Technology makes pilgrimage to Mecca possible at 48 degrees

tAs more than 1.5 million Muslims make the five-day pilgrimage in and around the city of Mecca, temperatures this year could reach an oppressive 48 degrees. Saudi authorities warned this week of “extremely hot weather conditions” that pose a “threat to the health of pilgrims.” Hajj participants are advised to take appropriate measures against the … Read more

Rules for the first debate between Biden and Trump: no opening speech and microphones on mute

The CNN news channel, host of the debate on Friday, June 27 in Atlanta, made the rules public. In addition to the lack of opening statements and muting of microphones, candidates are also prohibited from bringing pre-written notes to the debate stage. However, taking notes during the debate, with pencil and paper, is permitted. Additionally, … Read more

Scooter driver dies in crash in Barneveld

The driver of a scooter died on the night of Saturday to Sunday in an accident on Baron van Nagellstraat in Barneveld, the police report. It was probably a one vehicle accident and therefore no one else was involved in the accident. However, police say they are still investigating the exact cause of the accident. … Read more

“I don’t want to see my grandmother with naked breasts, do I?” About freedom and its limits | Column

A granddaughter has difficulty with photos of her grandmother as a child: she would prefer not to encounter the bare-chested photos from the 1960s and 1970s. Grandma doesn’t get it: doesn’t her granddaughter think it’s so important that men’s nipples aren’t viewed differently than women’s nipples? Truus has yet to sit up and get going, … Read more

The ‘screamer’ who likes to be hated must convince Brussels to adopt a stricter asylum policy

bControversy is never far away for Marjolein Faber (63), a member of the PVV. In Gelderland politics, where he started working for the PVV thirteen years ago, he managed to anger many people from the beginning. ‘My views are clear. Closed mosque means closed mosque. Closed borders means closed borders. There is no nuance,” she … Read more

Zelensky on top of Switzerland: history is made here

Around a hundred countries and organizations participate in the summit. The big absentees are Russia and China. US President Joe Biden will not come in person either. He sent his vice president Kamala Harris. She arrived by helicopter and promised more humanitarian aid and support for Ukraine’s energy sector, which has been the target of … Read more

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