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    Energy crisis: Germany extends the operation of its last three nuclear power plants until April 2023

    Nuclear power currently produces 6% of net electricity production in Germany.

    The Emsland nuclear power plant in northern Germany on January 12, 2022. (INA FASSBENDER / AFP)

    The German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, announced Monday, October 17 to extend the operation of the last three German nuclear power plants, in a context of unprecedented energy crisis.

    War in Ukraine: what to remember from Monday, October 17

    Ukraine has notably called for sanctions from the European Union, after several suicide drone strikes on kyiv on Monday.

    A building is on fire after a Russian military plane crashed on October 17, 2022, in Yeisk (Russia), not far from the border with Ukraine. (HANDOUT/TELEGRAM/PROC_23/AFP)

    Austrians are electing a president

    Austria holds a presidential election on Sunday that is expected to be won by incumbent Alexander Van der Bellen, seen as a beacon of stability as the Alpine country struggles with an energy crisis and high inflation

    Hong Kong for 60 million Pink diamond sold

    A rare pink diamond was sold in Hong Kong for almost 58 million. USD (€60 million), the highest price per carat ever paid at auction for any diamond or gemstone, Sotheby’s said.

    The 11.15-carat Williamson Pink Star fetched $453.2 million on Friday, according to the auction company. HK is the second highest price ever paid for a gem at auction.

    Ukraine, which abstained during the vote on China

    Ukraine announced on Friday that it had changed its mind following a landmark vote the day before, when the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva voted against holding a debate on alleged abuses in China’s Xinjiang region.

    Russian court ordered the confiscation of Memorial’s headquarters in Moscow

    Moscow court on Friday ordered the confiscation of the Moscow headquarters of the Russian rights group Memorial, which was ordered to close last year, Russian news agencies reported.

    The EU agreed on a price ceiling for Russian oil

    The ambassadors of the countries of the European Union (EU) agreed on the new eighth package of sanctions against Russia, which includes a price ceiling for Russian oil.

    Couple makes shocking discovery at vacation home. Luckily, they noticed right away!

    You really don’t want to find something like that in the holiday apartment

    It sounds like a nightmare: you’re having fun on vacation and then you come across nothing but a hidden camera in the rented apartment! That’s exactly what happened to Scottish Dougie Hamilton and his girlfriend. They had rented a vacation rental in Toronto, Canada via Airbnb and everything seemed fine. But then a strange wire aroused Dougie’s suspicions. Shortly thereafter, he made the shocking discovery.

    Ugh, the drain stinks! With this simple trick you can remove the smell from your drain and pipes immediately!

    This trick will instantly remove the nasty smell from your drain!

    Yes, unfortunately almost everyone knows this: musty air rises towards you when you wash dishes or brush your teeth when you approach the drain. This is mainly due to food leftovers or rotting hair and bundles of dust that have gotten caught in the pipes.

    How to remove calluses with potatoes and get tender feet!

    It’s time to go barefoot!

    The time has finally come, the temperatures are rising and we dare to go out into the fresh air again after the long winter. There is nothing nicer than feeling the grass under your bare feet and walking barefoot. But the hard skin that has built up all winter has to come off first. It’s time for a nice pedicure and for that you need potato skins!

    If you want tender feet, you only need one potato!


    Did you know that there are real health benefits from going barefoot? When you consider that people have only been walking around with shoes for 500 years, you should really try walking without them more often! Not only are the joints spared, but you also walk more upright and consciously.


    Even grandma knew how to help herself with potatoes. They have a lot of advantages and they are also really good for the feet. It can be used cooked or raw for pedicures. The potatoes make the hard skin tender and soft again so that you can walk around the world barefoot carefree.

    You need:

    a potato (raw or boiled)
    coarse sea salt
    foot cream

    Here’s how to do it raw:

    Slice the raw potato and sprinkle with the sea salt.
    Rub the sole of your foot with the potato in a circular motion.
    Then rinse your feet and rub them with foot cream so that everything stays nice and soft.

    And like this with boiled potatoes:

    Boil the potatoes as usual, except that you shouldn’t add any salt to the cooking water.
    When the potatoes are done, mash them in the boiling water.
    Now hold your feet in the warm potato water for 10-15 minutes.
    Then rinse your feet and apply lotion carefully.
    Dougie now wants to warn others about hidden cameras. Despite the incident, he says he will continue to use Airbnb. But he has learned that you always have to check the apartment first. At the bottom of Dougie’s post are the images from the camera they discovered.

    North Korea launches “new type” of missile, possibly solid-fuelled

    North Korea fired a “new type” of ballistic missile on Thursday, which may have been a solid-fuel rocket, a major technological and strategic advancement...