Dec 4, 2014

Belgium lawmakers set stage to recognize Palestinian state

Belgian legislators from the ruling coalition are working on a nonbinding resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, adding to the groundswell of support within the European Union. Even if such a legislative resolution from the government parties comes quickly, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders ...

Sep 25, 2014

Belgium to offer fighter jets for Islamic State strikes in Iraq

Belgium plans to send six F-16 fighter jets to join the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group but will limit their use to Iraq, the government said. The Belgian Parliament must still approve the move, which follows a formal request from Washington ...

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

Sep 17, 2014

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn’t have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he’s a menace to society and can’t live knowing ...

Aug 20, 2014

Two Belgian nuclear reactors may be closed permanently

Two Belgian nuclear reactors owned by GDF-Suez unit Electrabel may remain offline until spring and may need to be halted permanently, Belgian state broadcaster VRT reported on Tuesday. The Belgian nuclear regulator ordered production to be stopped at the 1,008-megawatt Tihange 2 reactor and ...

U.K. police identify migrants in container as Afghan Sikhs

Aug 18, 2014

U.K. police identify migrants in container as Afghan Sikhs

The frail survivors found inside a shipping container at a British port over the weekend following a “horrific ordeal” are Sikhs from Afghanistan, police said Sunday. One man was found dead in the container, and 34 men, women and children — all suffering from ...

Jul 28, 2014

BofA sees China hand in Belgian Treasury binge

China is driving a jump in Belgian holdings of Treasuries and is a key reason for a plunge in yields even as the Federal Reserve trims its stimulus to support growth, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The CHART OF THE DAY tracks ...

Argentina reaches World Cup semifinals

Jul 6, 2014

Argentina reaches World Cup semifinals

Gonzalo Higuain’s first goal of this World Cup sent Argentina into the semifinals on Saturday with a 1-0 win over a disappointing Belgium. Argentina, which hadn’t advanced past the World Cup quarterfinals since 1990, controlled the match after Higuain’s eighth minute goal, more due ...