Belgium names first female prime minister

World / Politics Oct 27, 2019

Belgium names first female prime minister

Belgian Budget Minister Sophie Wilmes has been chosen as the country's new caretaker prime minister — a first for a woman, Prime Minister Charles Michel said on Saturday. The 44-year-old still has to be sworn in by King Philippe, who is expected to announce the ...

Uighur in Belgium fears for family in China after asylum snag

Asia Pacific Oct 2, 2019

Uighur in Belgium fears for family in China after asylum snag

A Uighur refugee living in Belgium complained Tuesday that Chinese authorities had cracked down on his family after they applied for the right to join him. Abdulhamid Tursun's case has raised controversy in Belgium, where rights groups accuse the Belgian authorities of having effectively "delivered ...

Sint-Truiden's Daniel Schmidt allows six goals in debut with team

Soccer Aug 3, 2019

Sint-Truiden's Daniel Schmidt allows six goals in debut with team

Japan goalkeeper Daniel Schmidt conceded six goals in his first appearance for Sint-Truiden on Friday, as the Belgian top-division club lost 6-0 away to Club Brugge. Schmidt, who transferred from J. League first-division team Vegalta Sendai last month, said he felt like he was taking ...