25/8 wake-up call: security transport thieves in front of the judge • start of the Paralympic Games
Do you hit the road? Here you will find an overview of the activities. Check file here railway timetable.
What do you expect today?
- Six suspects in the violent robbery of a valuables transport unit in Amsterdam-Noord are facing court for the first time. During a wild chase last May, the thieves fired their automatic weapons at the officers. There were arrests in the nearby Brooke area of Waterland, but three thieves are still on the run.
- The Paralympic Games have already started after yesterday’s opening ceremony. Tonight, Dutch swimmers and cyclists have already taken action. At Tokyo Wake Up you can read about what happened and what is still on the program today.
- A reformed school in Gorinchem was in the news because the students had to “confidence” in their sexual orientation, filed brief actions against the Education Inspectorate. The case will be heard in court today. The school disagrees with a report from an inspectorate that the school does little to provide LGBT students with a safe environment.
What did you miss?
The United States and other Western countries are committed to leaving Afghanistan at the end of this month, on August 31. US President Biden confirmed this in a televised address, after informing the G7 countries.
Biden says the operation at Kabul airport is becoming more and more dangerous by the day, mainly because of the imminent attacks by the Islamic State. But he also stressed that more people are leaving Afghanistan every day, which could help meet the August 31 deadline if the Taliban cooperate. Biden also said contingency plans are underway in case the schedule fails.
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