Belgian yellow vest revival fails to gain traction

Belgian yellow vest revival fails to gain traction

The Belgian Yellow Vest (gilet jaune) movement, which once rallied thousands in the streets of France and Belgium against a drop in the standard of living, has faced yet another stumbling block in its revival. On the eve of massive protests against reduced purchasing power in Brussels, a Liège Yellow Vest rally mobilised less than 50 people on Saturday morning, in front of the Palais des Princes-Évêques (Palace of the Prince Bishops), RTBF reports. The occupation of roundabouts and roads in previous years, with hundreds of protests, seems a distant…

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Thousands of new satellites to join Starlink orbital group

Thousands of new satellites to join Starlink orbital group

SpaceX will expand its Starlink network to include 7,500 new satellites. The company had asked permission to launch thirty thousand artificial moons, but the US regulator FCC did not want to go that far. The Starlink network now consists of 3,177 satellites. There will be an additional 7,500 satellites in the near future. SpaceX is currently launching a cargo of about fifty artificial moons almost every week. Through the Starlink network, customers can connect to the internet from virtually anywhere in the world. The speeds are comparable to fixed broadband…

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Massive strikes at the railroads: Austria, Belgium and the UK are most affected

Massive strikes at the railroads: Austria, Belgium and the UK are most affected

If you want to travel abroad by train, you have to take into account delays and cancellations. For example, there are no trains to and from Austria on November 28th. Night trains have been cancelled since Sunday. Rail passengers to Belgium and the United Kingdom are also suffering from strikes. Austria The Austrian Railways and the trade unions tried in vain on Sunday to avert the strike. There are no trains all day Monday. On Sunday, around 50 night trains will be scrapped, including the Amsterdam – Vienna and Amsterdam…

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The European Space Agency presented the newest addition to the astronaut unit

The European Space Agency presented the newest addition to the astronaut unit

The European Space Agency ESA has presented its newest team of astronauts. The group consists of five people, including a Belgian. The new crew will be trained to go to the ISS space station from the beginning of next year. In the future, they may also go to the moon. The new Belgian astronaut is named Raphaël Liégeois, born in 1988. He can become the first Waal in space. The others are Sophie Adenot (France, 1982), Pablo Álvarez Fernández (Spain, 1988), Rosemary Coogan (United Kingdom, 1991) and Marco Sieber (Switzerland,…

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Thor walrus visits Belgium, spotted in France

Thor walrus visits Belgium, spotted in France

Walrus Thor seems to be doing a round of North Sea. A week ago the animal stayed at Neeltje Jans and rested on the dike near Westkapelle. Later, the walrus was spotted along the Belgian coast. This weekend he turned up in Port of the French city of Dieppe. On Friday, the Port Master of Dieppe, a city in Normandy, saw him resting at the entrance to the port. According to the authorities, Thor still looked healthy. On Friday, the port was closed to allow him to rest, on Saturday…

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Republicans took the House, Senate stays under the dems

Republicans took the House, Senate stays under the dems

Republicans are making it pretty difficult for Democrats in the House in the two years leading up to the next presidential election. During the US midterm elections (midterms), all 435 seats of the House of Representatives (the US House of Representatives) were lost. The House was controlled by the Democrats before the election, but now the Republicans gained the necessary 218 seats for a majority. The next few days should show how big the difference in the House will be exactly. In any case, it is clear that this is…

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G20 countries launch fund for future pandemics

G20 countries launch fund for future pandemics

Ahead of the summit this week in Indonesia, major G20 economies announced on Sunday a $1.4 billion fund to prepare for future pandemics. However, the host country of the meeting, Indonesia, has deemed the sum insufficient. The launch of the fund follows a meeting of G20 health and finance ministers on the sidelines of the summit scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday on the Indonesian island of Bali. At a press conference, Indonesian President Joko Wikodo explained that this fund, in which 24 countries are participating in, both G20 members and…

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Mayor of Schaerbeek reacts to Thursday murder of police officer

Mayor of Schaerbeek reacts to Thursday murder of police officer

The acting mayor of Schaerbeek, Cécile Jodogne (DéFI) deplored the murder of a police officer who was attacked on Thursday in the municipality’s red-light district. She denounced the lack of action taken by the Federal Government and announced additional safety measures in response. News broke out on Thursday evening that two police officers on patrol on Rue d’Aerschot, in the city’s red-light district, were attacked by a man wielding a knife. Both policemen were wounded before the assailant was apprehended and taken into police custody. One of the officers died…

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Threats made against Syrian embassy in Brussels

Threats made against Syrian embassy in Brussels

An investigation has been launched following threats made against Syria’s diplomatic representation in Brussels, the Brussels Prosecutor’s Office said on Thursday. According to sources familiar with the case, the Jordanian embassy received a letter written in Arabic on Tuesday evening with a message warning that an unknown group was going to “set fire to the Syrian Embassy” on Friday. These threats of an attack are now being investigated by local police. Similar threatening messages had recently been posted on the doors of buildings and vehicles in Anderlecht, signed by “Daesh…

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Club Brugge suffers 2-0 defeat at Gent

Club Brugge suffers 2-0 defeat at Gent

Matchday 16 took Blauw-Zwart to the Ghelamco Arena where the hosts opened the scoring via Cuypers after ten minutes play. Just before the half-hour Ngadeu doubled the score. Last Tuesday Club finished the Champions League group stage with a draw at Leverkusen. Coach Carl Hoefkens was content with that performance and didn’t see a reason to tinker too much with his line-up. Just the one change: he sacrificed Lang for Onyedika in order to have more control in midfield. For the home side Torunarigha was among the starters after his…

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