Newsletter of January 7, 2022

Today's newsletter covers a cake pro gay-marriage, Italian police using Google Maps, cheetahs in India, Thailand pork exports, Bulgaria and the eurozone, and more.

India plans to introduce cheetahs again. The last cheetahs living in India were shot in 1947 | © David Groves, 2019

Complaint about gay-marriage cake's baker refusal inadmissible for the European Court of Human Rights

The ECHR decision closes the case of the Northern Irish bakery refusing to make a cake with a message supporting gay-marriage because of its "Christian beliefs".

Bulgaria PM confirms objective to adopt euro in 2024, unlike Romania

Kiril Petkov, 41, Harvard alumni and new prime minister of Bulgaria confirmed he is "fully committed" to adopting the euro on 2024. Bulgaria is often considered as the poorest member of the European Union.

Italian police caught mafia fugitive in Spain with help of Google Street View

During a two-year investigation, a picture on Google Maps was key in finding a mafia fugitive in Spain.

India launches action plan for reintroducing cheetah after 70 years of absence

Fifty felines are expected to be introduced in the next five years. The very name of cheetah originates from Sanskrit from Neolithic cave paintings in central India. The last three cheetahs living in India were shot in December 1947.

Thailand stops export of pork for 3 months to limit price increase

Price of Thai pigs quickly increased in the last few months because of higher swine production costs and diseases disseminating farms. The production for domestic consumption in 2022 will be short of 5 million pigs.

Somewhere else in the world...

  • Noah and Julia are the most popular names given to newborn babies in the Netherlands in 2021. In 2020, Noah already topped the ranking, but Emma lost her throne and went down to the third position.

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