Belgium - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Belgium Expert: Assange Still Faces US Extradition An international law professor said on Friday WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange still faces the prospect of US extradition despite Swedish prosecutors... Fri, 19 May 2017 15:15:00 GMT 2017-05-19T15:15:00Z Davis Cup: Australia clinches quarterfinal win over US BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia advanced to the Davis Cup semifinals after Nick Kyrgios beat late substitute Sam Querrey of the United States 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-4 in the first reverse singles match on Sunday, clinching the quarterfinal 3-1 with a match to spare. On a hard court at Pat Rafter Arena, Kyrgios and his singles partner Jordan Thompson gave Au... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 14:05:00 GMT 2017-04-09T14:05:00Z The Latest: UN humanitarian chief says $6 billion pledged BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 5:15 a.m. The United Nations humanitarian chief says that 41 donors have pledged $6 billion to help people in need in 2017 amid the Syrian crisis. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Step... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 02:18:00 GMT 2017-04-06T02:18:00Z The Latest: Rebel official says UN 'responsible' for deaths BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A top Syrian rebel representative says he holds U.N. mediator Staffan De Mistura "personally responsible" for the suspected chemical weapons attack that killed more than 70 people in northern Syria one day ago. Mohammad All... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:41:00 GMT 2017-04-05T14:41:00Z High EU court: workplace headscarf ban not discriminatory PARIS (AP) — Private businesses in Europe can forbid Muslim women in their employ from wearing headscarves if the ban is part of a policy of neutrality within the company and not a sign of prejudice against a particular religion, the European Union Court of Justice said Tuesday. Such a ban doesn't constitute what the court calls "direct discrimination." T... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:11:00 GMT 2017-03-14T15:11:00Z New rifts surface as EU mulls future without Britain BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union officials struggled Friday to reassure smaller countries from the east that they would not be left behind as the bloc charts its future without Britain. At a summit in Brussels marred by a rift with Poland, the presidents of the European Council and executive Commission repeated calls for unity as the remaining 27 nations debate whether the... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:41:00 GMT 2017-03-10T16:41:00Z Belgian woman arrested over possible attack plan BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities have arrested a woman suspected of helping people who planned to launch an attack somewhere in Europe. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that the 24-year-old woman, identified as Molly B., was picked up during a police raid overnight on March 7. A statement said a probe shows "indications of assistanc... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:39:00 GMT 2017-03-09T13:39:00Z The Latest: Greek coast guard rescues 113 migrants in Ionian BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on migration to Europe (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Greece's coast guard says 113 migrants have been rescued from a boat that ran into trouble in rough seas in the Ionian off the western coast of Greece. The migrants were found sailing 32 nautical miles (36 miles; 59 kilometers) west of the ... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:29:00 GMT 2017-03-07T17:29:00Z The Latest: Belgian minister: Erdogan's comments 'nonsense' BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on diplomatic rift between Turkey and EU nations (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Belgium's foreign minister is dismissing as "nonsense" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's comments accusing Germany of "Nazi practices" after a local authority prevented a Turkish minister from addressing a rally there. ... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:47:00 GMT 2017-03-06T14:47:00Z Ceremonies in Belgium mark 3 decades since ferry sinking ZEEBRUGGE, Belgium (AP) — Three decades after the capsizing of the British ferry Herald of Free Enterprise, victims' families are sailing out to the scene of the disaster to remember the 193 who died. Under overcast skies and with a strong wind blowing, the tribute at sea Monday will be followed by a memorial service near the St. Donaas church in this bus... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:47:00 GMT 2017-03-06T08:47:00Z Driver carrying gas canisters in trunk detained in Belgium BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities detained a suspect who was driving a car with gas canisters in his trunk Thursday, setting off a security alert in the center of Brussels. The prosecutor's office said a busy part of the capital was closed off and a subway station closed during the evening rush hour. Prosecutor's spokeswoman Ine Van W... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 20:05:00 GMT 2017-03-02T20:05:00Z 50 nations seek to counter US ban on family planning funds BRUSSELS (AP) — Some 50 countries have signed up to attend a family planning conference in Brussels aimed at making up the gap left by President Donald Trump's ban on U.S. funding to groups linked to abortion, organizers said Wednesday. The participants agreed to attend the conference scheduled for Thursday on short notice and will discuss using pledges f... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:39:00 GMT 2017-03-01T17:39:00Z Pence tries to reassure European leaders shaken by Trump BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday vowed to stand with the European Union and the NATO military alliance, but was met with some skepticism from leaders shaken by President Donald Trump's more critical comments. European Union Council President Donald Tusk said he had "open and frank talks" with Pence and that the bloc would watch clo... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:37:00 GMT 2017-02-20T19:37:00Z Passenger train derails near Brussels; 1 killed, 20 hurt BRUSSELS (AP) — A passenger train derailed and flipped on its side Saturday near Brussels, killing one person and injuring up to 20 others, a Belgian official said. Leuven Mayor Louis Tobback said the person who died in Saturday's accident most likely might not have been on the train itself but caught on or near the rails. The accident occurred early in the afternoon as the ... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:21:00 GMT 2017-02-18T14:21:00Z Belgium: US youth linked to cyberattack on Brussels airport BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities say that a U.S. youth in Pittsburgh tried to hack into the Brussels airport computer system and disable it the night after the March 22 attacks that killed 32 people. The federal prosecutor's office said in a statement Thursday that at its request, the FBI interrogated the American minor and said he confessed. The state... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:33:00 GMT 2017-02-09T12:33:00Z Raf Simons salutes New York, talks politics at Fashion Week NEW YORK (AP) — It's the little brother to women's Fashion Week — the very little brother. But men's Fashion Week has its fans, and it's a lot less frenetic: You can actually find a taxi! Here are some highlights of the week: __ RAF SIMONS It's safe to say Raf Simons' runway show was the marquee event of Men's Fashion Week. The Belgian designer — formerly... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:07:00 GMT 2017-02-03T19:07:00Z Germany open to discussing name records for train travelers BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it is willing to discuss with Belgium the possibility of recording passenger data for travelers on international trains. Belgium, France and the Netherlands reached an agreement last week to draw up passenger lists and introduce passport checks on cross-border rail links. The move was described as an effort to tighten security on Thalys and Eurosta... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 14:35:00 GMT 2017-02-03T14:35:00Z Belgians, Dutch join in opposing Trump's anti-abortion plans BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium is joining the Netherlands in backing the creation of an international fund to finance access to birth control, abortion and sex education for women in developing countries in an attempt to make up for U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on U.S. funding. Alexander De Croo, Belgium's minister for foreign trade and development, says he... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:45:00 GMT 2017-01-25T21:45:00Z NY lawsuits blame social media in terror attacks NEW YORK (AP) — The families of victims of terror attacks in Paris, Brussels and Israel are blaming social media companies including Facebook and Twitter for facilitating communications among terrorists. Twitter says it has suspended hundreds of thousands of user accounts in the past 18 months for threatening or promoting acts of terrorism. But that isn't... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:36:00 GMT 2017-01-19T17:36:00Z Defiant EU nations ready themselves for Trump presidency BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the U.S. president-elect's view that NATO was obsolete and his c... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:22:00 GMT 2017-01-16T21:22:00Z Germany arrests Tunisian who dined with market attacker BERLIN (AP) — An acquaintance of suspected Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri who dined with him the night before the rampage is under investigation for possible participation in planning the attack, German prosecutors said Wednesday. He was arrested, but in a separate case. The 26-year-old Tunisian had known Amri since the end of 2015 and the pai... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:57:00 GMT 2017-01-04T20:57:00Z EU gives millions to Niger to help stop flow of migrants BRUSSELS (AP) — Buoyed by the success of its refugee deal with Turkey, the European Union announced Thursday that it has earmarked hundreds of millions in euros for Niger to try to prevent people from leaving Africa in search of better lives in Europe. With arrivals in the Greek islands down to a relative trickle, the EU is now looking to stop people from... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:05:00 GMT 2016-12-15T16:05:00Z Lufthansa to buy rest of Belgian carrier Brussels Airline BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa says it will buy the remaining 55 percent stake in Brussels Airline it doesn't already own, and integrate the Belgian carrier into its Eurowings subsidiary. The German airline said Thursday its executive board approved the 2.6 million-euro ($2.8-million) purchase of outstanding shares from SN Airholding Wednesday. ... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:12:00 GMT 2016-12-15T12:12:00Z Japanese brewer Asahi to buy East Europe beer brands for $8B TOKYO (AP) — Japanese brewer the Asahi Group said Tuesday it plans to buy five beer brands in Eastern Europe for 7.3 billion euros ($7.8 billion). Asahi said Tuesday that the beer brands in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania were owned by SABMiller before it was acquired recently by Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev, maker of Budweiser, Corona ... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 17:14:00 GMT 2016-12-13T17:14:00Z