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Dit enorme sprookjeskasteel werd voor één man gebouwd

Ludwig II droeg het kasteel op aan de beroemde componist Richard Wagner, een oude vriend en vertrouweling van de koning.<p>“De locatie is een van de …

20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to …

22 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

While this sentence is one you might not expect from Steve Jobs, it is one that all of us can -- and should -- say.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He challenged other people to work harder, work longer, and do <i>more</i> -- sometimes more than they thought was possible.<p>Jobs was ... well, let's …

Self-improvement

Suspended – Medium

How to Add Low Power Mode to Control Center with iOS 11 on iPhone

The people asked and Apple answered: you can now add Low Power Mode to your Control Center on the iPhone. This is helpful because it's an easy way to trigger the iPhone power saving mode before your battery charge reaches 20% or less. In previous operating systems, iPhone owners had to go into the …

iOS

Fatigue and Training Gaps Spell Disaster at Sea, Sailors Warn

WASHINGTON — Two deadly collisions between high-tech destroyers and easy-to-spot, slow-moving cargo ships in a little over two months have stunned many in the Navy and sent top leaders scrambling for answers.<p>But shipboard veterans had long seen signs of trouble. Factor in a shrinking Navy …

How to Garden Like a Frenchwoman: 10 Ideas to Steal from a Paris Balcony

Making elegance look effortless, actress and script writer Diane Valsonne transformed a narrow Parisian balcony into a chic garden. When we dropped …

Landscaping

Het juweel van Schotland: Edinburgh

De hoofdstad van Schotland is een van de mooiste steden van Europa, een juweel dat is ontstaan uit de wisselwerking tussen enerzijds de Oude Stad met …

At the Site of Germany’s Biggest World War II Battle, a Changing View of History

SEELOW, Germany — In the best mellow spirit of modern Germany, the local authorities in Seelow wanted to build a bike path so the increasing number of tourists could expand their rides across the tranquil flat plain of the Oder River and into neighboring Poland.<p>This being the site of the biggest …

Decoding China's 'secret' plan to supplant United States as the most powerful country by 2050

China is running a <i>hundred-year marathon</i>. It has an unwritten, unofficial, 'secret' plan to supplant the United States as the world's most powerful …

How to Plant a Tree in the Desert

President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord was perplexing to Europeans for many reasons, not least of which was their determination that climate change represents a for-profit opportunity. In particular, the Dutch, who more or less invented water management …

UNHCR

Canada’s Secret to Resisting the West’s Populist Wave

TORONTO — As right-wing populism has roiled elections and upended politics across the West, there is one country where populists have largely failed to break through: Canada.<p>The raw ingredients are present. A white ethnic majority that is losing its demographic dominance. A sharp rise in …

7 plekken die je NIET moet bezoeken deze zomer

<i>Als je haast hebt, kun je beter niet over Times Square lopen (Foto: Reisreporter Daisy11)</i><p>1. Times Square, New York<p>Als je New York echt wilt ervaren …

The 5 biggest deceptions in Trump’s Paris climate speech

It wasn’t easy narrowing these down.<p>Yesterday, President Donald Trump gave a speech announcing that the US would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.<p>It is a remarkable address, in its own way, in that virtually every passage contains something false or misleading. The sheer density of …

Animation: 100 years of global warming in less than a minute

Nasa has released a powerful animation mapping global warming trends between 1880 and 2015.<p>It shows the changing temparatures over the last 100 or so years using a rolling five-year average.<p>The blue colours represent temperatures cooler than average, while hues of orange signify temperatures warmer …

Climate Change
Italy

Huiszoekingen in onderzoek aanslag Zweden

De krant Aftonbladet meldde dat een speciale politie-eenheid in een pand in de wijk Varberg, in het zuidwesten van de stad, is binnengevallen. Daar …

Politie Oslo vindt ’een soort bom’

Een deel van het centrum werd afgesloten. Niet lang nadat de explosieve opruimingsdienst arriveerde klonk een harde knal, meldt een journalist van …

The ungrateful refugee: ‘We have no debt to repay’

Dina Nayeri was just a child when she fled Iran as an asylum seeker. But as she settled into life in the US and then Europe, she became suspicious of the idea that refugees should shed their old identities and be eternally thankful<p>A few weeks ago I dusted off my expired Iranian passport photo, an …

Baltic states think Russia is laying the groundwork for looming 'kinetic operations'

Signs of an intensifying Moscow-led information campaign have the Lithuanian government worried that Russia is laying the groundwork for "kinetic operations" — a euphemism for combat — similar to its recent actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.<p>Lithuania's defense minister and military …

Russia

Tientallen meldingen van bedreiging militair

Dat blijkt uit cijfers van 2013 tot en met 2016 die op verzoek van het ANP door het ministerie van Defensie zijn vrijgegeven. De meeste van de in …

'Geef al je brillen gratis weg'

Saton Optiek verkoopt al sinds 1960 brillen en contactlenzen. Met zes vestigingen doet het bedrijf goede zaken, maar het is tijd voor een volgende …

Germany blasts Erdogan’s ‘shocking’ Nazi jibe

Germany angrily warned Turkey on Sunday that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had gone too far after he accused Chancellor Angela Merkel of using "Nazi measures" in an escalating diplomatic feud.<p>Turkey and the European Union are locked in an explosive crisis that threatens to jeopardise Ankara's bid …

North Africa

How NATO is funded and who pays what

President Trump accused Germany over the weekend of owing NATO and the United States vast sums of money for defense.<p>That claim was promptly rejected by Germany's defense minister, as well as former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder.<p>Members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization spend money on …

Geopolitics

'We are fully ready to be lethal': 1,100 US-led troops to send a message to Russia in Poland

More than 900 U.S. soldiers, around 150 British personnel and some 120 Romanian troops will make up the battlegroup in northeastern Poland, one of four multinational formations across the Baltic region that Russia has condemned as an aggressive strategy on its frontiers.<p>"This is a mission, not a …

Russia

What Wilson began 100 years ago this month, Trump is ending

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><i>Will Englund is an editor on the Post foreign desk and author of the just released "March 1917: On the Brink</i> …

Woodrow Wilson

The 25 most powerful militaries in the world

An all-out fight may be the only real way to compare military strength, but fortunately, the world hasn't had many opportunities lately.<p>Despite an increasingly tense situation in the South China Sea, continued fighting in Ukraine, and proxy wars throughout the Middle East, warfare between …

Military

How Europe Can Defend Itself

Part of the answer lies in a more flexible (and less America-dominated) NATO.<p>Say this for Donald Trump: He is forcing Europeans to think more seriously about how to protect and defend their continent.<p>The U.S. president’s disparagement of NATO goes too far, and his focus on getting Europeans to …

Geopolitics

Drastic cooling in North Atlantic beyond worst fears, scientists warn

Climatologists say Labrador Sea could cool within a decade before end of this century, leading to unprecedented disruption, reports Climate News Network<p>For thousands of years, parts of northwest Europe have enjoyed a climate about 5C warmer than many other regions on the same latitude. But new …