Wake-up service 4/16: The Rotterdam marathon • G7 meeting of foreign ministers 07:58 in Binnenland , Buitenland News, weather, traffic: with this overview you can start your day well-informed.

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Good morning! The Rotterdam marathon will be held today for the 42nd time and in Japan the G7 foreign ministers will meet for a consultation.

First the weather: the morning will start out cloudy in most places with light rain or drizzle falling locally. Later the sun occasionally breaks through and inland a single light shower falls. With a moderate north wind, it will be about 14 degrees. The coming days will be quiet spring weather and it will gradually get warmer.

April 16 weather

Are you going on the road? Here you will find an overview of the activities. And here you can find the current situation on the track.

What can you expect today?

  • The 42nd edition of the Rotterdam Marathon will be run today. The starting gun is at 10:00 am. Abdi Nageeye was the first Dutchman to win last year and is participating again. Many roads in the city are closed and a large crowd is expected.
  • G7 foreign ministers meet today in Japan’s Karuizawa. The country is currently the chairman of that consultation group. Among other things, the war in Ukraine and the tension between China and Taiwan are discussed. There will be a G7 summit in Japan next month.
  • The classic Amstel Gold Race is ridden in Maastricht. The women’s race starts first and finishes around 2.30 pm in Berg en Terblijt, after 156 kilometers. The men are expected there around 5 p.m., after 253 kilometers.
  • And the EC Gymnastics can also be seen live on NOS.nl and the app. The apparatus finals can be followed there from 12.00 pm.

What did you miss?

At least 56 people, including three United Nations employees, have been killed in fighting in Sudan. Nearly 600 people were injured. UN Secretary-General Guterres condemns the violence and calls for democracy to be restored to the country.

The Dutch ambassador to Sudan, Irma van Dueren, told the radio program With an eye to tomorrow last night that there is contact with about fifty Dutch people in the country. She calls on others to report to the Foreign Affairs information service, in order to get an idea of ​​who is where in the country.

Other news from the night:

  • Front National founder Jean-Marie Le Pen (94) in hospital after heart attack: The founder of the far-right Front National party and the father of politician Marine Le Pen has been taken to hospital after collapsing. Doctors describe his condition as serious.

  • Sixteen dead in apartment fire in Dubai: the fire raged in a five-storey building in Al Ras, where the famous spice and jewelry markets are also located. The cause is not yet known.

  • Futsal players take another step towards the World Cup after a great comeback: the Netherlands managed to come back from an early 2-0 deficit against Moldova and made it 5-2. The return is in Moldova on Wednesday.

And then this:

This month, King Willem-Alexander has been on the throne for exactly ten years. According to him, time flew by.

Royal House reporter Albert Bos takes you into three themes: personal, politics and monarchy:

King ten years in the saddle, the ride so far

Have a nice Sunday!

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