Belgium: Royals take part in minute’s silence for flood victims
24 July 2021 | 12:48 pm
Sirens marked a minute's silence for those who lost loved ones, their homes and their property during the floods. The somber moment comes on the eve of a national holiday.
More than six years after the attacks, hearings will begin to determine whether 10 men played a role in the 2016 Islamist suicide bombings in Brussels.
The incoming leftist president announced five key cabinet appointments — all white men — but promised his government would soon reflect "the image of Brazilian society."
Greek MEP Eva Kaili has been detained along with four others. An unidentified Gulf state allegedly targeted officials "with a significant political and/or strategic position" to influence the EU Parliament.
On July 14, 2016, families in the French Riviera city of Nice had gathered to watch the Bastille Day fireworks on the seafront when a Tunisian-born jihadist drove a lorry into the crowd, killing 86 people and injuring more than 450. After more than three months of hearings, the trial of those accused of involvement in the attack wrapped up this Monday in Paris.
At a UN conference, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called upon countries to assist Pakistan with its recovery efforts following deadly floods last year. Pakistan says it needs $8 billion from other countries.
Europe is facing its worst drought in at least 500 years, with two-thirds of the continent in a state of alert or warning, reducing inland shipping, electricity production and the yields of certain crops, a European Union agency said on Tuesday.
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has shut down rumors linking him with the vacant Belgium manager job. It had been reported that Henry had contacted the Belgian FA to succeed Roberto Martinez as first-team manager. However, Henry claims he never contacted the Belgian FA over the possibility of taking over from Martinez.
A new appeal urges the Bundestag parliament to recognize disabled people or others deemed too sick either to live or to procreate as victims of the Nazi regime. Roughly 300,000 were killed in Europe.
A judicial investigation is finally underway after Peru carried out a forced sterilisation program of mainly indigenous women during the late 1990s. Our reporter meets some of the victims who are still suffering to this day. Also Sudan's newest recruits to martial arts are now fearing the fact they are women will see authorities demand an end to their involvement.
The Belgian government is assessing whether to extend the life of three nuclear reactors that had been due to close in 2025, citing a need to "reduce risks in the energy supply" in lieu of the war in Ukraine.
A series of raids have resulted in the arrest of 25 alleged members of a trafficking ring that forced Chinese women into sex work in Europe.
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