Brussels march mimics ‘yellow jacket’ France protests

Europe 11/30/18, 06:17

Dozens of "yellow jackets" protesters angry about high taxes and living costs are causing traffic chaos in Brussels, as the movement that started in France two weeks ago gains traction in Belgium.Demonstrators, called the yellow jackets, holds up an EU flag during a protest against rising fuel prices in Brussels, ...

Pieters, Detry give Belgium its first World Cup title

Sports 11/25/18, 18:37

Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry gave Belgium its first World Cup of Golf title Sunday, holding on for a three-stroke victory at Metropolitan Golf Club.Pieters and Detry closed with a 4-under 68 in foursomes to finish at 23-under 265. They opened with a 63 in fourballs, shot 71 in driving ...

Belgium hopes to hold on for World Cup of Golf win

Golf 11/24/18, 19:46

Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry have positioned Belgium as strong favorites for their first World Cup of Golf victory.Pieters and Detry take a five-stroke lead into the final round at Metropolitan on Sunday which will be played in the foursomes (alternate shot) format.It will also be played under cloudy skies ...

World Cup: Ancer seems to have the answer in Australia

Golf 11/24/18, 02:10

Abraham Ancer won last week's Australian Open in Sydney and with his teammate Roberto Diaz is tied for second at the World Cup, five strokes behind Belgium going into the final round.Ancer, who shot 65 with Diaz on Saturday, was asked whether the food had something to do with his ...

Belgians take big 3rd-round lead at World Cup of Golf

Golf 11/24/18, 01:08

Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry had a mid-round stretch of 5-under-par in four holes for a 9-under 63 Saturday to give Belgium a five-stroke lead after three rounds of the World Cup of Golf.Pieters and Detry, who both play on the European Tour, started the day level with South Korea ...

Italy coach curious to see what Tonali and Co can do

Soccer 11/19/18, 14:22

Italian teenager Sandro Tonali could become the first player born in the millennium to play for the Azzurri on Tuesday in a friendly against the United States.The hype around Tonal has labeled the 18-year-old midfielder the next Andrea Pirlo.Tonali has never played in the Italian top flight, and made his ...

England rises again, Belgium slumps in Nations League drama

Soccer 11/18/18, 18:35

England surged into the UEFA Nations League finals tournament on Sunday, and Belgium threw away its place in a stunning 5-2 loss at Switzerland.On a day of come-from-behind wins and twisting fortunes for the World Cup's beaten semifinalists, England edged Croatia 2-1 to avenge defeat when the teams met in ...

Swiss stun Belgium 5-2 to make Final Four in Nations League

Soccer 11/18/18, 16:59

Top-ranked Belgium fell to a stunning 5-2 loss against Switzerland on Sunday, with Haris Seferovic's hat trick lifting his team into the UEFA Nations League finals.Belgium led 2-0 after 17 minutes thanks to Thorgan Hazard's two goals and was cruising toward the inaugural Final Four to be hosted by Portugal ...

Batshuayi double helps Belgium beat Iceland 2-0

Sports 11/15/18, 16:50

Michy Batshuayi, replacing the injured Romelu Lukaku in attack, scored twice as Belgium beat Iceland 2-0 to maintain its 100 percent record in the inaugural UEFA Nations League on Thursday.Belgium's Michy Batshuayi yells in frustration after missing a shot on goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Belgium ...

Nations League piquing interest, reaches final qualifiers

Sports 11/12/18, 17:24

It has plunged Germany into renewed crisis, provoked scenes of jubilation in Kosovo and Gibraltar, and set up what could be an exciting week of international soccer in a summer usually bereft of competition for European countries.The UEFA Nations League might not have been welcomed by some clubs across the ...

From first shot to silence of peace: Timeline of World War I

World 11/11/18, 05:37

Unleashed by an archduke's assassination, World War I gradually entangled more and more countries, killing millions of soldiers and civilians and touching multiple continents.As the world marks 100 years since the fighting stopped, here is a look at some key moments in WWI:1914June 28: Serb teenager Gavrilo Princip kills Austrian ...

From first shot to silence of peace: Timeline of World War I

Europe 11/09/18, 13:25

Unleashed by an archduke's assassination, World War I gradually entangled more and more countries, killing scores of soldiers and civilians before touching multiple continents.As the world marks 100 years since the fighting stopped, here is a look at some key moments in WWI:1914June 28: Serb teenager Gavrilo Princip kills Austrian ...

Death in the final minutes of WWI highlighted folly of war

Europe 11/09/18, 06:04

With the clock ticking down to mere seconds in a four-year conflict that had already killed millions, the folly of death and destruction in World War I became ever more incomprehensible. Yet, even then it could not be stopped.With both sides in the war already knowing for hours a cease-fire ...

Unknown British soldier buried before WWI 100th anniversary

World 11/08/18, 13:52

British authorities have given an unknown soldier who died during World War I a full military burial, just days before ceremonies marking the centenary of the end of World War I.British soldiers carry the coffin of an unknown British World War I soldier during a reburial ceremony at Buttes New ...

Monaco lurching into crisis ahead of PSG game

Soccer 11/08/18, 09:32

Djibril Sidibe stood totally still for several moments, staring blankly into the distance. Then his head dropped as he slipped deeper into self-reflection.The forlorn image perfectly summed up Monaco's current predicament.Monaco, playing at home, had just been routed 4-0 in the Champions League. Not by Real Madrid, Liverpool or Juventus, ...

Pulisic scheduled for US soccer return while Bradley dropped

Soccer 11/06/18, 15:03

Christian Pulisic is scheduled to be back with the U.S. national team, while Michael Bradley was dropped again just a month after his return.Entering what are likely his final matches in charge of the Americans, interim coach Dave Sarachan announced a 28-man roster Tuesday for exhibitions at England on Nov. ...

Baggage handlers’ strike grounds flights at Brussels Airport

Europe 10/29/18, 09:07

A strike by baggage handlers is disrupting flights to and from Belgium's main airport for a fifth day.Workers at the Aviapartner luggage handling company are striking to back their demands for better working conditions. The company serves major companies like Ryanair, TUI, EasyJet and British Airways.Dozens of flights to and ...

Dropped Lukaku set for time out of spotlight at Man United

Soccer 10/29/18, 01:24

Romelu Lukaku spends a lot of his spare time watching videos and YouTube clips of some of the world's greatest strikers in a bid to improve his own game.If he watches footage of his own recent performances for Manchester United, the Belgium striker may understand why he was dropped at ...

Chelsea, Man United win in EPL without their Belgian stars

Soccer 10/28/18, 14:06

The attackers who spearheaded Belgium's run to the World Cup semifinals were missing when Chelsea and Manchester United took to the field for their Premier League games on Sunday.It didn't prove to be an issue.Without the injured Eden Hazard, Chelsea romped to its biggest win of the season in any ...

Dead fin whale pulled ashore on Belgian beach, cause probed

Europe 10/25/18, 10:21

A dead fin whale has been pulled ashore on Belgium's North Sea coast, drawing onlookers undaunted by the putrid smell.Veterinarians and assistants cut the body of a whale into pieces at the De Haan beach on Belgium's North Sea shore, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2018. A dead fin whale was pulled ...

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