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In the United States, the national right to abortion is under pressure. American news site Politico reported, based on a leaked document, that the Supreme Court is about to overturn two previous rulings upholding this right.

According to Politico, the first proposal received the majority of votes. In this motion, Judge Samuel Alito criticized the ruling in Roe vs. Wade of 1973, which regulates abortion law in the United States. A final decision from the highest court is expected within two months.

Other news from the night:

  • More shops: especially the increase in bakers, supermarkets and liquor stores: For the first time since 2010, the number of stores increased again. In particular, there are more stores selling food, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands. This concerns bakeries, supermarkets, liquor stores, fishmongers and vegetable sellers. Libraries are going through a tough time
  • The Netherlands scores relatively low in the new Press Freedom IndexThe Netherlands ranks 28th out of 180 countries on Reporters Without Borders’ annual international press freedom index. This means that we do worse than neighboring countries such as Belgium, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Last year, the Netherlands was still sixth, but the methodology has changed; More weight is given to the security category of journalists.
  • Mali’s junta wants to get rid of defense agreements with France: Relations between France and Mali deteriorate further. Mali’s military rulers will cancel defense agreements with the former colonizer. The French are accused of “blatant violations” of Mali’s sovereignty.
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