Belgium

NEW YORK | The Latest: 2017 champ Stephens sets up US Open QF rematch

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Defending champion Sloane Stephens returned to the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over No. 15 seed Elise Mertens of Belgium. No. 3 Stephens mixed her consistent, defense-to-offense style with the occasionally spectacular shot. Now comes a … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: 2017 champ Stephens sets up US Open QF rematch

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium | Vettel wins Belgian GP to trim rival Hamilton’s F1 lead

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium  — Sebastian Vettel made a crucial early overtaking move on Lewis Hamilton to win the crash-marred Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday and trim his rival’s overall lead. Hamilton started from pole position for a record fifth time at Spa, and a record-extending 78th in Formula One, with Vettel second on the grid. But … Continue reading SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium | Vettel wins Belgian GP to trim rival Hamilton’s F1 lead

ATHENS, Greece | Firefighter’s wife, baby among 93 victims of Greece blaze

ATHENS, Greece — The prime minister of Greece pledged Thursday to overhaul the national disaster response agency as authorities publicly named the people killed by the country’s deadliest forest fire in decades — victims whose ages ranged from 6 months to 95 years. The list, which included four families, was longer than it would have … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Firefighter’s wife, baby among 93 victims of Greece blaze

KINSHASA, Congo  | Congo’s Bemba returns to country to register as candidate

KINSHASA, Congo  — Congo’s former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba returned to the country on Wednesday to register as a presidential candidate in December’s long-delayed election, more than a decade after his arrest in Belgium led to a trial at the International Criminal Court over war crimes. Bemba arrived in a private jet in the capital, … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo  | Congo’s Bemba returns to country to register as candidate

BERLIN | German union says Ryanair pilots vote to strike over pay

BERLIN — German pilots at budget airline Ryanair have voted to strike unless a dispute over pay is resolved in the coming days. The Vereinigung Cockpit labor union said Monday that 96 percent of the Ryanair pilots who voted supported the work stoppage. It accused the airline of “playing for time” in talks since January … Continue reading BERLIN | German union says Ryanair pilots vote to strike over pay

WATERLOO, Belgium | AP Interview: Congo’s Bemba prepares to challenge Kabila

WATERLOO, Belgium — Fresh from acquittal of war crimes at the International Criminal Court, former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba is returning to his country on Wednesday to take part in a long-delayed presidential election. Bemba tells The Associated Press in an interview that “it will be a disaster for Congo” if President Joseph Kabila … Continue reading WATERLOO, Belgium | AP Interview: Congo’s Bemba prepares to challenge Kabila

ATHENS, Greece  | The Latest: Belgium confirms Belgian tourist died in fire

ATHENS, Greece  — The Latest on Greece’s forest fires (all times local): A spokesman for the Belgian foreign ministry says a Belgian tourist was killed in Greece’s ferocious wildfires as he tried to flee blazes in the summer resort of Mati north of Athens. The spokesman, who spoke to the Associated Press Thursday on customary … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece  | The Latest: Belgium confirms Belgian tourist died in fire

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