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The Netherlands is ‘descending into a narco-state’

France 24 »

Dutch PM Mark Rutte has got a new security detail, after police say that he’s at risk of an attack from organised crime syndicates. Some experts see similarities between the rise of violent drug-related crime in the country and drug cartels in Colombia and Mexico.

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Dutch PM under protection as the ‘Mocro Mafia’ drug cartel sows fear in the Netherlands

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has been placed under police protection in response to fears of an attack by the Mocro Mafia (Moroccan mafia), a North African criminal organisation linked to cocaine trafficking, two months after Dutch investigative journalist Peter R. de Vries was murdered in Amsterdam.

 

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley invoked Bob Marley in an impassioned speech to world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly on September 24

Associated Press »

Mottley proceeded to rattle off a list of rhetorical questions, challenging the audience on a variety of topics from vaccine inequity to climate change to digital regulations for preventing fake news. She invoked Bob Marley at one point, asking: “In the words of Robert Nesta Marley, who will get up and stand up?”

“If we can send people to the moon, and, as I’ve said over and over, solve male baldness,” she riffed, then other issues, too, can certainly be addressed.

Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig are on their way home

Michael Spavor, left, and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig, had been detained in China since December, 2018.

CBC »

Canadian citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig are returning to Canada nearly three years after they were arrested in China, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday evening.

The Prime Minister’s announcement »

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