EU stops short of advising against holiday travel over virus

BRUSSELS (AP) — As millions of European citizens gear up for the festive season, the European Union's executive commission urged member countries to keep strong anti-COVID 19 restrictions in place to ...

Hungarian MEP resigns after Brussels lockdown party

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian European Parliament lawmaker on Tuesday admitted he was present at an illegal party broken up by Belgian police in central Brussels last week, following reports he...

Facing terror charges, Iran diplomat skips trial opening day

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — An Iranian diplomat suspected of masterminding a thwarted bomb attack against an exiled Iranian opposition group in France did not show up at the courthouse Friday on the openi...

Iran diplomat on trial over plot to bomb opponents in France

BRUSSELS (AP) — The bomb was meant to explode in a Paris suburb during a huge rally being held by an exiled Iranian opposition group. It could have caused carnage. Instead, the explo...

EU leaders try to solve political fight blocking big budget

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU leaders will on Thursday try to find ways to resolve a diplomatic dispute with members Poland and Hungary to unlock a 1.8 trillion-euro ($2.1 trillion) budget and recovery package a...

EU Commission recommends wide use of rapid COVID-19 tests

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm asked member nations Wednesday to generalize the use of rapid antigen tests as winter approaches and Europe struggles to contain a second wave of cor...

Report: Belgium nursing homes failed patients amid pandemic

BRUSSELS (AP) — Amnesty International said Belgium authorities “abandoned” thousands of elderly people who died in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic following an investigation published Mo...

Report: Care homes policies violated human rights in Belgium

BRUSSELS (AP) — Amnesty International said Belgium authorities “abandoned” thousands of elderly people who died in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic following an investigation published Mo...

Hard-hit Belgium sees light at the end of virus tunnel

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian health authorities are confident the second wave of hospital admissions related to COVID-19 has peaked in the hard-hit country. Speaking at a news conference ...

Tensions between EU and Turkey escalate over Erdogan insults

BRUSSELS (AP) — Tensions between the European Union and Turkey have risen further after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan questioned the mental state of his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron. ...

Restrictions tightened, but no new virus lockdown in Belgium

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian Prime minister Alexander De Croo stopped short Friday of imposing another full lockdown, as the country did in March, but introduced a series of new restrictive measures as the...

EU awards human rights prize to Belarus opposition

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has awarded its top human rights prize to the Belarus opposition movement and its leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, for their challenge to President Alexander Lukash...

Former Belgian PM in intensive care with COVID-19

BRUSSELS (AP) — Sophie Wilmes, who as Belgian's prime minister led the country's fight against the coronavirus, has been hospitalized in intensive care with COVID-19, her office said Thursday. ...

Belgium limits care home visits as COVID-19 cases increase

BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities in Belgium fear another deadly wave of coronavirus cases could soon hit care homes as the country confronts the risk of seeing its hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 patient...

Belgium fears virus "tsunami" as virus cases keep soaring

BRUSSELS (AP) — Bars and restaurants across Belgium shut down for a month and a night-time curfew took effect Monday as health authorities warned of a possible “tsunami" of new virus cases in the hard...