#AceWorldNews – ROTTERDAM – May 01 – Dutch Police have detained 30 Greenpeace activists who were trying to dock alongside a Russian oil tanker, according to the ITAR-TASS news agency.
The incident took place at the port of Rotterdam as the Russian tanker was looking to moor, carrying oil from the Arctic.
A vessel from Greenpeace blocked the pier to try and stop the ‘Mikhail Ulyanov’ from completing its delivery.
Dutch police asked the activists to vacate the vicinity, which they refused to do and were subsequently arrested.
Gazprom started to deliver oil to the platform at the end of 2013.
More than 300 thousand tons of oil are expected to be delivered over the course of the year.
#AceWorldNews- BERLIN – April 25 – Packets of the drug turned up in seven banana crates in five stores. Police said it was the second biggest cocaine find in Berlin of the last 35 years and was worth around €6 million.
On Tuesday Olaf Schremm from Berlin’s criminal investigation office said: “We are assuming that it was a logistical mistake by the criminals.”
The bananas came from Columbia on a shipment to Hamburg.
They were then transported to the Moabit area of Berlin where they were sent out to suppliers.
The banana shipment was originally bound for the UK via Rotterdam, but the cargo was six days late due to bad weather in the Atlantic and when it arrived in the Netherlands, the Dutch buyer no longer wanted the bananas.
It therefore sailed on to Hamburg.
But the crates containing the cocaine appeared to have been sent to Aldi by mistake.
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#AceNewsServices – ROME/SYRIA – April 09 – Pope Francis spoke on Wednesday of his deep grief over the assassination of the Dutch Jesuit priest Frans van der Lugt in Syria and made a renewed appeal for an end to the violence.
“May the weapons fall silent! No more war, no more destruction,” Pope Francis said, SANA reported.
“He was loved and valued by both Christians and Muslims,” the Pope told some 45,000 faithful assembled on the famous Vatican piazza.
“It filled me with profound pain and made me think of all the people who suffer and die in the martyred country,” he said.
A terrorist group on Monday shot dead the priest Frans van der Lugt in his monastery in Bustan al-Diwan neighbourhood in Homs city.
Incident Details: BY CAROL KURUVILLA NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:46 PM – A Dutch priest was beaten and shot to death in the garden of his monastery in the embattled Syrian city of Homs on Monday, after refusing to seek refuge in a safer place.
Rev. Frans Van Der Lugt, a 75-year-old Jesuit priest, was dragged outside his home and shot twice in the head by a single masked gunman.
Rev. Ziad Hillal, one of the 24 Christians who lived in the monastery, said that the violence was a “premeditated act” that specifically targeted the beloved, elderly priest http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/dutch-jesuit-priest-shot-dead-syria-refusing-flee-besieged-city-article-1.1749611