NOS Nieuws•vandaag, 06:58
Good morning! Today is Princess Beatrix’s birthday. And in Suriname, former president Desi Bouterse hears his sentence for his involvement in December murders.
First the weather: This morning the clouds dominate and light rain falls for some time. In the afternoon it will be drier with more room for the sun from the west. With a moderate to fairly strong westerly wind, the temperature rises to 7 to 9 degrees.
Are you going on the road? Here you will find an overview of the activities. Check the rail timetable here.
What can you expect today?
The French are expected to take to the streets en masse today to protest against raising the retirement age from 62 to 64. Rail operator SNCF warns that train traffic will be disrupted until tomorrow morning. It is advised not to travel and to work at home And in Suriname former president Desi Bouterse hears his sentence. That is on appeal. He was sentenced to twenty years in prison in 2019 for his part in the murder of fifteen political opponents in December 1982. Princess Beatrix celebrates her 85th birthday today. The former queen has been less in the picture since her abdication in 2013, but is not sitting still. She regularly visits the Netherlands and abroad.
What did you miss?
Brazil’s former president Bolsonaro has applied for a tourist visa in the US. Bolsonaro has been in Florida since December 30 and has now applied for a six-month visa, his lawyer says. He received his current visa when he was still head of state, but that visa probably expires today.
The University of Groningen has published a progress report on the well-being of Groningen residents in connection with the gas extraction problem. This shows that Groningers who have been duped still suffer a lot from the consequences. The damage to their house and the hassle of the reinforcement operation affect their physical and mental health.
Other news from the night:
And then this:
Today the very last new Boeing 747 transport aircraft is delivered to an airline. Boeing has been supplying the copy since 1969. Boeing would not have dreamed 54 years ago that the 747 would become Queen of the Skies and would be a leader in the aviation sector for decades, says aviation expert Joris Melkert of TU Delft in an article that will be published later today on nos.nl.
“Suddenly hundreds of people could be in one plane at the same time, which could also fly non-stop across the ocean. Where aviation was very exclusive at the time, flying became a means of transport for the masses thanks to the Boeing 747.”
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