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Zelenskyy flies West: If it's Thursday, this must be Belgium

Feb. 08, 2023 17:48 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — First, the Ukrainian president flew overhead on his way to Washington. Then on Wednesday, Volodymyr Zelenskyy flew overhead to Britain. And then to Paris. Fourth time lucky? He is now expected to stop by the European Union headquarters where the bloc's leaders meet on Thursday —...

French Presidency says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will join EU leaders at summit in Brussels on Thursday

Feb. 08, 2023 17:24 PM EST
PARIS (AP) — French Presidency says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will join EU leaders at summit in Brussels on Thursday.

Belgian police seize $1.6 million in sex trafficking probe

Feb. 08, 2023 08:06 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — About 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) in cash were seized during raids in Belgium targeting an alleged criminal organization suspected of sending Chinese women to Europe and forcing them into prostitution, the federal prosecutor’s office said Wednesday. In...

Belgian police detain 25 in Chinese sex trafficking probe

Feb. 07, 2023 08:40 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police detained 25 people Tuesday as part of a human trafficking probe targeting an alleged criminal organization suspected of sending Chinese women to Europe and forcing them into prostitution, the federal prosecutor's office said. Police raided 26 places...

EU Parliament planning for possible Zelenksyy visit in days

Feb. 06, 2023 13:18 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's legislature was preparing plans Monday to host Volodymyr Zelenskyy should the Ukraine president decide to come to Brussels to attend an EU summit later this week. Two sources in the parliament, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the...

Inflation drops again in the European Union countries that use the euro currency but still hits painful 8.5%

Feb. 01, 2023 05:04 AM EST
BRUSSELS (AP) — Inflation drops again in the European Union countries that use the euro currency but still hits painful 8.5%.

Belgian prosecutors see no 'terror motive' in knife attack

Jan. 31, 2023 10:49 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A knife-wielding man who wounded three people at a major underground railway station in the Belgian capital Brussels has been charged with attempted murder in an attack that wasn't considered to be terrorism, prosecutors said Tuesday. Social media posts on Monday...

EU lawmakers move to lift immunity of scandal suspects

Jan. 31, 2023 09:32 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — An influential committee at the European Union’s parliament voted unanimously on Tuesday to lift the protective immunity of two lawmakers being sought by Belgian authorities on suspected links to a major corruption scandal. The European Parliament’s legal...

Thousands of care sector workers protest in Brussels

Jan. 31, 2023 05:21 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — More than 10,000 people protested through central Brussels on Tuesday to demand better working conditions and more pay in the care sector which have been especially hard-hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trade union activists and workers are demanding that more...

Lone assailant injures 3 in Brussels subway stabbing attack

Jan. 30, 2023 14:38 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A lone assailant wielding a knife injured three people in Brussels on Monday during a rush-hour rampage through a subway car before being detained by police in the station under the European Union’s headquarters, officials said. The Brussels prosecutor’s...