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Peter* deed zijn coming out op zijn 60ste: ‘Pas toen heb ik beseft hoezeer het al die jaren op mij gewogen heeft’

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Peter* deed zijn coming out op zijn 60ste: ‘Pas toen heb ik beseft hoezeer het al die jaren op mij gewogen heeft’

Wat richt de liefde zoal aan – ten goede en ten kwade? Welke vormen en gedaanten neemt ze aan? Journaliste Eva Berghmans zoekt het uit. Met verhalen in de krant. En in deze podcast.

 

VS voeren militaire aanwezigheid in Polen op

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VS voeren militaire aanwezigheid in Polen op

De Poolse president zei dat de VS hun militaire aanwezigheid in het land zullen opvoeren.

Polen is akkoord om een basis te bouwen voor 1.000 Amerikaanse troepen, zo heeft de Amerikaanse president Donald Trump aangekondigd. ‘De Poolse regering zal daarvoor betalen’, aldus Trump tijdens een gezamenlijke persconferentie met de Poolse president Andrzej Duda. Trump en Duda ondertekenden woensdag een gezamenlijke verklaring voor defensiesamenwerking.

De Poolse president zei dat de VS hun militaire aanwezigheid in het land zullen opvoeren. Momenteel zijn 4.500 Amerikaanse soldaten gelegerd in het land, aldus Duda. Trump had eerder nog gezegd dat hij overwoog om 2.000 bijkomende soldaten naar het land te verplaatsen uit andere Europese landen, maar had ook opgemerkt dat er nog geen definitieve beslissing was gevallen. Polen ziet de extra troepen als een manier om Rusland af te schrikken.

Polen zal ook 32 F-35-gevechtsvliegtuigen kopen, aldus Trump in de Rozentuin van het Witte Huis. Eerder keek hij samen met Duda toe hoe een F-35 boven het Witte Huis een demonstratievlucht uitvoerde. Beide landen sloten ook twee nieuwe energieakkoorden, waarbij Polen meer Amerikaans gas zal aankopen.

‘Duitsland beschermen tegen Rusland’

Tijdens de ontmoeting met Duda, nog voor de persconferentie, had Trump ook al gezegd dat hij overweegt Amerikaanse sancties te gebruiken om de bouw te stoppen van de Nord Stream 2-gaspijpleiding tussen Rusland en Duitsland. ‘We beschermen Duitsland tegen Rusland, en Rusland krijgt miljarden en miljarden dollars van Duitsland’, aldus Trump. Hij zei weliswaar niet tegen wie de sancties gericht zouden zijn. Trump zei ook dat hij de Russische president Vladimir Poetin zal ontmoeten op de G20-top in Japan.

VS voeren militaire aanwezigheid in Polen op

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Wisselvallig weekend op komst

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Wisselvallig weekend op komst

In het grootste deel van het land begint de dag weliswaar droog, maar dat beeld verandert in de loop van de dag. Ook het komende weekend zal het weer nogal wisselvallig zijn.

Donderdag is het eerst op de meeste plaatsen droog met weliswaar kans op een bui aan zee. In de namiddag zijn er buien in het westen en later ook in het centrum, mogelijk met onweer. De maxima liggen tussen 17 en 20 graden bij een strakke wind, meldt het KMI.

Vrijdag is het eerst op de meeste plaatsen zwaarbewolkt met regen of buien in het centrum en het oosten van het land. Later wisselen opklaringen en wolkenvelden elkaar af en wordt het overwegend droog. In de nacht naar zaterdag volgen regen- en onweersbuien vanaf het zuiden. De maxima liggen tussen 20 graden aan zee en 26 graden in de Kempen.

Zaterdagochtend verlaat een actieve regenzone ons land richting Nederland. Nadien wordt het wisselend bewolkt met nog lokale buien en kans op onweer. De maxima schommelen tussen 20 en 24 graden bij een zwakke of matige wind uit westelijke richtingen. Zondag krijgen we eerst brede opklaringen. In de loop van de dag verwachten we bewolkte perioden met vooral in het westen kans op enkele buien. De maxima liggen tussen 18 en 22 graden.

Maandag lijkt het droog te blijven met afwisselend zonnige perioden en wolkenvelden. Het kwik zou tussen 20 graden aan zee en 24 graden in de Kempen klimmen. Dinsdag wordt het droog en zonnig met soms enkele wolkenvelden. Het wordt warmer met maxima tussen 22 en 26 graden. Woensdag wordt het warm met maxima tussen 24 of 25 in de Hoge Venen en plaatselijk 29 of eventueel 30 graden in de Kempen.

Treinverkeer tussen Brussel en Antwerpen verstoord door kapotte stroomkabel

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Treinverkeer tussen Brussel en Antwerpen verstoord door kapotte stroomkabel

Op de spoorlijn tussen Brussel en Antwerpen zijn donderdagochtend tussen Vilvoorde en Mechelen in beide richtingen slechts twee van de vier sporen beschikbaar. Heel wat treinen zijn afgeschaft, de anderen hebben vertraging.

Dat werd vernomen bij Infrabel-woordvoerder Frédéric Petit. De oorzaak is een probleem met de stroomtoevoer, doordat een stroomkabel beschadigd raakte bij werkzaamheden.

Door de problemen rijden niet alle treinen tussen Brussel en Antwerpen, en de treinen die dat wel doen hebben momenteel een vertraging van gemiddeld tien minuten.

Hoe lang de problemen zullen aanhouden is op dit ogenblik nog niet duidelijk.

The family of missing teen: ‘He just couldn’t wait to go home’

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Familie vermiste tiener: ‘Hij kon niet wachten om naar huis terug te keren’

Theo, Hayez, with his cousin, Lisa, to the photo during the new year’s night, from 2018 and in the future.

The Australian police have been looking for But Hayez. The eighteen-year-old inhabitant of Brussels, and disappeared into the night from may 31 to June 1 in Byron Bay, a small town on the east Coast. “We are looking everywhere,” says his cousin.

Pour aider les parents à retrouver leur enfant.’ The crowdfundingpagina ‘Retrouver/find, But flow of the incoming e-mail messages. Close to 400 people ran in the past …

The federal police are spread opsporingsbericht in Australia has disappeared But Hayez

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Federale politie verspreidt opsporingsbericht voor in Australië verdwenen Théo Hayez

The photos circulated on the request of the Federal public prosecutor’s office

The Belgian federal police on Friday, an opsporingsbericht spread for the 18-year-old Belgian, But Hayez. This was at the request of the federal public prosecutor’s office, and in collaboration with childfocus established.

The police and the Belgian and Australian researchers, and has been looking for anyone that was in the days before his disappearance, by Hayez, has implemented ‘in any way’.

Rather, the audience was asked to view pictures that were taken on the night of the disappearance to the police. It has also been looking for a drone. According to the researchers, it is all of the information that is relevant to this alarming ‘ disappearance.

He Hayez came from Overijse, and was last seen on the night of the 31st of may to 1st of June. He was then in a nightclub in Byron Bay, in the state of New-South-Wales in the far east of Russia. Inspector Kehoe said that, Hayez, since his disappearance, not a single financial transaction or activity has been carried out. In the early hours of the morning of June 1, he’s been active on WhatsApp, but since then his phone is down. Hayez came out at the end of last year in Australia and it would be out this week to return to canada.

Investigators ask that anyone who was in contact with, But Hayez them a call at the toll-free number 0800/30300, or by childfocus established, at the number 116000. It can also be testified by the following e-mail address opsporingen@police.belgium.eu. The Belgian embassy in the Australian capital city of Canberra is in close contact with the local police in Byron Bay.

Click here to view the opsporingsbericht on the website of the belgian federal police.

The toddler died from ebola in Uganda

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Kleuter overleden aan ebola in OegandaB/BB/B

Human resources for health in Drc

In Uganda, a five-year-old boy died of ebola. It’s going to be the first case of the disease in Uganda since the onset of the epidemic, some ten months ago, in the north-east of the Netherlands.

As a matter of precaution, are all members of the family of the infant is placed in quarantine.

The five-year-old had become ill after he and his family are in the funeral of his grandfather, had been held in the Congo. The man had died of ebola. According to the world health organization (WHO), the Ugandan study, a team of associates dedicated to the town in Uganda, which controlled for other possible sources of infection, to examine them, and the people with whom the five-year-old has come into contact, to be vaccinated. As a matter of precaution, are all members of the family of the infant is placed in quarantine.

In the north-east of the Congo, in ten months ‘ time, more than 2,000 cases of ebola are registered. Two-thirds of them died.

Ham has to ask for ‘an unrealistic spells’ of the Vlaams belang

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Jambon heeft vragen bij 'irrealistische toverformules' van Vlaams Belang

Jan Jambon has supported today’s campaign, Frieda Brepoels, in Bilzen.

N-VA-big shot-Jan Ham and poses questions about the credibility of the programme of the Vlaams belang. Their formulae are rather populist, and I don’t think that will work, ” said Jan Jambon, tonight, in in this Regard. However, it would be easy to put them back in the opposition, to push it, because then you can have them in an unrealistic spells, voters are trying to attract.’ Vlaams belang should be in the conversation for the Flemish formateur, Bart De Wever.

Earlier today it became known that the Flemish formateur, Bart De Wever, also the N-VA, chairman of Vlaams belang, has been invited for a third interview, in the run-up to the formation of a government. If and when it is also in SPANISH.(A, CD&V and Open VLD, once again, on a call, it is not yet known.

The third call shows that the N-VA, Vlaams belang continues to be seriously seem to be taking this as a possible future ruling party. An interview with Jan Jambon, in the Matter, weakens that perception, however.

Jan Ham and imagines out loud the questions on the credibility of the Vlaams belang program. The party calls for a complete immigratiestop, and the abandonment of the solidarity contributions of the walloon region. “The Vlaams belang, has a clear mandate from the voters, but I think that the formula is quite populist, and that she’s not going to work,” says Ham.

The former deputy prime minister found that it was important for the party to talk to. “It would be too easy for them to “d” the office” is back at the opposition, pushing them so that they will continue with an unrealistic spells, voters may be trying to attract. We need to look at whether or not we, the Flemish Interest agreements should be able to make it, so that they will be able to determine if their formulas are already working, so that they also need to have to take some responsibility instead of have to shell out from the margins.’

The N-VA and Vlaams belang in Flanders, it is not the majority, and have an eventual governing coalition, therefore, a third party is needed. The parties, however, have already stated that they will not allow you to jump in. “There must, indeed, be a third party to come in. That’s a tough calling, and I will, they won’t be able to even make it more difficult, ” says Ham about it.

Over the weekend, thought Siegfried was for a Period from The seventh day to the chance of co-operation with the Flemish Interest is small, for the simple reason that there are too many differences’. The same day, announced that Theo Francken in the newspaper on Sunday that he is in a minority government, with gedoogsteun of SF are not mutually exclusive. For the CD&V and Open VLD, it is every form of cooperation with the Vlaams belang is excluded.

 

The number of asylum claims drops back to the level from the beginning of 2018

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Aantal asielaanvragen daalt terug tot niveau van begin 2018

Asylum-seekers at Fedasil, in Brussels

The Department of foreign affairs records from the previous month, 1.813, applications for refugee status to be recognised, which is a decrease compared to the previous year. That’s according to figures published by the office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless persons (CGRS).

The number of asylum applications has been reduced to the level at the beginning of last year. In the first nine months of 2019 were used, each for more than 2,000 people who request to be in need of international protection, and in may was 1.813.

The Department of foreign affairs had, in may, the exact 1.813 applicants for international protection. It is mainly people from Afghanistan, (248), Palestine (199), and Syria (158). In El Salvador, Iraq, iran, Turkey, Eritrea, Burundi, nigeria, Iran, and Somalia round out the top 10.

The number of failed

The number of asylum applications in the last few months and each time is a lot better than in the beginning of march. In January, there were more than 2 700, and in april, it is still to be 2.247 people. But for now, it is the level and year of the beginning of 2018. From January to June of this year, overall the number each time, around 1,800 applications for asylum.

The CGRS took place in may, 1.169, decisions on asylum applications, and in total 1,474 people. The level of protection, which is the percentage of people that are in need of international protection receive – was 44,2 percent. In all of 2019 but gave the Vluchtelingencommissariaat all 2.601 people to the status of refugees, and 425 have received the subsidiary protection status is granted.

The office of the Commissioner-General, at the end of may, a number of 6.424 cases that have not yet been dealt, for a total of 8.220 people. On the basis of the cash would have to 4,200 records to a normal workload, ” says the CGRS the 2.224 are left behind.

Belgium is negotiating a return IS orphaned

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België onderhandelt over terugkeer IS-weeskinderen

Themabeeld children in the palestinian refugee camp of Ain Issa, in Syria.

Our country has an agreement with the Kurdish authorities in Iraq, for the children of Belgium, IS fighters to return home.

An official delegation this morning welcomed by the Kurdish authorities in the North of Syria, in order to negotiate the possibility of a return of the Belgian-IS-the-orphans at us in the country.

The signing of this ‘memorandum of understanding’ regarding a transfer of some of the children, was in Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq.

As a result, the text is talking about the evacuation of children 10 to 12 years of age, with priority for children in an orphanage. They must first be transferred from the Old camps in the north-east of Syria, in the direction of Erbil, explained the minister of Foreign Affairs Reynders (MR) is off.

‘We’re going to have to work like other countries have done,” what it sounds like. ‘The defence may, in addition to logistical support.’ The Kurds ask for more, that is, foreign governments, their nationals and pulling out the over-crowded refugee camps. Among others, Sweden, the Netherlands, and France, and repatrieerden all around it.

Belgium was, until today, still reluctant to return to Belgium, it IS the children who are trapped in the Syrian camps, Al Hol and Aïn Issa. Officially it was the fact that the children – without their parents – were allowed to return home. However, the Belgian government took no initiative to get the children to pick up. This is changing now.

The Brussels-based psychologist and UNIVERSITY professor, Gerrit Loots, Heidi De Pauw, CEO of Child Focus at the moment is in Syria, in order to ascertain the state of the Belgium’S children. This mission is independent from the Belgian negotiations with the Kurdish authorities.