BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities came out of the long Easter weekend with another record cocaine haul after customs officials at the port of Antwerp seized almost 11 tons of the drug that was...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has summoned Belgium’s ambassador in response to the 20-year prison sentence given an Iranian diplomat convicted of planning a thwarted bomb attack against an Iranian...
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — An Iranian diplomat identified as an undercover secret agent was convicted Thursday in Belgium of masterminding a thwarted bomb attack against an exiled Iranian opposition...
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — An Iranian diplomat suspected of masterminding a thwarted, state-sponsored bomb attack against an exiled Iranian opposition group in France did not show up at a courthouse...
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.
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Necessity is supposed to be the mother of invention. If that were the case for the high-end restaurant industry, the coronavirus pandemic should have offered ample...
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Life can feel smaller, even tiny during the coronavirus pandemic as public health restrictions limit social contacts to a bare minimum. But Belgian artist Elke Lemmens has...
A look at what’s happening around the Europa League on Thursday:
ARSENAL VS. DUNDALK
Dundalk head coach Filippo Giovagnoli has likened his side's game against Arsenal to a heavyweight...
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Ugo Humbert won his second career title on Sunday, defeating Alex de Minaur 6-1, 7-6 (4) in the European Open final at Antwerp.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities in Belgium and another three countries have dismantled a criminal drug trafficking network that allegedly relied on corrupt police officers to ship hundreds of millions...
BRUSSELS (AP) — Winger Lior Refaelov scored the winning goal against his former club as Royal Antwerp beat Club Brugge 1-0 in the Belgian Cup final on Saturday in the country's first competitive...
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's prime minister put the brakes on the country's coronavirus exit plan Monday with a set of drastic social distancing measures aimed at avoiding a new general lockdown as...
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Olympic athletes competing for gold medals in a world reeling from a pandemic? It won't be the first time.
A century before the Tokyo Games were postponed because...
EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of the Summer Games. This story was published in the...
When the Olympic Games resumed after World War I, the event was not designed to escape the horrors of war. The Anwtwerp Games were used to remember.
The prosecutor's office in the Belgian port city of Antwerp has launched a judicial investigation following the death of a 29-year-old Algerian man hours after his arrest by police.
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — As the spread of the coronavirus eases and people gradually return to work pondering the impact it might have on their jobs, Europe’s second-biggest port is getting ready...
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Britain may have just left the European Union, but the country's navy was the first to arrive for U.S.-led war games over the next six months across Europe.
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Andy Murray claimed his first ATP tour title in more than 2 1/2 years at the European Open on Sunday in only his sixth singles tournament since returning from hip surgery...
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Andy Murray is back in an ATP tour final for the first time since March 2017 after beating Ugo Humbert 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the European Open semifinals.
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Andy Murray reached the quarterfinals of the European Open by beating Pablo Cuevas 6-4, 6-3 Thursday, while the three highest-seeded players were all...
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Fourth-seeded Stan Wawrinka outlasted Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (4) Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the European Open.
PARIS (AP) — A French government official says customs agents found more than a ton of cocaine hidden in a shipment of palm hearts at the Normandy port of Le Havre.
BERLIN (AP) — German customs authorities say they have seized 4.5 tons (nearly 5 U.S. tons) of cocaine in a container shipped from Uruguay, a haul with an estimated street value of nearly 1...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Gymnastics Federation says the 2023 world championships will be held in Antwerp, Belgium.
The event, which will start in late September, will...
BRUSSELS (AP) — Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg has led thousands of Belgian students in a climate change march — the second she's led in as many weeks to draw more attention to the...
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect in the spectacular weekend bank robbery in Antwerp's famed diamond district, and continue investigating the tunnels dug to get inside the vault for further clues about the heist.
The Antwerp prosecutor's office said Tuesday that a 27-year-old man from Georgia was arrested for grand theft and belonging to a gang. Police continued looking for more suspects, and for the loot, after some 30 deposit boxes were emptied at the bank on Sunday.
BRUSSELS (AP) — It was anything but a false alarm.
When police reacted to a warning call at a bank in Antwerp's famed diamond center, they found the vault door still secured. It was only after they forced their way inside that they realized the sheer audacity of the robbery that had taken place — some 30 empty deposit boxes, a hole in the floor, a tunnel to the sewage system.
BRUSSELS (AP) — One person died when large scaffolding collapsed onto the street in the diamond district of Antwerp, Belgium.
Police said Wednesday that beyond the fatality, one person was seriously injured. Pictures posted on the local firefighters' Twitter account showed that the scaffolding, which appeared to be several stories high and several houses wide, had tumbled onto the street.
The incident took place in the center of the port city. It was still unclear why the scaffolding collapsed.
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Top-seeded Kyle Edmund defeated 2016 champion Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4 to reach the European Open final on Saturday.
Edmund has yet to drop serve this week.
The Briton saved five break points and broke Gasquet twice in their semifinal.
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Home favorite Nicolas Colsaerts qualified for the quarterfinals of the inaugural Belgian Knockout on Saturday.
The event has an unusual format. The opening two rounds were strokeplay, then the leading 64 players competed in nine-hole knockout strokeplay matches.
Colsaerts claimed victories over Richie Ramsay, Lorenzo Gagli and Joachim B. Hansen to set up a quarterfinal against James Heath of England.
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Jorge Campillo of Spain led the field after two days of stroke-play qualifying at the Belgian Knockout tournament.
Campillo finished at 8-under-par 134 to hold a one-stroke lead over James Heath of England.
Local favorite Thomas Detry was in a five-way tie a further shot behind.
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Antwerp has long been known as the world's greatest diamond city. Now it has a new museum to go with a vibrant diamond trading scene that goes back six centuries.
The DIVA museum opened its doors in the Belgian city Friday to highlight the beauty and dazzle of the precious stones and the jewelry and silverware they have adorned through the ages.
The museum now has everything from diamond-encrusted boots to a diamond-adorned tennis racket and stunning historical pieces.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities are investigating whether three companies might have been involved in the illegal export to Syria of a chemical that could be used in the production of sarin gas.
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Religious storytelling still takes twists and turns at St. Charles Borromeo Church in the Belgian port city of Antwerp.
Three times a year, the Roman Catholic church switches the huge painting behind its main altar using an antique, yet effective system of cranks, pulleys, ropes and many helping hands to highlight religious themes according to the season.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Rescue services have recovered the bodies of two victims from the rubble of three adjacent houses in Belgium's northern port town of Antwerp after an explosion ripped through them.
Fourteen people were hospitalized after they were injured in the blast late Monday, including seven rescued from under the rubble. The two bodies were found on Tuesday.
Antwerp police had quickly announced that the blast was not part of a terror attack.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Police said an explosion has torn through three adjacent homes in Belgium's northern port town of Antwerp and injured up to 20 people.
Antwerp police said in a statement late Monday that most of the injuries were slight. Authorities rescued seven people from under the rubble.
Antwerp police spokesman Wouter Bruyns told VRT network: "There are about 10, a maximum 20 casualties, fortunately including many slightly injured."
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — A soccer player was injured by a smoke bomb thrown by rival fans during Sporting Charleroi's 3-1 win at Royal Antwerp in the Belgian League on Sunday.
Cristian Benavente dropped to the ground after being struck on the shoulder by an extinguished smoke bomb after putting Charleroi 2-1 up in the 28th minute. The 23-year-old Peru midfielder was celebrating his second goal for Charleroi in front of a section of Antwerp's home fans.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities are investigating a hooligan riot which seriously injured three people and forced Brugge police to detain 120 following the match between Club Brugge and Antwerp.
Local police chief Dirk Van Nuffel says one policeman was among the seriously wounded as authorities sought to contain a brawl between Belgian fans reinforced by others who had come from the Netherlands.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Media in Sierra Leone report that a 709-carat diamond found in the country's eastern Kono District has been taken by a sales team from the National Minerals Agency to Antwerp, Belgium.
The diamond's discovery in March caused a sensation and is the second-largest ever found in this West African nation. The gem, a bit smaller than a hockey puck, is among the 20 largest diamonds ever found.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities have charged a Tunisian man with terror-related offenses after he allegedly drove his car at high speed around a busy shopping area in Antwerp.
The Federal prosecutor's office said Friday that Mohamed R., 39, was charged with "attempted murder in a terror context," and gun offenses.
After driving in the area around the Meir shopping road on Thursday, he was arrested at the port docks. No one was injured.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities tightened security Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way.
French President Francois Hollande compared the incident to the attack in London that that left three people dead Wednesday, saying the Frenchman was "trying to kill people or create a dramatic event."
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian prosecutors say four people have been charged with participating in the activities of a terrorist organization, including by funding it and recruiting people to fight with the Islamic State group in Syria.
The Federal Prosecutor's Office says in a statement that the charges came after 15 homes were searched Tuesday in the Flanders cities of Antwerp, Ghent and Deinze. Prosecutors say no arms or explosives were found.
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — The 100th-ranked Andreas Seppi beat eighth-seeded Federico Delbonis 7-6 (7), 5-7, 6-3 Monday to advance to the second round of the inaugural European Open.
The Italian player next takes on Dutchman Robin Haase, who had an easier time against Paul-Henri Mathieu of France with a 6-4, 6-2 victory.
Also, Inigo Cervantes of Spain beat Germany's Michael Berrer 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.