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US ambassador to Estonia resigns over Trump comments

HELSINKI (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Estonia has resigned over frustrations with President Donald Trump's comments about the European Union and his treatment of Washington's European allies.<p>In a private Facebook message posted Friday, James D. Melville wrote: "For the President to say EU was 'set …

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Biologische bloemenkwekers bundelen krachten

"Nederland is bloemenland, aandeel biologische kwekers nog zeer klein" <br>Biologische bloemenkwekers bundelen krachten<p>Tholen - Vorige week woensdag 21 …

Koningin Máxima en minister van Landbouw Carola Schouten kwamen een kijkje nemen bij de Agrifirm stand op de Biobeurs in Zwolle. https://t.co/GKe6LRAZ92

Flinke stijging aantal biologische boerderijen | NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl

In een jaar tijd zijn er 245 biologische landbouwbedrijven bij gekomen, meldt Localfocus op basis van cijfers van het Centraal Bureau voor de …

Tweede BIOtechniekdag professioneler

Naar schatting 550 belangstellenden kwamen naar de tweede editie van de BIOtechniekdag in de hal van de firma Hagranop in Tollebeek. Daaronder zo'n …

Having a high IQ is a curse ... just look at Donald Trump | Arwa Mahdawi

My IQ is extremely, almost embarrassingly, high. I’ve never actually taken an IQ test, mind you, but my educated guess is that, if I did, my score would be whatever is the highest possible. No doubt your IQ is lower than mine, but please don’t feel stupid or insecure because of this, it’s not your …

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Dustin Hoffman needs to realise that it’s not how he feels that matters | Deborah Orr

Repeatedly accused of harassment, the actor refuses to accept full responsibility: instead he implies that those speaking out are not reliable<p>When is an apology not an apology? Usually, these days, it seems. Dustin Hoffman is the most recent big beast to be sorry/not sorry. Fellow actor Anna Graham …

Chinese tech giant Tencent has surpassed Facebook in market value

HONG KONG — China's biggest social network and gaming firm, Tencent Holdings, which last week reported forecast-beating quarterly results, is close to making Malaysia the first foreign country to roll out its WeChat ecosystem, an executive told Reuters.<p>Tencent has made a "breakthrough" in gaining …

China blocks debate about downfall of internet censor Lu Wei

Government order tells online publishers to ‘find and delete negative comments attacking the system’<p>China has moved to censor discussion of its censor-in-chief’s censure, apparently fearful the country’s 750 million internet users might use his downfall to assail the Communist party’s draconian …

Turkish marriage law a blow to women's rights, say activists

Bill allowing Muslim clerics to conduct civil marriages passed despite protests amid fears it could lead to more child brides<p>Activists and opposition politicians in Turkey have rounded on a law that allows Muslim clerics to conduct civil marriages, describing it as a blow to women’s rights and …

‘This is the apocalypse’: Italian press mourns nation’s World Cup exit

• Sweden stalemate means Italy fail to qualify for first time in 60 years<br>• Speculation rife over successor to head coach Gian Piero Ventura<p>“Italy, this is the apocalypse,” was the headline in the country’s leading sports paper La Gazzetta dello Sport on Tuesday morning, perhaps an understandable …

Ditch All Those Other Messaging Apps: Here's Why You Should Use Signal

Stop me if you've heard this before. You text a friend to finalize plans, anxiously awaiting their reply, only to get a message from them on Snapchat …

Irony used to define the English. In Brexit Britain, it’s self-importance | Zoe Williams

The Tory rampage in this divided island has warped our national identity, giving birth to a politics with no sense of the absurd<p>It’s important not to romanticise the past, otherwise you end up like a cut-price, leftist Nigel Farage marching to a whinier, less exhilarating drumbeat. But I distinctly …

New Features for Groups to Build Communities

<i>By Alex Deve</i>In June, we hosted our first-ever Facebook Communities Summit in Chicago with hundreds of Facebook group admins. Since the Summit, we’ve …

Wanneer krijgen we allemaal glasvezel in Nederland?

Nederland staat nog steeds relatief hoog in de wereldwijde internetsnelheid-ranglijst die elk jaar wordt gemaakt, maar we zakken. Waar je een paar …

All five living former US presidents make rare appearance together

Presidents gather for fundraiser for those affected by hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands<p>The five living former US presidents made a rare appearance together on stage on Saturday night at a fundraiser for those affected by recent hurricanes that struck Texas, …

Grace Jones: ‘Size zero is like the walking dead. Not sexy at all’

The model, singer – and subject of a new film – on Trump, not being allowed to hit people and why she misses Concorde<p>A singer, songwriter, actor and model, Grace Jones was born in Jamaica in 1948. She was brought up by her grandmother and violent step-grandfather and moved to Syracuse, New York, to …

As Coal Plant Shutdown Looms, Arizona's Navajos And Hopis Look For Economic Solutions

For decades, fossil fuel was the only game in town. Now, even that is threatening to disappear.<p>For 27 years, Erwin Marks helped design military aircraft, missiles, drones and even solid rocket boosters for the space shuttle. The work was a good fit for Marks, who’d left the Navajo Nation to study …

Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former White House adviser Steve Bannon depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a "destructive" presidency during his time in the White House.<p>Bannon's scathing remarks on Friday night amounted to a retort to a Bush …

Guo Wengui, the maverick Chinese billionaire who threatens to crash Xi's party

The Trump-like real estate mogul promises to disrupt the showpiece party congress in Beijing with new revelations about the country’s ‘mafioso elite’<p>He paints himself as the Che Guevara of Chinese crony capitalism, a billionaire insurgent vowing to bring down the system from the comfort of his $68m …

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Iraq accuses Kurds of 'declaration of war' in Kirkuk

The Iraqi government has accused Kurdish authorities of bringing fighters from Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to the disputed province of Kirkuk, in a move it called a "declaration of war".<p>The accusation was quickly rejected by Kurdish officials later on Sunday.<p>Thousands of Iraqi …

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Venezuela opposition rejects election results

Venezuela's opposition coalition refused to recognise the results of Sunday's gubernatorial elections where the ruling socialists won a surprise majority, raising the spectre of more political turmoil in the oil-rich nation.<p>The Democratic Unity's (MUD) election campaign chief, Gerardo Blyde, …

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve last year, only a spelling error stopped them. They were digitally looting an account of the Bangladesh Central Bank, when bankers grew suspicious about a withdrawal request that had misspelled “foundation” as …

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Iraqi forces launch operation for Kurdish-held oil fields, military base

By Loveday Morris and<p>Mustafa Salim<p>BAGHDAD — Clashes broke out early Monday in northern Iraq as Iraqi forces moved to recapture Kurdish-held oil fields and a military base near the city of Kirkuk, setting the stage for a battle between two U.S. allies.<p>After a three-day standoff, Iraqi forces …

Rutte III-filter

Na een recordlange formatie is het kabinet Rutte III er bijna. Wij gidsen je door het regeerakkoord. Hoe wordt het geld verdeeld? Wat hebben de …

'We were lied to': voters who have changed their mind on Brexit

We asked our readers if they regretted the way they voted in last year’s referendum. We hear from both Leave and Remain voters who have since experienced doubts about the way they voted, and how the departure process is unfolding.

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