Latest Brussels News

Arson attacks at schools in Belgium are believed to be connected to a controversial sex ed program

Sep. 16, 2023 23:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said on Friday that he will seek the help of government experts on extremism in the wake of a series of school arsons. Officials believe the attacks are connected to a controversial sexual education school program. De Croo...

Thousands of Czechs rally in Prague to demand the government's resignation

Sep. 16, 2023 10:04 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of Czechs rallied in the capital on Saturday to demand the government’s resignation over high energy and other prices as well as the war in Ukraine. The protest united far-right with far-left forces and was the third such rally at Prague’s Wenceslas...

Court sentences main suspects in Belgium's deadliest peacetime attack to 20-year to life terms

Sep. 16, 2023 08:15 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian court on Friday sentenced five men to sentences ranging from 20 years to life in prison on charges of terrorist murder in connection with 2016 suicide bombings that killed 32 people and wounded hundreds at Brussels airport and a busy subway station, the country’s...

TikTok is hit with $368 million fine under Europe's strict data privacy rules

Sep. 15, 2023 11:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — European regulators slapped TikTok with a $368 million fine on Friday for failing to protect children's privacy, the first time that the popular short video-sharing app has been punished for breaching Europe's strict data privacy rules. Ireland's Data Protection...

Brussels Midi Station, once a stately gateway to Belgium, has turned into festering sore of nation

Sep. 07, 2023 14:47 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium acknowledged Thursday that its major rail gateway, the Brussels Midi Station, has become a festering sore of drug abuse, poverty and violence that is a major stain on a nation preparing to take on the presidency of the European Union. The government vowed...

Belgium is celebrating flowers and surrealism. And nothing is what it seems

Aug. 11, 2023 10:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — If elephants are really known for their sense of direction, what are nine of them doing in the heart of Brussels, seemingly lost between the gothic and baroque houses lining the UNESCO-protected Grand Place? As of Friday, nothing is quite what it seems as the...

Jury finds 6 people guilty of terrorist murder in 2016 Brussels extremist attacks that killed 32

Jul. 25, 2023 15:30 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A jury on Tuesday found six people guilty of terrorist murder for extremist attacks at the Brussels airport and a busy subway station that killed 32 people in Belgium’s deadliest peacetime violence, part of a wave of attacks in Europe linked to the Islamic State group. ...

Belgian media say a jury has found 6 people guilty of terrorist murder for extremist attacks in Brussels in 2016

Jul. 25, 2023 13:56 PM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian media say a jury has found 6 people guilty of terrorist murder for extremist attacks in Brussels in 2016.

EU agriculture officials work on ways to move Ukrainian grain to the world

Jul. 25, 2023 12:25 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union will look at helping fund the costly transportation of grain out of Ukraine after Russia halted a deal that allowed Black Sea exports vital to global food security, a top agriculture official said Tuesday. The thorny issue of how to...

Today in History: Alexander Hamilton’s fatal duel with Aaron Burr

Jul. 11, 2023 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2023. There are 173 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a...