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Protestors thrown stones in the Belgium capital, Brussels, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at the end of a protest asking for authorities to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the death of a 23-year-old Black man who was detained by police last week in Brussels. The demonstration in downtown Brussels was largely peaceful but was marred by incidents sparked by rioters who threw projectiles at police forces and set fires before it was dispersed. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

4 detained from Belgium demonstration over Black man's death

Jan. 14, 2021 7:54 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Four people, including two minors, remained in custody Thursday after a Brussels demonstration over the weekend death of a young Black man detained by police turned violent, the prosecutor’s office said. A spokesman for the prosecutor's office said three of the individuals held were...

A protestor throws stones toward police officers in the Belgium capital, Brussels, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at the end of a protest asking for authorities to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the death of a 23-year-old Black man who was detained by police last week in Brussels. The demonstration in downtown Brussels was largely peaceful but was marred by incidents sparked by rioters who threw projectiles at police forces and set fires before it was dispersed. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Belgian judge asked to investigate death of young Black man

Jan. 13, 2021 2:48 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian prosecutors have requested the appointment of an investigative judge following the death of a 23-year-old Black man who was detained by police last week in Brussels. The Brussels prosecutor's office announced the request Wednesday as around 300 protesters, some of them holding Black...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Pompeo cancels last trip abroad as concerns of violence grow

Jan. 12, 2021 5:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has canceled what would have been his final official trip abroad as concerns grow over potential violence at next week’s presidential inauguration, the State Department said Tuesday. Less than 18 hours after announcing that Pompeo would be traveling...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits the White House with family members, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Pompeo off to Europe on final trip as secretary of state

Jan. 11, 2021 6:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make his final trip abroad as America’s top diplomat this week, the State Department said Monday. With just a week before president-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated, the department said Pompeo will visit Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday. While...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 22, 2016 file photo, police and rescue teams are pictured outside the metro station Maelbeek in Brussels. On Tuesday Jan 5, 2021, ten people have been ordered to stand trial in connection with the suicide bombings which killed 32 people and injured hundreds in the Brussels subway and airport more than four years ago. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

10 people to stand trial over deadly 2016 Brussels attacks

Jan. 5, 2021 7:31 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ten people including the lone known surviving suspect in the 2015 deadly Paris attacks have been ordered to stand trial in connection with the suicide bombings which killed 32 people and injured hundreds in the Brussels subway and airport nearly five years ago. According to the federal...

UK chief trade negotiator David Frost looks on as Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson signs the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement at 10 Downing Street, London Wednesday Dec. 30, 2020. The U.K. left the EU almost a year ago, but remained within the bloc’s economic embrace during a transition period that ends at midnight Brussels time —- 11 p.m. in London — on Thursday. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel signed the agreement during a brief ceremony in Brussels on Wednesday morning then the documents were flown by Royal Air Force plane to London for Johnson to add his signature. (Leon Neal/Pool via AP)

British lawmakers approve post-Brexit trade deal with EU

Dec. 30, 2020 6:35 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Parliament voted resoundingly on Wednesday to approve a trade deal with the European Union, paving the way for an orderly break with the bloc that will finally complete the U.K.’s long and divisive Brexit journey. With just a day to spare, lawmakers in the House of...

British butcher and owner of Wesley's Butcher Shop, Julia Craig-McQuaide, takes a British goose from a refrigerated trailer outside her shop in Brussels, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Craig-McQuaide's shipment of British turkeys, geese and Irish lambs, meant to fulfill her shops 500 Christmas, orders, managed to cross the English Channel on Sunday, just before the borders were closed. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Brits in Brussels get lucky with their Christmas turkeys

Dec. 22, 2020 9:41 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — While many British citizens face an uncertain Christmas, some worried about the possibility of shortages on shop shelves, due to fears about the spread of the new variant of coronavirus, some Britons in Europe are getting just a little taste of home, even if they can’t get there....

A woman wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walks near the display of South Korea's capital Seoul logo in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Korea tightens pandemic rules over virus surge

Dec. 22, 2020 1:43 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea will limit private social gatherings to fewer than five people and shut down ski resorts and major tourist spots nationwide starting on Christmas Eve as it contends with a surge in coronavirus infections. The restrictions announced Tuesday extend to a national level similar...

A person enters the European Medicines Agency in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, where the EMA's human medicines committee is holding an exceptional, fully virtual, meeting to conclude the evaluation of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

EU greenlights COVID-19 vaccine after agency gives safety OK

Dec. 21, 2020 4:18 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday gave official approval for the coronavirus vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer to be used across the 27-nation bloc, raising hopes that countries can begin administering the first shots to their citizens shortly after Christmas. The EU’s executive...

An anti-Brexit demonstrator holds an EU flag in Parliament Square, in London, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday she saw clear progress in the trade talks with the UK, turning a post-Brexit deal from a fleeting possibility into an ever more realistic possibility. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

EU, UK leaders concede big gaps remain in post-Brexit talks

Dec. 17, 2020 4:11 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.K. and the European Union provided sober updates Thursday on the state of post-Brexit trade discussions, with only two weeks to go before a potentially chaotic split. While Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Union’s executive commission, noted “substantial...