Strikes by trade unions in Belgium disrupted travel Monday on the Eurostar and Thalys international train lines, the companies announced, as European leaders gathered in the capital Brussels for an informal summit.
Authorities say a grenade and gun attack in Liege, Belgium left five people dead, including the attacker, and 119 wounded.
The only country that has gone without a government for longer than post-Hussein Iraq ended its record-breaking run Tuesday.
CNN's Erin McLaughlin reports most ordinary Belgians are going on with their lives despite the long political impasse.
The European Commission is homing in on a list of concerns about Google's business practices that could form the basis of an antitrust complaint against the US internet search group.
Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded Belgium Friday as the sovereign debt crisis continues to spread across the continent.
Belgium's nationalisation of the domestic operations of Dexia was formally agreed in the early hours of Monday by the bank's board of directors and the Belgian government, along with state guarantees worth ?90bn ($120bn) to finance the rest of the group.
French-Belgian bank Dexia gets an economic lifeline. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.
U.S. player ratings vs. Belgium (scale of 1-10):
After a setback in its last friendly (a 1-0 loss to Costa Rica), the U.S. will look to bounce back against a talented but inconsistent Belgium squad. Landon Donovan is absent for this game, but Clint Dempsey returns for coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
The "Klinsi" era of U.S. soccer, one roiling boil of positive energy so far, is moving into a slightly more productive phase this week. With howdy sessions and handshakes now behind them, coach Jurgen Klinsmann's U.S. national team is getting down to business in Carson, Calif., prepping for a pair of friendlies.
One of Europe's largest outdoor music festivals was canceled Friday after a stage collapsed during a violent storm in Belgium, killing five people and injuring 50, organizers said.
A music festival in Belgium is canceled after a stage collapse killed five people. CNN's John Vause reports.
At least four people died and 11 more were seriously injured in Belgium on Thursday when a violent storm slammed into the site of a music festival, according to Belgian government authorities.
World number one Rafael Nadal will return to Davis Cup action for the first time since 2009 next month, when he leads Spain in its world group first-round clash against Belgium.
The Obama administration's attempts to find countries prepared to re-settle Guantanamo Bay detainees crop up in many of the diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks.
Authorities have arrested 11 people in connection with a suspected terror plot targeting Belgium, officials there said Tuesday.
At least 10 are arrested in separate investigations in Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
Its flemish sisters Antwerp and Bruges may be better known, but the town of Ghent, a 30-mile drive northwest of Brussels, has the best of both worlds: stylish new restaurants, bars and boutiques that compete with Antwerp's line centuries-old cobblestoned streets similar to those in Bruges. Together, they bring a palpable energy to this city of roughly 240,000.
European trade unionists descended on Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday in the tens of thousands, determined to both vent their anger at austerity measures and to tell European governments to "put people first."
Belgian airspace was shut for 24 hours Tuesday afternoon because of a strike by Belgian air traffic controllers, officials said.
Belgian church officials will begin interviews Tuesday in their inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse of children by clergy and others working for the church from the 1950s into the late 1980s.
A Vatican spokesman said Monday that Pope Benedict XVI feels much pain after revelations that members of the clergy were involved in widespread sexual abuse of children from the 1950s through the 1980s in Belgium.
The Catholic Church in Belgium released an independent report Friday detailing hundreds of assertions of sexual abuse of children by clergy and others working for the church from the 1950s into the late 1980s.
More than 500 people have died in Belgium since the start of April, a higher-than-usual number which may be tied to a string of summer days with high temperatures, health authorities said Tuesday.
With all due respect to esteemed chefs and restaurateurs, anyone who's ever bought fresh steamed crab from a Bangkok canal boat or sampled hot, crisp frites on a Brussels sidewalk knows that not all stellar meals are served in courses -- or even come with silverware.
Belgian police questioned the country's former Catholic archbishop for about 10 hours over accusations that he knew of sexual abuse in the church but failed to stop it, the Belgian prosecutor's office told CNN on Wednesday.
Police are investigating accusations that the former archbishop of Belgium knew of sexual abuse in the church but failed to stop it, the Belgian prosecutor's office told CNN Tuesday.
Italy's Alessandro Petacchi took the first stage of the Tour de France after a series of crashes marred the finish in the Belgian capital of Brussels on Sunday.
Members of a Belgian church commission that helps sexual abuse victims have resigned to protest a raid on the Catholic Church headquarters in Belgium, a spokesman for the Mechelen-Brussels Archdiocese said Monday.
A raid at the headquarters of the Catholic Church in Belgium by police investigating child abuse was "deplorable," Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday.
A suspect has been arrested in the shooting deaths of a female judge and clerk at a Brussels courthouse, Jean-Marc Meilleur, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office, said Friday.
Some European nations are placing new limits on immigration and religious expression.
Lawmakers in Belgium on Thursday approved a ban on the wearing of burqas and other Islamic garb that covers a woman's face but the bill must still be approved by the upper house of parliament before it becomes law.
The king of Belgium accepted the resignation of Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme Monday, the government press office told CNN.
The latest round in the battle of the burqa kicks off Thursday in Belgium, which could become the first country in Europe to ban face coverings worn by observant Muslim women.
Western Europe was dealing with the aftermath of violent weather Monday after a winter storm dubbed "Xynthia" battered at least six countries, leaving at least 58 people dead, authorities said.
Several were killed when two commuter trains crashed head-on in Halle, Belgium.
Belgian authorities were holding a crisis meeting Tuesday morning in the aftermath of a commuter train crash near Brussels that left 18 people dead and more than 160 injured.
If no news is good news, then it's tempting to conclude that good news is no news at all. Not when it's this familiar, anyway, because when it's this familiar, the extraordinary becomes ordinary.
Two detainees released from the U.S. military's prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been transferred to Kuwait and Belgium, the Department of Justice announced Friday.
A detainee at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be transferred to Belgium, officials announced Friday.
Nine people died and three more were hospitalized after a fire ripped through an elderly home in northern Belgium Thursday night, a government spokeswoman said.
Three prisoners -- including one considered to be among Belgium's most dangerous criminals -- have broken out of a prison near Bruges in a daring helicopter escape.
New Belgium Brewing Co. likes to do things differently.
Belgium's disappointing World Cup qualifying has cost 55-year-old coach Rene Vandereycken his job, Federation officials announced on Tuesday.
Belgium's King Albert II held urgent talks with political leaders Saturday after Prime Minister Yves Leterme offered his government's resignation amid a row over the break-up of the stricken Fortis bank.
Belgium's Prime Minister Yves Leterme has offered his government's resignation amid a row over the break-up of the stricken Fortis bank, according to national media reports.
As if the beleaguered country didn't have enough problems, now its roads are paralyzed and schools shut down
Spanish police Friday transferred a suspected leader of an al Qaeda-linked group from Belgium to Madrid, where he was indicted last year for alleged Islamic terrorist activities, the Spanish Interior Ministry said.
The other night I found my way home, a little tipsy after an evening in the Belgian town of Bruges. I'd been at my favorite bar in town, the 't Brugs Beertje, where not only did I get schooled in the many varieties of local beer, but also learned a few things about modern-day Belgian life.
Brazil opened their Olympic football campaign with an unconvincing 1-0 win over Belgium who ended Thursday's match in Shenyang with only nine men.
Hopefully I am first off the blocks with this question: What is your opinion on Henin's retirement? As a long time fan (before she even won her first title), there is no doubt that she would be in the Hall of Fame. Do you consider her someone who has overachieved despite the physical nature of the modern game? Could she have won more titles or is she another by-product of the power game? How is the media taking it since she has finally opened up to you last year? -- Ed Chew, Melbourne, Australia
Moroccan security services have broken up an alleged al Qaeda-linked terrorist network planning attacks in the North African country and in Belgium, Morocco's state-run news agency reported Monday.
Police in Belgium arrested 14 Muslim extremists on Friday after uncovering a plot to free an al Qaeda suspect from prison using weapons and explosives.
After six months of deadlock, the country's factions formed an emergency coalition. But with security being stepped up, the hard work has already begun
Political parties in Belgium have been unable to form a ruling coalition since the June 10 general election, leaving the country without a government for half a year.
Belgium heads for 149 days with no government unless the two winners of this year's elections suddenly resolve linguistic spats deadlocking their bid to form an alliance
Belgium denied Portugal a place in the semifinals of the European Under-21 championship semifinals after drawing 2-2 with hosts Netherlands in their final Group A match in Heerenveen on Saturday.
French-speaking politicians see a better chance of claiming the top job in the country's upcoming election, but the favorites remain Flemish
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Belgium coach Rene Vandereycken has named two uncapped players in his 20-man squad for the friendly international against the Czech Republic on February 7.
Italy's Manuel Quinziato won stage two of the Benelux Tour from 's Hertogenbosch to Sittard-Geleen on Friday.
Kim Gevaert has won the 100 meters title in Gothenburg to become Belgium's first ever female European champion.
The Fed Cup final between Belgium and Italy will take place in Charleroi, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) have said.
Wins for Kim Clijsters and Kerstin Flipkens gave Belgium a commanding 2-0 lead over the United States in their Fed Cup semifinal.
Justine Henin-Hardenne's replacement Kirsten Flipkens will open Belgium's bid to reach the Fed Cup final against American Jill Craybas in Ostend on Saturday.
Kim Clisters and Justine Henin-Hardenne boosted Belgium's chances of winning a second Fed Cup when they were named in the squad for the semifinal against a weakened United States.
Belgium will meet the United States in the Fed Cup semifinals following victories by Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne over last year's champions Russia.
Elena Dementieva and Nadia Petrova will lead champions Russia in next month's first round Fed Cup tie against Belgium.
Belgian police intend to charge a Chinese businessman who they believe is the key figure in their match-fixing investigation.
Second division Geel will be relegated at the end of the season after the Belgian FA found the club guilty of attempting to bribe players.
After more than two weeks of nightly rioting and arson in France, unrest spread northeastwards to Belgium, where more than two dozen similar incidents took place overnight Saturday.
The 2006 Giro d'Italia will start and feature four stages in Belgium before heading for tough mountain stages in the Dolomites and Western Alps, organizers revealed on Saturday.
Andy Roddick will spearhead the U.S. Davis Cup team in the World Group playoff tie against Belgium.
Club Bruges have signed Belgium defender Joos Valgaeren from Celtic as a replacement for David Rozehnal, who is switching to Paris Saint Germain.
Lance Armstrong will return to competition at the Fleche Brabanconne race in Belgium on Sunday, his Discovery Channel team have confirmed.
Bolton Wanderers midfielder Khalilou Fadiga will visit a heart specialist in Belgium after fainting before a League Cup match on Wednesday.
Quick-fire goals from strikers Albert Luque and Raul gave Spain a 2-0 win over nine-man Belgium in their World Cup Group Seven qualifying tie.
Spanish team Kelme have reacted angrily to their omission from next year's Pro Tour.
At least 10 people were killed and 100 others injured when a leaking underground natural gas pipeline exploded in southern Belgium, officials said.
Working with Italian authorities, Belgian police have arrested 15 people, mainly of Arab and North African origin, in a series of raids early Tuesday morning, said Belgian's federal prosecutor dealing with terrorism cases.
The "trial of the century" of four people in Belgium on child kidnapping, abuse and murder charges has once again focused attention on child sex abuse and worldwide child pornography rings.
Striker Louis Saha scored on his international debut to help France beat Belgium 2-0, the European champions' 14th successive victory.
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