Category Archives: News and Politics

Toots Thielemans passed away at 94

On Monday August 22, 2016 at the age of 94 a real Brussels Ketje (“street kid” in old Brussels slang) passed away leaving the world a large amount of wonderful music drawings. Blowing in the wind he whistled our sorrows away. … Continue reading

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31st Olympic Games

In Rio de Janeiro, and not the new national capital Brasília, on Friday night August the 5th 2016, after seven years with a lot of power of money oppressing the poor, having put many out of their houses like it … Continue reading

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The amazing life of the first woman to run for US president

Originally posted on Kopitiam Bot:
(Source: http://www.businessinsider.sg) US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is not the first woman to run for President.  As Janet Tavakoli at Tavakoli Structured Finance pointed out on Monday, the first female nominee was in fact over a century ago…

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Belgian priest stabbed at his home in Lanaken

I do not know what may be in the head of the person who came begging for money by a Belgian priest. A few days ago cowardly ISIS jihadis have tried to justify the slaughter of a French priest by … Continue reading

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Sfinks Mixed and asylum seekers

At the yearly freely accessible World Festival Sfinks in Boechout, where for years already many volunteers from all sorts of background (this year 1580), including asylum seekers from different countries, try to build up a lovely atmosphere of brotherhood and … Continue reading

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Migration, a story of two worlds and a play toy of the media

The EESC at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn brought together Europeans with a crying heart who could see that there is not much left of the unifying spirit for which Europe got a few years ago the … Continue reading

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EU’s European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) asylum seekers and Eastern neighbours

At the May plenary of the EU’s European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) the EESC called for a more proactive, dynamic approach, focusing on regional stabilisation and greater social and civil dialogue. The problems in Turkey were not yet there, putting a … Continue reading

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Editor of Flemish Gülen inspired newspaper threatened

The press officer of the Turkish embassy has personally threatened Mete Öztürk, editor of the Gülen inspired newspaper Zaman Vandaag (Zaman Today), two hours after the coup and said that the Turkish people in Belgium should take steps against Zaman … Continue reading

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Belgian aftershock from the Turkish coup d’état

Belgian Ummah The Ummah (Arabic: الامة الاسلامية Al-Ummah al-Islamiyya or simply Al-umma) or worldwide Islamic community in Belgium feels the aftershock of the Turkish coup d’état.  The Ummah is seen as a global unit to which those countries are counted … Continue reading

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Bosphorus bloodshed

Nice is a very popular place by Belgians to go on holiday, but Istanbul is also a very great favourite. The most populous city in Turkey and the country’s economic, cultural, and historic centre at the Bosporus, also spelled Bosphorus … Continue reading

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