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Speranza Scappucci to become Royal Opera's principal guest conductor

Jun. 06, 2023 00:00 AM EDT

Speranza Scappucci will become principal guest conductor of London’s Royal Opera starting with the 2025-26 season. Her appointment was announced by the company on Monday. The 50-year-old Italian, a graduate of the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and the Juilliard...

Iran releases 1 Danish, 2 Austrian citizens in operation involving Oman, Belgium

Jun. 02, 2023 17:19 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Iran has released one Danish and two Austrian citizens, the European countries said Friday, thanking Oman and Belgium for their help in getting the trio freed. Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said he was “very relieved” that Kamran Ghaderi and...

Oman says a prisoner swap between Belgium and Iran is underway

May. 26, 2023 05:17 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman says a prisoner swap between Belgium and Iran is underway.

Timeline in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann

May. 23, 2023 11:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The disappearance of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann in 2007 while her British family was on vacation in the Algarve resort region of Portugal has been a mystery for 16 years. Investigators renewed their search for her Tuesday at a reservoir not far from where she went...

Belgian unions demonstrate in Brussels to demand better worker protection

May. 22, 2023 09:15 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Almost 20,000 Belgian trade union members mounted a demonstration on Monday to protest what they see as increasingly bad working conditions and the erosion of their right to strike. Action by transport workers paralyzed subway and other traffic in Brussels for most of the day. ...

Sweden's Simon Forsstrom stays on course for wire-to-wire win at Soudal Open

May. 13, 2023 14:14 PM EDT

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Swedish golfer Simon Forsstrom stayed on course for a wire-to-wire victory at the Soudal Open on the European tour by shooting 4-under 67 in the third round on Saturday. Belgium's Thomas Detry was making a run at the title in his home country, however, after...

WWI soldier finally finds resting place in Flanders Fields

May. 10, 2023 11:56 AM EDT

YPRES, Belgium (AP) — A World War I soldier finally found his resting place on Wednesday after he went missing at the height of the carnage in 1917 and his remains were found four years ago. The brutality during the 1914-1918 war was such that hundreds of thousands of soldiers...

US Soccer Federation hires Onyewu as vice president of sporting

May. 10, 2023 11:09 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former defender Oguchi Onyewu was hired Wednesday by the U.S. Soccer Federation as vice president of sporting, a newly created role the governing body said is not a replacement for departed men's general manager Brian McBride. The USSF said Onyewu will report to Matt...

22 dead women, no names: Interpol seeks clues on cold cases

May. 10, 2023 04:45 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The 22 women mostly met violent deaths. Their bodies, some dismembered, were found in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands over a span of 43 years — the most recent in 2019. Police say some showed signs of abuse or starvation. But who they were is unknown,...

Belgium arrests Iraqi suspected of terror attack involvement

May. 05, 2023 03:27 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities said Friday they have arrested an Iraqi on charges of murder, war crimes and crimes against humanity over bombings that took place in Baghdad more than a decade ago. The federal prosecutor's office identified the suspect as a person in their 40s...