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#Ukraine: Today's updates from #UkraineWar: 1. UA military says it is advancing in several directions at once in S in #counteroffensive, up to 2 km in each direction. RU counterattack successfully defeated: #tweet100
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#Ukraine: 2. N of #Bakhmut, in a series of coordinated attacks, UA have breached several key RU positions & yesterday retook heights overlooking the city. #Prigozhin, seeing RU losses said collapse of RU N flank is "only a matter of time". #tweet100 (Map: @ChuckPfarrer) Image
#Ukraine: 3. In #US, current draft of Nat. Def. Authorization Act for 2024 includes $80 million for supply of ATACMS to UA. #Germany delivering 64 Patriot missiles & #Belgium M113 APCs following Ramstein meeting. #tweet100. Update on #Counteroffensive: ImageImage
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🧵Latest: We can now reveal that #Belgium has reportedly been in talks with #FCAS stakeholders regarding an “observer status for the time being,” rather than fully acceding to the program. The Belgian MoD did not respond to requests for comment.…
2. The CEO of #Dassault Aviation, Éric Trappier, has made it known he’s against expanding FCAS to include other countries involved in the #F35 program, even if they are European. However, he has not ruled out the possibility of governments joining as observer nations.
3. Trappier made the following remarks at a hearing session on France’s 2024-2030 Military Programming Law held last month. “I don’t really see the point in putting more F35 countries into the program. Why would I make room in my factory for people who have chosen the F-35?”
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Peruvian police seize haul of Nazi-themed cocaine

The 58 1-kilogram packets had Nazi flags on one side and Hitler’s name on the other, and were found hidden in an asparagus shipment destined for Belgium.

#Nazi #Cocaine #Peru #Belgium #DrugTrafficking…
The discovery occurred in the port of Paita, on Peru’s northern Pacific coast close to its border with Ecuador.
"The drugs were hidden inside a shipping container carrying asparagus on the Liberian-flagged vessel SC Anisha R. that had earlier anchored in the Ecuadorian port of #Ecuador, according to a police report [...]. It said the shipment was destined for a port in Belgium."
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According to Oman‘s FM, #Belgium and the Islamic Republic of #Iran are in agreement for a prisoner swap.

A convicted Terrorist who tried to murder 1000s in Paris in exchange for a NGO worker who was held hostage.

EU is bending the knee to Terrorists once again. @BelgiumMFA 👇🏽
“The announcement by Oman’s FM did not identify the prisoners being swapped. However, Iran has been wanting Belgium to return a diplomat convicted of planning a bombing in France, while Belgium has been seeking the release of an aid worker held by Iran.”…
EU’s shameful appeasement policy is one of the main reasons the Islamic Republic of #Iran could survive for 44 years.

The “values” of the European Union aren’t worth the paper it is written on. Shame on @BelgiumMFA for bathing in the blood of Iranians.🩸 Image
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#Thread: 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝗘𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝗜𝗦𝗜𝗦 𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺?
13,157 Europeans were among the approximately 30,000 foreign terrorist fighters from over 86 countries that joined the genocidal terrorist organisation #ISIS 2014-2016. Image
Most of them (almost 4000) come from just five countries: #France, the #UK, #Germany, #Belgium, and the #Netherlands. Image
in 2014 ISIS had controlled 1-3 of Iraqi and Syrian territory, including #Mosul the second largest city in #Iraq. Between 2014/2019, ISIS killed tens of thousands of Iraqis and Syrians. Millions have become #refugees.
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The 2023 WHO Director General’s Global Leaders Awards are given to Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum and Pieter Piot.

Both are distinguished scientists and public health leaders who were closely involved in the discovery of Ebola before advancing to leadership positions in global……
Prof Muyembe-Tamfum from #DRCongo is being recognized for his innovation, leadership and ground-breaking contributions to the management and treatment of diseases such as Ebola.

He has played a critical role in improving health outcomes in his country, the African region, and……
Prof Muyembe-Tamfun was part of the team that discovered the Zaïre Ebola virus during the first recorded outbreak in 1976, in Equateur Province, Central #DRCongo.

He later helped design one of the first effective treatments against the virus and the deployment of experimental…… Image
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I liked #Italy. Ok? Kill me.
#finland is being appropriately weird. Thanks! #Eurovision2023
So far two singers of #Moroccan descent on the #Eurovision2023 La Zarra representing #France and #Loreen representing #Sweden.
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Hello again and thanks for reading, this is Thursday's #RussiaUkraineWar thread.

It's Day 435 since #Russia launched its full invasion.

I am still recovering from yesterday - what a day. Relive it here:
Some breaking news, we are learning about repeated explosions in #Zaporizhzhia this morning.

S-300 anti aircraft missiles again being used by #Russia to attack civilians, but monitoring groups say one exploded just after launch, before it crossed the frontline.

It's noisy.
The weather has improved in #Ukraine. But though the ground may be drying out a little on the frontline, conditions are still incredibly tough.

Here's the only viable route for #Ukraine to/from #Khromove (then beyond to #ChasivYar)

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Former @AFCAjax & @juventusfc player SundayOOliseh, the ex-@NGSuperEagles defender and captain, says in his autobiography, “Audacity to Refuse”, that former #Belgium @BelRedDevils captain, Eric Gerets (pictured), treated him and @V_Ikpeba with disdain, often making a mockery of…… ImageImageImageImage
According to @SundayOOliseh, it got to a stage that he & @V_Ikpeba had to stand up for themselves, after yet another league defeat and Gerets began to abuse them again.

You can read the book excerpts below to read what happened.

Racism in #Belgian football has been going on…… ImageImage
This was Gerets reaction, to the refusal of Oliseh and Ikpeba to be bullied further by him:

“Shocked at our audacity to refuse his abuse, he took it personally and REPEATED (emphasis mine) his favourite statement that would this time exhaust the last remnant of our respect for…… Image
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🇧🇪 Here is a thread with Team of the Season so far ( max age 24) of Jupiler Pro League.

RTs and Likes appreciated. Hope you enjoy this

#scouting #Belgium #JupilerProLeague Image
🕵️GK: I've picked Genk's number 1 and a youth product too, Maarten Vandevoordt (21 years old) who is joining RB Leipzig next season for €10.00m

Genk are currently 1st on the table with 71 points.

#Genk #scouting Image
🕵️LB: I've picked a suprising name and a team who's impressed us a lot this season (Westerlo), Maxim De Cuype ( 22 years old) who joined them on loan from Club Brugge.

He is having an exceptional season, 14 G/A in 31 Appearances.

#Westerlo #scouting Image
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@NATO Sc. pres #Niinistö has not had a #mandate to sign laws.
THREAD 13 Finland #ElectionsCrimes
FROM: #Finland's #PresidentialElections 2018.
TO: The #IPU. In 2015 #ParliamentaryElections their votes were #RESET in the #ElectionNight.
@NATO cc:@ janus_putkonen
An illegal #NATO #coup to the end, and such systematic #fraud is certainly not thoughtless. Any other #NATO member country can use the harsh truth to throw #Finland out of NATO or leave it to its own... Image
@NATO #Niinistö took #Finland to the #Euro zone with #treason (a crime that does not expire), and now we are going to #NATO even though the #Paris #PeaceTreaty is still #valid with #Russia and #prevents Finland from becoming a NATO member.
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Saied responds to Borrell remarks: We reject any foreign dictates

#Tunisian President Kais Saied said it is necessary for Tunisians to rely on their own capabilities to overcome the difficulties in the country.
Tunisian President confirmed that his country rejects all forms of interference in the country's affairs because it is not under mandate or protection.
"It is necessary for Tunisians to rely on their own capabilities to overcome the difficulties."
Saied confirmed that "Tunisia rejects any dictations of solutions from abroad," commenting, "It is us who [are entitled to] devise solutions."
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Hello and welcome to Friday's thread on what is Day 387 of #Russia's insane and injust war on #Ukraine.

I've done a news thread every single day since Russian troops and warplanes crossed the border.

To catch up on Thursday, click and scroll here:

While #Russia is stalling over agreeing to a 120 day extension of the grain deal, the Terrorist State is secretly stealing Ukrainian grain and exporting it from #Crimea according to the RIAMelitopol channel.

They publish these photos they claim show Occupiers loading the grain.
The figures for #Russia's daily losses again show a very big number of artillery systems destroyed by #Ukraine, plus another helicopter downed.

RU soldiers killed is down almost 300 on yesterday but still a very, very high number.
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Just out: Scientific report with overview of highly pathogenic avian #influenza from December 2022 to March 2023, by @efsa, @ECDC_EU, and EURL AI. A thread on the situation in poultry, wild birds, wild mammals, and humans in Europe and worldwide. (1/11)…
In #Europe, highly pathogenic avian #influenza virus #H5N1, clade, was reported in 403 #poultry farms and 119 other captive bird holdings birds in 24 countries between 3 December 2022 and 1 March 2023. (2/11)
In Europe, an unexpected number of highly pathogenic avian #influenza virus #H5N1 detections in #seabirds were observed between 3 December 2022 and 1 March 2023, mainly in gull species and particularly in black-headed #gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus). (3/11)
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Hello again. It's Day 369 of the war. #Russia's 10-day war on #Ukraine that is.

Hope your week starts well. It wasn't a great start for Ukrainians with a drone attack as the new week began, but as I write no feared cruise missile attack although there is a warning as I type...
Sunday proved to be quite a newsworthy day concerning #Ukraine, meaning more work for me, including a 4 page essay for Elon Musk - still no reply yet!

To see what you missed, take a scroll back through daily thread number 368 right here:

Much lower losses again for #Russia in the figures published daily by #Ukraine.

Is it the weekend lag or a case of fewer suicidal waves of Russkiy lemmings trying to take #Bakhmut, #Vuhledar et al?

Looks pretty certain now to hit 150k dead soldiers on the first day of spring. Image
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Today during the new phase of #UkraineRussiaWar, I'll talk about why Nordic, Eastern Europeans and Central Asians want #Russia to be disintegrated, and how pro-Russian supporters seek to undermine these narratives. Thread. 🧵 Image
The map of Russia is very big. Including the Kaliningrad exclave, Russia borders 13 countries on land and one country at the sea. However, Tsarist and Soviet conquests also led to Russia having some sort of influence beyond the border. Image
Being an inland empire, Russia expanded via land, a different compared to typical Western maritime empires. And Russia has, for a long time, treated its colonies in a brutal, repressive manner. ImageImageImageImage
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🇧🇪🇩🇪⚡️ Belgium and Germany held their first-ever joint energy summit on February 14th, focusing on strengthening cooperation and practical commitments for energy.
#belgium #germany #energy #hydrogen
The two countries discussed securing energy supplies and industrial stability, particularly for the chemical sector.

Several agreements were made to reinforce energy security and industrial strength between the two nations.
They agreed to connect their energy transport networks for hydrogen by 2028 at the latest and create an infrastructure for the transport of hydrogen and carbon dioxide.
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#Ukraine: Today's reports from #UkraineWar: 1. Reports of a serious build-up of Russian forces around #Kreminna, far more than defensive. A pending RU offensive? #tweet100 (Map: @ChuckPfarrer)
#Ukraine: 2. RU forces have firmed their control of #Soledar and making small gains towards the #Bakhmutse River and towards the T-05-13 highway N of #Bakhmut. Heavy fighting continues. #tweet100 (Map: @ChuckPfarrer)
#Ukraine: 3. Reports that RU lost as many troops killed attacking #Bakhmut & #Soledar as it did in the 2 Chechen Wars put together. Video from drone Master, Magyar: #tweet100
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🇧🇪🇪🇺⚡️On the joys of being a Member State of the European Union

The European Commission has issued three new formal notices to Belgium in a new wave of infringement proceedings.
#belgium #eu #europeanunion #belgique #belgië #belgien Image
The notices concern the reception of asylum seekers, the fight against terrorist publications online, and the lack of recourse for data protection authority officials.
The Commission has also issued formal notices to #Greece, #Spain, #France, and #Portugal for incorrect transposition of certain provisions of the directive on the reception of asylum seekers, …
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Whats the mood around Europe and the US with the upcoming #Ramstein meeting, the #Leopard question, regarding #tanks for #Ukraine?
Starting with #France . Le Monde has a good and moderate article about tanks in general for Ukraine, giving a good overview about what was done and what has to be done.…
"For the moment, we are giving Ukraine samples," explains Marc Chassillan. Since the beginning of the war, the equipment delivered has improved in quality and performance, but not in quantity. The deliveries announced are not insignificant, but they will not be sufficient
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(1/23) This thread is mainly addressed to my #German followers, but it could also be interesting for those who always wanted to know how Germany could become the most culturally leftist country on the European continent. Accordingly, this thread is a #political #commentary by me.
(2/23) It is about the historical personality of the first post-war chancellor, Konrad Adeneauer. I also would like to finally dispel a myth that still plagues German conservatives, by which I do not mean recationaries, but all those who do not want to destroy their own country.
(3/23) This myth is the myth of the "good old", #50s and #60s, #CDU (Christian Democratic Party) and the question of what role a post-war #Germany could have played if #Adenauer and his party had not made completely wrong decisions about essential political directions.
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There was uproar in #France when the city of #Strasbourg agreed to pay €2.5m towards the construction of a new #mosque by a radical #Turkish #Islamist organization in 2021. But who is #MilliGorus and what are their aims? A thread by #theHELC 1/10
Millî Görüş ("National Vision") is a religious-political movement that found expression in a series of #Islamist parties culminating in #Erdogan’s AKP. It argues that Turkey can develop as a rival to the West, by protecting its core values and trusting in God 2/10
The beginning of the movement dates to a manifesto published in 1969 by Necmettin #Erbakan, the Islamist politician who later became prime minister. Erbakan called for #PanIslamism and warned against the ‘#Zionist and Catholic project’ of the European Common market 3/10
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#EU Parliament starts process to lift 2 #lawmakers' #immunity | Jan 2
- Roberta #Metsola asked all services and committees to give the procedure priority, with the goal to have it finished by Feb. 13.
#EU reels as #scandal tarnishes parliament’s credibility | Dec 13
- Prof Hendrik #Vos, an EU expert; “The parliament #pretends to stand for #transparency, unable to be #bribed, to defend fundamental values. And then you get something like this.”…
cc: @ AndersonAfDMdEP
"#Kaili remains in #prison. Justice in #Belgium has been investigating the @Europarl_EN
environment for months for #corruption, #money #laundering and #influence from abroad.  
Greedy #EU elites expose themselves! #ID"
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Belgium's Hidden Holocaust in the Congo

This is the story of how Belgium’s Leopold II colonised, exploited, murdered, enslaved and maimed the people of the Congo - and how Brussels’ dark past is catching up with it today.

#DRCongo #Holocaust #Belgium
Between 1885-1908, Belgium’s King Leopold II was responsible - directly or indirectly - for the deaths of 10-15mn people, in what’s today known as the Democratic Republic of Congo.

#imperialism #colonialism #history #kingleopoldII
Belgium joined the Scramble for Africa in the late 1800’s. Leopold colonised the Congo while maintaining that it was a civilising mission to spread Christianity.

#Africa #colonialism #Belgium #Congo
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