Shells, bombs and hand grenades are still found across Belgium on a daily basis. Every year, a special unit removes over 150 metric tons of unexploded ordnance.
Across Europe, walk-outs by crew members of various airlines have led to dozens of canceled or delayed flights.
Belgium has returned the mortal remains of Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba to Democratic Republic of Congo and his family. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, DR Congo's representative to the United Nations, discussed the move and its significance with The World's host Carol Hills.
History professor Charles Tshimanga-Kashama joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the historic visit and its implications for the future relations between the two countries.
“As omicron makes its way around the world, we have to see borders not as a stop point, but more as a surveillance point,” said Kelley Lee, a researcher of cross-border measures at Simon Fraser University in Canada.
Protests against COVID-19 restrictions, some of them turning violent, rocked Europe over the weekend. Also, Sudan's top military commander reinstates Abdulla Hamdok, but as interim prime minister, until new elections are held. And, two of 17 missionaries kidnapped in October have been released in Haiti.
Top of The World: Devastating floods across parts of western Germany and Belgium have left more than 120 people dead. And, Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has stepped down after failing to form a new government. Also, Cuba has agreed to temporarily lift some restrictions, following unprecedented protests.
A hunger strike by hundreds of migrants living in Belgium without legal permission is putting increasing pressure on a government coalition weighing the wellbeing of those involved against the need to stick to immigration and asylum rules.
Up to 200 undocumented migrants, including teenagers, have occupied St. John the Baptist in Brussels since the end of January. They're calling on the government to grant them legal status.
The performance piece features musician Tcha Limberger, who is Roma, and pays homage to the hundreds of thousands who died in the Romani genocide during the Holocaust, whose stories often go untold.