NOS Nieuws•vandaag, 06:42
Good morning! US President Joe Biden visits Finland and the court in Amsterdam rules in the Amanda Todd case.
First the weather: today is changeable summer weather with sun, clouds and occasional heavy showers. It will be 20 to 23 degrees. The wind blows moderately to the sea, sometimes strong from the southwest.
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What can you expect today?
US President Joe Biden visits Finland a day after the NATO summit in Lithuania. He attends a summit in Helsinki with the leaders of the five Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. extortion and harassment of Canadian girl Amanda Todd. The Public Prosecution Service wants C. to serve another 4.5 years in prison in the Netherlands for the extortion of the 15-year-old girl. They are prominently displayed on a hill above Los Angeles: the white letters of the gigantic Hollywood Sign. Today they celebrate their 100th birthday. The letters are especially loved by tourists because they represent the iconic American film industry. The tennis players play the semi-finals at Wimbledon. The Ukrainian Elina Svitolina will compete against Marketa Vondrousava from the Czech Republic. In the other semi-final, Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus will play Ons Jabeur from Tunisia.
What did you miss?
D66 leader Sigrid Kaag will not be the party leader in the next elections and will leave politics. “My work takes a toll on my family,” she says in an interview in Trouw. Kaag will continue to serve as outgoing Minister of Finance.
Her departure is not unexpected. In May of this year, Kaag’s daughters called on their mother to do something else, outside of Dutch politics, in the TV program College Tour. Kaag is heavily protected due to threats. Last year there was a man with a burning torch in front of her private address.
Kaag emphasizes that her departure from politics is her own decision and that she could just stay on if it was up to the party board. “They fully supported me if I wanted to continue and have only encouraged it.” She does not yet know what Kaag will do now.
Other news from the night
And then this:
The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a new image taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. The images have been published on the occasion of an anniversary: exactly one year ago the first images of the instrument came out.
The published photo and previously released special photos from the James Webb Space Telescope:
The published images
Images of an upcoming supernova (an exploding star)
Saturn with its rings and three moons
The galaxy NGC 3256, about 100 million light-years from Earth
The Carina Nebula
The planet Uranus with rings
A new star is forming, some 460 light-years from Earth
NASA, ESA, CSA, at STScI
Stephan’s Quintet, a number of galaxies that will merge