Belgian bishop declines cardinal’s honor for abuse record

ROME — One of the new cardinals proposed by Pope Francis, the retired bishop of Ghent, Belgium, has given up accepting the honor for his insufficient response to cases of clergy sex abuse, the Belgian bishops’ conference has said. . The Bishop of Ghent, Luc Van Looy, had asked Francis for permission to refuse the … Read more

Kinder factory at center of Salmonella cases can reopen

Belgian Ferrero factory allowed to restart production of Kinder chocolate subject to strict testing A factory in Belgium that caused Salmonella contamination in Kinder chocolates sold in Europe can conditionally reopen after cleaning by owner Ferrero, health authorities said on Friday. Ferrero has been forced to withdraw more than 3,000 tonnes of Kinder products worth … Read more

Prosecutors want the life of a surviving member of the Paris attacks

PARIS — French prosecutors on Friday presented their pleas for sentencing in the landmark Paris trial of 20 men suspected of playing a critical role in France’s worst peacetime attack, the Islamic State massacres that killed 130 people. in 2015. For Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving member of that night’s jihadist attack, prosecutors have requested … Read more

The Belgian king reiterates his regrets for the colonial past in DR Congo, stops before apologizing

Published on: 08/06/2022 – 18:12 Belgium’s King Philippe, on a historic visit to DR Congo, said on Wednesday that his country’s dominance over the vast central African country had inflicted pain and humiliation through a mix of “paternalism, discrimination and racism”. . In a speech to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s parliament, Philippe amplified the … Read more

King Philippe of Belgium begins historic six-day visit to DR Congo

Published on: 06/07/2022 – 18:03 King Philippe of Belgium landed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, during a historic visit to the central African country that his ancestor once ruled brutally as his personal stronghold. The monarch will undertake a six-day trip presented as a chance for reconciliation after the atrocities committed under … Read more

Hundreds of needlestick attack reports in Europe intrigue authorities

Across France, more than 300 people said they had been pricked unexpectedly with needles in nightclubs or concerts in recent months. Doctors and several prosecutors are on the case, but no one knows who is doing it or why, and whether the victims were injected with drugs – or any substance at all. Club owners … Read more

Adelaide craft beer lovers pay up to $150 a glass

Sky-high priced wines are nothing new, but now these Adelaide pubs are charging top dollar to sample the trendiest beers. Beer lovers are paying upwards of $150 for a single bottle of beer as appreciation for craft styles overflows. Bottle shop owners report ‘more interest’ in premium craft beers from across Australia and overseas, with … Read more

Hockeyroos coach Katrina Powell announces youth squad for July World Cup of Hockey

Hockeyroos coach Katrina Powell has chosen the next generation to lead the team at the Women’s World Cup in July. Key points: Nine of those named to the squad have played 25 games or less Rachael Lynch, Edwina Bone, Emily Chalker and Ashlee Wells all retired after the Tokyo Olympics Katrina Powell took over coaching … Read more

Australia is the fourth highest-taxed country in the world, according to an OECD report

Out of 38 countries around the world, Australia is one of the highest payroll tax countries. Now experts have called for reforms. Australians face some of the highest taxes in the world, which means they take in less money on their paychecks, the latest report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has … Read more

It is the first European country to impose a quarantine on “monkeypox” patients

May 23, 2022 4:28 p.m. Belgium has become the first country in Europe to impose a three-week quarantine on people showing symptoms of monkeypox, at a time when many Corona virus restrictions have been lifted. And the Belgian Federal Public Health and Safety Service announced that from Monday, the yellow code, in force in Belgium … Read more