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New oil production starts offshore Brazil.

Production started from a floating production platform off the coast of Brazil that can process up to 150,000 barrels of oil per day, Royal Dutch Shell said.

- UPI - US

New metamaterial-enhanced MRI technique tested on humans.

Scientists from the Netherlands and Russia have designed and tested a new metasurface-based technology for enhancing the local sensitivity of MRI scanners on humans for the first time. The metasurface consists of thin resonant strips arranged periodically. Placed under a patient's head, it provided much higher signals from ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Chemists synthesize molecular pretzels.

Chemists at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have discovered a new class of molecules. This week they report in Nature Communications on their synthesis method leading to 'quasicatenanes': pretzel-like molecules consisting of two molecular rings 'oppositely' coupled at a central ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Dutch Company Reusing Lima's Plastic Trash: Beach Clean Up.

The sponsor of the beach cleanup will be using the same plastic trash that is collected as a base material for their products. Will you be attending?

- Peruthisweek - PE

Trump's Cruel and Unusual Budget.

Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener George Zornick on the president's attack on the poor, Ari Berman on voting rights, and Joshua Holland on Trump's travels. The post Trump's Cruel and Unusual Budget appeared first on The Nation.

- The Nation - US

We will learn from United'sperformance, says Ajax coach.

Ajax Amsterdam coach Peter Bosz was disappointed by his team's performance in their 2-0 defeat by Manchester United in Wednesday's Europa League final, but vowed to learn from United's physical display and come back stronger. Jose Mourinho's more experienced side overpowered Ajax across the 90 minutes, conceding possession ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Rutte predicts Dutch Senate to support EU-Ukraine Association.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte predicts that the country's Senate on May 30 will support the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, which will pave way for the government to ratify the deal, Radio Svoboda reports.

- UNIAN - UA

Slain Van Bredas swallowed own blood.

Triple murder accused Henri van Breda's legal representative argued that an initial statement he made to police should be inadmissible.

- Cape Times - SA

Warning of global pension time bomb - US$70 trillion savings gap is growing.

The world's biggest economies are sitting on a US$70 trillion pensions time bomb that will balloon to more than US$400 trillion within four decades unless policymakers take urgent action, the World Economic Forum has warned. Analysis by the WEF showed the six countries with biggest pensions - the US, UK, Japan, ...

- Stuff - NZ

Trump expects 'robust' G7 discussions on trade and climate - U.S. | Reuters.

By Steve Holland | TAORMINA, Italy TAORMINA, Italy U.S. President Donald Trump expects a tough debate over trade and climate change with other Group of Seven leaders at their forthcoming summit, White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said on Thursday.Trump and the leaders of Japan, Canada, Germany, France, Britain and Italy ...

- Firstpost - IN

Mark Zuckerberg calls for exploring basic income in Harvard commencement speech.

Harvard University/YouTubeIn his Harvard commencement speech on Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg advocated exploring a system in which all people receive a standard salary just for being alive, no questions asked. The system, known as universal basic income, is one of the trendiest economic theories of the past few ...

- Business Insider - US

Mark Zuckerberg says basic income is worth exploring in Harvard commencement speech

Mariana Bazo/ReutersIn his Harvard University commencement speech Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg advocated for exploring a system in which all people receive a standard salary just for being alive, no questions asked. The system is known as "universal basic income," and it's one of the trendiest economic theories ...

- Business Insider - US

IWPR Hosts Syrian Women for Netherlands Tour

A rare opportunity to hear first-hand stories of life inside the conflict. IWPR is to bring female Syrian journalists and activists to the Netherlands to share their experiences of war with a wider audience. The tour, made possible with funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will also include screenings of five ...

- IWPR - UK

News24.com | Van Breda 'cool, calm, no emotion' on day of triple murders

Henri van Breda asked police if he needed a lawyer the day of the murder, but was met with a response of: "Why? Are you guilty?" the Western Cape High Court has heard.

- News24.com - ZA

Barge delays of several days at Rotterdam World Gateway

Intermodal operator Contargo outlines contingency plans after new alliance schedules disrupt RWG container terminal

- LloydsList - UK

News24.com | AS IT HAPPENED: Court hears gruesome details of the Van Breda murders

WARNING: Graphic content. The Van Breda murder trial continued at the Western Cape High Court, where chilling details of the murders were revealed.

- News24.com - ZA

Mata praises ruthless Mourinho as finals streak continues

Juan Mata praised Jose Mourinho's remarkable knack for coming out on top on the biggest occasions after Manchester United beat Ajax Amsterdam 2-0 to signal the Portuguese coach's 12th triumph in a final from 14 attempts. Ajax coach Peter Bosz called the Stockholm showdown "boring" as his young impressionable side were ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

United players dedicate Europa League win to Manchester victims

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has dedicated their Europa League triumph over Ajax Amsterdam to the victims of the deadly bomb attack in Manchester on Monday, while Juan Mata and Paul Pogba also paid tribute to those affected.

- BDNews24 - BD

United's Pogba helps ease burden of world record price tag

Manchester United's Paul Pogba took a step towards helping repay his world record transfer fee with the opening goal in their Europa League win over Ajax Amsterdam on Wednesday which gave them a place in next season's lucrative Champions League.

- BDNews24 - BD

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- Matador Network - US

News24.com | Henri van Breda avoids gruesome pics of dead family

Murder accused Henri van Breda sat on the far end of the dock in the High Court in a bid to avoid seeing photos of his murdered family members.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | LIVE: Court hears gruesome details of the Van Breda murders

WARNING: Graphic content. The Van Breda murder trial continues at the Western Cape High Court, where chilling details of the murders are being revealed.

- News24.com - ZA

Fatal injuries of Van Breda family detailed in court

Triple murder accused, Henri van Breda sat with his head bowed throughout the testimony of a forensic pathologist who had conducted the post mortem on his family.

- Cape Times - SA

Analysis: Netherlands light tactical vehicle procurement

Key Points Requirement calls for five vehicle types New vehicles will replace Mercedes-Benz G-Class platforms The Dutch Ministry of Defence's requirement for a new light tactical vehicle with a 12 kN capacity and protection option will replace the Mercedes-Benz G-Class vehicles that were

- Jane’s - US

Saab Grintek reveals BattleTek 5

Saab has launched BattleTek 5, the latest, immersive version of its command and staff training system at the 2017 International Training and Education Conference in Rotterdam. Developed by Saab's South African subsidiary, Saab Grintek Defence , BattleTek was first fielded about 20 years

- Jane’s - US

Exercise 'Formidable Shield' to test SMART-L's BMD capabilities

International maritime exercise 'Formidable Shield', to be held in the Hebrides this October, will be used to test NATO's theatre ballistic missile defence capabilities. During the exercise the Royal Netherlands Navy air defence and command frigate HNLMS De Ruyter , fitted with a

- Jane’s - US

News24.com | LIVE: Henri's brother Rudi 'suffered the most violent attack'

WARNING: Graphic content. The Van Breda murder trial continues at the Western Cape High Court, where gruesome details of the murders are being revealed.

- News24.com - ZA

Double First: 19th-Century Book Is 1st with Photos, by 1st Female Photographer

The Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands has acquired a photography first: the first book to be illustrated with photos, by a pioneering female photographer.

- Livescience.com - US

Man United beat Ajax 2-0 to win Europa League on emotional night

Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a goal in each half as their team comfortably outclassed Ajax Amsterdam to win an emotional Europa League final 2-0 and qualify for the group stages of the Champions League.

- France24 - FR

Van Breda's injuries 'textbook' self-inflicted

The scratch wounds on his arms are all equal in depth and are almost perfectly parallel,' "Jacob Dempers told the Western Cape High Court.

- Cape Times - SA

Dutch funeral expo digs up the latest in death trends

AMSTERDAM, May 25 — Coffins decked out with board games, gravesites doubling as vegetable patches or children's toy funeral building bricks' complete with a hearse and crematorium — just some of the latest trends for dealing with death....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Pogba helps ease burden of world record price tag

STOCKHOLM, May 25 ― Manchester United's Paul Pogba took a step towards helping repay his world record transfer fee with the opening goal in their Europa League win over Ajax Amsterdam yesterday which gave them a place in next season's lucrative...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Manchester United outclass Ajax to win Europa League

Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a goal in each half as their team comfortably outclassed Ajax Amsterdam to win an emotional Europa League final 2-0 and qualify for the group stages of the Champions League. A minute's silence held for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing at a pop concert in ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

We will learn from United's performance, says Ajax coach Bosz

STOCKHOLM, May 25 ― Ajax Amsterdam coach Peter Bosz was disappointed by his team's perfromance in their 2-0 defeat by Manchester United in yesterday's Europa League final, but vowed to learn from United's physical display and come back stronger....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Highlights Europa League final, Manchester United vs Ajax Amsterdam, football score and updates: United win title

Catch all the Live updates and score from the Eruopa League final between Manchester United and Ajax Amsterdam in Stockholm The post Highlights Europa League final, Manchester United vs Ajax Amsterdam, football score and updates: United win title appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Manchester United outclass Ajax to win Europa League on emotional night

Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a goal in each half as their team comfortably outclassed Ajax Amsterdam to win an emotional Europa League final 2-0 and qualify for the group stages of the Champions League.

- BDNews24 - BD

United outclass Ajax to win Europa League on emotional night

STOCKHOLM - Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a goal in each half as their team comfortably outclassed Ajax Amsterdam to win an emotional Europa League final 2-0 and qualify for the group stages of the Champions League.

- SBS.com.au - AU

LACS launches new TES system

Italy's Laser Advanced Combat System has developed an eponymous laser-based tactical engagement simulation for live force-on-force training. The system - which was launched at the 2017 International Training and Education Conference in Rotterdam - has the usual configuration of

- Jane’s - US

All 111 children who went missing in 2016 were found

In Malta, in 2016, as many as 111 children went missing but in all instances they were found and returned home, according to the Missing Children Europe report issued to mark International Missing Children's Day tomorrow. A large number of the cases involved adolescents who failed to return home when expected, and six ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Manchester United outclass Ajax to win Europa League

Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a goal in each half as their team outclassed Ajax Amsterdam to win an emotional Europa League final 2-0 and qualify for the group stages of next season's Champions League. There was silence and then applause before the game to honour the victims of Monday's deadly ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

A historian's TED talk on basic income got a standing ovation — here's what he said

TED ConferenceUniversal basic income — a system of wealth distribution that involves giving people a monthly wage just for being alive — got a standing ovation at the 2017 TED conference, held in April. Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian and basic income advocate, gave a talk on the subject in which he explored a crucial ...

- Business Insider - US

As mainstream parties flounder, why aren't the Greens cashing in?

A recent victory for the Dutch Greens belies a wider trend. Ahead of elections In Austria, France, Germany and the UK, the Greens are struggling to woo disaffected voters who have turned away from the center.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

News24.com | Prof rejects Van Breda's explanation for wounds

Two demonstrations have not been enough to convince forensic pathologist Professor Johan Dempers that Henri Van Breda's version of how he sustained his injuries was plausible.

- News24.com - ZA

Expert says selling U.S. oil reserve could dampen oil prices

Selling of the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve would mean a greater supply to the international market, thus having a dampening effect on prices, Sijbren de Jong, analyst at The Hague Center for Strategic Studies and expert in energy security told Trend May 24.

- AzerNews - AZ

Dutch Senate forms majority to support EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

The majority has been formed in the Dutch Senate in support of the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, according to BNR.nl.

- UNIAN - UA

Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker, gives him environmental letter | Reuters

By Philip Pullella and Steve Holland | VATICAN CITY VATICAN CITY Pope Francis urged U.S. The post Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker, gives him environmental letter | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Ronald Koeman outlines Everton's summer transfer strategy

Dutch coach hopes to add attacking players to his squad to deal with increased fixture list.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

News24.com | AS IT HAPPENED: Evidence of self inflicted wounds mounts against Henri

The Van Breda murder trial continued at the Western Cape High Court for day 17 of the proceedings.

- News24.com - ZA

Tom Holland fights crime in third 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer

Tom Holland swings into action to help out the everyday citizens of New York City in the third trailer for "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

- UPI - US

Why China's Slick Strategy to Dominate the South China Sea Is Working

Michael Vatikiotis Security, Asia And is unlikely to be challenged. A year ago, there were real fears that contested claims over tiny specks of coral in the South China Sea could spark a war in Southeast Asia involving China, the 10 ASEAN member states and the US. The risks greatly multiplied after a special tribunal ...

- The National Interest - US

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