Remains of Congolese independence leader Lumumba returned home

Issued on: 06/23/2022 – 05:05 The coffin of slain Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba returned to his home on Wednesday for an emotionally charged tour and burial, more than six decades after his assassination. A plane took Lumumba’s mortal remains – a tooth that ex-colonial power Belgium handed over to his family on Monday – … Read more

Remains of Congo’s first leader are returned from Belgium

The remains of Congo’s independence leader Patrice Lumumba arrived in the capital, Kinshasa, from Belgium Wednesday and will be taken around the country KINSHASA, Congo — The remains of Congo’s independence leader Patrice Lumumba arrived in the capital, Kinshasa, from Belgium Wednesday and will be taken around the country, a government official said. After leading … Read more

European Union executive: Make Ukraine a member candidate

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s executive arm on Friday recommended making Ukraine a candidate for EU membership, a morale booster and a first step on what is expected to be a long road for the war-torn country to join the 27-nation bloc. If Ukrainians were under any illusion that the European Commission’s positive assessment would … Read more

Kinder factory at center of Salmonella cases can reopen

Ferrero’s Belgian factory is authorized to restart Kinder chocolate production subject to strict testing A factory in Belgium behind a Salmonella contamination in Kinder chocolates sold in Europe can reopen conditionally after a clean-up by owner Ferrero, health authorities said Friday. Ferrero was forced to withdraw more than 3,000 tonnes of Kinder products worth tens … Read more

Prosecutors want life for surviving Paris attacks member

PARIS — French prosecutors on Friday laid out their sentencing demands in the historic Paris trial of 20 men suspected of critical roles 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 attacking jihadis, prosecutors demanded a life sentence. … Read more

Belgian king reiterates regrets for colonial past in DR Congo, stops short of apology

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

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

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

French Open results 2022: Iga Swiatek beats Daria Kasatkina, exposes Ash Barty retirement

Ash Barty’s disappearance from tennis has paved the way for Iga Swiatek to destroy everyone and storm into the French Open final. Iga Swiatek booked her place in a second French Open final on Thursday as the world number one outclassed Russian Daria Kasatkina to extend her unbeaten streak to 34 matches. The 2020 Roland … Read more

Swiatek extends winning run, to face Gauff in French Open final

Iga Swiatek broke into her second French Open final on Thursday and will face Coco Gauff for the title after the teenager became the youngest Grand Slam finalist since 2004. Gauff is the youngest Grand Slam finalist since Maria Sharapova stunned Serena Williams to win Wimbledon 18 years ago. Originally published as Swiatek extends winning … Read more