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Multidisciplinary Project Team to be dissolved

WILLEMSTAD – The Multidisciplinary Project Team (MDPT), that is in charge of negotiation the future of the oil refinery in Curaçao, will be dissolved. Refineria di Korsou (RdK), the owner of the refinery is now in charge of the process of looking for a new operator for the refinery. That is what the government of […]

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Illegal slot machines in bars

WILLEMSTAD – The Inspection Team of Economic Affairs has seized two slot machines at Buena Vista. There was no permit for this and they will never get one issued either because there is a school nearby. That is against the law. At one of the bars, near post 5 Isla (oil refinery), the slot machine […]

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Donald Trump faces backlash as he reveals ‘Fake News Awards’ winners

Donald Trump, who has routinely peddled conspiracy theories and mistruths from the office of the presidency, sought to question the accuracy of the media on Wednesday by unveiling the so-called “Fake News Awards”.The president used his preferred medium of Twitter to announce “the winners”, which ranged from minor errors by journalists on social media to news reports that later invited ...

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Wing and a prayer: pope marries couple on plane over Chile

The bride had walked down the aisle countless times before, usually pushing a trolley of drinks or reheated food. She wore a neat uniform with a name badge instead of a white dress, and probably checked the guests had fastened their seat belts before the ceremony. Love was definitely in the air when Pope Francis married two cabin crew members ...

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Zimbabwe president promises ‘free and fair’ election in five months

Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced that elections will be held within “four to five months”, the first since the end of Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule last year.             Emmerson Mnangagwa says the elections will be ‘free, credible, fair and indisputable’. Photograph: Mauro Vombe/AFP/Getty Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced that elections will be held within “four to five months”, ...

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Amerikaanse ambassade Israël verhuist in 2018 niet naar Jeruzalem

De geplande verhuizing van de Amerikaanse ambassade in Israël naar Jeruzalem zal niet binnen een jaar plaatsvinden. Dat heeft president Donald Trump woensdag gezegd. Trump erkende in december Jeruzalem als hoofdstad van Israël en zette het proces in gang om de Amerikaanse ambassade van Tel Aviv naar Jeruzalem te verplaatsen. Dit voornemen stuitte op grote verontwaardiging in de Arabische wereld en ...

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Tientallen doden na brand in bus Kazachstan

Doordat de bus waarin ze zaten in brand vloog, zijn zeker 52 mensen om het leven gekomen in Kazachstan. Het ongeluk gebeurde in het noordwesten, liet het ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken weten. De brand ontstond vermoedelijk na kortsluiting. Slechts vijf mensen wisten te ontkomen. De bus brandde volledig uit. Alle slachtoffers komen uit buurland Oezbekistan. De bus is in Hongarije gefabriceerd. ...

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Code rood voor grote delen Nederland vanwege westerstorm

Het KNMI heeft voor grote delen Nederland code rood uitgegeven vanwege de westerstorm. Het weeralarm geldt voor de provincies Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland, Utrecht, Gelderland, Overijssel en Flevoland. In die provincies kunnen windsnelheden van 100 tot 120 kilometer per uur voorkomen. Aan de kust is dat mogelijk 130 kilometer per uur. In de rest van het land is code oranje van kracht. De ...

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