Meet Belgium’s last shale ‘miner’ who works in solitude
23 September 2021 | 12:38 pm
61-year-old Vincent Théret has been working alone in an underground slate quarry in the Belgian Ardennes for almost ten years. In an impressive quarry on the heights of the village of Alle-sur-Semois, he recovers the remaining shale left behind by the miners who once exploited the site.
8 May 2021
Authorities in Brussels fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse crowds of mainly young people who had gathered at a park to party in protest of coronavirus restrictions.
20 May 2021
Belgian authorities are looking for a soldier who is reportedly on the run with a rocket launcher. The man is a suspected far-right extremist accused of threatening public figures, including a renowned virologist.
9 Jun 2021
Brandon Valjalo, South African national skateboarding champion and future Olympian, explains how his sport will work at the Tokyo Games. Skateboarding will make its Olympic debut alongside three new disciplines: surfing, karate, and climbing. Baseball, which debuted at the 2008 Games in Beijing, also returns to the programme.
12 Jun 2021
Christopher Cosser, African climbing champion and South African Olympian, expains how climbing will work at the Tokyo Games. Sport climbing will make its Olympic debut alongside four other new disciplines: surfing, skateboarding, baseball and karate.
18 Jun 2021
Belgium qualified for the knockout stages of Euro 2021 after pulling off a 2-1 comeback in a game full of drama and emotion against Denmark, who returned to Parken Stadium where midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on Saturday. The Netherlands joined them in the last 16 with a game to spare after they eased past Austria 2-0. Get all the analysis with FRANCE 24's Selina Sykes and James Vasina.
22 Jun 2021
Belgium beat Finland and the Netherlands crushed North Macedonia to win all three of their group stage matches. FRANCE 24 Euro's 2021 show also looks at the other results from groups B and C, including an emotional Denmark who qualified for the last 16 with a convincing 4-1 win over Russia. Simon Harding and James Vasina bring you all the analysis.
28 Jun 2021
Belgium fans celebrate their side's last-16 win against Portugal, knocking them out of Euro 2020.
11 Jul 2021
Karate teachers Takumi Kato and Chikashi Hayashida from Tokyo's "Kaishi" dojo explain how karate will work at the Tokyo Games. Karate will make its Olympic debut alongside four other new disciplines: surfing, skateboarding, baseball and sport climbing.
19 Jul 2021
In Grez-Doiceau, east of Brussels, residents are surveying the damage as the flood waters begin to recede. Floods in Belgium, mainly in the east and south of the country, have left at least 15 people dead.
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.
Parts of Wallonia, the southern French-speaking region of Belgium, were particularly hard-hit by the new floods. The town of Dinant saw considerable damage, with cars having been swept away by the waters.
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In an interview with DW, the president of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani, confirms her commitment to EU integration and NATO. She also emphasizes the country's full support of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers war crimes court.
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As Germany battles a fifth coronavirus wave, people took to the street to rail against COVID-19 restrictions and a possible vaccine mandate. Others marched for "solidarity instead of conspiracy theories."
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E-commerce giant Amazon will continue to accept UK-issued visa credit cards on its British website. The company emailed customers on Monday with the update. Back in November, the retail giant took the controversial step, saying it would ban the use of Visa credit cards because of high transaction fees. Since Brexit, the EU's enforced-cap on the fees charged by card issuers no longer applies in the UK.
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As media attention focuses on a group of women sexually assaulted in Milan on New Year's Eve, we take a look at efforts to combat sexism in Italy. Also human rights activists say accusations of sorcery are being used in Kenya to force elderly widows off their land. Plus we've all heard the jokes about women drivers. So in an attempt to end stereotypes, Argentina has included mandatory gender awareness training in its driving school programs.
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Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka called the Novak Djokovic saga "unfortunate" and "sad" Saturday as players complained the scandal was overshadowing the opening Grand Slam of the year.
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China is bracing itself for the possibility property group Evergrande could default on its huge $300 billion debt pile. Many of Evergrande's creditors are ordinary Chinese who may lose much of their life savings.