France’s nationwide strikes over pension reform on Thursday threaten to drag on for weeks and could be the biggest since 1995, when the country came to a crippling standstill after President Jacques Chirac also tried to overhaul its retirement system.
Cartoon for the Dutch (but with an English explanation): Suriname's President Desi Bouterse has been sentenced to 20 years in prison over the execution of 15 political opponents in 1982. However, the verdict means little as he is not arrested and is free to wait out an appeal (which could take up to 10 years) as a free man. Not exactly justice...
After refusing to fly because of the carbon emissions involved, teen activist Greta Thunberg is nearing the end of a stomach-churning four week yacht voyage across a stormy Atlantic ocean and is due to arrive in Lisbon, Portugal on Tuesday en route to the COP25 Climate Change conference in Madrid.
Especially after the latest terrorist attack in London, interesting to see the lengths people go to to avoid using the "I" word in context with these never-ending atrocities and how many different embellishments the media tacks onto the word "Islam" to describe the actions of devoutly orthodox Muslims who stab, shoot, blow up and run over people ideologically opposed to them.