Belgium

U.S. Department of State News: Belgium National Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my sincere congratulations to the people of Belgium as they celebrate their national day. Through two world wars, the founding of NATO, and the fight against terrorism, the United States and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Belgium National Day

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — For Belgium and England, the third-place match at the World Cup was more like a dress rehearsal for future finals. At least they hope. The Belgians earned their best World Cup finish by beating England 2-0 on Saturday in a match both saw as the start of a push for the … Continue reading ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

CAMBERLEY, England  | Explosive Trump interview adds to chaos on 1st British visit

CAMBERLEY, England  — Bringing chaos with him as he moves across Europe, President Donald Trump’s pomp-filled welcome to Britain was overshadowed Friday by an explosive interview in which he blasted Prime Minister Theresa May, blamed London’s mayor for terror attacks against the city and argued that Europe was “losing its culture” because of immigration. Trump … Continue reading CAMBERLEY, England  | Explosive Trump interview adds to chaos on 1st British visit

MINSK, Belarus | Pressed by IMF, Ukraine expands anti-corruption court

MINSK, Belarus — Ukraine‘s parliament has adopted a measure to expand the powers of the country’s new anti-corruption court, meeting an International Monetary Fund condition for restoring aid. The measure adopted Thursday by parliament would extend the jurisdiction of the court, which was established in June, to handle all corruption cases, including those opened before … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | Pressed by IMF, Ukraine expands anti-corruption court

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Ukraine’s leader backs Trump on German gas deal

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The president of Ukraine says he agrees with U.S. President Donald Trump that a natural gas pipeline venture between Germany and Russia carries dangers. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday on France 24 TV that the pipeline “is an absolutely … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Ukraine’s leader backs Trump on German gas deal

BRUSSELS | The Latest: May says Trump-Putin talks could reduce tensions

BRUSSELS — The latest on the NATO summit (all times local): 11:30 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says Donald Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin could help reduce the risk of confrontation between Russia and the West. The U.S. and Russian presidents are due to meet Monday in Helsinki, after Trump attends a NATO summit … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: May says Trump-Putin talks could reduce tensions

BRUSSELS | US first lady welcomed in Belgium with music and fashion

BRUSSELS — U.S. first lady Melania Trump returned to the international stage Wednesday as she mingled with the spouses of America’s closest allies over classical music, fashion and chocolate. As President Donald Trump harangued Germany and other allies at a NATO summit in Brussels, his wife chatted amiably with some of their spouses at a … Continue reading BRUSSELS | US first lady welcomed in Belgium with music and fashion

WATERLOO, Belgium | US first lady Melania Trump visits Belgian music academy

WATERLOO, Belgium — U.S. first lady Melania Trump attended a violin and piano concert at a top music academy near the Belgian capital on Wednesday along with other spouses and partners of world leaders attending a NATO summit. Mrs. Trump, who joined President Donald Trump on a weeklong trip to Europe, and 10 other spouses … Continue reading WATERLOO, Belgium | US first lady Melania Trump visits Belgian music academy