Opposition leader’s body returning to Congo for funeral

World 05/30/19, 07:46

A plane carrying the body of longtime Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi headed home Thursday two years after his death, ending a political standoff that eased when his son became president earlier this year.Tens of thousands of people were expected ...

Belgian far-right leader in landmark audience with the king

Europe 05/29/19, 04:59

Belgium's King Philippe has received the leader of the far-right, anti-immigrant Vlaams Belang at the royal palace, the first time the party has been granted such an audience.The meeting Wednesday with Vlaams Belang president Tom Van Grieken is a landmark ...

Yellow vest protest in Brussels turns violent

Europe 05/26/19, 08:39

A yellow vest protest march is turning violent in Brussels with demonstrators pelting buildings and police using pepper spray in confrontations.As well as several hundred protesters in yellow vests demonstrating against social injustice there were also hooded people dressed in ...

Update: Polls open in Belgium in EU, national elections

Europe 05/26/19, 01:11

The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local):8:05 a.m.Belgians are heading to the polls in European Union, national and regional elections Sunday.List of candidates are placed in a polling station ahead of Sunday's European Elections, in Rozzano, ...

Dortmund signs Thorgan Hazard from Gladbach

Sports 05/22/19, 04:51

Borussia Dortmund has strengthened its squad by signing Belgium midfielder Thorgan Hazard from Bundesliga rival Borussia Moenchengladbach.Dortmund, which signed Germany defender Nico Schulz from Hoffenheim on Tuesday, says the 26-year-old Hazard has signed a contract through June 2024.Sporting director Michael ...

UN council rejects Russian request for a meeting on Ukraine

U.S. 05/20/19, 19:10

The U.N. Security Council rejected a Russian request Monday to hold a meeting on a new language law in Ukraine, with opponents calling it an attempt by Moscow to interfere in the inauguration of Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy.Russia needed ...

Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws, lining up with the EU

Europe 05/19/19, 09:16

Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to tighten the Alpine nation's gun laws, bringing the country in line with many of its European partners despite the objections of local gun owners, Swiss media reported, citing official results.Switzerland's public broadcaster ...

Exclusive: Europe’s far-right wooing the young

Europe 05/16/19, 02:53

They are strikingly young, but emphatic that they should not be considered newcomers. Rather, they are claiming the mantle of Old Europe at its most traditional.Several of this year's far-right candidates in Europe are well under 30 — as are ...

Exclusive: Europe’s far-right parties wooing the young

Europe 05/16/19, 02:27

They are strikingly young, but emphatic that they should not be considered newcomers. Rather, they are claiming the mantle of Old Europe at its most traditional.Several of this year's far-right candidates in Europe are well under 30 — as are ...

Update: 11 UN council nations urge Idlib cease-fire

Africa 05/10/19, 13:45

The Latest on the Syrian civil war (all times local):9:45 p.m.Eleven members of the U.N. Security Council are urging fighters in Syria's last rebel-held stronghold in Idlib province to honor last September's cease-fire arrangements.This frame grab from video provided by ...

Acting Pentagon chief cancels overseas trip, cites Venezuela

Politics 05/01/19, 09:27

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has abruptly canceled plans to travel to Europe. Shanahan's spokesman is citing the crisis in Venezuela and the situation along the U.S.-Mexico border. The spokesman, Lt. Col. Joe Buccino, says in a statement that Shanahan decided ...

Godiva moves beyond chocolate to open 2,000 cafes

Business 04/16/19, 23:22

Godiva is looking beyond its iconic gold gift box of chocolates.The Belgium confectioner is rolling out 2,000 cafes over the next six years that will serve a complete menu of items like the croiffle, a croissant and waffle hybrid that's ...

Belgium leads FIFA rankings; England above Croatia to No. 4

Sports 04/04/19, 03:20

Belgium stays atop the FIFA rankings and England rises above Croatia, which it defeated in the World Cup semifinals, to reach No. 4 this month.Two wins in European Championship qualifying games means England swaps places with Croatia, which lost against ...

Hazard scores in 100th game as Belgium beats Cyprus

Europe 03/24/19, 17:09

Eden Hazard scored in his 100th international game for Belgium on Sunday, helping his team to a 2-0 win over Cyprus in European Championship qualifying.Hazard curled the ball into the top corner in the 10th minute after receiving a pass ...

Belgian carnival may lose UN recognition amid anti-Semitism

Europe 03/22/19, 10:59

The U.N.'s cultural agency said Friday it is considering whether to remove its recognition of a Belgium carnival as a valuable piece of cultural heritage following accusations of anti-Semitism during a parade.UNESCO, Jewish organizations and European authorities have condemned the ...

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