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Massive steel sculpture takes pride of place in Belgium

LAVAUX-SAINTE-ANNE, BELGIUM — A 60-meter tall semi-circle of steel cast to look from a distance like a towering but incomplete ring, is set to surprise drivers taking a scenic tour in the south of Belgium to France or Luxembourg.

Belgian monks enter internet age to sell prized beer

WESTVLETEREN, Belgium — Belgian Trappist monks who brew one of the world’s most coveted beers are turning to online sales to ensure their limited supply goes directly to beer lovers rather than to profiteers.

Belgium rallies to defeat Japan in World Cup epic

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — Belgium produced one of the great World Cup comebacks on Monday to beat Japan 3-2 and set up an attractive-looking quarterfinal clash against Neymar’s Brazil.

‘Japan nearly slayed the giant’ : cheers to tears for despairing...

Tokyo -- From Tokyo bars to a Buddhist temple, for millions of Japanese football fans the emotions were the same -- pinch-me optimism to...

Belgium wary of complacency as Japan chases history

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — Dries Mertens has warned Belgium against the perils of complacency as they prepare to face Japan here Monday with one eye on a possible quarterfinal showdown with Brazil.

Belgian monks get back to brewing after 200-year break

BRUSSELS — A small band of Belgian monks are planning to start producing their own beer again, more than 200 years after invading French...

Last Paris attacks suspect sentenced to 20 years over Brussels shootout

Brussels -- A Belgian court on Monday sentenced the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, to 20 years in prison on terror...

10 reasons to go to Belgium

By Jennee Grace U. Rubrico Belgium, a tiny country in western Europe, is easy to overlook. Nestled among bigger and more popular travel destinations, the...