Worker found Belgian treasures in an abandoned house

Worker found Belgian treasures in an abandoned house

Workers destroying an empty house in the West of France were surprised with their lives when they discovered a treasure of Belgian gold coins of the 1870s. The 600 gold coins displaying the head of King Leopold II had been hidden in a lead shell case. Their worth today is estimated at 100,000 euros. It was in Pont-Aven in Brittany that the labourers found the treasure trove. First they encountered the shell case. Upon shaking it they noticed there was still something inside. When they opened the case they found…

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Stop nuclear power plants: threat to the supply

Stop nuclear power plants: threat to the supply

A failure in non-nuclear equipment at the DOEL power plant forced reactor 4 to shut down last night. Other reactors at Doel were already idle. The Doel power plant is at a complete standstill this morning, but this shouldn’t pose any problem for electricity supplies. It was shortly before 10 o’clock last night that the reactor shut down due to problems with power for the steam turbines. The closedown is automatic at such times and posed no threat to the population the electricity company says. The reactor was expected to…

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Cocaine is becoming more and more popular both in Europe and in Belgium

Cocaine is becoming more and more popular both in Europe and in Belgium

Cocaine is the most widely consumed illicit drug stimulant in Europe. Approximately 2.3 million EU young people, from 15 to 34 years old, consumed it last year, as per a report of the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) published Thursday. Belgium stands out particularly, since Antwerpen and Brussels are among the European cities in which sewage contains the highest amounts of cocaine residues. The report estimates at 17 million the number of adults between 15 and 64, that is 5.1% of this age group population, who…

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