Better Place," he wrote in a letter on Aug. 24, 1918 - as the American army moved fast to repel the Germans on the Western Front during World War I.