AFPA supermarket in Moscow
Ruble in free fall
This year, the Russian ruble has already lost more than a third of its value – especially in the last few weeks/months. Where did that fall come from? What role do Western sanctions play and what does it mean for the Russian economy? Russia connoisseur Hubert Smith moves into the studio.
On Wednesday, soldiers from Niger’s presidential guard captured the president. A day later, the army top joined the coup plotters. And today there was a new leader who addressed the people with reassuring words. He said he seized power because of the deteriorating security situation in the country.
Sharp increase in cosmetic clinics
Just as beautiful in real life as on Instagram, that is the dream of many young people. And that also explains the popularity of botox and fillers, especially among those young people. The number of cosmetic clinics has increased fivefold since 2013, according to figures that Trouw requested from the Chamber of Commerce.