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Belgium OKs 4th vaccine shot for immunocompromised people

Jan. 24, 2022 09:51 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's health ministers have approved a recommendation to use a fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine to better protect people with a weakened immune system against the virus. Christie Morreale, the minister for public health in the federal government, said Monday...

Water cannon, tear gas at COVID-19 protests in Brussels

Jan. 23, 2022 14:00 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police fired water cannons and thick clouds of tear gas Sunday in Brussels to disperse people protesting COVID-19 vaccinations and government restrictions that aim to curb the fast-spreading omicron variant. Police said the protest in the Belgian capital drew an...

American Bryan Reynolds loaned to Belgium’s Kortrijk

Jan. 23, 2022 12:51 PM EST

American defender Bryan Reynolds was loaned by Roma to Belgium’s Kortrijk for the rest of the season on Sunday after he played sparingly under coach Jose Mourinho. The 20-year-old joined Roma from Major League Soccer’s Dallas at the end of last winter’s transfer window and made...

Hot air balloon accident in Slovenia injures 4 people

Jan. 22, 2022 09:51 AM EST

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A hot air balloon mishap in Slovenia injured four people Saturday, police said. The four were injured when they fell out of the balloon as it landed in strong wind, Grega Trcek from the Barje Balloon Center told Slovenia's STA news agency. ...

3 countries investigate Morocco attacker who killed tourist

Jan. 20, 2022 14:12 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan judge on Thursday ordered a man suspected of fatally stabbing a French woman and injuring a Belgian visitor to undergo psychiatric evaluation, as authorities in three countries opened probes into the suspect's possible links to terrorism. A...

19-year-old woman sets record for solo global flight

Jan. 20, 2022 09:55 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Home! And no longer alone. The 19-year-old Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford set a world record as the youngest woman to fly solo around the world, touching her small airplane down in western Belgium on Thursday — 155 days after she departed. ...

The 19-year-old pilot Zara Rutherford lands in Belgium, sets world record as youngest woman to fly solo around the world

Jan. 20, 2022 07:11 AM EST
KORTRIJK, Belgium (AP) — The 19-year-old pilot Zara Rutherford lands in Belgium, sets world record as youngest woman to fly solo around the world.

Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

Jan. 20, 2022 03:08 AM EST

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party. The World Economic Forum in Davos. Europe’s largest...

Nearly home: Teen pilot lands in Germany on global flight

Jan. 19, 2022 10:06 AM EST

EGELSBACH, Germany (AP) — Teenage pilot Zara Rutherford landed in Germany on Wednesday on the penultimate stop of her bid to become the youngest woman to fly around the world solo. Hopefully one day away from sealing the record, the Belgian-British 19-year-old said that she's...

Belgian court convicts ring leader in 2019 smuggling tragedy

Jan. 19, 2022 07:02 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A local court on Wednesday convicted 18 people who were involved from Belgium in the 2019 deaths of 39 people from Vietnam whose bodies were found in the back of a container truck in southeastern England. The Bruges correctional court found what it called a...