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Agriculture and Dirty Rivers: Mark Rutte will do this in India
Asia, Business, India, News, UK

Agriculture and Dirty Rivers: Mark Rutte will do this in India

Agriculture and Dirty Rivers: Mark Rutte will do this in India. India: the land of the Taj Mahal, Bollywood and curry. It is the second largest economy in Asia and a home for 1.3 billion inhabitants. Prime Minister Mark Rutte will visit this week for a trade mission. And he is accompanied by a large delegation of 131 Dutch companies and four ministers.   Such a trade mission is pretty lucrative for Dutch companies. During a visit to China last April, 248 million euros were contracted. Rutte will talk to Prime Minister Modi in India about the impending steel war with the United States and negotiations on a trade agreement between the EU and India. The two also spoke in The Hague last year. Rutte gave Modi a gift as a present, reports eBuzzFeed. India is looking for investments, and ...
Record Number of Britons Applying for German Nationality
Germany, Local, News, UK

Record Number of Britons Applying for German Nationality

A record number of Britons received German nationality last year: 7493, against 2865 in 2016, and only 622 in 2015, reports the German statistical office. The connection with the approaching Brexit is obvious: 2016 was the year that the British voted in an election to leave the European Union.   In the past two years, a total of 10,362 Britons were German nationals, and that is more than double that in the fifteen years before: between 2000 and 2015 there were almost 5100, published by the News Tribune. About nine percent of Britons who received a German passport do not live in Germany, but have a connection with the country, for example, who fled the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s. The largest group of foreigners who received German nationality were, just like in previous years, th...
Woman Gets Lifelong for Sadistic Attack with Sulfuric Acid
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Woman Gets Lifelong for Sadistic Attack with Sulfuric Acid

Woman Gets Lifelong for Sadistic Attack with Sulfuric Acid. A South African woman who doused her Dutch ex-boyfriend with sulfuric acid, has to go into the cell for life. The British judge has determined that. After 12 years she is eligible for early release, writes CNN News.   The woman, Berlinah Wallace, had a relationship with Mark van Dongen from Brabant. In September 2015, he went to the Wallace apartment in Bristol to put an end to the link. He stayed with her. When he lay in bed, the woman threw a glass of acid over him. The 29-year-old Van Dongen got paralysed on his neck and was in a coma for four months. He lost his left leg, an eye and an ear. Fifteen months after the attack, he underwent euthanasia in Belgium. Wallace was acquitted of murder and manslaughter, but the co...
Malaysia Stops the Search for Missing MH370
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Malaysia Stops the Search for Missing MH370

Malaysia Stops the Search for Missing MH370. The new government of Malaysia will stop the search for the missing plane MH370 next week. The minister of transport says that the contract with the American company Ocean Infinity has been extended until Tuesday and then ends.   According to the City News Journal, Flight MH370 disappeared on 8 March 2014, when it was en route from the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Probably the Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed in the Indian Ocean. On the French island of La Réunion and the African continent, several fragments washed up that probably come from the plane, but nothing else has been recovered from the aircraft. The new Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, who was elected two weeks ago, had already announced that he wou...
Journalists Visited North Korea Nuclear Test Location
International, News, North Korea

Journalists Visited North Korea Nuclear Test Location

Journalists Visited North Korea Nuclear Test Location. A group of foreign journalists went to a remote area in North Korea to witness the dismantling of a nuclear test site. At the last moment, eight reporters from South Korea also received permission to travel to Punggye-Ri.   The journalists boarded the train for the first part of the journey, whose windows are blinded. They were told not to open the windows during the trip, writes Town News. The American, British, Chinese and Russian journalists gathered in the North Korean port city of Wönsan last night. A South Korean government plane flew its journalists to the town this morning. The group will witness a formal closing ceremony of the test location, which takes place tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, depending on the weath...
American Writer Philip Roth Died in Manhattan Hospital
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American Writer Philip Roth Died in Manhattan Hospital

The American writer Philip Roth died in a hospital in Manhattan. The chronicler of society and Jewish life in the US was 85 years old, reports The English News.   Roth made his debut in 1959 with the collection of stories Farewell, Columbus. He has written more than thirty books, including the sexually revolutionary novel Portnoy's complaint and American pastoralism, for which he won a Pulitzer prize in 1998. He was for years as a contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature, but he did not receive it. He did win several other prestigious awards, such as the National Book Award (twice), the Pen / Faulkner Award (three times) and the Man Booker International Prize. American trilogy American Pastoral, I was married to a Communist, and The human blemish is together called the Americ...