Diatta scores to help Club Brugge extend unbeaten run against 10-man Royal Antwerp

Diatta scores to help Club Brugge extend unbeaten run against 10-man Royal Antwerp

The Senegal international found the back of the net for the seventh time this season as the Blue and Black secured victory at Bosuilstadion. Krepin Diatta was on the scoresheet in Club Brugge’s 2-0 victory over Royal Antwerp in Sunday’s Belgian First Division A game. The midfielder played his 13th game of the season for the Jan Breydel Stadium outfit and made a significant impact in the encounter. The Senegal international registered his seventh goal of the season to ensure his side extended their unbeaten run.

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Leaders to push Brexit trade talks beyond latest deadline

Leaders to push Brexit trade talks beyond latest deadline

London and Brussels agreed on Sunday (13 December) to more talks on an elusive trade agreement, even though they still have a long way to go to avert a turbulent ‘no deal’ exit for Britain from the European Union’s orbit at the end of the month. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the president of the EU’s executive Commission, Ursula von der Leyen gave negotiators a Sunday deadline to find a way to resolve an impasse on arrangements that would guarantee Britain zero-tariff and zero-quota access to the EU’s single…

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Belgium’s TOP-20 cars of 2020

Belgium’s TOP-20 cars of 2020

The Volkswagen Golf tops the list of Belgium’s top 20 cars of 2020 after the worst year for new car sales in over 20 years, according to automobile federations Febiac, Traxio and Renta. The Golf is trailed by the Renault Clio and the Mercedes A Class, the Volvo XC40 and the Skoda Octavia. The Citroën C3, Peugeot 208, Renault Captur, Volkswagen Polo and BMW X1 make up the remaining part of the top 10. These cars are followed by the Opel Corsa, BMW 1 series, Hyundai Tucson, BMW 3 series…

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Everyone will suffer minor side effects from Covid-19 vaccination

Everyone will suffer minor side effects from Covid-19 vaccination

All people will experience some minor side effects from being vaccinated against Covid-19 once the vaccine is on the market, health officials said during a press conference on Monday. The clinical studies have shown that these are often mild side effects immediately after the vaccination took place, according to virologist and interfederal Covid-19 spokesperson Steven Van Gucht. “It is quite normal for the skin or the place of injection to feel a little hard and swollen, and to feel slightly flu-like for a few days after administering the vaccine,” he…

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Mukhtar Ablyazov, a scarecrow for the national political parties

Mukhtar Ablyazov, a scarecrow for the national political parties

People in Kazakhstan do not accept the intrusion of Mukhtar Ablyazov in the political process even if the intrusion is in favour of their parties and movements. What are the reasons? Is it the fear of retaliation the regime may unleash to them? Or it is just a sign of toxicity of the leader? The hints point to the later, as Assay News found out. The strategy of Mukhtar Ablyazov to stay away from Kazakhstan and to escape an extradition is based on his political footprint in the local politics….

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Mysterious monolith spotted on Belgian potato field

Mysterious monolith spotted on Belgian potato field

An object resembling a mysterious monolith whose recent appearances in remote areas in the US and Europe have sparked curiosity and speculation has now popped up on potato field in northern Belgium. It remains unclear who placed the mirrored rectangle in the middle of a muddy field in Baasrode, in the northern city of Dendermonde, East Flanders. The event on Tuesday spurred local interest, with media reporting “astonished reactions” from passers-by who ran into the glimmery item. While it was described as “less impressive,” online speculation was also rife on…

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EU aims for 30 million zero-emission vehicles by 2030

EU aims for 30 million zero-emission vehicles by 2030

The European Commission wants to see ‘at least’ 30 million zero-emission vehicles on European roads by 2030, Reuters reports based on a Commission draft document. That zero-emission goal would require around three million charging points for electric vehicles and up to 1,000 hydrogen refuelling stations, according to New Mobility News. That would be a significant undertaking as there are currently 200,000 charging points and 177 hydrogen stations in the EU. A move towards 30 million zero-emission vehicles could help the Commission reach its target of reducing emissions in Europe by…

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Belgium worries about expats returning after Christmas

Belgium worries about expats returning after Christmas

The likelihood of impending international travel severely impacting Belgium’s improving coronavirus numbers is giving experts cause for concern, as the vast expat workforce begins to travel home for the holiday season. As the start of December passes, and the flights home begin, the mass exodus seen every year to spend time with family and friends is posing some very real risks, virologist and interfederal Covid-19 spokesperson Steven Van Gucht told Leuropeennedebruxelles.com. “First of all, people travel to a country where the virus is circulating more. And secondly, they are going…

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Eurozone agrees reform to eurozone bailout fund

Eurozone agrees reform to eurozone bailout fund

European finance ministers agreed to crucial reforms of the eurozone’s bailout fund, which had been put aside for a year amid reluctance from Italy and the coronavirus crisis. The fund, known as the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), will become the bloc’s lender of last resort as soon as 2022. It will also see its financial firepower strengthened, and its authority to supervise countries in difficulty will be increased. Created in 2012 in the heat of the eurozone debt crisis, the ESM was used to stop countries including Greece from going…

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Brussels start-up has its finger in the dyke of water loss

Brussels start-up has its finger in the dyke of water loss

The Brussels-based tech start-up Shaype has raised €1.9 million euros in fresh investment capital for a system to tackle huge water losses in buildings. Shaype was set up in 2017 by three partners to work on a system to use technology to tackle the problem of major water losses in large buildings, whether industrial or residential, including apartment blocks. According to the company, one in three large buildings suffers from water leaks, 95% of which go undetected. In 3% of buildings, leaks will lead to water damage. In the rest,…

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