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Belgium’s former monarch Albert II has agreed to a DNA test demanded by a woman who claims to be his love child. King Albert II, who abdicated in 2013 for health reasons, is facing a daily fine of 5,000 euros ($5,600) for failing to provide his DNA in the
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May 28, 2019 - 2:26 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — A decades-old royal paternity scandal is setting Belgium abuzz again. Lawyers said Tuesday that Belgium's former King Albert II, 84, has finally agreed to a DNA test demanded by a woman who claims to be his daughter in what could be a decisive breakthrough in the long-running case...
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Customers wait in line for service at Godiva's new cafe in New York, Tuesday April 16, 2019.
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April 17, 2019 - 12:16 pm
By Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Godiva is looking beyond its iconic gold gift box of chocolates. The Belgium confectioner is rolling out 2,000 cafes over the next six years that will serve a complete menu of items like the croiffle, a croissant and waffle hybrid that's...
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In this May 28, 2016 file photo, a player's shadow is pictured as he returns the ball during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris.
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March 21, 2019 - 9:34 am
By John Leicester, AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — Judicial officials say French police have questioned another batch of tennis players in a growing investigation into a match-fixing syndicate suspected of paying out hundreds of thousands of euros to fix and then gamble on low-level matches. The...
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Belgium's controversial Africa Museum re-opened on Saturday after a five-year renovation, but protests and a request from the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the return of its stolen artefacts have overshadowed the site's unveiling
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December 09, 2018 - 5:13 pm
Rob Picheta, CNN (CNN) -- Belgium's controversial Africa Museum re-opened on Saturday after a five-year renovation, but protests and a request from the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the return of its stolen artefacts have overshadowed the site's unveiling. A 66 million...
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U.S. President Donald Trump raises his hands during a press conference after a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday, July 12, 2018.
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July 12, 2018 - 7:31 am
UPDATE: 9:32 a.m. By Jonathan LeMire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — In a chaotic 28 hours at NATO, President Donald Trump disparaged longtime allies, cast doubt on his commitment to the mutual-defense organization and sent the 29-member pact into frenzied emergency session. Then...
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A fan of Belgium cheers prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final match between France and Belgium in Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 10, 2018.
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July 10, 2018 - 5:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fans packed into a Belgium bar Tuesday to watch their team play in the semifinals. Even though the outcome wasn't to their liking , dozens of people filled The Belgium Cafe in Fairmount to see their team play against France. "It's lovely that all these people are down...
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French players mob France's Samuel Umtiti after he scored the opening goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium.
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July 10, 2018 - 4:22 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane's headbutt in 2006. Twelve years after one of soccer's most infamous moments, Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner kick in the 51st minute and earn France a 1-0 victory over...
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France's starting players pose for a team photo at the beginning of he quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
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July 10, 2018 - 9:38 am
By Angela Charlton, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — When France's xenophobic fringes disparage the country's diverse World Cup team as more African than European, fans say, "So what?" And then respond with a resounding "Allez les Bleus!" At a time when populist politicians are trying to choke off or...
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France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris smiles as he answers to journalists during a press conference at the eve of their semi-final against Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018.
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July 09, 2018 - 1:40 pm
By Jerome Pugmire, AP Sports Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was back to his best in the World Cup quarterfinals, and he's going to need to be just as good when his team takes on Belgium in the semifinals on Tuesday. The experienced Lloris, set to make his 103rd...
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