Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaka scored in the 93rd and 105th minutes respectively, as Belgium defeated the United States to move on to the World Cup quarterfinals

Stoppage time PK gives Netherlands dramatic 2-1 victory over Mexico in the second round of the World Cup, minutes after Mexicans had seemed certain to advance

Teenage forward Divock Origi turned a listless Belgian performance into a late 1-0 win over Russia on Sunday, enough to qualify for the next round of the World Cup with two straight victories

The outcome of the recently concluded European Parliament elections is described as a shock or crisis, but the actual reaction is better named hysteria, as if the rise of the right in these elections resembles the rise of fascism in the 1930s

Europe has a special worry about a broken, uncaring economy. Things rip apart. More and more people fall into desperation. Some decide it's the fault of immigrants, etc. Europe's history teaches us that social caring isn't simply an abstract principle


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  • Coverage, analysis, photo and video coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup from Brazil

  • The Dutch beat Chile 2-0 to secure the top spot in Group B and thus avoiding Brazil in the Knockout Round. Substitute Leroy Fer scored with his first touch of the game on a header from Daryl Janmaat's cross in the 77th minute

  • Check out the photos from the Group B matchup between the Netherlands and Chile at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil - Netherlands vs Chile Pictures

  • Check out the photos from the Group H matchup between Belgium and Russia at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil - Belgium vs Russia Pictures

  • Check out the photos from the Group B matchup between the Netherlands and Australia at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

  • Check out the photos from the Group B matchup between Spain and the Netherlands at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

  • It is not simply the euro zone that is threatened by the dramatic economic discrepancies that now exist among its members. Now it is the European Union itself that is in danger, mainly but not entirely because of the economic crisis inherited from Wall Street abuses

  • Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel says that the answer to Europe Union's problems is more political integration. But, one is left asking what closer political union can bring to the EU without a full transfer of national sovereignties to European institutions

  • Forward Christian Benteke scored two goals in the second half to help Belgium pull away en route to a 4-2 victory over the United States. The Belgians defeated the US for the fourth straight time

  • The European Union has voiced concern about low fertility as a major demographic challenge. If it stays at these low levels, the population quickly moves from growth to decline, which is already happening in Germany, despite immigration

  • When the proposal was initially made for a common European currency, it seemed to be a good idea. Although inexpert in economics, it struck me as an effect of a false analogy with the United States that was common in Europe at that time

  • When the Peace Palace, home to the Permanent Court of Arbitration, opened in 1913, it was hoped it would herald a new era in international relations: one in which force of argument rather than force of arms settled international disputes

  • The Nobel Committee recently awarded its prestigious top prize to 500 million people who have, for the last 65 years, made a conscious decision to live together in peace and harmony: the European Union

  • Seventeen economically disparate nations bound their fortunes together in creating the euro zone, and it is exactly this that has thrown the European project into crisis

  • The euro should now be recognized as an experiment that failed. The political goal of creating a harmonious Europe has also failed

  • The great economic crisis has given birth to a smaller and tighter monetary union in Europe, under the influence of a Germany that is undergoing a certain estrangement from its European partners. This amounts to a possibly dangerous wager on what the European Union will ultimately become

  • The euro crisis is now threatening to turn the European Union into something fundamentally different. The member countries are divided into two classes -- creditors and debtors -- with the creditors in charge

  • Moody's cuts its outlook for three European nations with triple-A ratings -- Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg -- as more uncertainty in the euro-zone debt crisis unfolds

  • Nearly every step towards total union has revealed still more of the inherent factors of disunity in Europe and has dramatized how distant 'Europe' has become from the simple and lucid ambitions of its origins

  • The European Union is at risk of being destroyed by the euro. The credit crisis has created divisions in Europe which are undermining what was supposed to be mutual confidence and solidarity

  • Denmark scored the first major upset, shocking heavy favorites Netherlands, 1-0 in the opening match of Group B or otherwise known as 'Group of Death'. In another Group B match, Germany defeated Portugal, 1-0

  • The stage is set for the 2012 Euro Cup following Friday's draw that saw host Poland and Ukraine getting the top draws while Spain placed in a tougher group. Poland was drawn in Group A along with Greece, Russia, and Czech Republic

  • The Netherlands beat Australia 3-2 in a sensational World Cup Group B match featuring stunning goals and non-stop action. Dutch winger Arjen Robben opened the scoring in the 20th minute

  • Two goals in 10 second-half minutes by substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens gave Belgium a 2-1 comeback victory over Algeria after the north Africans had threatened a shock result in their World Cup Group H match on Tuesday

  • Stunning goals from Dutch captain Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben ensured an awful start to Spain's World Cup defense as the Netherlands destroyed one of the tournament favorites 5-1 in complete contrast to the World Cup final between the two in 2010

  • Fields of flowers around the Dutch town of Lisse turn the landscape into a patchwork quilt of bright colors at this time of year. Tulips have been grown in the Netherlands since the 16th century

  • Recent euthanasia legislation passed in Belgium begs the question: At what age should a child be allowed to make end of life decisions?

  • Past debates on the EU's possible emergence as a superpower have usually focused on its influence abroad. However, the EU's ability to project power and influence will also shape its internal future -- by either proving its utility to member states or not

  • European Parliament elections are expected to bring about a new all-time record turnout in support for right-wing, anti-immigrant, and anti-EU fringe parties. In many European countries, extremist parties have been on the rise

  • Spain and the Netherlands headline today's World Cup action in a rematch of the 2010 World Cup final. Fox Sports soccer analysts Wright and Wynalda preview that match as well as Mexico vs Cameroon and Chile vs Australia

  • Dutch football club FC Den Bosch has apologized to AZ of Alkmaar's striker Jozy Altidore for the racist chanting he received from a small group of spectators during a match

  • Just as the EU has transformed Europe, it has also transformed Brussels. Brussels today is multicultural, hosting politicians and businesspeople (and immigrants) from around the globe -- and featuring a world of ethnic restaurants

  • Dutch champion Ajax put Premier League titlist Manchester City on the brink of a second straight group-stage exit with a 3-1 victory in a Champions League showdown

  • Amsterdam is a laboratory of progressive living and tolerance, bottled inside Europe's most 17th-century city. This city is a patchwork quilt of canal-bordered islands

  • The next crisis will be political, not in the sense of what conventional politician is going to become prime minister, but in the deeper sense of whether Europe's political elite can retain power

  • Like ghosts from the past, we see political violence, xenophobia, migrants being scapegoated and extreme nationalism creeping into our public debates -- even into our parliaments. This is a Europe diverging from its founding principles

  • Over the past two years, the eurozone members have done a remarkable job managing the short-term symptoms of the crisis, although the costs have been great. Yet the long-term challenge remains

  • Europe's new fiscal compact treaty attempts to force regional reform without challenging sovereignty

  • Even before the financial sector and sovereign debt crisis began to destabilise Europe's banking system, European leaders were voicing fears that the Old World might be slipping towards global irrelevance

  • 2012 could be the make-or-break moment for the embattled eurozone. Europe could either continue on the path of ever-greater integration - or return to being a regional group of rival states.

  • With no end in sight for the two-year-old euro crisis, the question now is can the EU survive it while remaining united?

  • What made Europe a compelling political, economic, and social alternative wedged between Anglo-American free marketeers and Soviet nomenklatura is rapidly becoming a thing of the past

  • Since 2010, the Netherlands have been governed by a right-wing coalition, that, under pressure of the populist Freedom Party, is in the process of breaking with a century-long tradition of tolerance. Nowadays, multiculturalism is seen as an evil by the ruling Dutch right-wing coalition

  • Dutch carrier KLM is set to begin using used cooking oil for some of its flights. The announcement comes less than two years after the airline flew the first biokerosene-fueled passenger flight in Europe