Belgium

Global Politics

Vatican reaction to Belgian scandal

The sexual abuse of children by priests in Belgium is the just the latest scandal to rock the Catholic church in recent years. Lisa Mullins discusses the damage to the church with John Allen, Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter.

Global Politics

Greener gadgets from Belgium

Gadgets often contain all kinds of things that are potentially harmful to the environment. It's also a tough industry to evaluate when it comes to fair trade practices. Clark Boyd reports on how one company in Belgium is trying to address those issues.

Global Scan

Is the US secretly training Syria's rebels?

What is at stake in the ongoing Syrian civil war? Enough that the US is considering increasing its role in supporting the rebels — perhaps providing direct military support and training. Meanwhile, Roman Catholic Pope Francis says he might consider allowing priests to marry, while Belgium considers the possibility a hitman was behind an attack on a Jewish museum this weekend. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Sports

How one American in Brussels is dealing with the upcoming World Cup clash between the US and Belgium

No more ties. No more "losing," but still "winning." All bets are off at the World Cup in Brazil, and if you lose, you're going home. So now that it's serious, it means that Americans overseas have to decide where their loyalties lie. From his perch in a Brussels cafe, The World's Clark Boyd comes to terms with Tuesday's clash between the US and Belgium.