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EU, UK fail to resolve border row as Brexit deadline looms

Sep. 20, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Britain and its European Union partners failed on Thursday to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks, largely because of seemingly intractable divisions over the best way to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and how to deal with future trade. With Britain's departure from...

Pulisic back to shoot Dortmund to 1-0 win on 20th birthday

Sep. 18, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

BRUGES, Belgium (AP) — Christian Pulisic celebrated his 20th birthday by scoring on his return from injury to give Borussia Dortmund a late 1-0 win at Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday. "It was great to come back after injury to and to be back with the team," said Pulisic, who also made his...

A green beer that looks like algae? It's all for clean water

Sep. 18, 2018 5:56 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there's a murky, green brew that looks a lot like algae. It's making a statement on the one ingredient brewers can't do without — clean water. The ghastly-looking "Alegae Bloom" beer...

Belgian police shoot, wound knife-wielding assailant

Sep. 17, 2018 6:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police shot and wounded a man who attacked one of the officers with a knife on Monday in a northern neighborhood of the capital city, Brussels. "The man attacked one of our colleagues with a knife," slightly wounding the officer on the head, said Brussels police spokeswoman Ilse Van...

Belgian court rules out extradition for Spanish rapper

Sep. 17, 2018 5:43 AM EDT

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — A Belgian court on Monday ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be sent back to Spain, where he was sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family. The rapper, whose real name is Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, was supposed to...

Husband arrested in death of wife missing for 7 years

Sep. 14, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

Seven years after a Belgian woman living in Louisiana went missing, authorities have arrested her husband and recovered the couple's daughter in an investigation that authorities described Friday as spanning three countries and requiring years of patient investigation. Sylviane Lozada has not been seen since July...

Belgian tourist found dead at White Sands National Monument

Sep. 14, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities are investigating the death of a Belgian tourist at White Sands National Monument. Monument officials said in a statement Thursday the man was found Wednesday unresponsive about a half-mile (less than a kilometer) from the Alkali Flat...

Wallays wins Vuelta stage, Yates leads before decisive tests

Sep. 13, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

LLEIDA, Spain (AP) — Jelle Wallays won the Spanish Vuelta's flat 18th stage on Thursday, while Simon Yates held on to the overall lead ahead of two decisive days in the Pyrenees. Wallays produced a long breakaway attack before edging out Sven Erik Bystrom and world champion Peter Sagan to win the...

Correction: Belgium-Congo-Bemba story

Sep. 12, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a story Sept. 11 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that Congo opposition figure Jean-Pierre Bemba said "They just screwed me. They used the court to screw me" In fact Bemba said "They just exclude me. They used the court to exclude me." A corrected version of the...

On front line of trade, EU ports fear overnight Brexit chaos

Sep. 10, 2018 6:18 AM EDT

ZEEBRUGGE, Belgium (AP) — With arms flailing and raised voices, a shipping manager and a customs chief in the Belgian port of Zeebrugge talk through all the things that could go wrong if the Brexit talks fail. Trucks backed up for miles on the highway. Car manufacturing plants idled as deliveries are...