Story | Jun 19, 2014
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Story | Jul 8, 2014 | 8:26 AMBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium's finance minister asked the head of French bank BNP Paribas on Tuesday for a meeting to discuss the implications of a record $9 billion fine for violating U.S. sanctions against Sudan, Cuba and Iran.
Column | Jun 15, 2014
When the dyspeptic poet Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), who loathed Belgium even more than most things, was asked to imagine an epitaph for that nation, he suggested: "At last!" Which is how many Europeans feel about the rapidly growing disgust with the...
Story | Mar 9, 2014 | 2:14 PM
Story | Mar 9, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Gerard Mortier, a Belgian opera director whose nonconformist style often grated the tradition-bound elite and who became a fiercely avant-garde impresario, has died. He was 70. Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo made the announcement Sunday, and the country's...