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April 29, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Belgian government yesterday expelled seven members of Libya's 14- person diplomatic mission, the Foreign Ministry announced. In addition, a spokesman said, the Libyan embassy was told to reduce its four-person administrative staff by half, bringing to nine the number of mission dependents who must leave. The diplomats remaining in Belgium would be banned from traveling outside the Brussels area without permission from the Foreign Ministry, the spokesman said. One week ago, the foreign ministers of the 12-nation Common Market agreed to impose diplomatic sanctions on Libya because of that country's alleged support of terrorism.
SPORTS
June 11, 2000 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The European Championships opened yesterday with a big victory for one of the host nations and a quiet day for police. Belgium beat Sweden, 2-1, to mark the start of the 16-team soccer tournament in a game played before King Albert of Belgium and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and a crowd of 50,000 at King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels. The Belgians, sharing the role of tournament host with the Netherlands, got goals from Bart Goor and Emile Mpenza in the day's only game.
SPORTS
February 17, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Venus Williams opened her quest to claim a $1.3 million gold-and-diamond trophy with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Virginie Razzano of France yesterday, setting up a quarterfinal against Kim Clijsters in the Diamond Games in Antwerp, Belgium. The third-seeded Williams would earn the trophy by becoming the first player to win the tournament three times in a five-year span. She was the champion in 2002 and 2003, then missed last year because of a knee injury. "I'm feeling good and feeling healthy," Williams said.
NEWS
March 13, 2012 | By Mike Corder, Associated Press
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Lawyers for Belgium urged the United Nations' highest court Monday to order Senegal to prosecute former Chad dictator Hissene Habre or extradite him for trial for allegedly masterminding atrocities during his brutal eight-year rule. Habre has lived in a luxury villa in Senegal's capital, Dakar, since rebels ousted him in 1990 and has become a symbol of Africa's inability to try leaders from the continent accused of rights abuses. The case at the International Court of Justice is about "taking a stand against impunity in the most serious crimes in international law," Belgian representative Paul Rietjens told judges in the wood-paneled Great Hall of Justice.
FOOD
March 19, 1997 | by Robert Strauss, For the Daily News
"This is how Belgian food is," said Michel Notredame, the jolly, bearded, chain-smoking owner of Cuvee Notredame at 17th and Green streets in Spring Garden. "We make it as good or better than French food and in portions big enough to satisfy the Germans. " Notredame is one of a small cadre of Belgians and Belgo-philes who are influencing the eating and drinking habits of Philadelphians these days. He came to Philadelphia 15 years ago after meeting a local woman while on vacation in the West African nation of Senegal.
SPORTS
July 1, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IF IT'S TUESDAY, this must be Belgium. No, we're not not referring to the old film starring the late Suzanne Pleshette. We're talking World Cup soccer. The U.S. team takes on Belgium in the round of 16 tomorrow afternoon (4 o'clock, ESPN). The Red Devils, who are favored, haven't lost a match to the United States in 84 years. That fact may have something to do with the cocky attitude of Belgium Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, who recently tried to engaged President Obama in a friendly wager.
SPORTS
April 24, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport gave the U.S. Fed Cup team a 2-0 lead over Belgium yesterday in Delray Beach, Fla. Williams defeated Els Callens, 6-2, 6-2, shortly after Davenport needed just 39 minutes to defeat Eveline Vanhyfte, 6-0, 6-2. The Belgians are playing the best-of-five first-round Fed Cup contest without their top two players, Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters. In the three other quarterfinal series, Elena Dementieva won to give defending champion Russia a split with Italy.
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | By Don Melvin, Associated Press
BRUSSELS, Belgium - A plan to turn Mali into a stable democracy rather than a terrorist haven drew massive support Wednesday as various nations and international groups pledged $4.22 billion to help reconstruct the West African nation. The objective of the donors' conference in Brussels had been to raise $2.6 billion to support a $5.6 billion plan drafted by Malian officials aimed at helping what many observers view as a failed state reemerge as a stable, secure democracy. By Wednesday evening, the pledges made far exceeded that goal.
NEWS
February 25, 2002 | By Daniel Rubin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On Wednesday a Belgian judge and two homicide detectives plan to fly to Chad to press a case against a regime accused of 792 cases of torture, murder and disappearance. The trip is a sign that Belgium, unique among nations, will continue to prosecute crimes against humanity even when neither victims nor perpetrators have set foot on Belgian soil, the usual prerequisite for a court to claim jurisdiction. Belgium's bold approach has given hope to victims but also has run afoul of traditional concepts of international law and has complicated the country's foreign relations.
BUSINESS
March 9, 2012 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The University City Science Center is designed to serve as a business incubator, sometimes serving as a landing spot for small foreign firms starting in America. But the incubation can work the other way, as it did Thursday, when officials from the Wallonia region of Belgium explained to a small gathering of executives the basics of how they might one day expand their health-care businesses to that slice of Europe. "When you enter the European Union market, it is very important to know where to start," Franck Toussaint, a partner with Biologistics Consulting, told the group.
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NEWS
July 18, 2016 | By Trudy Rubin, Columnist
INSIDE Antiterror ideas from Rutgers get a tryout in Belgium. Trudy Rubin, C1.
NEWS
August 17, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Theodore J. "Teddy" Paluch, 92, a World War II veteran and a survivor of the infamous Malmedy massacre of American GIs during World War II, died Saturday, Aug. 8, of congestive heart failure at the Philadelphia Veterans Community Living Center. Mr. Paluch, a Philadelphia native, was drafted into the Army at age 20 and deployed to Europe with the 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion. He was witness to the Malmedy massacre, a wartime atrocity in which 84 American soldiers who had surrendered in a field in Belgium were gunned down by the Waffen-SS on Dec. 17, 1944.
NEWS
April 17, 2015
THIS IS my year for beer travel, with group tours planned to Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria, as well as several Eastern U.S. destinations. I got things started earlier this month by leading about 150 beer lovers on a very cool river cruise to the Netherlands and Belgium. Eight breweries, two lectures, a beer dinner and many onboard bottle-shares later, and I'm left with exactly what I look for in travel: a sense of surprise. Here are a few discoveries that caught me off guard.
NEWS
December 5, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thomas J. Morrison Jr., 90, of Ambler, a decorated World War II veteran and recipient of the French Legion of Honor, died Thursday, Nov. 27, of complications from a stroke at Abington Memorial Hospital. Born in Jenkintown, he graduated from Ambler High School in 1943 and was drafted into the Army. He served from October 1943 until January 1946. Mr. Morrison served in the 101st Airborne Division. On June 7, 1944, he saw action as an artilleryman in the glider forces sent across the English Channel to replace others killed in action.
NEWS
October 6, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Saturday night that the sick passenger taken from United Flight 998 at Newark Liberty International Airport to be tested for Ebola did not have the virus in his system. The Boeing 777, which had arrived from Brussels, Belgium, with 253 passengers and 14 crew members, was quarantined at the airport after landing at 12:15 p.m. CDC officials in hazmat suits and officers from the Port Authority Police Department boarded the plane, said department spokeswoman Erica Dumas.
NEWS
July 5, 2014
'I believe that we can win! I believe that we can win! I believe that we can win!" The chant is gone, but the sentiment still beats in the hearts of American sports fans whose dreams were dashed Monday with Belgium's 2-1 defeat of the United States in the World Cup. The Americans played better than many had predicted, finishing with a 1-2-1 record. They were just one kick away from advancing further. Goalie Tim Howard, who at 35 may not compete in another World Cup, will forever be remembered for his World Cup record 16 saves against Belgium.
SPORTS
July 3, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
CHRIS WONDOLOWSKI will undoubtedly have a recurring nightmare. Ever since he started kicking a soccer ball, he probably dreamed of a moment like this - every kid does. It's the closing moments of a World Cup elimination game and a game-winning opportunity is gifted to your foot. In your dream, you are perfect. You do everything right and slam the ball into the back of the net. Reality wasn't as kind. Wondolowski was far from perfect on his attempt in the closing moments of the United States Round of 16 loss to Belgium yesterday in Salvador, Brazil.
NEWS
July 3, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
IN SAM FARINA'S eyes, the hundreds of fans who packed the Piazza at Schmidts courtyard in Northern Liberties last night to watch the end of the U.S. team's World Cup run had two options after the nail-biting loss to Belgium. "We can either go home or go to the bars and drink the depression off," joked Farina, 23, as hordes of disappointed fans vacated the plaza, leaving a layer of crushed Pabst and Budweiser cans in their wake. For Farina, a classroom aide from Chester Springs, and her group of friends, the latter was the better option.
BUSINESS
July 3, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Going into the U.S.- Belgium soccer game Tuesday, social-media spies sorting tens of millions of Facebook, Twitter, and other posts for SAP AG found that the American team, led by goaltender Tim Howard , was viewed more positively than negatively. Several of the Belgians attracted more social haters than lovers, especially midfielder Marouane Fellaini , even though he scored a goal for Belgium against Algeria. Are American fans less critical? No. U.S. players got negative ratings last week, when Portugal tied the team in the last minutes, says SAP's Evan Welsh . But the American starters won back fans just by surviving the "Group of Death" to advance and face Belgium, said Welsh.
SPORTS
July 2, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
U.S. NATIONAL team coach Jurgen Klinsmann took some heat when he made the honest assessment that it was not reasonable to think the USA could win the 2014 World Cup. But that was before the tournament started and his squad faced the daunting task of moving out of a "Group of Death" that included Germany, Portugal and Ghana. Klinsmann, however, also said that once a team gets to the knockout stage of the competition, anything can happen. The United States is in the Round of 16. It finished second to Germany to move out of Group G, and today will play Group H winner Belgium in the last match for a spot into the quarterfinals.
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