Rafael Nadal sweeps Yannick Maden aside and shows why he is favourite

Rafael Nadal sweeps Yannick Maden aside and shows why he is favourite

It usually takes only a couple of matches for Rafael Nadal to remind everyone why he is always favourite to win here – not just the titles, which he has won an extraordinary 11 times, but points, games, sets and matches. And so it was on day four of the 2019 French Open when he beat his second German qualifier called Yannick, Herr Maden joining Herr Hanfmann (who took only six games off the Spaniard in the first round). Maden, ranked 114 in the world, didn’t do much better. Nadal,…

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Trains not stopping in Brussels station after bomb alert

Trains not stopping in Brussels station after bomb alert

No trains are currently stopping in Brussels Gare du Nord following a bomb alert, national rail company SNCB announced. At around 15:00 on Tuesday, the SCNB said on its Twitter account that no trains were going through or serving the station, located to the north of the city. After advising travellers to follow the instructions of security personnel, the rail company said that trains could once again go through, but not stop at the station. In replies, the SNCB said that the Midi and Central stations were not impacted. En…

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Young climate activists camp out in front of the European Parliament

Young climate activists camp out in front of the European Parliament

Around 80 students from the Occupy for Climate movement set up tents on the square in front of the European Parliament in Brussels on Saturday. They were planning to spend the night there. The young activists wanted to convince those who are undecided to vote for a better climate policy. They staged their protest a few hours before people cast their vote. The activists, from all corners of Europe, intended to spend the night in the shadow of the European Parliament. That’s not allowed because it is a neutral zone,…

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