On front line of trade, EU ports fear overnight Brexit chaos

ZEEBRUGGE, Belgium (AP) — With arms flailing and raised voices, a shipping manager and a customs chief in the Belgian port of Zeebrugge talk through all the things that could go wrong if the Brexit ta...

It's Rubens vs. Facebook in fight over artistic nudity

BRUSSELS (AP) — For four centuries, the opulent, exuberant nudes of Peter Paul Rubens have been known to shock and delight in sometimes equal measure. And now somehow, even in 2018, his Baroque painti...

Trump vs EU: next round in battle features White House visit

BRUSSELS (AP) — One of the European Union's main leaders will sit down with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday hoping to convince him to hold off from raising tariffs on imported cars and avoid ...

EU ruling against Google opens 'opportunity,' rival says

BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators' latest swipe at the dominance of U.S. tech giant Google could open new opportunities for rivals in search and web browsers — that is, if handset manufacturers deci...

EU, US relations sinking further after divisive Trump tour

BRUSSELS (AP) — After a week of the worst barrage of insults yet from U.S. President Donald Trump, the European Union is looking westward toward the White House less and less. Making it worse...

A century ago, German sub brought World War I home to US

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — Over 3,000 miles from the trenches and battlefields of the Western Front, where many hundreds of thousands had already died, residents of Orleans, Massachusetts, were enjoying a ...

Friend or foe at NATO? Who knows when Trump comes to dinner

BRUSSELS (AP) — When Donald Trump walks into a NATO summit Wednesday, international politics are bound to become intensely personal — again. Since moving into the White House almost ...

AP Interview: Correa says no plans to return to Ecuador

LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, Belgium (AP) — Former President Rafael Correa is calling Ecuador's demand for him to be jailed and extradited from Belgium just a power ploy by the government to stamp out opposition...

France, Belgium seek UNESCO recognition for WWI memorials

BRUSSELS (AP) — France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears ...

A dare: Skip the Colosseum and Vatican on a trip to Rome?

ROME (AP) — You can hardly see the treasures of Rome's top attractions these days amid the sweaty hordes and seas of selfie-sticks. Overtourism is real, there and elsewhere in Europe...

World War I battle of Bellau Wood was a turning point for US

BELLEAU, France (AP) — It was the spring of 1918, and the German army was making a final push toward Paris. The only thing in their way was a contingent of Allied troops, including untested U.S. force...

UN says farming should be at heart of Syria reconstruction

BRUSSELS (AP) — International efforts to rebuild Syria once the civil war is over should center on agriculture to kick start the economy and quickly improve the livelihoods of the people, a high-level...

European allies France, UK gamble, join Trump against Syria

PARIS (AP) — Europe's two biggest military powers took a gamble in lining up behind U.S. President Donald Trump to bombard Syria. Now they need to make sure it doesn't backfire. Crit...

Italian election results cast a pall over the European Union

BRUSSELS (AP) — Since the European Union's founding treaty was signed in Rome more than 60 years ago, Italy has been an unabashed booster of increased unity and common purpose. That may have come to a...

Forget speedskating tradition. Here's the mad mass start!

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (AP) — The mass start is everything traditional Olympic long-track speedskating is not. There are spills, pushes, elbows, evil eyes and worse over 16 laps as ...