The RTL Today Radio News team brings you the latest news headlines for Tuesday, 7 February.
PETROL PRICES - The price of standard and super unleaded petrol has dropped, while diesel prices will remain unchanged. A litre of standard 95 petrol costs €1.55 from today, while super unleaded (98) petrol will drop by 4.9 cents to €1.75 per litre.
LOTTERY WINNERS - Two people will share just over €15 million after hitting upon the winning Lotto combination this weekend. According to the National lottery, one of the winners is in Luxembourg. Both winners will share the prize and receive half of the jackpot, which is €7,830,576. The lucky winner in the Grand Duchy now has 60 days to make themselves known to the National Lottery and claim their prize.
TURKEY/SYRIA EARTHQUAKE - More than 4,300 people have died following a huge earthquake which collapsed buildings in Turkey and Syria. The number of victims continues to rise. Rescuers are racing to save people trapped beneath the rubble after thousands of buildings collapsed in both countries. Promises of aid have poured in from countries in the EU, the United States, Japan, Russia and elsewhere after Turkey issued an international appeal for help.
Xavier Bettel and Jean Asselborn have expressed sympathy for the victims of the earthquakes, while Luxembourgish charities have been quick to set up donation appeals. The Luxembourg Red Cross is asking for donations for those left homeless in the wake of the disaster, while Caritas is sending money to go towards essential items such as food, blankets and medication. For more on this developing story, check out our live ticker on RTL Today.
POLICE BRUSSELS - A major police operation took place on Monday evening in the European Quarter of Brussels, with over 30 police officers. According to reports armed suspects were holed up in a building near the European Commission, which was stormed by police at around 10pm. There are no more details at the moment.
FRANCE STRIKES - France is bracing for new strikes and mass demonstrations against the unpopular pension reform today. Today’s protests are the third such nationwide rallies this year. Last week's demonstrations brought out 1.3 million people across the country, according to the police, while unions claimed more than 2.5 million people took part. Massive disturbances in public transport in France can be expected again, including connections to Luxembourg. You can find details at cfl.lu.
FRANCE AVALANCHE - There were further deaths due to avalanches in the Alps. Two climbers were swept away in Pont de l'Alpe in France and one woman did not survive. It follows avalanches in Austria and Switzerland at the weekend, which left five people dead. Officials are warning of the risks posed by particularly unstable snow cover.
SKIING WC - It is the start of the Alpine Skiing World Cup in France. Italy’s Federica Brignone claimed gold in the women’s word alpine combined after hot favourite and defending champion Mikaela Shiffrin made a mistake shortly before the finish line. Today, it’s the men’s combined event – a race, divided in two runs, with gold being awarded to the skier with the fastest aggregate time.
BOXING - Former world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will face American Jermaine Franklin at London's O2 Arena on April 1. Joshua is returning to the ring after two successive defeats to Oleksandr Usyk, with the British fighter's most recent loss against the Ukrainian coming last August in Saudi Arabia. The 33-year-old takes on Franklin in search of his first victory since beating Kubrat Pulev in 2020.
A clear, cold day lies ahead, with morning frosts warming up to afternoon sunshine. Be careful when heading out this morning in case of ice! Fortunately things will warm up a little later on, and we'll be graced with sunshine all day.Morning temperatures start off cold at -3 to -1°C, but will rise to around 3-5°C in the afternoon.
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