Good morning! The American Minister of Foreign Affairs Anthony Blinken will visit southeastern Turkey and Amsterdam’s mayor Halsema will give a short speech in memory of the victims of the earthquakes in the Nicholas Basilica. In London, the war film Im Westen nichts Neues has a chance to win a Bafta Award.
The weather: today it will be cloudy at first with some rain. During the course of the day it will become drier and the sun will break through in some places. The wind is strong, with a temperature of about 8 to 10 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?
- US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visits southeastern Turkey, which has been hit hard by the recent earthquakes. He watches the rescue work and visits the US Air Force Base in Incirlik.
- Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema gives a short speech in her city’s Nicholas Basilica during a celebration dedicated to the victims of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
- The German war film Im Westen nichts Neues is the big favorite at the Baftas in London. The Netflix film has a chance to win the important British film prize in fourteen categories.
- In Rotterdam, Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner are in the final of the ABN Amro tennis tournament. The match can be followed live on NOS.nl, via the NOS app and on NPO 1.
What did you miss?
The leader of the protests in Paramaribo has reported to the police in the Surinamese capital. Stephano Biervliet was wanted because of the anti-government protest that ended in the storming of the parliament building on Friday. Demonstrators caused destruction, set fires and looted shops.
Biervliet says he has nothing to do with the disturbances. According to him, a group with whom he had no contact isolated themselves to go to the parliament building.
Other news from the night
Turkish government asks for housing for earthquake victims: The government calls on real estate owners to offer their vacant apartments and houses for free or at a low rent. The accommodations must be available for at least three months.
Killed in Israeli missile attack on Syria: According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an apartment building was hit and at least 15 people were killed.
Blinken speaks with top Chinese diplomat about espionage attempts: At a security conference in Germany, US Secretary of State Blinken told top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi that China has “unacceptably” violated US sovereignty and international law.
Dead in stabbing incident asylum seekers center in Heemserveen: The reason for the incident in the Overijssel place is not known. The police have arrested a suspect.
And then this
This weekend was the kick-off of the carnival in Limburg, Brabant and in several places above the major rivers, such as in Wallegat (Naarden) and Sassendonk (Zwolle).
This is what the parties looked like:
Have a nice Sunday!