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JUST IN: #BNNBelgium Reports.

The recent attacks against police officers in Belgium have triggered fear among families of recruits to Belgium's police force who are concerned for the safety of their children. #crime #police #safety #Belgium Image
Police recruits are also concerned following a double knife attack on officer Thomas Monjoie in Brussels.
During the graduation ceremony in Seraing, Hervé, a police recruit, said, “the family is, of course, worried.
We try to reassure them, to make them understand that we are paying attention, that we are putting into practice what we learn here."
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JUST IN: #BNNBelgium Reports.

Belgium's largest-ever trial begins on Monday to determine whether 10 men were involved in the 2016 Islamist suicide bombings in Brussels, which killed 32 people and injured over 300. #Belgium #Crime Image
Presiding judge Laurence Massart will confirm the identity of all parties to the case, including the defendants and lawyers representing around 1,000 people affected by the attacks claimed by Islamic State, on Monday, more than six years after the attacks.
She will then address the jury, which was chosen from a pool of 1,000 Belgians in a 14-hour process last week.
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WATCH: #BNNNetherlands Reports.

Riots are being prevented in Amsterdam and The Hague following Morocco's World Cup match tonight. Riots erupted in those cities and Rotterdam following Morocco's World Cup victory over Belgium.
The Rotterdam police say they are keeping an eye on the situation. #Netherlands #Riots #WorldCup #QatarWorldCup #FIFAWorldCup #Amsterdam #Hague #Canada #Morocco #Belgium
At 4 p.m., Morocco takes on Canada in the World Cup in Qatar. With a win, the North African country will reach the tournament's eighth finals for the first time since 1986. As a result, it appears to be a loaded duel and security beef-up will be heightened.
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WATCH: #BNNBelgium Reports.

Following Morocco's win against Belgium in the FIFA World Cup group stage, riots broke out in Brussels' city centre on Sunday. #protest #FIFAWorldCup #Brussels #Belgium
A hundred police officers were dispatched to disperse protesters who destroyed street furniture and threw projectiles at the police.
According to reports, "dozens of people, including some wearing hoodies, sought confrontation with the police, which compromised public safety,” adding that at least 10 people were arrested for their involvement.
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🌾 20 states have announced the allocation of significant amounts for the Grain From Ukraine initiative, which is designed to ensure the delivery of Ukrainian grain to the poorest countries in Asia and Africa.
Among them:

🇧🇪#Belgium will allocate 10 million euros;

🇫🇷 #France will allocate 6 million euros (in addition to 14 million previously allocated to the UN World Food Programme);

🇦🇹#Austria will provide an additional 3.8 million euros - to Sudan and Ethiopia;
🇭🇺 #Hungary allocates $3.5 million for the transportation of food from Ukraine, and will also provide logistical support;

🇵🇱 #Poland allocates 20 million euros;

🇳🇱 The #Netherlands will allocate 4 million euros;
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JUST IN: #BNNBelgium Reports.

Brussels intercommunal transport company STIB (@STIBMIVB) has called for political action to manage the increasing public drug menace in metro stations, adding that the issue cannot be resolved by the company's intervention alone. Image
STIB noted that with decreasing temperatures, the use of drugs inside metro stations across the Brussels Capital Region is increasing. #DRUGS #STIB #Brussels #Belgium
Spokesperson An Van Hamme, STIB in a statement said, "We do not have exact figures, but the impression is certainly that drug use in the stations is increasing.
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JUST IN: #BNNBelgium Reports.

The European Space Agency (@esa) on Wednesday announced a team of eight new European career astronauts, including Namur-born Raphaël Liégeois. Image
The team was announced at the end of the ESA Ministerial Council in Paris, which was attended by space ministers of the 22 Member States. #innovation #Belgium #ESA
The ESA’s new class of astronauts includes five career astronauts, 11 members of the astronaut reserve, and one astronaut with a disability. Liégeois along with other astronauts will be trained for several months in Germany.
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JUST IN: #BNNBelgium Reports.

A recent report revealed that bookstores across Belgium are struggling to cope with the country's increasing inflation rate. #inflation #books #business #Belgium Image
The report pointed out that the decreasing consumer demand for books and the inability of bookshops to manage rising production costs are causing economic damage to Belgium's booksellers and distributors.
The Director of the Association of Belgian Book Publishers, Benoît Dubois in a statement said, "when you enter a bookstore, practically 90% of the books that are on sale are books that are imported from France.
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JUST IN: #BNNBelgium Reports.

The CGSP Cheminots Liège-Verviers-Huy-Welkenraedt trade union for railway workers said that around 25 railway lines are under threat due to the underfunding of SNCB and Infrabel. #economy #Belgium
They have urged the Federal Government to increase their funding and undertake repair works.
Rail unions in Wallonia have now criticized the allotted sums of €115 million for 2023 and €100 million for 2024, as they believe "€250 million is needed to maintain the network in 2023 and 2024."
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JUST IN: #BNNBelgium Reports.

The Belgian-based staff of low-cost Irish airline Ryanair (@Ryanair) is planning to protest against the deteriorating working conditions at the company.
The airline “continues to flout the law and no one is doing anything,” Christian workers' unions ACV Puls and CNE warned on Monday. Ryanair staff have gone on strike numerous times in the last few years. #Politics #Belgium
Union representatives wrote to Minister of Employment Pierre-Yves Dermagne (@PYDermagne) and Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne, stating Ryanair’s treatment of its workers in Belgium.
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JUST IN: #BNNBelgium Reports.

A spokesperson for the Red Devils, Belgium's national football team said on Monday that FIFA has rejected the soccer team's away strip because of the word "Love" in the collar. #sports #FIFAWorldCup #Belgium
Inspired by the fireworks of Belgian's famous music festival Tomorrowland, the design of the shirt includes a rainbow-colored trim that represents diversity, equality, and inclusivity. The 'O' in Love is also the festival's logo.
Belgium spokesperson Stefan Van Loock said that "FIFA was rejecting the shirt not because of the colors, which are typically linked to LGBTQ+, but because of the commercial link to Tomorrowland."
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As a follow-up to my article on the #WorldCup2022 for @PillarCatholic, a couple of notes on religious aspects of this tournament.
pillarcatholic.com/world-cup-feve…
1. This is the first time the World Cup is being played in a Muslim country, and only the second outside of the traditionally Christian world. The first was South Korea & Japan in 2002.
2. 2002 also marked the furthest a traditionally Muslim country ever progressed in the World Cup, with #Turkey placing 3rd, after beating South Korea in a very exciting game.
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JUST IN: #BNNBelgium Reports.

Author, energy engineer, and creator of the concept of a carbon footprint, Jean-Marc Jancovici, talked about Belgium’s desire to phase out its nuclear power network. #environment #innovation #Belgium
In his statement, he said that replacing nuclear power stations with renewable energy alternatives is nonsense.
"Climate change is a race against the clock,” said the French engineer, adding that “when you are in such a situation, replacing one thing that is not the main problem with something else is a waste of time.
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JUST IN: #BNNBelgium Reports.

Belgium's Secretary of State for the Budget, Eva De Bleeker (@EvaDeBleeker) resigned from her position on Friday. Bleeker recently misrepresented the state of Belgium's budget deficit to the European Commission. #politics #Belgium
Brussels MP Alexia Bertrand, who joined Open VLD from its French-speaking equivalent, (Mouvement Réformateur, MR). will occupy the position.
De Bleeker in her statement said, "Of course, I would have liked to finish this work, and I would also have liked to continue working on the challenges that our country faces today."
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JUST IN: #BNNBelgium Reports.

According to data released by Statbel, Belgium's statistics office, the country's annual inflation rate increased to 13.1% in October, from 12.1% in September and 10.5% in August. #inflation #Belgium
The data indicated that Belgium's inflation rate is higher and increasing faster than the EU's average rate of 11.5% which was 10.9% in September, as well as the eurozone average of 10.6% which was 9.9% in September.
According to the data, the hike in energy and food prices was mainly responsible for the high rate. Energy hikes contributed 7.2% and food prices contributed 2.2% to total inflation.
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UST IN: #BNNBelgium Reports.

The Dutch-speaking University of Brussels (VUB) said that the number of international students has increased for the eighth consecutive year. #Politics #Belgium
A total of 5,129 students from abroad studied at the VUB during the academic year (2021-2022), a 10% increase compared to the academic year before that (2020-2021). Over 52% of the foreign students were from outside the European Economic Area (EEA)
Vice-Chancellor of Internationalisation, Karin Vanderkerken in her statement said that "Our English-language study offer appeals enormously." She further added, "In addition, we are located in Brussels, the capital of Europe.
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WATCH: #BNNBelgium Reports.

According to reports, a refugee crisis has been reported in Belgium as the country's asylum system struggles to cope with the increasing number of refugees applying for shelter. #politics #Belgium
Long queues of asylum seekers have formed every morning for weeks in front of the Startpunt registration center in Brussels, where families in need of accommodation line up.
A coordinator at Startpunt, Helene Asselman, said that she doesn't see an end to this problem at least for a while.

"These last days, we are seeing more and more 15-year-old minors, families with four small children who have no solution," Asselman said.
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1/18.📜NEW BLOG: We have seen quite a few pledges that have been framed as “finance for #LossAndDamage”. But are they really? This blog provides an overview of all the pledges thus far at #COP27 in chronological order.

🔗Read it here: lossanddamagecollaboration.org/pages/festival… Image
2/18. On the 20th of September, #Denmark🇩🇰 pledged €13m for #LossAndDamage, a package which includes finance for the #GlobalShield Against Climate Risk, support for CSOs to do projects on the ground, and some other money that is yet to be allocated for a specific use.
3/18. Crucially, all of this money is new and on top of #Denmark’s 🇩🇰 0.7% commitment to ODA, therefore not a diversion of cash from other vital #ClimateFinance projects.
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BREAKING: #BNNRussia Reports.

On Saturday, Russian fertilizer producer Uralchem-Uralkali along with the Netherlands, Estonia, and Belgium agreed to allow cargoes of fertilizer that have become stuck there to be shipped to Africa. #Russia #Netherlands #Estonia #Belgium #Shipments
According to the TASS news agency on Saturday, the Netherlands, Estonia, and Belgium have agreed to allow cargoes of fertilizer that have become stuck there to be shipped to Africa.
The organization was "actively working with the U.N. to organise free delivery to Africa of more than 262,000 tonnes of mineral fertilisers that have been "locked" in EU countries," according to Dmitry Konyaev, the head of Uralchem.
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JUST IN: #BNNBelgium Reports.

Reports reveal that a police officer was stabbed to death on Thursday evening in the north Brussels commune of Schaerbeek. Other police got injured during this incident.#Belgium #Brussels #Crime #Schaerbeek
The Belgium's federal prosecutors, which handles cases of terrorism and organised crime, were not available to confirm the media reports whether this was a suspected terror attack or not.
Reports suggest that, the attacker had threatened a police station earlier in the day. Later, he was taken to hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
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SitRep - 07/11 - #Kherson no longer 'evacuated' & NASAMS/Aspide is here!

An overview of the daily events of the war between Russia and Ukraine. It seems that Ukraine is trying to -successfully- freeze the fronts (#Bakhmut and #Donetsk axis) and is preparing for an offensive

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We start with daily #Russian losses, captured and/or destroyed equipment.

+530 personnel
+6 tanks
+19 APCs
The loss of personnel is mainly attributable to the front in #Bakhmut where up to 100 soldiers are killed every day. This is confirmed by Colonel Serhiy Cherevaty of the Ukrainian army's eastern command
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Russian Foreign Ministry: United States and #Europe are punishing the countries of #Africa, #Asia and Latin America, preventing the access of agricultural products and fertilizers of the #Russian Federation to world markets; Image
Cluster of ships is being artificially created in the port of #Istanbul in order to put pressure on Russian experts to weaken cargo inspection controls;
Abuses of the humanitarian corridor within the framework of the food deal cannot be ignored, especially given the sabotage attack on the #Crimean Bridge;
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 16th October 2022

Current: 852,789 signatures
Previous: 616,389 signatures.
Difference: 236,400 signatures.

sydesjokes.blogspot.com/2022/10/call-i…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #GTTO
1) #UnitedKingdom 842,029 (+232,982)
2) #France 2,298 (+660)
3) #Spain 1,285 (+361)
4) #UnitedStates 840 (+283)
5) #Germany 798 (+279)
6) #Australia 773 (+262)
7) #Netherlands 423 (+133)
8) #Canada 402 (+138)
9) #Ireland 387 (+130)
10) #Switzerland 320 (+110)
11) #NewZealand 306 (+113)
12) #Italy 233 (+79)
13) #Belgium 209 (+64)
14) #Portugal 206 (+71)
15) #Sweden 192 (+70)
16) #Denmark 131 (+47)
17) #Japan 113 (+34)
18) #Greece 106 (+33)
19) #Norway 104 (+33)
20) #IsleofMan 97 (+33)
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 16th October 2022

Current: 616,389 signatures
Previous: 606,921 signatures.
Difference: 9,468 signatures.

sydesjokes.blogspot.com/2022/10/call-i…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #AntiGrowthCoalition
It is sad that a time like this a poll like this doesn't get millions of signatures 🙁
1) #UnitedKingdom 609,047 (+9,327)
2) #France 1,638 (+25)
3) #Spain 924 (+24)
4) #UnitedStates 557 (+7)
5) #Australia 519 (+8)
6) #Germany 511 (+10)
7) #Ireland 290 (+5)
8) #Canada 264 (+3)
9) #Netherlands 257 (+11)
10) #Switzerland 210 (+2)
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