Aug 26, 2016

Henry joins Belgium coaching staff

Thierry Henry will be an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez as the squad start its bid to qualify for the next World Cup finals in Russia. The former France striker joins Martinez’s former Everton assistant Graeme Jones on the team’s coaching staff ...

Aug 18, 2016

Cousin of Brussels attacks brothers now wanted by Belgium

Belgian authorities are hunting a cousin of the El Bakraoui brothers, who blew themselves up in the Brussels airport and metro attacks, a source close to the inquiry said Wednesday. Oussama Atar, who spent years in jail in Iraq before returning to Belgium in ...

Aug 15, 2016

U.S. mulls long-term, bomb-grade uranium exports to Belgium

The U.S. nuclear regulator is considering long-term shipments of weapons-grade uranium to a medical research reactor in security-challenged Belgium, something critics say would set back global anti-proliferation efforts. With a final decision still months away, the Belgian Nuclear Research Center is seeking permission from ...

Aug 15, 2016

Belgian king, queen to visit Japan in October

Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde are scheduled to make a state visit to Japan in October as the countries commemorate 150 years of bilateral ties, Japanese officials said Monday. During their Oct. 11-14 visit, the king and queen are scheduled to speak with ...

Van Avermaet pedals to road race glory

Aug 7, 2016

Van Avermaet pedals to road race glory

Belgium’s Greg van Avermaet turned on the jets just before the line to outsprint Denmark’s Jakob Fuglsang for the men’s cycling road race gold on the first day of full competition at the Rio Olympics on Saturday. Polish bronze medalist Rafal Majka was caught ...

Jun 21, 2016

No explosives found after man detained in Brussels bomb scare

Belgian police detained a man who was believed to be carrying explosives near a central Brussels shopping center early on Tuesday, prompting a meeting of the prime minister and the national crisis response center. A security source later said no bombs were found on ...

Belgium holding six over links to foiled 2015 train attack

Jun 21, 2016

Belgium holding six over links to foiled 2015 train attack

Six people were detained in connection with an attack last year on a Thalys express train to France that was foiled by three Americans, Belgian authorities said Monday. The Federal Prosecutor’s Office said six houses in the greater Brussels area were searched in the ...

Ronaldo misses penalty in Portugal's draw with Austria

Jun 19, 2016

Ronaldo misses penalty in Portugal's draw with Austria

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a late penalty as Portugal stumbled to a 0-0 draw with Austria, while Belgium swept to a 3-0 win over Ireland on a day of contrasts at the European Championship on Saturday. There were mixed fortunes too for Iceland, which looked ...

Belgium charges three men with terrorism offenses over Euro 2016 games

Jun 19, 2016

Belgium charges three men with terrorism offenses over Euro 2016 games

Belgian prosecutors charged three men with terrorism offenses on Saturday following raids amid heightened security in Belgium and France due to the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. Three months after Islamist bombers killed 32 people in Brussels, police searched dozens of houses across the country ...